RAMSTEIN, Germany– NATO Air Chiefs and General Officers from 28 Allied Air Forces and 7 NATO Partner
countries, convened for the second NATO Air Chiefs’ Symposium of 2016. Chaired
by the Commander of Allied Air Command (AIRCOM), General Tod D. Wolters, the symposium is a
semi-annual forum held by AIRCOM to discuss Joint and Air domain issues and Air
Power’s asymmetric advantages. Following the Warsaw Summit this Symposium focused on delivering Air and
Space Power to support the summit outcomes and strategic direction of the
Chiefs from NATO nations and Partner countries gather at Allied Air Command for
the second NATO Air Chiefs’ Symposium of 2016 convened by Commander AIRCOM, General Tod D.
Photo: Christian Timmig, OR-7, HQ AIRCOM PAO.
In opening remarks, General Wolters welcomed
the Air Chiefs and presented his perspectives on his first month in office,
specifically taking Allied Air Command forward in supporting the delivery of
the Warsaw outcomes for Projecting Stability, Deterrence and Defence.
Commander AIRCOM, General Wolters welcomes
NATO and Partner Air Chiefs and outlines his perspectives on the key discussion
points to follow. Photo: Christian Timmig, 0R-7, HQ AIRCOM PAO.
AIRCOM’s subject matter experts briefed on the
strategic outlook beyond the Warsaw Summit and provided operational updates on
how it is accomplishing its missions, integrating emerging missions and
responding to the changing security environment.
General Wolters stressed the importance of the Symposium in delivering Air
and Space Power for the Alliance: "We are delighted to
host this symposium that not only updates on AIRCOM’s conduct of our standing
peacetime missions, but also provides continued dialogue for NATO Air Chiefs
who train, equip, and organise our NATO Air Forces to discuss how, in Alliance,
in Partnerships and in interoperable relationships, we respond to an ever changing
security environment. We will continue our relentless focus on training.”
The NATO Air Chiefs now continue to the USA for the second part of the
symposium where they will receive updates on current operations, discuss
training, global integrated Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance
(ISR) and cyber.
by HQ AIRCOM Public Affairs Office