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Volume 21, No. 11 NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 10 June 2005 Next NATO Skywatch: 24 June Submissions due by: 16 June Also in this issue:MilestoneSMSgt. Wilfried Grube flew 10,000 hours on E-3A. See page 3.Long time pilotLt. Col. Wolfgang Arendt finishes flying career. See page 3.Traffic rules for Cultural FestivalBy IMP Traffic Section The International Cultural Festival 2005 will be celebrated on Saturday 11June, 1100-2000 and Sunday 12June, 1100-1700. For this special event the following vehicle traffic regulations will apply: €The Main Gate will be the only access point to the base. €When entering NAB Geilenkirchen, the three inbound lanes are reserved for visitors only. This route will end in the northern area where the parking area for all visitors is located. €The first outbound lane, close to the Main Gate guardhouse, is reserved for VIPs, deliveries, vendors, handicapped visitors and E-3A Component personnel. €All E-3A Component members have to turn left entering Cinchan Avenue direction Sentry Club and should park their vehicles south of NATO Avenue. €Cinchan Avenue will be a one-way street starting from the Main Gate direction southwest to Bldg #99/85th Lane. €For all Component members parking south of NATO Avenue, the second outbound lane at the Main Gate will be the base exit. €The parking area at Hangar I south/Bldg #217 is reserved for VIPs and handicapped visitors. €Due to security reasons and internal emergency/evacuation procedures all roads north of NATO Avenue (1st to 7th street and Saclant Avenue) will be blocked. Since the Component cannot provide a shuttle bus service, all visitors parked in the northern area have to walk through a cordoned off pedestrian way to the Festival area and back. The exit from the northern area will be the West Gate without any exception. The route will be clearly signed out and posted by Security Forces. All visitors and their vehicles have to leave the northern area until 2300 on Saturday, 11 June and 1900 on Sunday, 12 June. Disobeying this or blocking roads or emergency routes will result in towing away these vehicles. Please, advise all your guests about these regulations. The Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, the only tactical bombing range in Canada, covers 11,600 square km. Vast, unrestricted airspace with no civilian air traffic and more than 640 targets make it an attractive training area for allied air forces. Large varieties of target types are located throughout the range, making it a dynamic and realistic training environment. But the aircrews are briefed, not everything is a target, fortunately for Mr. Tyson Lucas, a Well Site supervisor. He and his colleagues control the 1,700 wells in north central Alberta. He explains how the heavy oil is coaxed from the ground: By injecting steam into the ground the oil is pushed upwards. There after lines transport the oil to the plant.Ž With an annual production averaging of 35 million barrels, Imperial Oil Ltd accounts for one in every 20 barrels of crude oil produced in Canada. Its the worlds largest oil-sands operation. See related article on page 4.Not everything is a targetPhoto SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg

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10 June 2005 NATOSkywatch 3 NATO Skywatch is an authorized, unofficial commercial enterprise newspaper published under exclusive written agreement with the NAEW & CF E-3A Component by Pollaert Mediacenter, Postbus1234, 6040 KE Roermond, +31 (475) 370 280. Opinions expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the official views of, or endorsement by, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 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 pio@e3a.nato.int. For 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 Volume 21, No. 1110 June 2005 International Cultural Festival RafflesWin a cruise with The worlds most beautiful voyageŽ The cruise is the first prize at the Norwegian Cultural Festival Raffle. The prize includes a roundtrip for two persons, including full board with the Norwegian Costal Voyage. The total value of the trip is 6000. The Norwegian Costal Voyage is a unique blend of cruising holiday and arctic adventure. The voyage weaves its way along the cost, meandering through thousands of island and skerries on a breathtaking journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, covering 2500 nautical miles. For more information about the cruise, see: www.norwegiancostalvoyage.com. Raffle tickets can be bought at the Norwegian National Support Unit, or during the International Cultural Festival. For more information please contact LtCol Kjetil Mikalsen, Squadron2, ext. 4230. Canadian Raffle €1st prize: Garmin GPS approx. value 560 €2nd prize: Grandmother clock, approx. value 500 €3rd prize: Digital camera, approx. value 300. Tickets 2 each or 10 for book of 6tickets. Draw takes place 12June, Hangar 1, NATO Air base Geilenkirchen. You dont need to be present to win. For more information contact Sgt. Eal Morrice, ext. 3566 or home 02454-937144/ morrice@t-online.de Text and photo Andreas Hunold With aircraft # 444 coming to a stop on Friday, 13 May (no we are not suspicious) it brought an end to a long and proud military flying career of Lt.Col. Wolfgang Arendt. After many, many happy landings and more than 7,000 flying hours on board various aircraft, received the traditional hose-down from the base fire department under the watchful eyes of many guests and comrades who gathered out on the ramp that afternoon to celebrate that occasion in style. As a former jet-jockey and fastmover flying the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and later on the Panavia Tornado aircraft, Lt. Col. Arendt was certainly used to speeds of Mach 1.2 or more, however to ensure his safe transition off the ramp and into civilian life he was transported off the flight line by an ancient Gldner tractor doing 1.2 miles an hour. Lt. Col. Arendt, we wish you Godspeed and all the best for the future!Traditional Hose-Down for Long Time Pilot Text A1C Daniel Houben On 2 June SMSgt. Wilfried Grube was honoured for his 10,000 flying hours on the E-3A aircraft. SMSgt. Grube started his military career 1973 in the German Air Force at a Ground Radar Station. There he worked until 1983 as a crew chief. In July 1983 he joined the E-3A Component. The first year and a half he worked as an instructor in the Training Wing. Then he got part of the Tiger Squadron 1 in May 1984. In his 21years in the Squadron he took part in all flown NATO operations like Allied Force, Eagle Assist, etc. as a surveillance controller, instructor and evaluator. To congratulate and honour Tiger Grube for his work for Squadron 1 and the Component, Brig. Gen. Axel R. Tttelmann handed out a plug with Thanks and Greets from his TigerSquadron. Brig. Gen. Tttelmann also said that SMSgt. Grube is the first and only person that has flown 10,000 hours only on the E-3A aircraft and that it is a matter of personnel fitness. For him the big number of flying hours is only A matter of time, as SMSgt. Grube replied to Brig. Gen. Tttelmann and the gathered Tigers from Squadron 1. SMSgt. Grube, congratulations and we wish you many more, safe, flying hours for the Component!10,000 Flying Hours on E-3A Sports DayThis years Component Sports Day is planned for 30 June. The Sports Department personnel are working hard to make this day a full success. Schedule: Time: Event: 0815Opening ceremony. 0830 0930Breakfast walk from about 5 km through the base forest. 0900 1230German Sports Award and various tournaments. 0930 1700Family Fun. 1100 1200Bench Press. 1200 1230Tug-of-War. 1300 1500Fun Games contest. 1530Awards presentation. 1600 2100Recreational time with live music. From 1200 there will be a various food service for a low price in the tent. Hope to see you all there and have a great time. Bring your family and your friends and make this Day a big success. Photo MSgt. Mark Boggess

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4NATOSkywatch 10 June 2005 Text and photos SMSgt. Johan HijmenbergThe skies above 4 Wing Cold Lake supports a great increase in activity as a NATO AWACS and aircraft from 11 nations take off for their first missions during exercise Maple Flag. More than 5,000 military personnel participated in the air combat exercise, which is one of the largest single-fighter exercises in the world. A NATO AWACS detachment joined the first two weeks from 15 until 27 May.The Maple Flag exercise is a success storyŽ, says 4 Wing Commander Col. Duff Sullivan. This year for the 28thtime, 4 Wing is an international centre of excellence for tactical fighter operations and training. It provides critically important air combat training. With its proven expeditionary facilities and proximity to the largest Air Weapons Range in Canada, 4 Wing is the ideal venue for expeditionary force training.Ž Tactical director and deployment commander Lt. Col. Karsten Bekaan supports his view. These combined air operations are difficult to do in Europe, where you have to deal with many airspace restrictionsŽ, he said. The 4Wing Range provides us the airspace to train these operations with large aircraft packages. The crews train in an advanced air warfare environment and a high threat scenario. As the 42Ground Radar Site controls the aggressors (defenders), we control the air-to-ground (attackers) package. Exercise Maple Flag provides highly developed weapons control and passive control training. The great benefit of the exercise is the face-to-face briefings with the fighter pilots. Together with them we see how we can support them, how to avoid conflicts, work on a communications plan and define identification procedures.Ž Exercise Maple Flag is a six-week international air combat exercise held annually in north central Alberta. It provides Canadian and allied aircrew with realistic training in a modern simulated air combat environment, and emphasizes air operations involving large coalition forces. During the exercises three two-week periods, international participants engaged in a simulated, 10-day air campaign. Using the vast, unrestricted airspace of the Range, participants engaged in daily missions that involved confronting and dealing with airand groundbased threats. Several scenarios were flown during the two weeks. Besides good training for the weapons and passive control sections, training for the crew in the cockpit was provided as well. When the aggressors are coming too close in our direction we train the so-called retrograde procedureŽ, explains Lt. Col. Bekaan, a way to escape from enemy aircraft.Ž The crew controlled around 50aircraft per mission. Close coordination between the air-to-ground aircraft pilots and the AWACS crew led to high situational awareness. All knew what the plan was, how the mission would be flown and what everyones needs wereŽ, Lt. Col. Bekaan said. The day was closed with a debriefing with all participants attending. They went through the planning, flying and executing phase. All presented their lessons learned which were immediately transferred in the next days mission.Ž Large varieties of target types are located throughout the Range, making it a dynamic and realistic training environment. These targets are built to resemble tanks, missile launchers, radar sites, industrial sites, command and control centres, and various types of vehicles and aircraft. Among them are seven mock airfields. These airfield targets simulate complex aerodromes, and include runways, ramps, taxiways and dispersal areas. Buildings and 3/4-scale airframes and vehicles also add to the realism and training efficacy of these mock aerodromes. Exercise Maple Flag is a Canadian variation of the United States Air Forces Red Flag exercise. Both exercises were developed in response to a Vietnam War finding that 90 percent of aircraft losses took place during the first ten combat missions. Aircrew who survived these critical first ten missions were more likely to survive the remainder of their combat tour. Maple Flag provides aircrews the first ten missions. Lt. Col. Bekaan: These two weeks provided excellent internal training. I was impressed with the good spirit within my detachment. They concentrated on the mission and did a very good job. The robust maintenance crew provided us with a 100% aircraft but as well they twice helped out a Squadron 1 crew at Comox, who were there for another exercise. We flew the maintainers to Comox, they repaired the aircraft and we flew them back.Ž The exercise promotes initiative and self-discipline in the air, and provides the opportunity for developing tactical and leadership skills. Working together to plan air combat missions and flying these missions in concert with aircraft from other nations fosters and strengthens the professional bonds forged between allied nations. 4 Wing Cold Lake was a very fine host. We received support of all kinds and they made our work much easierŽ, Lt. Col. Bekaan said. Besides the hard work we took the opportunity to explore the Canadian area … an impressive country with all its prairies and wildlife, places of great beauty, where nature is able to flourish and evolve.Ž A success story overthe Canadian PrairiesFighter allocator Capt. Dirk Wenzel (right) and passive control officer Capt. Mark Lachapelle benefit from the training in an advanced air warfare environment and a high threat scenario.The Canadian landscape is a place of wonder where the richness of life is respected. The Canadian landscape is a place of wonder where the richness of life is respected.

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Text and photos Capt. Robert A. Firman When an E-3A with NATO OTAN in big, black and white letters descends from the clouds, in many parts of Europe its big news. That is especially true in the new NATO member countries of Eastern Europe like Romania. NATO AWACS Force Commander Maj. Gen. Gary Winterberger generated a lot of media interest when he took an E-3A and crew from here to visit Bucharest, Romania 31 May for two days of briefings and an orientation flight for a number of senior Romanian officials. Included in the briefings were Minister of Defence Teodor Atanasiu, Minister of Administration and Interior Vasile Blaga, Minister of Transportation, Constructions, and Tourism Gheorghe Dobre, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, Chief of General Staff General EugenManolache Badalan, and more. Following an overview of the AWACS Force and a discussion of the capabilities of the aircraft, six officials boarded the jet for a two-hour demonstration flight over Romania. After landing, Lt. Gen. Gheorghe Catrina, chief of the Romanian Air Force, and Maj. Gen. Winterberger, addressed more than 75 members of the Romanian media on topics including AWACS capabilities, and the potential of Romania to join the Force. While any decisions about joining the NATO AWACS program have not yet been taken, at least in the short term the people of Romania got an up-close look at one of NATOs premier military capabilities.Garage Sale for U.S. Air Force BallTo support the U.S. Air Force Ball, a garage sale will be held on Saturday, 18June and Sunday, 19 June at the parking lot next to the NATEX retail store. The organization will be collecting donations for the sale from 13 until 17June, which should be dropped off at the U.S. Family Support Centre between 1600 and 1700.International Wives' Club celebrates Italian Evening The International Wives Club celebrated an Italian Evening on 12May. With the theme Ancient RomeŽ, the evening opened with a costume show presented by several Italian members. Dancing to evocative music, the presentation called to mind the epoch of the Romans. The evening continued with an Italian dinner cooked by the Italian ladies, some of them dressed in the traditional attire of the Romans. They also served traditional Italian sweets and red wine … both of which were well received by the enthusiastic guests. The event concluded with a lottery for door prizes, most of which were products of Italian craftsmen. By Capt Robert A. Firman The E-3A Components Catholic Military Chaplain, Father (Maj.) Gracian Burkiciak, Canadian Air Force, was one of two priests who celebrated the 48th Soldiers Mass at the Basilica of Vierzehnheiligen, one of the most beautiful churches in Germany. Every year on the first Sunday in May, the soldiers of the Second World War march uphill to the Basilica to thank God for their return from war and also to pray for and remember their Comrades who lost their lives in difficult and horrible times. The invitation for Father Burkiciak to celebrate the Soldiers Mass came from a group of German Reserve Noncommissioned Officers from Bavaria who were visiting the Component in September 2004. Fr. Burkiciak was escorted to the Mass by Mr. Werner Schumm, Internal Auditor of the Finance Division and Social Manager for the CSA. According to Mr. Schumm, Fr.Burkiciaks participation was very well received and was seen as a good sign of international friendship, tolerance, acceptance and understanding 60years after the end of the war.Ž More than 100 Soldier and Reserve Associations participated with their flags and more than 4000 people attended the mass concelebrated by Monsignor Wolfgang Witzgall and Father Burkiciak. According to Mr. Schumm, the representative of the German Armed Forces, Generalarzt Brig. Gen. Dr. Roediger, GEAF, offered remarks at the monument for the fallen soldiers. He said that the Basilica of Vierzehnheiligen with its 14 saints is the best place to remember fallen Soldiers and the many other lives lost during World War II. He also remembered the people lost during the Holocaust, and the political, religious and racist tragedies during that time. Brig. Gen. Roediger also included in his speech the deployed soldiers of the Bundeswehr in the war zones of the world and deployments for humanitarian aid today and asked the congregation to think of and pray for these soldiers. According to Mr. Schumm, This great day will always be remembered as an unforgettable event for Father Burkiciak.Ž Fr. Burkiciak will depart the E-3A Component after the end of his tour in July this year and will become the Catholic Military Priest of COMOX Airbase at Vancouver Island, Canada. 6NATOSkywatch 10 June 2005 NATO AWACS visits Romania During a press conference at Bucharests main airport, NATO AWACS Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Gary A. Winterberger, listens to a question from one of more than 75 Romanian media representatives who attended. Lt. Gen. Georghe Catrina, Chief of the Romanian Air Force, discusses the capabilities of the NATO E-3A during an orientation flight over Bucharest. Lt. Gen. Georghe Catrina, Chief of the Romanian Air Force, discusses the capabilities of the NATO E-3A during an orientation flight over Bucharest.Component Chaplain celebrates the 48th Soldiers' Mass

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Saturday, 11 June 2005TimeEventStage 1015-1030Announcements 1030-1100Entertainment anticipated but not confirmed yet1 1100-1145Opening Parade/Ceremony and welcoming remarks from Brig.Gen. Axel Tttelmann, Component Commander and the Mayor of Geilenkirchen, Mr. Andreas Borghorst, with Trommler, Pfeifer and Fanfarenkorps Hoengen and Danish Boys Tivoli Guardsmen. 1145-1225Entertainment anticipated but not confirmed yet2 1225-1255Entertainment anticipated but not confirmed yet1 1255-1300Announcements 1300-1325Portuguese Chorus2 1325-1400Entertainment anticipated but not confirmed yet1 1400-1405Announcements 1405-1440Folk Dance Music from Greece2 1430-1515Entertainment anticipated but not confirmed yet 1515-1540Show Dance Group Stolberg Donnerberg1 1535-1600Marching performance of Tivoli Guardsmen Apron (starting point at the Fire Brigade) 1600-1605Announcements 1605-1630Norwegian Folk Music performance1 1630-1700USAF Band Europe/Five Star Brass Ensemble1 1700-1740Dutch Music Band Harmonie Flos CarmeliŽ 2 1740-1800Portuguese Folk Dance Group 1 1800-1805Announcements 1805-1850Performance by Instrumentalverein Suesterseel 2 1850-1915Show Dance Group Stolberg Donnerberg 1 1915-1930Elvis Presley in concert from France1 1930-close USAF Band Europe/Five Star Brass Ensemble1Sunday, 12 June 2005TimeEventStage 1030-1115U.S. ARMY Band EUROPE from Schwetzingen, Germany1 1115-1200Jazz Band Sunday Morning StompersŽ 2 from Moenchengladbach 1200-1225Folk Dance Music Group from Greece1 1225-1230Announcements 1230-1255Norwegian Folk Music performance2 1255-1305Folk Dance Music Group from Turkey1 1305-1335Portuguese Chorus 2 1335-1405Spanish Folk Dance Group1 1405-1450Marching Parade with Danish Boys Tivoli Guardsmen & International Folk Dance Groups Apron 1450-1500Folk Dance Music Group from Turkey2 1500-1530Scottish Highland Dancers provided by U.K.1 1530-1545Elvis Presley in concert from France2 1545-1610Portuguese Folk Dance Group1 1610-1700Performance of Belgian music band2 (Update 08 June 2005)Additional Program for apron near static airplane display (no performances during bad weather):Saturday, 11 June 2005Time Event 1230-1250U.S. Cheer-Leader Group 1515-1535Portuguese Folk Dance Group 1600-1620Greek Folk Dance Group 1730-1740Turkish Folk Dance Group Sunday, 12 June 2005TimeEvent 1100-1120U.S Cheer-Leader Group 1200-1220Spanish Folk Dance Music Group 1340-1400Greek Folk Dance Music 1500-1520Portuguese Folk Dance Music Group (Update 08 June 2005) Program International Cultural Festival (subject to change) 8NATOSkywatch 10 June 2005 The International Golf Associations fifth tournament of the season was at the International Gomz Golf Club in Gomz, Belgium on 16 May. The hilly course was very challenging to play, but the following players managed good scores and came up with victories. For the A flight, capturing 1st with 37 points was Tom McAdow, who played a solid game through out the course to win his first tournament of the season. Wolfram De Gavarelli, with 32 points, earned 2nd on a scorecard count back. Wolfram has placed in the money in all five tournaments played. Finishing 3rd was Andy Grubbe, also with 32 points. This was Andys back to back third place finish. For the B flight, Mark Susenbach barely captured 1st with 32 points, playing a solid back nine to win his first tournament of the season. Monika Savelsberg captured 2nd place with 31points. This was Monikas second finish in the money this year. Finishing 3rd for the second tournament in a row was Sammy Frey with 31 points. Sammy just missed second place losing on a count back to Monika. Congratulations to all our winners. The long drive competition went to Todd Jennings while the closest to the pin competition went to Mark Susenbach when his tee shot on hole 13 landed 4.8 meters from the pin. There were 20members that took part in the skins competition, but only three skins were won. Andy Grubbe was able to win two skins with a par on hole 3 and a birdie on hole 9. Tom McAdow also won a skin when he pared hole 8. Roland Mayer won the money pot when he left his tee shot 2.8 meters from the hole on the 124 meter up hill green number 18. Great job to all the winners. The next IGA tournaments are 24June in Liege, and 8 July at Spiegelven in Germany. The Club Championship is 16-17 July. Check the IGA webpage at www.igagolf.net for more up coming events.IGA Mark Susenbach and Tom McAdow congratulate each other on their wins at the International Golf Associations latest tournament held at International Gomze in Belgium.Photo courtesy IGA IYASummer Break Program Between 20 June and 19 August the IYA is organizing weekly sessions for children aged 6+ with activities from 0930 to 1630. The children can be dropped off at 0800, and picked up no later than 1730. The program 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 Friday, plus the cost of the field trip. The third child only pays half price, and additional children are free. Slots are limited. Summer Break Trips for Component c hildren aged 6 and up: De Efteling Amusement Park, NL, 22June, 0800-2000, 34; Duisburg Zoo, 29 June, 0800-1730, 17 Chaperones go free. Slots are limited. Point of departure and return is the IYA parking lot next to Bldg 95.

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