28 NATO Air Chiefs Plan Spearhead Air War Thrust Against Russia
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Allied Air Command
Febuary 6, 2015
NATO Air Chiefs discuss new ways for Air and Space Power
RAMSTEIN, Germany: Air Chiefs from all NATO nations gathered at Allied Air Command on Ramstein Air Base on Thursday, 5 February 2015, for the NATO Air Chiefs’ Symposium 2015.
AIRCOM Commander, General Frank Gorenc, welcomed the Air Chiefs by saying, “This is a pivotal time for our Air Forces. We are increasing our responsiveness and readiness. And, we are assuring our Allies while quickly adapting to the changing European security environment.”
Air Chiefs from all NATO nations gathered at Allied Air Command on Ramstein Air Base on 5 February to discuss airpower related matters which emerged from the NATO Summit in Wales. -Photo courtesy of Cynthia Vernat, HQ AIRCOM Public Affairs Office
The senior leaders focused their discussions on the implementation of airpower related matters which emerged from the NATO Summit in Wales. The primary theme was the Very-High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) and airpower’s role in guaranteeing the success of NATO’s Spearhead force.
For crisis response, AIRCOM is trained and equipped to provide operational command and control for Allied Air Forces contributing to the common defence of NATO Nations. This capability known as the Joint Force Air Component will be stood up at Ramstein by HQ AIRCOM, augmented by personnel from subordinated units and Nations and led by NATO’s primary air advisor, General Frank Gorenc.
“As for NATO, this is not business as usual. While we are conducting our standing peacetime missions, we are also discussing new ways for air and space power to address the changing security environment. That is why I’m thrilled to have this symposium with our NATO Air Chiefs who train, equip, and organize our NATO Air Forces.”
Story by HQ AIRCOM Public Affairs Office