Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum)

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1951 Fontainebleau France


Established 1951, Fontainebleau (France), as Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT), within the framework of E-XE2231 - Allied Command Operations (ACO) of C-XC3005 - NATO. Moved to Brunssum (Netherlands), Mar 1967. Name changed to Allied Forces North Europe (AFNORTH) -- Forces alliées du Nord Europe, Mar 2000, with NATO HQ restructuring. Previously also referred to as Joint Force Command North. Current title adopted following ongoing NATO Headquarters restructuring, 2004. Responsible to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).


Participate in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan; contribute to deterrence of aggression; preserve peace, security and territorial integrity of NATO member states; contribute to overall stability beyond NATO's area of responsibility by promoting peace through cooperation and dialogue, and, every second year, act as the Standby Operational Command for the NATO Response Force; seeks to generate increasingly better relationship, at the operational level, with military and civilian actors engaged in security throughout NATO's northern region (northern Regional Focus).


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Responsible to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Based at JFC HQ, Brunssum (Netherlands), headed by COM JFC Brunssum.


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