Read more: Trident Jupiter 2019

The first half of November was a busy period for all Operation Support Department (OSD) members who were participating on Exercise Trident Jupiter 2019 (TRJU 19). The CBRN Reach Back Section supported by the Modeling and Simulation Cell remained based in Vyskov, responding to approximately a dozen Requests for information (RFIs) over the 10 day training period. The Operational Planning Support Section (OPSS) deployed a small two man team to SHAPE, in Mons (Belgium). Their role was to support NATO HQ Staffs with CBRN Planning and Operational issues whilst acting as an interface for the CBRN Reach back Element (CBRN RBE).

Read more: The Austrian CBRN Defence Centre and the “Forum CBRN Defence” visited the JCBRN Defence COE

The Commander of the Austrian CBRN Defence Centre Colonel (GS) Jürgen SCHLECHTER, accompanied by his deputy Lieutenant Colonel Franz FRAISS and 2 members of the “Forum CBRN Defence”, Brigadier General (retired) Norbert FÜRSTENHOFER and councillor Karl SCHRATTENHOLZER visited the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) on the 26th of November ,2019 in Vyškov, Czech Republic.

Read more: Austrian Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic visited the JCBRN Defence COEThe Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) hosted a visit by the Austrian Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic Colonel Karl FITSCH on the 10th September 2019. This was the first official visit by the Austrian Defence Attaché, since he took over this responsibility in 2018. The aim of this visit was to gain insight into the JCBRND COE in Vyškov and to establish a personal contact to the Austrian CBRN Defence Staff Officer, who is working in the Transformation Support Department since October 2016, as a Capability Development and Defence Planning Deputy Section Chief.

Read more: Training Needs Analysis Workshop (TRA WS) The JCBRN Defence COE hosted the Training Needs Analysis Workshop (TNA WS) from the 29th July to the 2nd August 2019. The aim of the workshop was to identify solutions for the NATO WMD/CBRN Defence Education & Training (E&T) Requirements as part of the NATO WMD/CBRND Education and Training (E&T) Discipline. The requirements were raised during the Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) Workshop in January 2019.