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Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 02.11.2021

IBM III – last Cyber-only Meeting?

CIOR held its autumn meeting on ‘Teams’ last weekend. With participation from most national member associations, it was business as usual – although many are now very eager to actually see each other again in person. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R),...

Capt. Christina Judd, Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters/CIOR Public Affairs 31.08.2021

Reservists help in-flight Baby deliveries during Afghanistan Evacuations

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Two separate Air Force Reserve Command airlift wings successfully evacuated hundreds of Americans and allies during the early days of the Afghanistan evacuation operation … and each landed with one more passenger than was manifested....

Jon Quinlan, HQ Air Force Reserve Command 27.08.2021

US Air Force Reserve supports one of the largest Airlift Operations in History

Reserve Citizen Airmen are playing a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of the largest airlift operations in history, as Airmen are supporting the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan.

CIOR Public Affairs 20.08.2021

NATO Military Committee: – Fighting for what you believe in, is never in vain

A message from the NATO Military Committee to all Allied and Partner troops who have served in Afghanistan: Dear troops from Allied and Partner countries who have served in the NATO missions in Afghanistan. This morning, the NATO Military Committee convened to discuss...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 09.08.2021

Job well done: Digital Summer Congress a Success!

The first 100% digital Summer Congress of CIOR was successfully concluded Sunday, with a lot of compliments from national delegations to the German-led Presidency. The entire agenda was adressed and discussed during the limited two-day timeframe, and all required...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 07.08.2021

Virtual Summer Congress kicked off

The first ever fully virtual Summer Congress in CIOR started with an inspirational keynote speech from Rear Admiral Ralf Kuchler, German Navy, to set the tone – before the President moved to more ordinary agenda points like the budget plan for the next fiscal year....

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 03.08.2021

MILCOMP 2021 explained

The military skills competition is a core activity of CIOR. This pandemic year is a bit special, in that formally there’s no central contest – but rather local events run in parallell in the various participating nations. Yet, ten of the nations have still...

CIOR Public Affairs 03.08.2021

For the first time, Romanian volunteer Reservists train with US Reserves.

Between 1 and 7 August, joint training of reservists from Romania and the US takes place at the Land Forces Academy “Nicolae Bălcescu” in Sibiu, Romania. This is the first large scale mission dedicated to Romanian volunteer reservists, and the first time they take...

cior_rothor 01.08.2021

Getting ready for MILCOMP!

An important event during the CIOR Summer Congress is the military skills competition. All participating nations take MILCOMP very seriously, and train for months to be the best they can be for their team in this friendly annual contest. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col...

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