NATO Joint Commander meets Italian detachment at Iceland
Joint Force Command Brunssum Commander, Italian Army General Salvatore Farina (centre) in one of the Eurofighter Typhoon jets providing NATO Air Policing capabilities for Iceland. Photo Simone Antonetti, ITA Air Force
30 Mar 2017
KEFLAVIK, Iceland – In the morning of March 29, the Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, the Netherlands, General Salvatore Farina, Italian Army, visited the Italian detachment presently deployed to Iceland to provide air surveillance and interception capabilities over Iceland for two more weeks. General Farina was briefed by Italian Detachment Commander, Colonel Emanuele Spigolon, about the tasks and responsibilities of his detachment personnel and the capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon jets executing the mission.
"I extend my heartfelt appreciation on behalf of NATO for your important contribution to the safety of the Euro-Atlantic region,” General Farina told the Italian Air Force personnel. "Keep up your dedication and commitment in accomplishing this Allied mission demonstration cohesion and resolve. Your professionalism and your competence also make you all a great representative of your nation and Air Force.”
General Farina is the commander of the Alliance’s northern joint command. As the hub for joint expertise at the operational level his command is responsible among others for NATO Assurance Measures in the area north of the Alps. He met with the Italian Detachment in the margins of his formal visit to the Icelandic Coast Guard.
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