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1 NSB

1st NATO Signal Battalion Mission Statement

To provide responsive Communications and Information Systems support to deployed NATO designated headquarters in order to extend Allied Command Operation’s ability to command and control NATO assigned forces.

Role of 1 NSB

The Battalion’s current strength is 470, with 60 percent German, 20 percent British and the remainder from 8 other nations.

The Battalion currently provides Deployable Communications and Information Systems (DCIS) support to the NATO Response Forces and participates in almost all NATO exercises.

1NSB currently supports Operations in Turkey and Afghanistan in support of the NATO mission.

1NSB

Origins

On the 1st September 1959 HQ Land Forces Central Europe Signal Squadron was renamed 227 Signal Squadron (ALFCE). In 1966, they moved from Marginal, France to Fointeinebleau, France and then again to Maastricht, Holland in 1967.

Following 227 Signal Squadron’s missions in Durres, Albania and Pristina, Kosovo to support KFOR HQ, Battalion headquarters was formed and the current structure of 1 NSB was built.

1st NATO Signal Battalion was established in 2004, and finally in August 2005 the 1st NATO Signal Battalion was officially stood up.

In 2010, the Battalion moved to Schill Kaserne, Wesel, Germany where it still stands today.

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