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Aug 6 2021

Commander NATO Early Warning & Control Force Visits Joint Force Command Brunssum

Brunssum, The Netherlands – on Friday 6 August 2021, Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Jörg Vollmer, was pleased to host the new Commander of the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&CF), Major General Thomas E. Kunkel.

The NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Force consists of two Components, the E-3A Component in Geilenkirchen and the E-3D Component at Waddington, UK. The E-3D is composed entirely of British personnel, while the E-3A Component is NATO's multinational flying unit, with international aircrews from 17 nations.

On 29 July 2021, Major General Jörg Lebert (DEU) handed over command of the Force to Major General Thomas E. Kunkel (USA).

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Commander of the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&CF), Major General Thomas E. Kunkel.

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