SACEUR dedicates new NIFC building

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best
  • 501st Combat Support Wing Public Affairs
During a ceremony at RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom, Sept. 3, U.S. Air Force Gen. Phillip M. Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, unveiled the dedication plaque for the new NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre.  

Established October 2006, the NIFC functions as a multi-national intelligence organization, made up of 26 NATO nations and one non-NATO nation, which supports operations across three continents.  

Breedlove recognized the invaluable and tailored intelligence services NIFC provides.  

“We need creditable and capable intelligence,” he said. “I get this from you.”  

The NIFC team accomplishes this critical mission by providing intelligence to warn commanders of potential crises, and to support the planning and execution of NATO operations; to include direct intelligence support to NATO Special Operations Forces.  

The intelligence provided through these operations significantly enhances NATO’s ability to support a variety of worldwide military operations. The new state-of-the-art facility is the first step in fulfilling NIFC’s endeavors to enhance NATO analytic depth and operational focus as they continue to monitor emerging crises.   

Breedlove expressed the importance of having the proper environment to facilitate that vision.   

“Great people deserve a great facility,” he said. “Today at least we get to dedicate a great facility that allows you to do what you need to do. You always work better when you feel good in your environment and this certainly is a great place to provide you with an environment to work.”  

Breedlove thanked the men and women of NIFC for their contributions and their continued pursuit of excellence.  

“You meet the expectation all the time,” he said. “You have raised the bar.”