Brunssum, The Netherlands – On Wednesday 24th May, the Limburg King's Commissioner, Mr Emile Roemer, visited Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum (HQ JFCBS).
It is a great honour to host such an important leader from our host province
The Commander JFC Brunssum, General Gugliemo Luigi Miglietta, welcomed the Governor warmly at the main entrance of the headquarters. This was followed by a private conversation, a briefing and a working lunch.
“It is a great honour to host such an important leader from our host province,” said General Miglietta. “I am very grateful for the support we continuously receive from the province of Limburg and the municipality of Brunssum. Limburg is a wonderful place to live, and the people of JFC Brunssum feel a special connection to the community here.”
HQ JFCBS is a very important employer for Brunssum and the immediate area. This has emerged from research by the Industriebank LIOF (Limburg Institute for Development & Financing) and the Chamber of Commerce South Limburg. NATO personnel spend many tens of millions of euros in the region every year and the NATO base indirectly creates more than 1,100 jobs.
The Brunssum NATO headquarters celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. In 1953, the predecessor (HQ AFCENT) of HQ JFCBS was established in Fontainebleau, France, about 100 km south of Paris. On Friday 23 June, festivities will take place both at the base and in the cultural center 'Brikke Oave,’ on the Lindeplein and in the open-air theater Brunssum.