Thursday 28 July the Commander JFC Brunssum, General Farina, paid a
visit to General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence of the Netherlands.
receiving a warm welcome in The Hague, General Farina thanked General
Middendorp for hosting the Joint Forces Command Brunssum (JFCBS)
Headquarters on Netherlands' soil.
the office call, the Generals discussed several topics, starting with
the importance of the JFCBS Headquarters for the Limburg region and its'
economy. They also emphasized the landmark represented by next year's
50th anniversary of JFCBS Headquarters in Brunssum.
discussion also covered the outcomes of the recent Warsaw Summit,
NATO's way ahead on the current and future lines of effort, and
significant implications and commitments required both by JFCBS
Headquarters and the Netherlands Armed Forces in the near future.
particular, General Farina gave General Middendorp an operational
insight on the four battalion-size units to be based in the Baltic
States and Poland as part of the Alliance's enhanced Forward Presence
starting next year, as announced by the Secretary General.
completion of the office call, Air Commodore Jan Willem Westerbeek
briefed General Farina on the current operational deployments of the
Netherlands Armed Forces.