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Volume 22, No. 1 NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 13 January 2006 Gen. Tom Hobbins visits base.See page 3.Winter tyres mandatory in Germany. See page 4.Western end of runway gets obstacle freeBy PIOThis week Monday, 9 January, contractors started to cut a section of trees adjacent to the west side of the base on the Dutch side of the border. After years of discussion, the western end of the runway is becoming obstacle free and the E-3A Component will be able to operate with improved safety margins.The trees in the Schinveld Forest were growing into the obstacle free zone, causing problems for flying operations, especially during bad weather. To assure flight safety in the last few years the, special flight instructions were ordered. The cutting of the trees now increases the margin of safety on take-off and landing. Although safety concerns required the clearing of this six-hectare section of the forest, the project will have no significant impact on noise levels for those living near the base. In fact, noise levels will decrease to an extent because pilots will be able to fly whats known as precision approaches, allowing aircraft to glide at lower power levels to the runway. This was previously not possible because the trees blocked the pilots view of the runway approach lights. Even with the trees cut, the Component will continue to prioritise efforts to control the noise impact on surrounding communities. One method for doing that was established in an agreement between NATO and the Dutch Government to limit the total number of aircraft movements over the Netherlands annually. In fact, the total number of movements over the Netherlands last year was significantly below the allowed totals (3,211 against 3,600). Moreover the E-3A Component observes quiet hours, between 2200 and 0800 and there is no flying during the weekends, unless required for operational reasons. The Dutch governments decision to clear this small section of the forest is supported by the E-3A Component, but does not change the Components commitment to being a good neighbour. As in the past the Component will continue to ensure the noise burden on local communities is reduced as much as possible. For example, around half of training approaches are flown away from Air Base Geilenkirchen. And finally, the approach and departure routes are carefully mapped to reduce noise impact as much as possible. Next NATO Skywatch: 27 January Submissions due by: 19 JanuaryThat's why it's necessary!Also in this issue: Photos Andrea Hohenforst

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2NATOSkywatch 13 January 2006 your online car dealer One year Therefore many cars at very favorable prices. Give us a call or send us e-mail. It's worth it!Office: Car-Rental Nardin & aie-eufahrzeuge Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 219 52511 Geilenkirchen Phone +49(0)2451 67726 or +49(0)172 2633861 Fax +49(0)2451 66695 e-mail info@aie-eufahrzeuge.de CAR-Rental NardinPKW & LKW Vermietung Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 Invite2 WD 1.997 ccm (136 HP) 100 kw 5-door, metallic cosmic green our price 14,250* Audi A6 Avantnew model, 2.4 (6-shift) 2.393 ccm, 6 cylinder, (130 HP), 130 kw, 5-door, metallic our price 27,790* Chrysler VoyagerNew York edition, 2500 CRD, 105 kw (143 HP), diesel, metallic our price 22,590* Many various brand cars from stock available. All Ford models very favorable and available on short order. Also, you now can order many models with American specifications. Prices without VAT 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 Internet/unlimited flatrate Washer and dryer Pets are welcome Your own private backyard right next to the woods We accept creditcards 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: www.global-antiques.comWe 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 largest antique centre of Belgiumapprox.70 vendors under one roof,12,000 m2 Industrial area:Middenweg 10 Hamont (Belgium) Phone:+32 (0)11 446 195 / 446 190 info@slegers-antiques.com www.slegers-antiques.comimport export Open:Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00 hrs. Saturday and Sunday closed or call us for an appointment Direction:highway Maastricht-E indhoven E25-A2,e xit 37/Budel,direction Hamont, follow through Hamont,direction Industrial areaEven though it's a one-hour drive, you won't be disappointed! NOCREDITCARDSPAYMENTSCASHONLY Your address for antiques daily new stock 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 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.

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NATO member countries are responding to the Iraqi peoples desire for increased security in their country by providing a large quantity of donated arms and equipment in support of the Iraqi Armed Forces.For example, Romania has donated around 6,000 AK-47 rifles and various types of other equipment. A large shipment of donations from Slovenia arrived this year, including among other things, around 17,000 AK-47 rifles and around 10,000 helmets. Demark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Latvia have also donated various types of equipment to the Iraqi Security Forces. Donations of weapons from many of the East European nations that have now joined NATO are ideal for the Iraqi military because many Iraqis are already familiar with those weapons from the days of the former regime, say western military experts. While not all are new, the weapons are in excellent shape. The above-mentioned donations are estimated to be worth around 30 million. Seventy-seven tanks and four tankrecovery vehicles, donated to the Iraqi Armed Forces by Hungary were delivered and they are now located at Taji, north of Baghdad, which is the headquarters of the Iraqi 9th Division (Mechanized). The tanks were transferred from Hungary by a combination of land and sea transport and are expected to be operational by mid-December. This donation is estimated to be worth around 70 million, which takes the total of NATO donations to the Iraqi Armed Forces in 2005 to 100 million. In response to a request from the Interim Iraqi Government (IIG), NATO announced at the Istanbul Summit that it had agreed to assist with the training of Iraqs security forces. On October 8, 2004, the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, based in Norfolk, Virginia, established the NATO Training and Equipment Coordination Group (NTECG). The NTECG was created to support the ongoing NATO Training Mission in Iraq (NTM-I), under the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The NTECGs mission is to assist NATO military authorities in training selected Iraqi personnel out-of country, and to develop a NATO role in coordinating and harmonising Iraqi Interim Government equipment needs with national offers to support those requirements. In-country coordination is undertaken by the NTM-I Training, Equipment and Synchronization Cell (TESC), which addresses the Iraqi Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior requirements by coordinating the delivery of NATO nation offers of equipment that meets Iraqi requirements. NTM-I is in Iraq at the request of Iraqi authorities. The Mission mainly concentrates on training Iraqi officers and assisting the Iraqi Security Forces with donated equipment, not combat operations. NATO Air Mobile Medical Teams in Pakistan have treated over 3,000 patients in the earthquake-affected area of Kashmir since they started operations in November. The 8 October earthquake devastated the infrastructure in the Kashmir Mountains leaving thousands injured without access to medical facilities. Roads and hospitals collapsed and hundred of thousands needed medical attention. The Air Mobile Medical Team consists of a Luxembourg MD Explorer Air Rescue helicopter (Luxembourg contribution to the NATO Disaster Relief Team in Pakistan) and Czech, Dutch, French, Portuguese, and UK medics assigned to the NATO Medical Relief Hospital in Bagh. They have been able to bring medical assistance and medicines to remote villages. Most of these areas are not accessible by vehicles and do not have any medical facilities nearby where people can go for medical care. The Luxembourg MD Explorer is the workhorse of the Air Mobile Medical Team. Its ability to land in remote areas is phenomenal. In some instances, the medical teams are dropped by the Luxemburg helicopter and then reach their destination using mules for extra mobility in the rough mountain terrain. They have saved the lives of hundreds that would otherwise have been killed by earthquake-related injuries or diseases. Signing the Component Guest Book was Gen. Tom Hobbins first task after he was welcomed on 29 December by E-3A Component Commander Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Schmidt. The Commander U.S. Air Forces in Europe paid a courtesy visit between Christmas and New Year. He received an update about the tasking of the men and women of the E-3A Component as well as about the numerous real-world operations the Component took part in during the last few years. On the same day Gen. Hobbins also visited JFC HQ Brunssum.Photo MSgt. Mark Bogges Commander U.S. Air Forces in Europe visits base 13 January 2006 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. Stephen D. Schmidt Chief, Public Information Office Capt. Robert A. Firman Editor SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg Volume 22, No. 113 January 2006 NATO mobile medical teams treated more than 3000 patients Medical personnel look after a patient in the intensive care.Photo SHAPENATO Nations have donated 100 million worth of equipment to the Iraqi Armed Forces

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As Americans, one of the food staples we like to eat is chicken. We eat it fried, roasted, baked and barbequed. So if you share American taste for chicken and want to have it rotisserie roasted, then you have to go to the Haan (Chicken) restaurant in Heerlen, The Netherlands. The surroundings are simple, clean and efficient. Since chicken is the theme you will see all kinds of chicken things around on the walls from pictures to statues. There is a wall of chain driven rotisserie bars that turn and are filled with chickens in varied stages from pale to golden brown. They give off a visual appeal to spark the appetite. The restaurants only meat is chicken. So if you like that, you can have a half, whole, or chicken livers as your main course. They sell side dishes such as French fries, assorted vegetables, mushrooms, and ice cream or fruit for dessert. Dont expect to pay very much either. For a modest 10 to 13 one can go in hungry and come out full with basic food, drink and dessert. This eatery is ideal for families with children (its a two minute drive from the indoor playground Kinderstad) or if you just want a bite to eat before the movies. The restaurant is across from the parking lot of the Heerlen train station, so parking is handy. Address is Stationstraat 19, Heerlen; phone 003145-571-1373; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 4NATOSkywatch 13 January 2006 The mystery of the anonymous toilet brushprovided by Building 80 I came back to work After Christmas like you Id had a good leave Now back to the zoo But there on my desk Was something quite strange A pink toilet brush Or am I deranged? It stood on its own Pink flowers and all Gleaming and new And not very tall. The desk was empty cept the brush all alone I stood in my coat And made a small moan Whats this,Ž I asked Dont know,Ž they all said It was put there at Christmas When we were all still in bed So a mystery again And who put it there? Its a strange kind of gift Or was it a dare? A feminine special With pink daisies all round. Was it an unwanted present Or something someone found? The mystery continues To this very day No-one will own up So heres what I say.... Ill keep it here For a week or so If no-one claims it by then It will just have to go!Vacancy announcementApplications are invited for the following posts: Fireman, 7 posts, AGK SAF 0570…AGK SAF 0630, Advertisement Numbers 05033-05039, NATO grade C-3, assigned to the Fire/Crash & Rescue Branch, Airfield Services Squadron, Base Support Wing. These posts are due to be filled as soon as possible. Closing date date: 31 Jan 2006. Senior Assistant (Administration), Post Number AGK IWA 0030, Advertisement Number 05042, NATO grade B-4, assigned to the Administration Support Group, Information Support Wing. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible. Clossing date: 7 February 2006. 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. Italian NightThe International Womens Club organises Italian Night in the Frisbee Club on 26 January at 1830. A festive evening with games, music, a jewellery stand and a lot of sweets. Dont miss it! WantedSwimminginstructorsThe IYA is looking for certified … German DLRG Bronze or equivalent Red Cross certificate instructors for its swimming lessons for beginners. They are held at the Hallenbad Geilenkirchen on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1645 to 1745. If you like to work with children aged 4 and up, please call ext. 4954 to get further information. By Mr. H. Wayne Hill Winter tyres mandatory in the Federal Republic of GermanyBy IMP The traffic police department in Heinsberg has provided the E-3A Component with the following information with regard to the use of winter tyres in the Federal Republic of Germany with effect from 1 January 2006. German legislation does not currently prescribe the use of winter tyres during the winter season, but legislation on this subject is expected in the near future (sometime in 2006). However, an amendment has been made to the text of Article 1, Section 2, paragraph 3a, of the Road Traffic Regulations (Art. 1 & 2 Abs. 3a StVO), which now specifies that motor vehicles must be appropriately equipped for the weather conditions. This specially includes the requirements that vehicles must have suitable tyres and that the windscreen washer system is to be filled with suitable liquid containing antifreeze. If the police discover that your motor vehicle is not appropriately equipped in this respect, they can impose a fine of 20. If the police discover that your vehicle is hindering traffic because it is not adequately equipped for driving at that time, they can impose a fine of 40. It is also possible that if you caused damage to your vehicle as a result of icy road conditions, and your vehicle was not equipped with tyres of the right type, then your insurance company would only cover part of the cost. You are advised to contact your insurance company to obtain information on this subject. Further information is available from the IMP Investigation Section, Building 97, ext. 4820. Photo archive Photosection

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6NATOSkywatch 13 January 2006 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. 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 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, tel. 4994. 15Sunday brunch at the Officers Club with live music from Skyliner-Jazzorchester. Frisbee Club closed. 22Sunday brunch at the Frisbee Club. Officers Club closed. 29Family brunch at the Officers Club. Frisbee Club closed. 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. 20Robert Burns Night… watch for special flyer. Special Notes: The Officers Club has rooms available for your conferences, meetings, presentations or Commanders Call. Make your reservations now. For members living on base … if you like to watch TV and/or have a drink during the weekends while the club is closed … collect the key for the Officers Club casual bar at the Pass/Visitors Office, MainGate. 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 per person must be charged for non-excused absences. 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. Wednesday mussels at lunch-time in the Bar. Thursday Eintopf at lunch-time. 19Indian Curry night, restaurant closed. 24BINGO. 26IWC Italian night. Sentry Club (SWPJ/4997) Fioretto Pralines (700 g) now available in the Souvenir Shop priced 5,50 per bag. In addition to the daily special, the Sentry Club will also offer a weekend special which will include a soup or dessert as well as the main course. The weekend special will be advertised in the Sentry Club and also on the Component information web page. The Sentry Club can assist with coffee, soft drinks, half Brtchen or freshly prepared muffins. Take advantage of the Sentry Club off sale operation. We can provide Warsteiner Beer in 30 ltr and 50 ltr containers, various soft drinks in 1 ltr bottles and tables, benches and other items to help in organising your party. Please be sure to order in advance as certain items (e.g. tables, benches, beer wagons, etc.) must be ordered from the supplier. Visit the Souvenir Shop … new items have arrived in time for Christmas shopping. Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from the Sentry Club Manager, ext. 4996. Sports Department (SWPT/4946) 20Pre-season indoor soccer tournament: 1300-1700 in the New Gym. 23Start of the indoor soccer league … Mondays+Wednesday 1715 in the New Gym. International Pre-School (SWPS/4957) Places are still available for afternoon programmes only. For more information call the school on ext. 4957. Thrift Shop (SWPG/4919) Tuesdays+Thursdays operating hours 1000-1400. International Library (SWPL/4956) Monday-Friday operating hours 1100-1600. The Library offers a large variety of books, periodicals and audio/video material. The regular book collection contains over 10,000 books, in nine language categories (Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian and Turkish). As well as the regular collection, there is a small paperback book exchange, the McNaughton book collection, Embry-Riddle University books and a large selection of over 2,500 childrens books. The audio resources include over 200 CDs with all kinds of music (25 new arrivals monthly, rotating every three months). The video resources offer educational videos, geography, sports, history as well as family, childrens and classic movies; 100 DVDs are rotated every two months. Additional library services include copying facilities, an Inter-Library Loan Service from other US Air Force and Army libraries and 4 computers with internet access available free of charge to patrons. A wealth of information can be easily accessed from the Library website www.usafelibraries.org. Browse book reviews, download tax forms, get help with elementary and high school homework and prepare for and take CLEP tests online. International Youth Activities (SWPY/4954/5) IYA Special Day Programs: The IYA is offering Special Day Programs full of fun activities for ages 6 and older on Friday, 20 January. Cost is 10,50, including lunch, per child per day. Registration and further information at the IYA Office in Bldg 95, ext. 4954/5, opening hours Mon-Fri, 0815-1300. Volkshochschule language courses The winter-spring session of Volkshochschule language courses is starting the week of 16 January. Classes are held in Bldg 141. Basic price for intensive courses: 84 for 30 mornings/ evenings. Registration in class. Further information at ext. 4954. The following courses are offered: German: Room 118 A1 Beginners … Intensive Courses, Berliner Platz 1, Lesson 1 Mon & Wed 1000-1130, instructor N.N.; Mon&Wed 17301900, instructor: Christine Mertens. A1 Advanced … Intensive Courses, Berliner Platz 1, Lesson 7, Tue&Thu 0830-1000, instructor N.N.; Tue&Thu 17301900, instructor Christine Mertens. A2 Intensive Courses, Berliner Platz 2, Tue&Thu 1900-2030, instructor Christine Mertens, starting with Lesson 1; Mon&Wed 0830-1000, instructor N.N., starting with Lesson 17; Mon&Wed 1900-2030, instructor Christine Mertens, starting with Lesson 19. B1 Intensive Course, Book 3, Lesson 30 Tue&Thu 1000-1130, instructor N.N.; this course directly prepares you for the Zertifikat Deutsch, an internationally acknowledged degree. You will have the opportunity to take this exam. English Room 109 : A1 Advanced … Intensive Course, The New Cambridge English Course 1, Lesson 11, Tue&Thu 0830-1000, instructor Susan Olson. A2 … Intensive Course, The New Cambridge English Course 1, Lesson 14, Tue&Thu 1000-1130, instructor Aileen Porter. B1 Advanced Conversation Class. Mon 10001130, instructor Aileen Porter. Increase your fluency by discussing current topics and interesting texts; the basic price for this course is: 42 for 15 mornings. More info ext. 4954. MWA INFORMATIONJanuary Autos Kia Sorento EX, 04/2003, 2.5 Li. diesel engine, 140 HP, 44,000 km, colour black/contrast coloured body panels, permanent AWD, leather interior, many options. Vehicle has two new front tires, 45,000 km service is included, dealer serviced, first owner, accident free. Asking 15,400, contact Rich Evers at ext. 4694 or at home 02451 71416. Opel Vectra 1.8, 16 valve, 115 HP, 149,000 km, 1998, dark blue metallic, black seats, set of winter tires on alum. rims, removable towing hook, roof rack transport bars (2 each), Remus exhaust system fitted, Irmscher suspension system, electronic air-conditioning system, heated front seats, new battery and front brake disks installed, dealer serviced, none smokers car. Car is tax-free, must be seen. Asking: 4950 obo. For more info contact Johan Van Raemdonck, LWAEE, ext. 3674/3655; home 0241/1892448; cell. 0173/7411921. SKYWATCHCLASSIFIED 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: pio@e3a.nato.int, before noon Thursday, 19 January.

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13 January 2006 NATOSkywatch 7 Care by VOLVO=Care for YOU by Auto Kallen Geleen New Car Sales US and Canadian Specs European specs Diplomat Sales Special's on Military Sales Original Spare Parts Friendly English speaking staff Service and Maintenance Only Official Volvo Military Sales Agent for the Netherlands!Just 15 km from Geilenkirchen and 8 km from Brunssum! Rijksweg Zuid 320, Geleen Phone +31 (0)46 4238686 www.autokallen.nl info@autokallen.nl 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 CafŽ 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 e-mail:office@cityhotel-geilenkirchen.de home page:www.cityhotel-geilenkirchen.de www.hotel-geilenkirchen.com Our bistro CafŽ Fleur is daily open from 7:00 to 24:00 hr LIVEINSTYLE... How to find us: From Geilenkirchen/Brunssum take the motorway E314 direction Antwerpes, exit Maasmechelen or from Aachen over the Holland border direction Antwerpes, 1200m after the Belgium custom, exit Maasmechelen. Rijksweg 477 € 3630 Maasmechelen BELGIUM € Tel. 0032/89/76 19 23 www.meubelhof.be ...with our selected collection of solid Belgian style and oak furniture. Please come and see for yourself BedroomsSuitesDining room corner unitsWall unitsLampsClocksOccasional furniture A large variety of clocks at the b b b b e e e e s s s s t t t t p p p p r r r r i i i i c c c c e e e e ! ! Konrad-Adenauer-Stra§e 146-148,Geilenkirchen Phone +49 (0)2451 9878-0 Fax +49 (0)2451 9878-29 info@stadthotel-geilenkirchen.de www.stadthotel-geilenkirchen.deOur StadtHotel has several double, single rooms and two apartments. All rooms are equipped with bathroom/TV and phone. A cosy bistro belongs to the hotel. 5 Minutes from Base. CULPECKInsurance Broker GmbHA specialist in NATO insurance for 40 years Haihover Stra§e 11 Opposite Geilenkirchen Railway Station Before renewing your insurance check with us! Low premiums with low deductibles. Call in or(between 09.00-16.00 hrs)telephone:(02451) 2983culpeck-gk@t-online.de AXA GENERALI ADAC ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE AVAILABLE

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