Brunssum, The Netherlands - From 12th April to 12th May 2021 Italy's Multinational Civilian-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Group (tasked to participate in NATO Response Force 22) began Crisis Response Planning (CRP) in preparation for Exercise Steadfast Jupiter 21 (STJU21) which is scheduled to take place later this year. STJU21 is an exercise designed to certify the HQs element of NRF22; for 2022 that task will fall to Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS).
The exercise, sponsored by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and directed by NATO's Joint Warfare Centre in Norway, is a multi-level and highly complex, computer-assisted, command post exercise. Training serials such as this provide opportunities for participating units to enhance interoperability and readiness.
Due to COVID restrictions in-person planning is not possible, however JFCBS, together with other stakeholders, were able to participate in this CRP via video conference.