NATO’s deployable headquarters camp “capability packages” (CP-156) are deployed in support of exercise Trident Juncture 2015

16 October 2015


The NATO Trident Juncture 15 (TRJE 15) exercise has started and is the largest NATO exercise since 2002. The exercise which involves 36,000 personnel from more than 30 Allied and Partner Nations, takes place throughout Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and also in Canada, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Trident Juncture 2015 demonstrates NATO’s increased level of ambition in joint modern warfare and show-cases the Alliance’s ability to meet present and future security challenges. More than 12 major International Organizations, aid agencies and non-governmental organisations, such as the European Union and African Union are also participating.

NSPA personnel are providing critical support to the exercise and are embedded in the Joint Task Force HQ (JTF HQ) at Zaragoza and the Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG) at Beja Air Base. NSPA staff from the Southern Operations Centre in Taranto deployed with the NATO’s deployable headquarters camp (CP-156), managed the camp set-up, and are providing support for some 1,400 staff within the JTF HQ and JLSG.  NSPA’s Transport and Warehousing Division provided transport services for CP-156 (400 containers) and for Troop Contributing Nations; the Operational Logistics Support Branch is providing real life support (food services) for 3,000 personnel at Zaragoza Air Base and San Gregorio Training Area. The Operational Logistics Engineering Branch is building infrastructure facilities for 3,500 soldiers for Germany and the United States at San Gregorio.  NSPA Contract Integrator, Mr Jo Kneepkens, currently embedded with the JTF HQ at Zaragoza AB, Spain, declares “Many NSPA Programmes and Divisions across the Agency have been involved in all aspects of the critical support to TRJE 15.  This major exercise attracts international attention and is a great opportunity for NSPA to show its support to Operations and Exercises in a joint military and multi-national setting.”