General Philippe Lavigne, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, visits NATO HQ (28 February 2019) [fr]
As part of a two-day visit to Brussels, General Philippe Lavigne, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, came to NATO headquarters on February 28, 2019. He met with military Representatives of several Allied Nations. Within the French Representation, he had meetings with Mr. Emmanuel Mignot, Deputy Permanent Representative and Major General Gilles Darricau, Deputy Military Representative.
General Lavigne was given presentations on main NATO politico-military and air issues by a panel of officers from the French military representation as well as from the International Military Staff (IMS), the Allied Powers HQ in Europe (SHAPE, based in Mons) and the Allied Air Command (AIRCOM, based in Ramstein, Germany).
Throughout these discussions, General Lavigne demonstrated the strong commitment of the French Air Force to the Alliance, through its participation in NATO missions as well as its clear contribution to NATO air power.