EXERCISE ALLIED ACTION ’04 - THE LAST STEP IN THE PREPARATION PROCESS FOR NRF3

EXERCISE ALLIED ACTION ’04 - THE LAST STEP IN THE PREPARATION PROCESS FOR NRF3


Solbiate Olona, Italy. NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy will take part to a two weeks exercise in a training area close to Civitavecchia, north of Rome, together with the Joint Force Command (JFC) based in Naples. It is a Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) Command Post Exercise (CPX) designed to certify the JFC and its Component Commands (Air, Land and Navy) to assume responsibility of the NATO Response Force(NRF). Exercise AA04 represents the culmination of the NRF3 implementation process for NRDC-IT and it is part of the Joint force training phase; a period mainly dedicated to improve the joint aspect of NRF, refine procedures and to achieve a better understanding of other components operational views.
The Corps has already conducted an intense training activity focused on the NRF concept since 2003 taking part in Exercise Northern Light 03 in Northwood and Scotland where the Early Entry Command Post (EECP) was deployed embarked on a Dutch ship and later operated ashore on the west coast of Scotland within an amphibious task force.
In 2004 NRDC-IT has conducted some minor exercises for refining the EE procedures and a major exercise, Eagle Landing 04, in order to test its procedures for planning, mounting and conducting a joint, combined Crisis Response Operation (CRO) based on the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) and NRF concept. NRDC-IT will deploy in Civitavecchia training area its Command post as well the Taurinense Alpini Bde , designated as NRF Brigade, and the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Battalion.