NAPLES, Italy - About 80 students from the High School "Gioacchino Rossini” in Naples visited Joint Force Command Naples March 11.
For the first time, students and teachers visited the modern headquarters building where JFC Naples has been since 2012.
"I was curious to visit the headquarters and see what happens in it. I’m pleased to understand the European and international partnership. From the JFC we can observe the wild world for any security issue. I’m proud for Naples, my home town, to welcome the NATO HQ.” said Claudia Panico, 18 years-old.
The students received a briefing on the functions and tasks of the command, including the recent history of the headquarters.
Students got an overview on topics such as NATO structure, the Joint Operations Center activities, the role of the NATO international civilians, and the importance of the cyber security.
"I am fond of new technology and I was interested in the cyber stuff. The presentation helped me to understand the threats and misbehavior the world is full of. Hopefully it is not in my daily life. As a student I don’t feel involved in this kind of threat but I understood it’s the threat of tomorrow. Today I feel more involved in the security issue,” said Antonio Iorio, 19 years-old.
The JFC Naples Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Luciano Portolano, ITA-A, addressed them in his welcoming remarks and answered to their questions.
"I’m sensitive to the internal collaboration and relationship within countries and citizens. Sometimes we can have some issue to adapt to each other or to communicate properly in our personal environment, so dealing at such a level of coordination is impressive,” said Alessia Marzano, 17 years old. "NATO accepts diversity to build and maintain peace in the world and contribute to make the best future.”
The school visits are part of the community relations program to strengthen the relationship with the community in line with the #WEARENATO campaign.
Story by JFC Naples Public Affairs Office