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Commander NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre visited Lithuania

2017.09.20
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On September 19 Commander of the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) Major General Andreas Frank Kraak paid a visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf in Rukla.

 

The guest delegation met with MIB Iron Wolf Commander Colonel Mindaugas Steponavičius, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the Lithuanian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Sergėjus Buitvidas, Commander of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Gensler, representatives of the brigade, its command and staff, leadership of Tactical Air Control Parties and fire support personnel.

 

At the meetings NATO eFP Battalion Battle Group integration status in the MIB Iron Wolf was presented, as well as tactical air control capabilities situation in the MIB Iron Wolf and the NATO eFP battalion in its subordination. The DACCC delegation presented their capacity to support land operations of NATO forces.

 

The DACCC is subordinate to the Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM) in Ramstein. Based in Poggio Renatico, Italy, it is a part of NATO structure.

 

The mission of the DACCC is to maintain readiness to deploy to any area of operations worldwide and to carry out operational training during peacetime.

 

Photo credits: SSgt Edikas Ponamoriovas

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