NATO troops back home safe after deploying for NOBLE JUMP 17

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CINCU, RomaniaMilitary personnel of NATO headquarters celebrate the end of exercise NOBLE JUMP 2017, all NATO troops being safely redeployed to their home military bases.   

Professionalism, common effort and strong cooperation within the militaries have been the key of the entire deployment-redeployment process of NATO forces.

NOBLE JUMP 2017 was a short-notice exercise designed to train the operational capabilities of one of the NATO Response Force components, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, land element (VJTF/ L).  

Headquarters Multinational Division South-East (HQ MND-SE) conducted the execution of the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement (RSOM) of NATO VJTF land elements in order to achieve a rapid and seamless deployment. The entire process was facilitated by the NATO Force Integration Units (NFIUs), from Bulgaria and Romania, and supported by host nation enablers.

The exercise was been conducted in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, where final destination for the incoming VJTF(L) forces was the Joint National Training Center “Getica” from Cincu.

For the RSOM process, most part of the VJTF(L) troops deployed by air, military equipment being transported by sea, railroads and followed by convoys using Greece – Bulgaria- Romania route.

This exercise involved 10 member nations: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and United States of America. During NOJP17, around 2000 militaries represented the VJTF(L) forces, using about 500 military equipment to execute the deployment.