Ramstein, Germany – Personnel at Allied Air Command are standing up the Combined Force Air Component Command as part of Exercise Steadfast Jupiter 21. They will work alongside their Joint Force colleagues in the major Command and Control exercise, October 19-28.
The exercise will allow the team to practice multi-domain operations against a range of traditional and hybrid threats that characterise the transition from peacetime to modern conflict
Almost 720 personnel with contributions from Allied Nations alongside Combined Air Operations Centres at Uedem, Germany, and Torrejón, Spain, and the Deployable Air Command and Control Centre at Poggio Renatico, Italy, will come together at Ramstein. The multinational staff will operate a command and control centre that plans and executes the delivery of NATO Air Power across the entire spectrum of joint operations
A multinational staff of Air and Space Power specialists is supporting the major NATO Command Post Exercise Steadfast Jupiter at Allied Air Command in Ramstein helping Joint Force Command Brunssum to achieve NATO Response Force certification for 2022. NATO photo by Arnaud Chamberlin
In total, more than 700 members of the NATO Command Structure Joint Force Air Component plan and execute the delivery of Air Power in support of the simulated operation preparing Allied Headquarters for NATO Response Force tasks in 2022. NATO photo by Arnaud Chamberlin. .
Exercise Steadfast Jupiter is a SHAPE-sponsored major command post exercise encompassing the echelons from the strategic to the tactical level. Its aim is to train and evaluate the Joint Forces Command at Brunssum and the NATO Response Force 22 as well as another 14 training audiences across Allied Command Operations in planning and conducting a joint operation leading up to an Article 5 situation.
During the exercise, the Joint Force Air Component will accomplish its mission in a complex scenario that will expose the staff to a complex, full-spectrum multi-level joint warfighting environment, including preparations for high-intensity operations.
"Steadfast Jupiter 21 gives us the ability to exercise command and control of Allied air forces within a scenario ranging from peacetime vigilance to crisis," said Air Commodore Adrian Hill, Exercise Joint Force Air Component Director. "The exercise will allow the team to practice multi-domain operations against a range of traditional and hybrid threats that characterise the transition from peacetime to modern conflict," he added.
Internally, Allied Air Command will focus on the training of the NATO Command Structure Joint Force Air Component whilst being supported by national augmentation.