В период 29 апреля – 8 мая с.г. в Европейской зоне проводится активный этап КШУ ВС США и ОВС НАТО «Austere Challenge 2010». В числе участников - Франция.
USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Mediterranean Sea – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilian maritime professionals embarked aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) and deployed today in support of Exercise Austere Challenge 2010 (AC-10).
AC-10 is an annual joint exercise that enables U.S. European Command (EUCOM) service components to plan and execute a full spectrum of operations as a Joint Task Force Headquarters. “To be an effective staff we must be prepared for any contingency,” said Vice Adm. Harry Harris, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet. “Even as 6th Fleet assets stand the watch throughout the European and African theaters, it is important that our entire force stay constantly diligent and train for unforeseen events and maintain the ability to command and control those assets.” There are two phases of AC-10; the planning phase, which took place in early February, and the current execution phase. During the execution phase the Joint Task Force positions theater assets and commands forces through simulated operations. “AC-10 is a cumulative event of the 6th Fleet Maritime Operations Center Training Continuum designed to prepare the staff to respond to the contingency operations in the EUCOM area of responsibility (AOR),” said Craig Linderman, AC-10 exercise deputy director. “This event provides the opportunity to train the staff for various crises that they may be tasked to support.” Linderman went on to say that the exercise design will help those involved stay informed on how to conduct joint operations in the AOR. “We will have a better understanding of joint capabilities and establish a foundation for a strong team to accomplish whatever task we are assigned,” said Linderman.
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Заметки по прошлому аналогичному КШУ (Austere Challenge '09)
What is it?
Austere Challenge is an annual joint exercise that enables U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) service components to plan and execute full spectrum operations (FSO) as a Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTF HQ). During Austere Challenge '09 (AC09), USAREUR/7A was assigned the role as the JTF HQ, demonstrating its capabilities to rapidly organize and execute missions in the context of a realistic crisis scenario.
What has the Army done?
U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) developed and administered the AC09 exercise scenario, evaluating the JTF staff's ability to counter the threat. The scenario required the staff to plan for FSO with a focus on major combat operations, as well as security, stability, transition and reconstruction operations.
One of USAREUR's training objectives was to achieve seamless integration of joint planning processes with the numerous military and civilian agencies participating in the exercise. The Department of State Reconstruction and Stabilization Team and Advance Civilian Team allowed for excellent integration of civilian and military cultures as well as synchronization of operations between the JTF, embassy and interagency (IA) personnel. In total, more than 5,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and IA personnel - geographically dispersed in Europe, at sea, and in the United States - benefitted from the training. Also joining the U.S. participants were four of our NATO allies: the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and France.
By earning JTF certification, USAREUR/7A proved that it is trained and ready to perform as the core of a JTF, leading FSO including high-intensity conflict anywhere in the USEUCOM AOR and out-of-area. The lessons that our Soldiers learned from each other and the relationships they forged with members of our sister services, IA partners, and other government/non-government agencies have laid the foundation for effective response to future regional crises.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?
AC09 was more than just a distributed command post exercise; it was a tool to bring complex command and control theory and structure into practice. In the future, USAREUR/7A will sharpen its joint warfighting skills as the core of a Joint Forces Land Component Command HQ during AC10 and AC11.
Why is this important to the Army?
Austere Challenge '09 was a major step in the transformation of USAREUR/7A to its new modular headquarters design. The training that AC09 provided improved joint interoperability, confidence, and interservice relations essential to success in future coalition operations.