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Mr. Marcel Brass and dog Aaron train regularly to stay in top condition. Volume 21, No. 15 NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 26 August 2005 Next NATO Skywatch: 9 September Submissions due by: 1 September Also in this issue:Canadian tour guides visit E-3A ComponentSee page 6Check the upcoming events on page 4Text and photos by A1C Daniel Houben During a training session with the German police an E-3A Component explosive detection dog team, Mr. Marcel Brass and his dog Aaron, assisted in solving a crime. This was not part of the training, but a real-life investigation. Each year the dog handlers have to pass a test to obtain their qualification certificates, and every three months they attend training with the German police. In October 2004, the Civil Guards dog handlers were attending a training course in Bochum when the police of Witten called the group in to help them clear up a crime. While following a suspects trail, Mr. Brass and his dog Aaron found a bag with a pistol and a mask and so helped the police to identify the person and solve a crime. This shows that the Civil Guards professionalism and the quality of their training benefits not only the Component, but also the public. Mr. Marcel Brass has been employed at the Component since 1990 and has been an explosive detection dog handler since 1992. He works with 80 other members of the Civil Guard to ensure the Components security. Daily, the identities of moreCivil Guard bomb dog and handler help police The German NCO Association ŒDUK would like to invite all Component members, their families and friends to the 23rdOktoberfest on 24 and 25September in Hangar 2. Doors open on Saturday at 1800 with an evening of delicious food, special Oktoberfestbeer and live entertainment! On Sunday doors open at 1030 with the traditional FrhschoppenŽ at 1100. As we consider the Sunday a family day, there will be plenty of childrens entertainment as well. Tickets are now on sale at the Frisbee-Club front desk. Each NATO ID cardholder is entitled to purchase four tickets plus one for him/herself. Please print names and ID clearly on the sign-in sheets! If you have to change names on a ticket afterwards it has to be changed at the DUK-OfficeŽ Building 46, ext. 3465. Bavarian Party at Hangar 2 than 600 contractors and suppliers have to be checked, and the guards have to be familiar with about one hundred different ID cards. It is not only the main gate that has to be monitored … also the restricted areas and the fence of the air base have to be checked by patrols 24 hours a day. To compare their knowledge and skills and to learn about the procedures of other nations, the Civil Guard hosts the international Canine Biathlon every year with participants from all over the world. Mr. Marcel Brass and his dog Aaron assisted the police from Witten in solving a crime, finding impportant evidence.


2NATOSkywatch 26 August 2005 Choose your favorite new BMW or choose from our selection of 600 used quality cars. Freude am Fahren Welcome to KOHL automobile Alsdorf Luisenstr. 79 Tel. 0 24 04 / 9 08 70 MŸhlenweg K urt-Koblitz-RingLuisenstra§e B 57 B 221 EBI'SFINETEMPORARYHOUSINGEBI'SFINETEMPORARYHOUSINGCentrally located, less than four miles from the base Guesthouses priced within your budget Several houses to choose from Multi system American/European TV & VCR New modern appliances Pets accepted, no extra chargeFor reservations/information please call Traudl Schleicher at G eilenkirchen base ext. 4489 or Fam. Schleicher at 02451-5235. Mercedes or Japanese car owners!!Call me before you sell, junk or give away. Also if you need parts. phone +49 (0)6563 1564 ANTIQUES ACHELWespecialize in French antiques. All the goods we offer are of top-level quality. New supplies every day. Please visit us and experience our well-known hospitality.Thomas Watsonlaan 35 | Achel-Hamont (Belgium) | T. +32 (0)11 645 883 | www.achelantiques.beOpen: monday saturday and sunday on appointment Direction: highway Maastricht-Eindhoven E25-A2, exit 37/Budel, direction Hamont Neerpelt N71 then direction Valkenswaard N748 Karin's GuesthouseLocated less than 10minutes from BaseFor more information or reservation call: +49 (0)2451-72015 or +49 (0)178 414 0855 www.karins-guesthouse.deOffering a number of apartments suitable to accommodate single or family personnel GK-GillrathModern appliances Complete kitchen dishwasher/microwave Multi-channel Satelite System DVD-player Internet ready telephone line ISDN/DSL Free Internet Washer and dryer Pets are welcome Your own private backyard right next to the woods


First NATO airlift of civilian police into Darfur On 7 August, NATO airlifted a team of 49 African Union civilian police as well as an additional 533 military peacekeepers into Darfur. This is the first time that NATO has assisted in airlifting civilian police into Darfur. The airlift was carried out by the United States, in the framework of the Alliances support to the African Union. Enhancing NATOs support Since July, the Alliance has been helping the African Union strengthen its peacekeeping mission in the region by airlifting forces from African troopcontributing countries into Darfur. To date it has airlifted about 1,900 African troops into the region. At the beginning of August, the African Union requested that NATO also assist in the transport of civilian police. The North Atlantic Council, the Alliances principal decision-making body, agreed to the request on 5 August. It is being carried out in close coordination with the European Union, which has the lead on police matters in Darfur. Further airlifts are scheduled for September.NATO exercise helps Russian rescueThe United Kingdom team that helped rescue seven Russian sailors from a stricken submarine on 7 August said a recent NATO exercise had provided valuable practice for the operation. During the rescue, the UK Royal Navys Scorpio 45, a remotecontrolled mini-sub, spent five hours cutting fishing nets and cables that had trapped the Russian submarine at a depth of 190 meters off the Kamchatka peninsula. Previous rescue attempts had failed and, after three days underwater, the seven-member Russian crew was beginning to run low on oxygen and suffer from exposure to low temperatures. Practising for real-life emergencies Just a few weeks earlier, the Scorpio and its team had been put to extensive use during a two-week NATO submarine rescue exercise in the Mediterranean, Exercise Sorbet Royal 2005. The exercise, held from 17 to 30 June, simulated the rescue of over 200 sailors trapped in sunken submarines on the bottom of the Mediterranean. Rescue personnel and equipment from 14 countries took part in the exercise. The success of such operations depends a great deal on the skill of the pilot in manoeuvring the Scorpio underwater,Ž said Neil Hopkins, a member of the UK Submarine Escape and Rescue Project, During Sorbet Royal the Scorpio was in the water for two weeks, carrying out complicated tasks day in and day out.Ž Knowledge is key The rescue operation also benefited from work done by the NATO-led Submarine Escape and Rescue Working Group (SMERWG), which facilitates the exchange of information on available rescue techniques and equipment. The Group, of which Russia is a member, has established an International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. This office runs a database through which information on accidents and offers of assistance from across the globe is channelled. As a result, the UK team had full access to the specifications of the stricken Russian submarine, and therefore knew what equipment would be needed to run a successful operation. Knowing the specifications and having the right gear in place is essential in what is a race against time,Ž said Commander Gavin Short, a submarine expert in NATOs International Military Staff. At the same time, the Russian authorities knew that the UK had the right equipment for the job.Ž The Alliance is currently developing several other submarine rescue initiatives, including a study on submarine rescue interoperability and the development of a NATO Submarine Rescue System.NATO diversifies aid to African Union By Staff Sgt. Mellissa M. Novakovich NATOs continuing support to the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) has become more diverse as NATO offers capacity building training as well as logistical support to the African Union. NATOs logistical support to AMIS in the form of the coordination of strategic airlift began in mid-July. Since then NATO has transported approximately 1,950 troops, including 49 members of the civilian police force. These airlift missions are a blend of efforts by NATO and the European Union to create a combined endeavour to promote peace in the Darfur region. In addition to the airlift missions, NATO is also providing Staff Capacity Building workshops for the African Unions officers within the Deployed Integrated Task Force (DITF) Headquarters in Ethiopia. The training is based on strategic level planning and focuses on technologies and techniques to create an overall analysis and understanding of Darfur and to identify the areas in which the application of AU assets can influence and shape the operating environment to deter crises. The training, covering command and control procedures, reporting systems, battle rhythm, intelligence collection and analysis, force generation, situational awareness and task force and headquarters standard operating procedures refinement, began on 1 August. At their request, the AU officers are also receiving informational briefs on NATOs experiences with the NATO Response Force concept, and deployed operations in Afghanistan. In a separate activity, NATO is also providing 14 officers in support of a United Nations (UN) organized MAP Exercise for the AMIS Force Headquarters in Sudan. In this exercise, NATO has provided exercise writers and tactical-level controllers. The MAP Exercise will run until 26 August. In May NATOs North Atlantic Council (NAC) agreed that the Alliance could support the AU mission by providing strategic airlift and training, especially in the areas of command and control and operational planning. (Information from NATO and SHAPE news releases) 26 August 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 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 Mrs. Maureen Geraets-Head Volume 21, No. 1526 August 2005 FilmpoolOn a recent visit to the Filmpool Studios near Cologne Mr. Brian Barrett (NATO Civilian ret.) presented the 2006 E-3A Component Calendar to Judge Barbara Salesch. Mr. Barrett took part in three filmed cases, the last part will be shown on SAT1 Television on 1September at 1500. Judge Salesch showed a lot of interest in the photos in the calendar and cant wait to visit the base with the whole crew and cast from Filmpool. The calendars are still on sale in the Sentry Club, priced 4.Police urgently seeking witnesses The Traffic Department of the Heinsberg Police is urgently seeking the assistance of any person who was driving on the B221 road from the Janses Mattes intersection to Heinsberg (or vice versa) between 1705 and 1720 on 16 August 2005 and who witnessed the major traffic accident (with two fatalities) that occurred near the village of Schleiden at 1713. Information is particularly requested with regard to a darkcoloured Seat car and a silvercoloured Ford Focus station wagon which were travelling on the B 221 at that time. The police urgently need to trace these vehicles. If you can provide any information on this subject, please call the Traffic Department (Verkehrskommissariat) of the Heinsberg Police on 02452920561 or any other police station. Vacancy announcementApplications are invited for the following post, which was previously advertised under Vacancy Number 04064. Candidates who applied under Vacancy Number 04064 will not be considered unless they apply again: Senior Assistant (Manpower), AGK CPM 0040, Advertisement Number 05026, NATO grade B-4, assigned to the Manpower Management Branch, Personnel Division. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible. Closing date 30 August 2005. For further details, please visit the Component Information Portal (WISE) under Headquarters, PEC, Recruitment/Services Section or review the advertisement posted in Building 8. Note: Only applications of qualified personnel will be considered. Photo courtesy Mr. Brian Barrett


4NATOSkywatch 26 August 2005Events in the local areaFoggy Fields Bazaar30 September, 1 and 2 October The Annual Foggy Fields Bazaar will be held in Hangar 4 on Friday, 30 September from 0900-1800, Saturday, 1 October from 1000-1700, and Sunday, 2 October from 1000-1600. The bazaar is open to all U.S. and NATO ID cardholders and their guests. Vendors from around the world will be selling fabulous items such as Polish pottery, Turkish carpets, clocks, antiques, jewellery, and much more. Many of your old favourites, as well as many new vendors will be attending. The bazaar is hosted by the American Women of Geilenkirchen and all profits support programs in the military community. We hope to see you there!Stadt Geilenkirchen invites you to its festival3 and 4 September By A1C Daniel Houben On 3 and 4 September the city of Geilenkirchen will be colored blue and yellow because the annual city festival will be held with lots of attractions for young, old, tall and small. On this weekend, the stores and booths in Geilenkirchen will be open on Saturday until 2000 and on Sunday from 1300 to 1800, and all the shop windows will be decorated with blue and yellow balloons, pennants, etc. These are the colors of the city of Geilenkirchen. There will be many attractions for every age group. You will find two stages, one on the market place and one on the FriedlandplatzŽ with lots of entertainment by different bands and musicians. On the market square, bands like Galatea, D-Fame and other rock bands will perform for the younger spectators, and at the FriedlandplatzŽ a Swing Combo and the St. Ursula Gymnasium school choir will perform. There will also be a wine and specialties market. Twelve winegrowers from all over Germany will offer their specialties and different tasty wines. At the GerbergasseŽ, Alte PoststrasseŽ and HolzmarktŽ the farmers, tradesmen and artists will demonstrate their products and also the Geilenkirchen fire brigade will show its trucks. For the first time, a kids paradise with lots of amusements will be located at the Extra supermarket parking lot and the admission is free. The traditional fair ground and a flea market will be held on the Konrad-Adenauer StrasseŽ and the Theodor-Heuss RingŽ with attractions for young and old. The RurtaltrioŽ comedians will do their show on Sunday afternoon. Every year thousands of people come to Geilenkirchen to enjoy the fantastic program organised by the Aktionskreis StadtsfestŽ and taste a lot of the culinary specialties from the buffets, such as gambas or sardines. Text and photo Capt. Gareth Carter Every year, Veterans Affairs Canada hires groups of Canadian university students to spend four months in Europe to serve as tour guides and hosts at the two World War One Canadian Memorial Parks in Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy, France. In the beginning of this month, four of these guides had the opportunity to take a tour themselves, courtesy of the Canadian Contingent here at Geilenkirchen. Karyn Belanger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Paul Battin from St Marys, Ontario, Sonya Diesberger from Moncton, New Brunswick and Dan Levesque from Quebec City, Quebec sat back and let me, the Canadian Contingent Unit Historian, do the tour guide duties and show them a little of what we do here at the base. The group started with a tour of a jet on the flight line. Together with Capt. Mark Lachapelle we explained the operation of an AWACS in flight from the flight deck and mission crew perspectives. The group then proceeded to the simulator building where they were treated to thirty minutes of life on the flight deck in the flight deck simulator. The instructor pilot, Turkish Air Force pilot Capt. Ali Hazar, demonstrated a few touch-and-goes here at the main operating base. After the flight deck experience, Maj. Jerry Carell, escorted them into a mission crew simulator where all the radar blips were explained to the guides. No tour of the Canadian Contingents operations would be complete without a stop at the Canadian Military Family Resource Centre at the Canadian National Support Unit. The Director, Ms. Elizabeth MacDonald, showed the guides the support network set up by the Canadian Forces for the families of members of the Canadian Forces. After the stop the group took home some back issues of Canadian newspapers and magazines, something they sorely miss at their shared house in Arras, France. The final stop on base was the NATO shop in the Sentry Club where the special visitors picked up some souvenirs of their trip to Geilenkirchen This particular group of guides returned to Canada in the middle of August. Karen Belanger commented after the tour that the trip to Germany and the base was the perfect end to their trip to Europe. They will be replaced by a new group of eager Canadian history buffs a week before they go back to Canada. The Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel sites are open to visitors year round, but with limited hours during the winter months. Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park is nine kilometres north of Albert, France and the Vimy Memorial Park is ten kilometres north of Arras, France. The base of the Vimy Memorial will be undergoing extensive renovations until 2007 and is completely obscured by tenting. However, the Vimy Grange Tunnel tour, preserved crater line and reconstructed trenches are still open to visitors. More information on the memorial sites mentioned in this article can be accessed at: cfm?source=Memorials/ww1mem Canadian students serve as tour guidesThe guides standing at an international border marker between the Netherlands and Germany. The two on the left are in the Netherlands, the two on the right in Germany. By Mr. H. Wayne Hill El Gitano is a restaurant with the flavour of Spain. It is located at a lakeside location in Waldfeucht. The view is outstanding and if you eat on the patio, its easy to keep an eye on the children as they play putt-putt golf or just run in the grass of their spacious yard. The restaurant has settled into a rhythm of delivering European styled leisurely service. The meals are generous and the service is friendly. Teuta, the friendly waitress, will give you service with a smile. Dragon is master of the kitchen and is also seen serving food and insuring his guests are satisfied. But his dishes are about letting the food speak for itself, and it is good. Tasting his work underscores his philosophy. Laanna, his beautiful wife, will also assist you in making you feel satisfied and full. With few exceptions, meat and fish are both accorded respect. I had the lamb medallions with herbs and garlic butter sauce. Give me a five star yummies on that one. The house wine is served in pottery pitchers and taste great. I havent ventured into the wine list because the house wine works just fine. Desserts come from the bigger is better school, and theyre a little daunting after these generous appetizers and entrees. But you can always have a little of their home made Flan with caramel sauce. Ask for your check and a little after-dinner drink of something tasting of anise will put the cap on a great experience. Some restaurants are the dining equivalent of watching bowling on TV; Bo-ring. Not at El Gitano. As an extra treat, go Wednesday and experience the hot and cold buffet for 10, go on a Saturday and there is live Spanish guitar music, go Sunday and get a five course meal for 13.50, you cant help but to enjoy the difference. Its nice to know about a place where you can get a respectable meal with a side of style at a price that doesnt make you feel like you just paid your mortgage. Kitchen is open from 1130 to 1500 and from 1700 to 2300, closed Mondays. Web: Telephone: 02455-398-8082.


26 August 2005 NATOSkywatch 5 It's almost that time again!Our specialty weeks are about to startThe first two weeks in September Friday to Sunday:Fresh Dutch MusselsIn the second half of the month: Mushroom WeeksIn October: Bavarian culinary delicacies and Oktoberfest beer on draughtOur kitchen open daily from 1130 hours to 2200 hours Am Freibad 10 52538 Gangelt Tel. +49(0)2454-1414 Fax +49 (0)2454 939301 English spoken! First House in Townexclusive single, double and triple rooms, rooms with kitchenette, dignified furnitures, shower/WC, minibar, cable-color-TV, direct dial telephone, balcony lavish buffet in our CafÂŽ Fleur laundry for our guests only 12 luxurious apartmenthouses in quiet area for families with children, modern styled furnitures, 2bedrooms, living room, bathroom, complete kitchen with microwave,cable-colorTV, direct dial wireless lan telephone. Theodor Heuss Ring 15phone: (+49-2451) 627-0 52511 Geilenkirchenfax: (+49-2451) 627300 home Our bistro CafÂŽ Fleur is daily open from 7:00 to 24:00 hr Kuhlerthang 1 52525 Heinsberg-Schafhausen Phone: +49 (0)24 52 / 616 05 Since more than 17 years,Chrysler Jeep Service station with experienced,Chrysler trained personnel.Authorized Chrysler and Jeep service partner of Chrysler Deutschland GmbH. Autohaus Goertz TAX FREETAX FREEDODGE


6NATOSkywatch 26 August 2005 By Capt Dan Rueger, Terry Fox Committee The August 12 edition of the Skywatch told of the tremendous sacrifice made by Terry Fox leaving the Legacy of what has become a worldwide campaign to fund cancer research. What started as a singular effort by one brave individual in 1980 is now, 25 years later, an international campaign evident even here in the Geilenkirchen Region. Carwash This years Terry Fox Campaign 2005Ž, fundraising for Cancer Research, is in full swing. It began on 1 August with donation jars at all the NATEX outlets. The Terry Fox Charity Car Wash took place the weekend of 12 …13 August. Despite the poor weather on the 12th, a band of cheerful carwashers was kept busy and after a more pleasant day on the 13th more than 2,400 had been raised for cancer research. The NATO Component will see a gang of energetic and enthusiastic campaigners participating in the Terry Fox 24hour Challenge starting at 1300 on Saturday 10 September. If you would like to sponsor one of these individuals running in this 24-hour relay, contact Major Yves Thriault at ext. 3340. He will put you in touch with one of several runners who would eagerly accept a donation to the Terry Fox Campaign. The Annual Terry Fox Family Fun Run is open to all and takes place 11 September. It is a fun, noncompetitive, 10 km run/walk or bicycle route that starts from the Canadian Forces Support Unit Europe, Selfkant Kaserne, Niederheid. The run winds through bicycle/walking paths around Burg Trips and will be accessible to run, walk (suitable for big wheeled strollers) and ride. Registration fee is 5 per person or 12.50 per family. You can start anytime between 0900 and 1300. There will be refreshments along the route, live entertainment in the gymnasium and a BBQ throughout the day. So come on out, bring the family and get some exercise. The world is closer than ever to finding a cure for cancer, and with your continued participation and support, Cancer Can Be Beaten. This year, make it a point to come out and participate. All proceeds go directly to cancer research. So...bring your family and friends, a will to succeed like Terrys, and remember, Terry ran 42kilometres every day for cancer research. His single dream has brought a world of hope. 2005 Terry Fox campaign for cancer research Turkish National Day celebrationBy Turkish National Support Unit On 19 August, the Turkish contingent organized the second party for National Day Celebrations shared with all the nations of this Component. It was one of the main events on base for everyone to gather and have a great opportunity for entertainment near the pool. More than 2,000 guests participated and had a great time. A thank-you goes to the bands Dig It!, Altin Cocuklar and Rock On and the D.J. who supported the party which started at 1500 and ended atl 0130. The free Doner Kebabs were a great snack and enjoyed by many. During this event, Brig.Gen. Axel R. Tttelmann, E-3A Component Commander, pinned on the promotion Lieutenant Colonel rank on Deniz Kartepes shoulders and he was assisted by Lt.Col. Kartepes wife, Meliha. We are expecting more marvelous activities from our Turkish friends to raise morale and to celebrate their national activities. Dont miss next years pool party event!


26 August 2005 NATOSkywatch 7 TAX-FREETAX-FREEUSA PARTSSTORESpecialised in repairs and maintenance of USCars and all foreign types of cars.Most USA parts available.Authorized warrenty repairs shop forHaefland 30 € Brunssum € € Phone +31 (0)45 525 07 87 € Fax +31 (0)45 527 36 63 Global Antiques CentreEllerweg 18, Kelpen The Netherlands Kelpen is situated between Weert and Roermond Telephone +31 (0)495 651239 Fax +31 (0)495 651993 Internet: offer you the finest furniture, clocks and lamps from France, Belgium and Germany. Professionally restored antiques on display in showroom of 900m2. Open: Monday-Friday 0900-1800 hrs, Saturday 0900-1500hrs., Sunday closed. THESOURCEFOREXCLUSIVEANTIQUES INTHENETHERLANDS Heating oillow price top service Bischoff & Leeuw oHGBerliner Ring 15-17 52511 Geilenkirchen 02451 68001 VERTRETUNG DERESSOAG THE CITY OF GEILENKIRCHENwould like to invite the International Component members and their families to the bi-annual STADTFEST'.Come join us for lots of entertainment for the entire family! 2 music stages wine market with specialities children's paradise & amusement park farmers market with local handicrafts and much more Postfach 1205 52511 Geilenkirchen Tel: +49 2452 / 15 75 11 Fax: +49 2452 / 15 63 01The excitement starts on Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th September 2005 Autohaus Conen GmbHAuthorized Citro‘n and Honda partner Large selection of new and used cars Spare parts Car rental Maintenance and service Body repair and spray paint jobs Erkelenzer Stra§e 76 HeinsbergContact person: Erik Thšnnissen Phone +49 (0)2452 951016 TAX FREE TAX FREE Hotel-RestaurantJ abuschAm Markt 3 GeilenkirchenPhone +49 (0)2451 2725 The Terrace CafŽ in the of the city Since 1795 menu in english language german 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 guesthousefor guests who like to stay longer Krefelder Str. 674, 41066 Mnchengladbach sales:+49 (0) 2161 9 69 99-73 fax:+49 (0) 2161 9 69 99-80 service:+49 (0) 2161 9 69 99-21YOUR OFFICIAL MILITARY SALES AGENT Your approved Volvo dealer for Mšnchengladbach, JHQ and Erkelenz. Rhd & Lhd at NATO Forces discount prices, all specifications. Full Volvo showroom & workshop facilities. Friendly English & German speaking staff! Huge selection of quality used cars. Bonsels & Weitz... your friendly dealer only a short drive away.


8NATOSkywatch 26 August 2005 IDH, Officers, Frisbee and Sentry Clubs now on the 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. Sunday brunch will alternate between Officers/Frisbee Clubs. Members from both clubs are eligible to attend. Regular prices brunch members 9.20, guests 10.70; lunch members 6.10, guests 7.65; children 4-12 years half price; reservations should be made NLT 1200 on the Friday before. Club cards are required. For additional information, please contact the Officers Club, ext. 4990, or the Frisbee Club, ext. 4994. 4Family brunch at the Officers Club; Frisbee Club closed. 11Sunday brunch at the Frisbee club; Officers Club closed. 18Bavarian brunch at the Officers Club; Frisbee Club closed. 25No brunch; both Clubs closed due to Oktoberfest. Officers Club (SWPO/4990) Operating hours bar MondayFriday 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 Friday before. Club cards required when using the Frisbee Club (ext. 4994). Lunch at the Officers Club Monday … Thursday, A la Carte menu served; Monday + Wednesday a vegetarian special also available; Friday Buffet Style Lunch. Throughout the month membership appreciation. One time each month for each Officers Club member, buy one drink of your choice and get an equivalent drink of your choice free of charge; Club cards required. Tuesdays 1700-1800 Happy Hour, free snacks available; Fridays 1600-1800 Happy Hour, free snacks available. 7Restaurant closed for lunch due to official function. 16Mongolian BBQ, reservations required. 19-22Mussel specialities during lunch-time. Special notes: The Officers Club has rooms available for your conferences, meetings, presentations or Commanders Call. Make your reservations now. Officers Club Participation in Frisbee Club Events: During Frisbee Club opening hours, Officers Club members are eligible to utilise the Frisbee Club for breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch (on an alternating basis between the Frisbee and Officers Clubs). Club cards required when Officers Club members are using the Frisbee Club. Cancellations for Officers Club events will be accepted up to two days prior to the event on ext. 4990. After this time, a cancellation fee of 5. Also visit the Officers Club Web Page on the Component Information Portal, through Base Support Wing, Services Squadron, Clubs, for the latest information. Frisbee Club (SWPN/4994) Make a reservation today at the Frisbee 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 (club cards required). Throughout the month Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 17001800, Friday with free snacks 1700-1900. Monday nights Steak Night in the Frisbee Grill during normal restaurant times; open for steak dinners only, normal sized steak 6 and large steak 8. 6BINGO/SKAT. 19-23Turkish specialities during lunchtime. 20BINGO. 22IWC Turkish Night. 23Bavarian Breakfast. Sentry Club (SWPJ/4997) As well as the daily special, the Sentry Club will now offers a weekend special comprising of a soup (or dessert) and main course. The weekend special will be advertised in the Sentry Club and on the Component Web page. The Sentry Club is also able to support conferences and meetings with coffee, soft drinks, Brtchen or freshly prepared muffins. The off sale operation can also provide Warsteiner Beer in 30 and 50 ltr containers, various soft drinks in 1 ltr bottles and tables, benches and other items to help in organising your party; please order in advance. The Sentry Club Beer Garden is open; come and try one of our many beers offered, i.e. Erdinger Weizenbier, Koenig Ludwig Dunkel, Schloesser Altbier and, of course, our very popular Warsteiner Pils. Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from the Sentry Club Manager, ext. 4996. Sports Department (SWPT/4946) Throughout the month Monday+Wednesday body fitness at the MultiPurpose Room at 1100 in the New Gym; Tuesday+Thursday softball league continues, game times 1730-2030 at the softball fields. ALSO NEW ACTIVITIES WILL COMMENCE … Pilates, Aerobic Dance, etc. 11Swimming pool closes. 16Registration deadline for racquetball tournament; tournament commences 26 September at the racquet ball courts, Bldg 204. 20Coaches meeting for volleyball league at 1400 in the Sentry Club Q+Q Room (old sports bar). International Pre-school (SWPS/4957) 1Start of the new school year 2005/2006. 14Open house at 1800. P arents get the opportunity to talk to the school staff, meet other parents and tour the facility. Places are still available for our afternoon programmes only. For more information please call the school at ext. 4957. Thrift Shop (SWPG/4919) Tuesdays+Thursdays operating hours 1000-1400. International Library (SWPL/4956) Monday-Friday operating hours 1100-1600. USAFE Libraries provide online access to the full text of the Air Force Times. Go to and click on NEWSBANK, then select AIR FORCE TIMES. Articles can also be searched by using a key word. If you want access other than via your milnet computer, use your E-Resource account issued by the library and go to dbcards.php to access. If you currently do not have an EResource account, contact the International Library at Building 96. International Youth Activities (SWPY/4954/5) Registration and further information at the IYA Office in Bldg 95, ext 4954/5, opening hours Monday-Friday 08151300. Trip to Seven Mountains The IYA is offering a family trip to Seven Mountains on Sunday, 2 October 1000…2000. IYA will travel to the former capital Bonn, from where a cruise boat will take the group to the beautiful town of Knigswinter. On the market place in the old town the local winegrowers are celebrating the annual Winzerfest with music, wine booths and traditional food. It is also possible to visit the Drachenfels with its remnants of a 12th century castle, from where there is a spectacular view of the Rhein valley or take the historic train up and/or down the hill or hike. Point of departure and return is the parking lot outside the Front Gate. Cost is 16 for ages 14 and up, 13 for ages 4 … 13, and 9 for ages 3 and under. MWA INFORMATIONSeptember Autos2002 Nissan Almera Tino, 2.2L diesel, 60,000 km, green, airco, Euro specs. Excellent mechanical condition, some body scratches. Book value 16,000, asking 12,500. Reasonable offers considered. Tom DeRemer, 0031 45 5690360 or 0031 6 46683216. SKYWATCHCLASSIFIED Change in closing time of Barber and Beauty ShopsPlease note, effective immediately the operating hours of the E-3A Component Barber and Beauty Shops will be: Barber Shop: Monday … Friday, 0800-1600 Beauty Shop : Tuesday … Friday, 0800-1600 Volkshochschule language courses is starting the week of 5 September. Classes are held in Bldg 141, basic price 67,20 for 24 mornings/evenings. Registration in class. Further information at ext. 4954. German (room 118): A1 beginners … intensive courses, book 1, lesson 1, Tue & Thu 0830-1000, instructor Annemie Schindler; Tue & Thu 1730-1900, instructor Christine Mertens. A1 advanced … intensive courses,book1, Mon & Wed 1145-1315, instructor Annemie Schindler, starting with lesson 7; Tue & Thu 1900-2030, instructor Christine Mertens, starting with lesson 6. A2 intensive courses, book 2, Mon & Wed 0830-1000, instructor Annemie Schindler, starting with lesson 1; Mon & Wed 1900-2030, instructor Christine Mertens, starting with lesson 1; Mon & Wed 1000-1130, instructor Annemie Schindler, starting with lesson 6. B1 intensive courses, book 3, lesson 1, Tue & Thu 1000-1130, instructor Annemie Schindler; Mon & Wed 17301900, instructor Christine Mertens. These courses directly prepare you for the Zertifikat Deutsch, an internationally acknowledged degree. English (room 109): A1 beginners … intensive course, Tue & Thu 0830-1000, instructor: N.N. A2 intermediate conversation class … intensive course, Tue & Thu 1000-1130, instructor: Aileen Porter; improve your communication skills, grammar and vocabulary; texts will be provided. B1 advanced conversation class … intensive course, Mon & Fri 1000-1130, instructor Aileen Porter; increase your fluency by discussing current topics and interesting texts.Volkshochschule language courses 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 Stop 33, e-mail:, before noon Thursday, 1 September.


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