Change Of Command

After almost three years as commander of 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps Lieutenant General Volker Halbauer handed over his command in front of the Muenster Paulus dome to Lieutenant General Michiel van der Laan. Many high-ranking political, [...]

Gender Conference at 1GNC

NATO recognized it is imperative to ensure the full integration of UNSCR 1325 and the gender perspective in the NATO planning process. Education of all personnel contributing the planning process within 1 (GE/NL) Corps is [...]

Christmas celebrations at 1 GNC

Soldiers, staff and their families were al invited for the headquarters first Multinational Winter Wonderland on 3 December at the Blücher Barracks. Also Santa Claus, his two angels and Saint Nicholas and his helpers were present at 1 GNC’s Christmas event.


Exercise STRONG SWORD is about to start. It will have over 2,300 military and civilian participants and will take place in Wildflecken, Germany from the 14th of September until the 2nd of October. It [...]

20 years of the 1 GNC celebrated in Münster

On Thursday, the 27th of August, the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and the prime minister of North Rhine Westphalia Hannelore Kraft visited Münster in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps. [...]

Four Ministers meeting in Münster

The GER Minister of Defense Dr. Ursula von der Leyen paid a visit together with the USA Secretary of Defense, S.E. Ashton Carter, the NLD Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and the NOR Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide to the [...]


With a formal signing ceremony 24 civilian partners and 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps set up a Common Effort community. During the ceremony in Germany’s capital Berlin the Minister of Defence Mrs Dr. Ursula von der Leyen [...]

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