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Joint Force Commander visits HQ AIRCOM


RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, Italian Army General Salvatore Farina, visited Headquarters Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) here, 28 June. The visit marked his first trip to AIRCOM since he took command on 4 March. He was welcomed by the AIRCOM commander, General Frank Gorenc, and provided mission briefs on AIRCOM’s key programmes, to include Ballistic Missile Defence, the Core Joint Force Air Component, and the 24/7 Air Policing mission.

General Farina’s career highlights include deployments to Bosnia and Kosovo, commanding the Italian Signal Brigade, serving as the Chief of the Strategic Military Policy and Plans Division, Policy and Capability Director of Defence Staff and the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the Italian Defence White Book. General Farina also commanded NATO’s  Operation Joint Enterprise in Kosovo from 2013 to 2014.

The general now leads JFC Brunssum’s mission to provide command and control to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and ensure the NATO Response Force (NRF) continues to respond to emerging crises, disasters and other contingencies.

 "AIRCOM serves a key role in executing our NRF mission and ensuring the success of the air component for our Joint Forces at NATO,” General Farina said. "While JFC Brunssum serves as the Joint Headquarters bridging between the NATO Command Structure and NATO Force Structure, I see AIRCOM as the foundation and the command and control epicenter for our Allied and Partner air forces executing NATO missions.”

General Farina plans to visit the land and maritime components of NATO over the coming months, as well.  For more information about JFC Brunssum, visit www.jfcbs.nato.int

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