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May 16 2024

Students and Teachers from Local High School Visited JFC Naples

NAPLES, Italy - Students and teachers from High School “Luigi Sturzo” located in Castellammare, Naples, visited the Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) facility on May 16, 2024.

Lieutenant General Vasco Angelotti, the JFC Naples Chief of Staff, addressed the participants with welcoming remarks. “I thank you for your high level of attention and your polite behavior” said General Angelotti “whose merit goes above all to your teachers and parents”. “No question is trivial” he continued “we also learn a lot from them to improve these activities”. “You represent the future and I wish you all the best for a successful future” he concluded.

You represent the future and I wish you all the best for a successful future

The school’s students and teachers were given an historical overview of NATO and JFC Naples, the Joint Operations Centre’s activities, the conflict in Ukraine, the role of NATO’s international civilians, the importance of communication and cyber security. 

“On behalf of the entire school, I thank the General and all the briefers for the opportunity given,” Prof. Lucia Sorrentino, acting Principal of Luigi Sturzo High School, said. “Today all of us, students and teachers, leave this command with a greater knowledge about NATO’s operational activities and the people who work inside this incredible headquarters” she continued. “I felt a great emotion entering in this command and I have seen first hand the professionalism and the communication skills of the General and the briefers” “Today’s visit represents a day of important values like peace, defence and deterrence that have been greatly shared with all of us” she concluded.

At the end of the presentations, students and teachers participated in a question and answer session with the general and the briefers. “I have found today’s visit very emotional and constructive,” said Carmela Arpaia, a 16 year-old girl “the personnel are very friendly and kind and I have noted how much effort and importance are given to the respect of the rules and to the security” she continued “I feel this headquarters very safe and very reliable” she concluded. “I think that today’s visit has been an unique and interesting opportunity” said Vincenzo Pio Santonicola, a 17 year-old boy “All the presentations have been delivered in a very clear and exhaustive manner—topics related to the security and defence have been discussed. We have glimpsed a reality completely unknown,” he concluded. 

The school visits are part of a community relations campaign designed to establish strong cultural and social links with civic society and to strengthen the relationship with local and regional institutions.

Story by JFC Naples Public Affairs Office

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