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Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (CIED) Expert Team Visit to Armenia


Brunssum, the Netherlands - From 1 to 5 October a team from JFC Brunssum (JFCBS) conducted an Expert Team Visit (ETV) to Yerevan, Armenia, on the subject of CIED. 
 
Over three days the team, comprising Lieutenant Colonel Ruud Middelhoven, Major Caleb Lewis and Adjutant Wédric Canon from JFCBS J3, and Lieutenant Commander Michelle Ward (staff officer JFCBS Military Partnership Branch), provided a number of briefings at the ZAR Training Centre. 
 
The audience was made up of personnel from the Armenian Peacekeeping Brigade, and topics presented included CIED training in NATO and allied nations, explosive effects and CIED capability development.   
 
Attendees were attentive and proactive throughout the event, and clearly enjoyed the visit by NATO staff.  The CIED ETV ran concurrently with the Exercise Planning Process ETV, and will be followed in November by 2 final training events for Armenia.
 
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office

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