Brunssum, the Netherlands - Planners and representatives from NATO partner nations across Europe gathered at Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum on 30 and 31 August 2022, to officially kick off the first planning conference for Neptune Strike 22.2.
NATO Allies take every opportunity to train together and refine tactics, techniques and procedures so we can act as a whole
General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, Commander JFC Brunssum, appeared in person to welcome the talented group of experts and to provide guidance for planning and coordination efforts set to take place during the conference.
"NATO Allies take every opportunity to train together and refine tactics, techniques and procedures so we can act as a whole," said Gen. Miglietta. "This activity is an excellent occasion for improving the capacity to coordinate with allies in continuing vigilance in order to train for NATO multi-domain and joint operations."
Neptune Strike 22.2 will be the third in a series of maritime vigilance activities in 2022. The first iteration of Neptune Strike was held in the Adriatic Sea from 24 January to 4 February, while Neptune Shield 22 was held in June and expanded to the Baltic, Adriatic, Ionian and Mediterranean seas, while also involving missions at sea, in the air and on the ground across Europe.
"The three key words for Neptune Strike 22.2 will be integration, capability and flexibility," said Gen. Miglietta. "The demonstration of NATO Allies' ability to act together in maintaining a stable and prosperous region is a strong message toward any potential adversary, reducing the chance of conflict."