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Vo lume 20, No. 8 NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen14 May 2004 By Mr. Theo CollijnThey still exist, Component members of the earliest era! Those, who arrived in the early eighties and have ID-cards with only 1, 2 or 3 digits. One of these Component pioneers, Mr. Klaus Sachweh of the Central Re gistry, will celebrate his 65th birthday on 17 May 2004. As he is a member of the NATO Civilian Staff, the Civilian Pe r sonnel Regulations compel him to retire on 31May.He was born in Wolstein, Poland, which the Sachweh family had to leave to wa r ds the end of World War II. The f amily settled in Heidelberg, but not before having gone through the severities of war in Dresden. In Heidelberg Klaus went to school and r eceived his education as a landscaper/gardener. After completing his education Mr. Sachweh lived in Westphalia, Berlin and Dren, where he worked as a landscaper until he was appointed to the post of messenger at the E-3A Components Central Registry. He arrived at the Component in June 19 81 and was assigned ID-card number 236! Holding a messenger post at the R egistry has probably made him one of the most well known people on base. The Central Registrys Mobile Distribution Runs visit 40 different st ops twice daily. Klaus has also built up a good reputation in the off-base mail community. He is well known and appreciated by his counterparts wo r king for various mail and parcel carriers such as DHL, UPS and German Post. Right up to the end of his career, Mr. Sachweh has played an active role within the Administration Division of the Base Support Wing, not only in his primary function, but also in carrying out secondary duties. During the last OPEVAL he was assigned the r esponsibilities of Building Custodian and post attack reconnaissance, wo r king 12-hour shifts. Upon retiring from the NAEW&C Fo r ce, Mr. Sachweh plans to continue his ongoing active involvement in aid programs for less fortunate people around the globe. Also he is very much interested in cultural activities for which he will now be able to reserve more time. We wish Mr. Sachweh a prosperous future as a retiree, to enjoy life together with his family. Next NATO Skywatch: 28 May Submissions due by: 20 May Also in this issue:SA CEUR Vi sion for Allied Command Operations. See page 3. Athens 2004 Olympic spirit rooted in Greek history. See page 4.3-Digit ID-card holder leaves the ComponentPhoto Andrea Hohenforst


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14 May 2004 NATOSkywatch 3 NA TO Skywatch is an authorized, unofficial commercial enterprise newspaper published under exclusive written agreement with the NAEW & CF E-3A Component by Pollaert Mediacenter, Po s tbus1234, 6040 KE Roermond, +31 (475) 370 280. Opinions expressed by contributors are their o wn and do not necessarily reflect the official views of, or endorsement by, the North Atlantic Treaty Or g ani za ti on. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitutean endorsement by NATO of the products or services advertised. Submissions are due seven days before publication and may be edited for style and space. Send articles and classified advertisements to the NAEWF E-3A Component Public Information Office (PIO), Postfach 433007, D-52511 Geilenkirchen, or base distribution Mail Stop 33. Call PIO at (02451) 632480 or fax (02451) 7936 or e-mail F or paid advertisements call Hub Durlinger Media at +31 (46) 452-9292 or fax +31 (46) 452-9285. Articles may be reproduced after permission has been obtained from the editor, provided mention is made of NATO Skywatch. Commander Brig. Gen. Axel R. Tttelmann Chief, Public Information Office Capt. Robert A. Firman Editor SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg Vo lume 20, No. 814 May 2004 Te xt and photo A1C Stefan Kruckel On 13 April a remembrance ceremony took place at Brismenil (La Ro c he-en-Ardenne) in Belgium. The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. James G. Roche, Force Commander Maj. Gen. Gary A. Winterberger, and around 70 E-3A Component members honoured the citizens of Brismenil f or their support of a crashed B-17 crew in 1944, together with the Mayor and inhabitants of La Roche-enArdenne. On 13 April 1944, a B-17 Flying Fo rt r ess, nicknamed The JokerŽ, was damaged by an attack of the German Lu ft wa ff e before it bombed the ball bearing factories at Schweinfurt. In the afternoon, the villagers of Brismenil heard a low flying B-17 and saw three parachutes coming down. Fe w minutes later, the B-17 slammed into a nearby hill. The corpse of SSgt. James H. Young was found there. A 30-mm round had killed him during the attack on the ball bearing f actories. Risking their own lives, the villagers r escued one of the crew and brought him to a secure place in the woods. The Resistance found the other crewmembers. Tw o of them reached Switzerland before being transferred back to the USA in August 1944. The other crewmembers were arrested during their attempt to reach Switzerland or Spain. In the honour of the outstanding g enerosity and the incredible courage of the citizens the ceremony took place at the 60th anniversary of that ev ent. Together the Americans and Belgians paid tribute to this effort with a parade to the site of the crash.In commemoration of the people of BŽrismenilMiss Isabelle Engels, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency Calibration laboratory, translates the speech of the Secretary of U.S. Air Force, Mr. James G. Roche, into French during the remembrance ceremony. SA CEURs vision for Allied Command Operations As we enter the 21st century, the c hallenge for the alliance is to adapt to the new strategic environment and develop the capabilities required for rapid engagement. Adaptation will be the key to continuing NATO relevance and I envisage Allied Command Operations, together with Allied Command Transformation, being a driving force for the transformation of NA TO s operational capability. Although I will remain responsible fo r deterring attacks against conventional and asymmetric threats, my intention is to embrace change, and create and maintain a capability that can be used by the alliance for the full range of missions, from peace support to high intensity warfare, from theatre missile defence to counter terrorism. No mission will be beyond the capability of ACO. The Joint and Joint Force Headquarters, with the component commands, will be the primary means by which ACO delivers combined and joint capability. SHAPE will be a military strategic centre of excellence and the default location for hosting a European Union operational headquarters with the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe acting as the strategic coordinator and the operation commander for European Union-led operations. I see ACO being at the heart of NA TO s engagement in increasingly demanding missions, focused on current and potential operations, whether in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq or elsewhere. My vision is for an integrated command and force st r ucture supported by seamlessly networked command and control systems, that can be maintained at high r eadiness, and then rapidly deploy and sustain an operationally effective combined and joint force over a st rategic distance. I see the NATO Response Force as NA TO s fo r ce of choice that will, by October 2006, be able to respond to a wide range of NATO missions, and thereafter be able to become more effective through better use of the NA TO Military Training and Exercise Program and improved capabilities. The MTEP will be matched to the st rategic, operational and tactical needs of the allies. For more demanding missions I envisage a combined and joint task force capability, both sea and land based, that can deploy and command a corps sized operation of gr eat complexity. To r educe its deployed footprint, the alliance will gradually adopt a leaner and more expeditionary posture and make increasing use of the reach back principle and multinational logistics. (Information from SHAPE news r elease) Preparing for the Istanbul Summit Preparations for the NATO Istanbul Summit, to be held on 28 and 29 June, we re the focus of a visit by the NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, to the city on 28 and 29 April. The Secretary General met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. A bdullah Gul and other Turkish officials r esponsible for summit preparations. Our Summit agenda will be based on two main tracks: Outreach to our partners and internal work on our transformation,Ž the Secretary General said in his address at dinner hosted by Fo re ign Minister, Indeed, the Istanbul Summit will have a strong focus on our partnerships with the EU, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and the Mediterranean and the wider region. It will address our missions in Afghanistan and the Balkans. And to succeed in our ambitions, it will also ta ke fo rw ard NATOs transformation agenda.Ž The Summit will be attended by Heads of State and Government of th e now 26 NATO member countries, as well as senior r epresentatives from partner countries. Summit meetings are held at landmark moments in NATOs ev olution and aim to adapt Alliance policies to changing needs and circumstances. This will be the 17th Summit in NATOs history. Shaping change During the visit, the Secretary General spoke to students at Galatasaray University about the Summit agenda. The Istanbul Summit will bring home a fundamental truth … that even in this new, complex environment, we can still very much shape events, and not be their victims. There is no reason to feel helpless in the face of rapid change,Ž the Secretary General told the audience, We must shape the change. There are plenty of opportunities to do so. Because we have the instruments previous g enerations lacked.Ž (Information from NATO news release) General James L. Jones


By Maj. Panagiotis Kessopoulos Signalling the start of the first truly global Olympic Torch Relay, the lighting of the Olympic Flame t ook place at the Ancient Stadium of Olympia on Thursday 25 March, a significant date coinciding with the Greek National Holiday and the anniversary of the revival of the Olympic Games. F or the first seven-day leg of the Greek route for which the Hellenic Olympic Committee was responsible the Olympic Flame crossed parts of the P eloponnese and the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Its final destination was the Panathinaiko Stadium, the site where the Modern Olympic Games of 1 896 were revived. The Flame remains there until the 4th of June before it sets off on its first global journey in the Games history, visiting 33 cities on all fi ve continents in 35 days, until re turning to Greece, for the 2004 Olympic Games. The flame will visit all past and present sites of the Olympic Games, as w ell as the site of the 2008 Games. In a g lobal celebration intended to bring people together, the relay will also visit the continents of South America and Africa for the first time, as well as other selected cities along the way. The 100-day mark in the countdown to Olympic games Athens 2004,Ž from 1 3-29 August, has been crossed and all of Greece lives and breathes in anticipation of the great event. To help spread the Olympic spirit, I present to y ou the history of Olympia and the evol ution of its Stadium. Olympia was the largest ancient Greek sanctuary in the Peloponnese, equal in importance to that of Delphi. There was no town nearby, and neither w as the area permanently inhabited; nevertheless, Olympia always remained a sacred place, full of places of worship and works of art as well as auxiliary buildings used during the games. The stadium hosted mainly track ev ents and was a flat area surrounded by hills with seats arranged in amphitheatric style for the spectators. There are no records of what the st adium looked like in the early historical period, but archaeologists assume that it must have been in about the same position as the archaic st adium, along the treasures balcony. The treasures are small buildings, offerings built by Greek towns and colonies. In the beginning they were devoted to religious worship, but later they were used as places for the st orage of valuable offerings. To wa rd s the end of the 6th century B.C., the stadium was approximately in the same location, but the track was lowered to improve the spectators visibility. This wasnt enough, though, because during the 5th century B.C., the number of spectators increased dramatically, calling for a drastic transformation of the area. The track was made of clay and was 21 2 metres long by 34 metres wide, with stone valves marking the starting and finishing points. The sports ground had about 50,000 seats around the track for the spectators, while a small platform was constructed on the south side for the Hellanodikes (umpires). The erection of the Echo Stoa (gallery) after the mid 4th century B.C. r esulted in separating the stadium from the area of the temple of which it had been part. The games character c hanged from purely religious to more secular in nature. The stadium was reconnected to the te m ple in the 3rd century B.C. through the crypt, a narrow, 32-metre-long corridor that served as the entrance to the stadium. Through this passage w alked the umpires dressed in royal scarlet and the athletes of the races, throwing competitions, chariot races, wrestling and pugilism events. The horse races took place in the Hippodrome. In the classical years, it acquired its permanent location and shape, to the south of the stadium. It had an elliptical shape with a twost adia-long (about 400-metre) partition in the centre. The horsemen and charioteers raced around it, covering a distance of four stadia in each round. On the hill overlooking the area was the temple of Cronos (Saturn). To the we s t, there are important buildings of superb architecture such as the Gymnasium, the Palestra (wrestling arena) and the workshop of architect Pheidias. Un fo r tunately, very few of these buildings have been preserved to this day. However, together with the st adium, they would have revealed the g lamour and brilliance of the Olympic g ames of antiquity. I hope I have given you the opportunity and essential knowledge to come closer to one of the aspects of the ancient g ames. Hope to see you at the summer Olympic games in Athens 2004Ž. (Photos courtesy Athens 2004) 4N AT O Skywatch 14 May 2004 Countdown to "Athens 2004"Olympic spirit rooted in Greek history Map of Greece. Interior of the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall. The Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay will be the first to travel the globe and return to the country that gave birth to the games.


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6N AT O Skywatch 14 May 2004 International Y outh ActivitiesFamily Trip to Brhl Castles and Linz with Rhein Boat Tour The IYA is offering a family trip on Saturday, 22 May, 0830-1930. First we will visit the famous castles Schloss Augustusburg and Schloss Falkenlust in Brhl, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then we will travel to the historic town of Linz, one of the best-loved and mostvisited places on the Romantic Middle RhineŽ. From there a boat will ta ke us on to the beautiful spa, Bad Honnef. The point of departure and re turn will be the parking lot outside the Front Gate. The cost is 1 8,50 for ages 15 and up, 15 f or ages 4-14, and 9 for ages 3 and under. Tr ip to Happy MoselŽ for cyclists, skaters, hikers On 6 June 0800-2000, the IYA organizes a trip to Happy MoselŽ. On both sides of the Mosel River a 140 km stretch of road from Schweich to Cochem is closed to v ehicle traffic and restricted to cyclists, skaters and pedestrians. Spread apart every few km is a smaller or bigger town at a river bend, surrounded by tall cliffs with vineyards. Booths are set up, where you can buy local specialties, refreshments, wine and souvenirs. There is live music and other performances. You can go at your own pace; all age gr oups are participating, from kids to senior citizens. Point of departure and re turn is the parking lot outside the Fr ont Gate. Cost is 14 f or cyclists, and 11 fo r non-cyclists. Fa mily trip to Six Flags Belgium On 10 June 0800-2000, the IYA is sponsoring a family trip to Six Flags Belgium, an exciting amusement park boasting roller coasters, merry-gor ounds, a large variety of big and small rides, shows, and many more attractions. Point of departure and re turn is the parking lot outside the Fr ont Gate. Cost is 27 f or ages 16 and up, 23,50 for ages 3-15, and 9 per child aged 0-2. Summer Break trips for international Component c hildren aged 6 years and up: De Efteling Amusement Park, NL, 23 June, 0800-2000, 33. Duisburg Zoo, 30 June, 0800-1730, 16. Wa r ner Bros. Movie World, 7 July, 0800-2000, 27. Ru r see, cruise/hiking/swimming, 14 July, 0800-1730, 16 (castle visit instead of swimming in colder weather). Phantasialand Amusement Park, 21 July, 0800-1930, 33. Beekse Bergen Safari Zoo and Playland, NL, 28 July, 0800-2000, 25. Bobbejaanland Amusement Park, B, 4 August, 0800-2000, 30. Bokrijk Open Air Museum and Playgr ound, B, 11 August, 0830-1730, 12. 6 Flags Belgium Amusement Park, Wa vre, B, 18 August, 0800-2000, 28. Chaperones go free. Slots are limited. P oint of departure and return is the IYA parking lot next to Bldg 95. By Lt. Col. Joanne S. Parkes, 4 70th Medical Flight Commander Last month, a new automated pharmacy dispensing system, PharmASSIST, was installed at the US clinic at Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany. We were the first overseas base to go live with this Air Force wide initiative. The system emphasizes patient safety by combining precise dispensing with management software. What does this mean for our staff and our patients? PharmASSIST streamlines many f eatures with bar code verification, automation tracking, and built-in q uality controls. It also gives leverage to develop best-practices and increase patient safety. Un fo r tunately, improving in one area may cause a negative perception in another. On one hand, we improve prescription accuracy, but on the other hand, we increase prescription processing time, thus increasing patient w aiting time. The average waiting time f or a prescription to be processed is 10 minutes, but may be increased to 30 minutes or more, depending on the time of day, the day of the week, and the volume of patients and prescriptions. To aid in our efforts to reduce w aiting times, we ask that you call a day in advance for your prescription re f ills. The refill number is 02451-993332. For those who dont reside in Germany, you can call 0049-2451-993332. This number connects to an answering machine where you will be asked to leave your name, last four of sponsors SSAN, the prescription number or if not known the name of the medication, and a good contact number. The pharmacys hours of operation are Mondays-WednesdaysFr idays 0800-1700, Tuesdays 08001 600, and Thursdays 0800-1200; closing for lunch from 1200-1300 when only one technician is available. The best time of the day to come in to pick up your medication is between the hours of 0800-0930. Our goal is to serve and satisfy our patients, while complying with r egulations and standards set forth by numerous agencies to guarantee patients receive a quality product. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please call MSgt Koziara, NCOIC, Pharmacy Services at 0245199-3362.New Pharmacy Innovations Implemented V olksmarch The AFNORTH Tri-Border Walking Club invites you to its 22nd annual V olksmarch on 30 May. Recognized by the International Volksmarch F ederation (IVV), the Club is offering r outes of 5, 10, and 20 km distances that will take you through the picturesque Brunsummerheide. Start Hall is the AFNORTH Sports Complex, Krannepool (at the Slag Heap) in Brunssum. St arting times for the 5 and 10 km walks are from 0730 to 1300. The star ting time for the 20 km walk is from 0730 to 1 200. Cost for the IVV stamp is 1, while the IVV stamp and s ticker is 1 .50. There will be plenty of parking, and r efreshments will be available. The walk will be held whatever the weather. For more information, please contact Kim or Otto Benke at 0031-45-527-6356 or kabenk@prettel.nlV acancy announcementsApplications are invited for the fo llowing posts: Assistant (Admin), A GK CXX 0020, advertisement nr. 04001, NATO Grade B-3, assigned to the Plans & Programmes Division, Headquarters, N AEW&CF E3A Component. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible. Closing date 28 May 2004. Assistant (Admin), A GK LXA 0040, advertisement nr. 04005, NATO Grade B-3, assigned to the Administrative Support Group, Office of the Commander, Logistics Wing, NAEW&CF E3A Component. This post is due to be f illed as soon as possible. Closing date 28 May 2004. F or further details, please visit the Component Information Portal (WISE) under Headquarters, PEC, R ecruitment/Services Section or review the advertisement posted in Building 8. No t e: Only applications of qualified personnel will be considered.Steak and LobsterOn 29 May the Frisbee Club organizes the yearly Steak and Lobster Night. Dinner half a lobster and a f illet steak, large salad bar, baked potato, sauces and dressings, dessert buffet with fresh strawberries is from 1 800 to 2100. Until 2400 dance under the lead of a DJ. Reservations only (deadline 24 May), price for members 25, guests 28 (limited seats). Family Support CenterPlease call ext. 3791 or stop by Building 78, the American Family Support Center, at Geilenkirchen NA TO Air Base to sign up for these wo rk shops or receive more information. R elocation Assistance INTRO A Newcomers Orientation 18 May, 0800 1700 Come and learn about your new base and its many opportunities. This orientation is mandatory for US military members and civilian employees. Military members are re q uired to wear the uniform of the day. Family members are encouraged to attend. A free buffet lunch is provided by the American W omen of Geilenkirchen. Pe rs onal Financial Management Program (PFMP) & Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) FYI Four Year Investment 27 May, 0900…1130, Enlisted; 1 300-1500, Officers. F or all enlisted and officers that have been on active duty 4 years or less and all E4s and below. This is a mandatory briefing and members must attend regardless if they attended at a previous base. Topics that will be covered include debt management, legal issues, housing, credit reports, and insurance. Tr ansition Assistance and Career Focus F ederal Job Search Training 27 May & 17 June 1400-1600 Are you interested in starting or continuing a federal job? Do you need to learn how to navigate the wor ld of OPM? Are you in the darkŽ on how the systemŽ works? Then come to our RESUMIX hands on classes at the Family Support Center. Each class will provide two hours of live electronic experience in finding jobs, posting resumes and learning the systemŽ. Please call ext. 3791 to r eserve a space. POC is Ms Laila Christensen at International outdoor soccer tournamentOn 12 June, the 9th international outdoor soccer tournament will take place on the sports field. Kick-off is at 0930. The Civil-Guard section, r esponsible for the organization and performance, would like to invite you to join this event. Thirty-two teams from Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark (police, military and civilians) will play for the W inners Cup. Although soccer is the most important event, there is a lot more to do around the sports field in order to make this day an event for the whole family. There is a beer pavilion, a gr ill station and a raffle with several nice prizes. For the children there is a jump-cushion, the base sightseeing train and mini scooters. Come out and watch the soccer t ournament, and have a fun day! For more information contact Hub Ackermans or Matt Hensgens at ext. 4815.


14 May 2004 NATOSkywatch 7 Autohaus Goertz Kuhlerthang 1 52525 Heinsberg-Schafhausen Phone: +49 (0)24 52 / 616 05 Since more than 15 years,Chrysler Jeep Service station with experienced, Chrysler trained personnel.Payment without VAT.Authorized Chrysler and Jeep service partner of Chrysler Deutschland GmbH. EBI'S FINETEMPORARYHOUSINGEBI'S FINETEMPORARYHOUSING Centrally located, less than four miles from the base G uesthouses priced within your budget S everal houses to choose from M ulti system American/European TV & VCR N ew modern appliances P ets accepted, no extra chargeF or reservations/information please call CMS Leo Kuhn at Geilenkirchen base ext. 2483 Tr audl Schleicher at G eilenkirchen base ext. 4489 or Fam. Schleicher at 02451-5235. Y our Volvo starts at Auto Kallen O f ficial Volvo Military Sales agent Canadian US & European specs Parts & Workshop F riendly English and German speaking staff Rijksweg Zuid 320 Geleen Phone +31 (0)46 4238686 Hotel-RestaurantJ abuschAm Markt 3 GeilenkirchenPhone +49 (0)2451 2725 The Terrace CafÂŽ in the of the city S in ce 1795 menu in english language g erman and international dishes large variety of cake and ice lunch and dinner daily changing menu nice,comfortable hotel-rooms a four person appartmenta fully equipped guesthousef or guests w ho like to stay longer Karin's GuesthouseLocated less than 10minutes from BaseF or more information or reservation call: +49 (0)2451-72015 or +49 (0)178 414 0855Offering a number of apartments suitable to accommodate single or family personnel GK-GillrathModern appliances Complete kitchen dishwasher/microwave Multi-channel Satelite System Internet ready telephone line ISDN/DSL Wa sher and dryer Y our own private backyard right next to the woods


8N AT O Skywatch 14 May 2004 IDH, Officers and Frisbee Clubs now on t he BASS LAN System. Menu information under Public Folders/Base Support Wing/Services Squadron/Clubs or IDH. Also, check out the Services Squadron web page for programme information and upcoming events. E-3A Component Clubs Sunday Brunch will alternate between Officers/Frisbee Clubs. Members from both clubs are eligible to attend. Regular prices: Brunch: Members/ 9.20, Guests/ 1 0.70. Lunch: Members/ 6.10,Guests/ 7. 65. Children 4-12 years/half price. Reservations should be made NLT 1 200 on the Friday before. Club cards are required. For additional information, please contact the Officers Club, ext. 4990, or the F risbee Club, ext. 4994. 16 F amily Brunch at the Officers Club. Frisbee Club closed. 23 Sunday Brunch at the Frisbee Club. Officers Club closed. 30 Family Brunch at the Officers Club. Frisbee Club closed. Officers Club (SWPO/4990): Operating Hours: Bar: MondayF riday : 1100-2300. Restaurant: Monday-Friday 1130-1330, Sunday 1100-1400 (alternating with the Frisbee Club). Reservations are required for Sunday Brunch by 1200 on the F riday before. Club cards required when using the Frisbee Club. L unch at the Officers Club: Monday-Thursday: A la carte menu served. Monday and W ednesday: A vegetarian special also available. Friday Buffet Style Lunch. Throughout May Membership Appreciation. One time each month for each Officers Club member, buy one drink of your c hoice and get an equivalent drink of your choice free of charge. Club cards required. T uesdays 1700-1800 Happy Hour, free snacks available. Fr idays 1600-1800 Happy Hour, free snacks available. 20+ 31 Officers Club closed due to Component Holidays. Special Notes: Officers Club Pa r ticipation in Frisbee Club Events: During Frisbee Club opening hours, Officers Club members are eligible to use the F risbee Club for breakfast, dinner and Sunday Brunch (on an alternating basis between the F risbee and Officers Clubs). Club cards required when Officers Club members are using the Frisbee Club. Cancellations for Officers Club ev ents will be accepted up to two days prior to the event on e xt. 4990. After this time, a cancellation fee of 5 per person must be charged for non-excused absences. Sentry Club (SWPJ/4997) The Sentry Club now offers a daily special which will be advertised on t he notice board at the beginning of the serving line. A daily soup and a variety of self-made salads are also available. The Sentry Club Souvenir Shop now has many new items … stop by and see what is available. The Sentry Club now has a new r oom (old Sports Bar) available f or small parties, meetings, etc. Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from the Sentry Club Manager, e xt. 4996. Frisbee Club (SWPN/4994) Make a reservation today at the F risbee Grill and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and good food Remember the Frisbee Club is open for breakfast and dinner to all Frisbee and Officers Club members. Monday-Thursday Happy Hour 1 700-1800. Every Friday Happy Hour 1700-1900 with free snacks. 20+ 31 Fr isbee Club Closed due to Component Holidays. 25BINGO. 27 International Wives Club … American Night. 29Frisbee Clubs Steak and Lobster Night (watch for special flier). Sports Department (SWPT/4946) 19 Bench Press Competition. Throughout May: Outdoor Soccer League continues and the Softball League begins. International Pre-School (SWPS/4957) 20+ 31 IPS closed due to Component Holidays. Registration for the current school y ear continues with places still av ailable for the afternoon programme. Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 1500-1630; Thursday: 0800-1200. Information and registration (ext 4957) during office hours only please. International Library (SWPL)/4956 Monday-Friday, 1100-1600. Now that the vacation season has now started, visit the Libraryto obtain travel information via Internet, video or travel books. 14 Closed for inventory purposes. Thrift Shop (SWPG)/4919 T uesdays and Thursdays, 10001 400. International Youth Activities (SWPY/4954/5) Fu rt her information available and registration possible at the IYA Office in Bldg 95, ext 4954/5, during normal opening hours Mon-Fri, 0815-1300. IYA Summer Break Program Registration Between 21 June and 20 August, the IYA weekly sessions will be held for ch ildren aged 6+ with activities from 0930 to 1630. The children can be dropped off at 0800, and picked up no later than 1730. The programme includes fun games, swimming, arts & crafts, sports, scavenger hunts, free play, special projects and movies, but will also depend on the weather. Cost is 36 per child, including lunch on Fr iday, plus the cost of the field trip. The third child pays only half price. Additional children are free. Slots are limited. Registration starts on 3 May and a detailed list of field trips is av ailable at the IYA. MWA INFORMATIONMay Autos for saleFIAT Punto 1,2 Sound, 3 doors, Feb. 2003, 30,000 km, 60HP, several airbags, met. blue, radio/CD with subwoofer original FIAT, mobile phone hands free installation, alloy ri ms and extra set of winter tyres, sport seats, leather steering wheel, dealer maintained and full warranty till Feb. 2005. Asking 8,200 (tax. paid) obo. Please contact N. Lindner at ext. 3779 or 02456 31 58. E-mail: Opel Frontera Ltd-DTI-16V-2.2, 04/2001, blue metallic, new tyres, airco, Tv April 2006, radio/CD. List price 17 ,500, asking 16 ,800. F or more information call 02456-3104. BMW 330d sedan, 2001, silver, many options, asking 26,400, call 0179 4570498. Fi at Punto Sound 3 door, 2002, gray metallic, 9000km, 6,900. Call 02451 409 428. Fo rd Explorer XLT, 1993, leather, first owner, American specs, 140.000 miles, 4,500obo. Good condition.For info call ext.4992.MiscellaneousBike rack for sale, mounts on trailer hitch, holds 2 bikes, 50, call ext. 3816. Moving house and forced to sell some treasures. Upright solid American Oak Piano built in 1903 by Remington, 500 obo. Complete large Kettler Fitness Centre, includes butterfly, leg curl etc. Excellent condition, 500 obo. Contact Martin on 2341. NEW beautiful, handcrafted, solid oak q ueen size bed (1.60x2 m). Absolute top qu ality with the best mattresses (orthopedic + chiroprator approved). New price 2,000, selling for only 1, 1 00. Call 02456-504817.Euro 2004Tw o tickets for Group D2 vs D3 (Germany vs. Latvia), 19 June in PORTO Bessa st adium, 55 per ticket; and two tickets for q uarter finals winner Group A vs runner-up Group B, 24 June in Lisboa Luz stadium, 70 per ticket.Requires approval of Euro 2004 ticket office prior to final sale and transfer of tickets.Please contact Tom DeRemer, ext. 3838. SKYWATCHCLASSIFIED On 30 June the IYA is starting a Power Yo ga class under the certified and e xperienced instruction of Claudia R ussell, registered Yoga Alliance T eacher. Classes are held at the IYA multi-purpose r oom in Bldg 95 on W ednesdays from 11 30 to 1230. Be ready to e xperience a new wa y of getting in shape while learning about your body, its needs, its strengths and limitations. Develop mindfulness while taking care of y our body and mind. The program is not about flexibility, but about being motivated and open-minded. Please come in comfortable wo rk out clothes and bring a blanket and a towel or a pillow, plus an additional towel or pillow, if you have lower back issues. Cost is 20 for 4 classes or 32 for 8 classes; the first class is free. Call the IYA, ext. 4954/5, for further information. 14 -16 May: Brother Bear. Family/animation, voices of Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Suarez. Ra t ed G, 85 minutes. Sunday matinee. 20-22 May: Along came Polly. Comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, Debra Messing, Alec Baoldwin and Hank Azaria. Rated PG-13, 90 minutes. 2 7-30 May: Peter Pan. Family, starring Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, L ynn Redgrave. Rated PG, 105 minutes. Sunday matinee. Power Yoga lunch class for beginners (an active duty class only) Skywatch Classifieds are free to all NATO personnel. Advertisements must be printed or typed, and include your name, office symbol and duty extension. The editor will not accept advertisements for services that generate a regular income, or for housing other than vacation rentals. Submissions for the next NATO Skywatch are due to PIO, Mail St op 33, e-mail:, before noon Thursday, 20 May.Astra CinemaEuro only at ticket window. Doors open at 1900 for a 1930 show time, except as noted. Adults pay just 4, children 2. Sunday is matinee only.


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