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Unitats en operacions

  • Deployments


    As part of the NATO Long Term Rotation Plan, HQ NRDC-ESP was deployed in Afghanistan in 2012. Around 200 members of our staff joint the ISAF Joint Command Headquartes located next to Kabul International Airport. The mission was to coordinate at the operational level the units and regional commands of the International Security Assistance Force for Afghanistan. HQ NRDC-ESP COS, Major General Cabeza Taberné, became DCOM of IJC HQ while HQNRDC-ESP DCOS OPS, Brigadier General Antolín García took over responsibilities as the new Communication Director. 


    PAKISTAN 2005

    On 11 October, in response to a request from Pakistan, NATO launched an operation to assist in the urgent relief effort. The earthquake is estimated to have killed 80,000 people in Pakistan and left up to three million without food or shelter just before the onset of the harsh Himalayan winter.
    On 10 October, NATO received from Pakistan a request for assistance in dealing with the aftermath of the 8 October earthquake. The next day, the North Atlantic Council approved a major air operation to bring supplies from NATO and Partner countries to Pakistan. HQ NRDC-ESP, as LCC of the NRF-5, was deployed to Pakistan on 24 October to liaise with Pakistani authorities and pave the way for the incoming troops. The first troops, the advance elements of the medical team, began arriving on 29 October, and immediately began treating hundreds of people a day. The NATO Force included:
    • A NRF LCC HQ element in Arja (HQ NRDC-ESP);
    • Two light engineer units in the Bagh district (one Spanish and one Polish);
    • An Italian engineer unit with heavy construction equipment;
    • A unit of British engineers specialized in high-altitude relief work;
    • A multi-national team of medics operating the NATO field hospital, including staff for inpatient and outpatient care, as well as mobile medical teams in the area of Bagh — led by the Dutch Army and including Czech, French, Portuguese and British personnel;
    • Four Water Purification teams (one Spanish, three Lithuanian);
    • Two civil-military cooperation teams from Slovenia and France.
    Approximately 3500 tons of relief supplies arrived by air. Airlifted supplies were donated by NATO member and partner countries as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees via two air bridges, from Germany and Turkey. 

    The supplies provided included thousands of tents, stoves and blankets necessary to protect the survivors from the cold. In addition, NATO deployed engineers and medical units from the NATO Response Force to assist in the relief effort. The first teams arrived on 29 October. The mission came to an end on February 1, 2006.