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Volume 22, No. 2 NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 27 January 2006 Next NATO Skywatch: 10 February Submissions due by: 2 February Also in this issue:Begegnung 2005 Schools win prize. See page 3. Safety Corner Be seen and be safe. See page 4. On 22 December 2005, Hungary formally joined 14 other NATO countries that contribute to and manage NATOs fleet of AWACS. The ceremony marking Hungarys accession to the NATO AEW&C Programme Management Organisation (NAPMO) was held in Budapest, with Hungarian Defence Minister Ferenc Juhsz and NAPMO representative Brigadier General Berndt Glowacki as signatories. The Hungarian delegation, under the leadership of Major General Lszl Tmbl, secured support and budgetary funding to join the NAPMO during its $1.6 billion Mid-term Modernisation Programme, and in December 2005, the NATO Council accepted the Secretary Generals proposal that Hungary be included in the list of participating nations. Throughout 2006, personnel from the Hungarian Air Force will take up ground and flying positions at the Force Command headquarters in Mons, Belgium, the fleets home base at Geilenkirchen, Germany and with the NATO Programme Management Agency at Brunssum, The Netherlands. Photo PIO archiveHungary joins AWACS programmeBy SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg On 12 January the last of six hectares was cut from the Schinveld Forest on the western end of the runway. Years of discussion and weeks of high tension, especially for the Security Squadron, came to an end. After the Highest Court in the Netherlands decided on 2 December 2005 that six hectares in the Schinveld Forest could be cut, an activist group occupied the area. As the wooded area is close to the base fence, this move required extra attention from the Security Squadron. One thing we did for instance was to reschedule our shiftsŽ, says 1Lt. Florian Dubner, Chief Military Police and Civil Guard Branch. Also we increased our dog patrols.Ž On 29 December, vandals damaged a significant length of the perimeter fence on the southwest side of the base. That event further heightened tension on base and put additional stress on base security. Throughout the preparation for and cutting of the trees, close coordination occurred between the Security Squadron and local German and Dutch police authorities. Also the police squads were offered the use of buildings and catering facilities on base. The Dutch aviation police also used the airbase for their helicopters and the medical squadron had one team on stand-byŽ, added 1Lt. Dubner. Due to the heavy demands on the Security Squadron, the Augmentation Force (AF) was activated to assist the Civil Guard. For the night they were equipped with night vision goggles, Ž says 1Lt. Dubner, The eyes and ears of our security defence. For six days in a row they worked 12-hours a day. This augmentation team is extremely motivated and they performed their duties like our own security force.Ž The Mayor of Onderbanken announced in the beginning of January that the Forest of Schinveld and its direct surroundings was a restricted area the neutral road was blocked. That meant the West Gate had to be closed and all base traffic had to use the Main Gate. The Security Forces also adapted to this change very quickly, as so many Component members noticed. One impressed Component member was Lt. Col. Klaus-Dieter Gottschalk, Chief of the Personnel Division, who initially expected a long queue at the Components main gate. To me it was really impressive how the security forces handled the in-bound traffic. They switched from two in-bound lanes to three lanes, back to two lanes, quickly adapting to outbound traffic. They did it professionally and always with a smile for the people to be checked. Overall Id say it was an impressively great job!Ž A lot of things the Security Squadron does are not obvious to everyone. We dont discuss in the open about our security measuresŽ, says 1Lt. Dubner. One point had to be highlighted in advance. How to approach people at the fence? 1Lt. Dubner: As we live in a democratic environment all of us understand that people may have a different opinion. Our attitude in the whole situation was to be polite, to understand their position, but dont start the discussion. Simply said, we needed to act as the professionals we are. And we did.Ž Base Security Forces display professionalism Smoothly the security forces handle the inbound traffic.Photo MSgt. Mark Bogges


2NATOSkywatch 27 January 2006 Cosmetic InstituteTanjaSchmucker Open: Tuesday/Saturday Phone: +49 (0)2454 936670 kosmetikinstitut-schmuckerSittarder Stra§e 16 (main street) Gangelt All cosmetic treatments Problem skin treatments Accessories We look forward to your visit Foryou 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 home Our bistro CafŽ Fleur is daily open from 7:00 to 24:00 hr 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) AXA GENERALI ADAC ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE AVAILABLE 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 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 The best prices on clocks china cabinetsand furniture We are located opposite theAfnorth International School also for clock repairs also deliveries to the us for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries HQ AFNORTH AFNORTH SCHOOL SHOP 2000 EUROCLOCKS VENWEG Venweg 5, 6445 XS Brunssum Phone +31 (0)45 5644050 Fax +31 (0)45 5270620 Special offers on China-cabinets Original Schwarzwalder Cuckooclocks more than 30 different models grand fathers clocks Vamos de Copas al CafŽ MadridApfelstrasse 16 Heinsberg Downtown Phone +49 (0)2452-106290Monday-Sunday 0900-1100 hrsall you can eatp.p. 6,90 Kitchen open daily: 12.00-15.00 and 18.00-23.00 Breakfast BuffetNew in CafŽ Madrid: TAPAS an expression of a fine Spanish life style TAPAS are tempting, small delicacies that accompanied by a good beverage, invite to a nice chat with friends Experience the Spanish way of life at CafŽ Madrid


The children welcome their prize.Photos MSgt. Mark BoggesOn 13 January the Components Elementary School and the Basic School in Teveren won the 2005 prize of 5,000 from the Sparkassengruppe foundation for international understanding of Heinsberg. Out of 17 organizations or people considered, the two schools are the first schools ever to win the prize. Since 1989 the Sparkassengruppe has presented awards to institutions, schools, or people who exemplify the ideals of international understanding and who initiate unusual gatherings and projects including various cultures to strengthen their social contacts and relationships. This year marked the fourth time that the Begegnunspreis has been awarded. The foundation has a capital of 2.5 Million Euros and the profit of this is donated. The donation ceremony was held in the Mass Briefing Facility at the E-3A Component and included a number of VIP-guests such as the Mayor of Geilenkirchen Mr. Andreas Borghorst, Component Commander Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Schmidt, Mr. Leo Dautzenberg, Representative in the German Parliament, the two directors of the schools, Dr. Perry Emerson from the Component and Mr. Krings from the Basic School in Teveren. These schools were chosen because the students learn the ideals of international understanding, tolerance, accepting other cultures, and integration. Every year they have combined sports events and a wide range of additional events where the kids learn about each other and learn how to work with each other. The teams at the yearly sports-festival are mixed, so the children learn to communicate with different nations, cultures and languages. Sometimes they find new friends from other nations, even if the understanding of the other language is not easy for all the parents or other personnel working together. The ceremony began with a video impression of the Kreissparkasse Heinsberg about life in the region with all different people together, especially youth. Then a representative of the Sparkasse greeted the children, their parents and the guests who came to the Airbase to enjoy the ceremony. After an explanation why and to whom they donated the prizes, the childrens presentation started. On each side of the stage there was one school and both schools presented songs and dances in the others language. The German Basic School sang the song Clap your hands in English and the Elementary Schools children sang the song Ich kenne einen Musikanten. At the end both directors of the schools held short speeches to thank the children for their great cooperation with each other because how the director of the Basic School Teveren Mr. Krings said: The winners of the prize are the children, not the representatives of the schools, or anyone else. They are the ones who cooperate with each other, accept each other, are open to new cultures and learn about new ways of life, new friends and make the combined projects and events possible.Ž 27 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 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. 227 January 2006 Begegnung 2005' Prize for international understanding By A1C Daniel Houben Silver Jubilee at the NATO E-3A ComponentBy Mr. Andreas Hunold On Thursday, 19 January, the Senior National Representative for German, Col. Reinhard Mack, commemorated a special anniversary when he presented Mrs. Rita von der Ruhren, with the Admin Section of the National Support Unit for Germany, a certificate and a bouquet of flowers for her 25th anniversary working at the NATO E-3A Component. She arrived on 19 January 1981 and she still retains her original ID-card number 0131 even after 25 years! Since her first day Mrs. van der Ruhren has been employed with the Administration Section of the National Support Unit. Photo SMSgt Peter Lipka Over Christmas the E-3A Component International Ski Club went to Sankt Veit, Austria with a group of 17 members. On this trip the group was truly living up to the clubs international obligations having representatives from 7 different nations (Denmark, Greece, Norway, South Africa, Spain and the United States). Never before has there been so much snow in Austria at Christmas time, so the skiing and snowboarding conditions were excellent both on and off piste. Many in the group got their first real experience with deep powder and had to realize that skiing or snowboarding off-piste is quite differ ent from SnowWorld in Landgraaf. However, the deeper the powder the softer the landing when you fall but the more difficult it also is to get up again. Some had to make that experience over and over but fortunately none of the group was injured, except for the occasional bruise to the ego. Apart from enjoying their holidays to the fullest, the group also made a very strong impression participating in the various ski school races and other competitions, receiving two gold and one bronze medals plus three trophies. The International Ski Club is open to all NATO ID-card holders and will be taking sign-ups for both the family member and single member categories. The next ski trips are planned for 12-18 February (for those not dependent on school holidays) and 26 Feb-4 Mar (during the Carnival Week). More information about the ski club and the trips can be obtained from Capt. Byron Ingraham, ext. 4904.Ski Club to Sankt Veit


IWC German NightThe German ladies of the International Womens Club invite all ladies of the E-3A Component to the German Night on 16 February at 1900 in the Frisbee Club. Try typical German food and learn about German traditions. Also you are welcome to participate in a couple of fun games. For more details please call Monika at 02452 1553308 4NATOSkywatch 27 January 2006 Be seen and be safe! An alarming, dangerous trend has recently been noted on the flightline: numerous personnel have been observed working during periods of darkness or reduced visibility without the required reflective clothing. Not only is this contrary to directives, but its also dangerous! This bulletin is a reiteration of Ground Safety Bulletins II/98 and I/01. Since 1 June 1998, personnel walking or working in the aircraft movement area during periods of darkness or reduced visibility are required to wear a belt, high visibility, NSN 8415-71000-2850 around their waist. Definition of darkness and reduced visibility: Darkness is defined as the timeframe starting approximately one hour before sunset and ending one hour after sunrise. Reduced visibility is defined as periods of rain, snow, fog or other phenomena that might impair vision. Reflective belts are available at LWSGE, Building 205, at the individual issue counter. All affected personnel are requested to obtain a reflective belt soon as possible, if they have not yet been issued one. In addition, all Component organizations hosting visitors or contractors in the aircraft movement area will continue maintaining onhand supplies of reflective belts for temporary issue as required. Excluded from the requirement to wear a reflective belt are vehicle operators inside their vehicles, personnel walking between bus and aircraft and those Component members who already have available conspicuous work clothing such as the recently issued new Log Wing work clothing set (when worn together with attached reflective vest). In addition, the use of reflective belts outside the aircraft movement area is strongly encouraged whenever you are walking in a traffic environment during hours of darkness or reduced visibility. Be seen and be safe! We cant afford to have a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident because someone was not seen. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Safety Division (SOC), SMSgt. Robbie Bogard, ext. 2464.By Safety Division By Mr. Werner Schumm As Social Manager of the Civilian Staff Association (CSA), I have again received an invitation from Mr. Leo Dautzenberg, the Member of the Parliament (MdB) from Heinsberg, to visit Berlin with a NATO AWACS group. I am pleased to offer to all E-3A Component members the below confirmed travel/sightseeing tour plan for your consideration and participation. Our intention is for an international military and civilian group consisting of a maximum of 56 participants to travel by bus on a first come first serve basis. Wives/husbands/par tners are very welcome, but unfortunately children cannot come along! This trip, while under the sponsorship of the CSA, is private in nature. Therefore, you need to cover the period of absence from work with approved annual leave or accrued compensation time off. The trip will be on a no smoking luxury bus (a few smoking breaks can be arranged)! Your Registration is required ASAP, but before 15February 2006. Payment of the total fee of 305 (per person) for a double room or 387 for a single room is due in cash upon registration. The price figures are based on a fully booked bus! Fore more info please contact me at ext. 2477. Visit the German ParliamentPhoto PIO archiveThe Civilian Staff Association (CSA) invites all its members and E-3A Component members and their guests to the ultimate party of the year 2006: The CSA special carnival dinner dance night. The event will take place at the Officers Club on Friday, 17 February, 1800 (The organisation asks kindly to arrive on time). Tickets 30 each, CSA members will receive two tickets for a CSA subsidized price of 25 each. Carnival dress is highly desirable. The evening starts with typical carnival music from Cologne with the group Solala. From 1900 the Struwelpeter show band will play great international dancing music until 0200. Also, the Components very own Elvis will be one of the highlights together with special guests from Aachen. The tickets include excellent international cold/warm buffet, as well as 6 bottles of wine per table of 12people. As in the past years a seating plan will be available for your choice of table on a first-come-firs-service basis. Please note that if you bring guests who do not work at the E-3A Component, you are entirely responsible for proper base access and adhering to the current security regulations. Tickets can be obtained from Mr. Werner Schumm, ext. 2477; Mrs. Christel Flintrop, ext. 4990; Mrs. Carol John, ext. 4900; Mr. Paolo Albanese, ext. 3826; 1ltDirk Schmid, ext. 3350. CSA special carnival dinner dancePhoto PIO archive Meeting at NATO HQ in December, NATO Foreign Ministers endorsed a plan that paves the way for an expanded NATO role in Afghanistan. The revised operational plan for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) provides strategic guidance for increased NATO support to the Afghan Government in extending its authority and influence across the country. Larger NATO footprint The next stage of this plan will be the expansion of ISAF to the South in 2006, also known as Stage 3, to cover an additional six provinces, and the establishment of at least four new Provincial Reconstruction Teams. At present, ISAF has about 9,000 troops providing security assistance in 50% of Afghanistans territory, with nine Provincial Reconstruction Teams in the North and West of the country. As part of the expansion to the South, NATO will be deploying up to an additional 6,000 personnel to Afghanistan, potentially bringing the total number up to 15,000. On the basis of this operational plan which ministers endorsed today, next year, NATO then will be operating in three-quarters of the territory of Afghanistan,Ž NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told reporters at a press conference. The Secretary General stressed that NATO cannot work in a void, and that other international actors should stay equally committedŽ. At the meeting Ministers also discussed strategic transatlantic political issues, including the Balkans and the Kosovo status talks, the broader Middle East, and NATOs cooperation with other international organisations.NATO to go south in Afghanistan


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6NATOSkywatch 27 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, ext. 4994. 5Family brunch at the Officers Club. Frisbee Club closed. 12Sunday brunch at the Frisbee Club. Officers Club closed. 19Sunday lunch at the Frisbee Club. Officers Club closed. 26Both Clubs closed due to Carnival celebrations. 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. 17CSA Carnival Dinner Dance … see special flier. 20-23Winter specials during lunchtime. 23Officers Club closes at 1400. 27Club closed due to Component Holiday. 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, Main Gate. 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 1700-1800, Friday with free snacks 1700-1900. Monday Nights 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 during lunchtime; every Thursday Winter specials during lunch time. 7BINGO and SKAT. 13-17German specials served during lunchtime. 16International Wives Club German Night. 23Carnival AltweiberballŽ … club open 1400…2400; DJ Ronnie and AnderkovverŽ Band; additional special entertainment; shuttle bus service. 24-27Frisbee Club closed for cleaning after Carnival season. 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. Effective February 2006, we will offer a variety of new pizza (Pizza Gyros and Pizza Spinach). New toppings will also be available. Once the preparations have been completed, details will be advertised on the Component web page. Do you need support for conferences or meetings? The Sentry Club can assist with coffee, soft drinks, half Brtchen or freshly prepared muffins. For more information, please contact the Sentry Club management. 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. Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from the Sentry Club Manager, ext. 4996. Sports Department (SWPT/4946) Throughout the month indoor soccer league on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1715 in the New Gym. 11International co-ed volleyball tournament, 1000-1700 in the New Gym. Carnival Operating Hours: 230800-1300. 240800-1900. 25-27Closed. 28Sauna Closed. 28 Feb + 1 March 0800-1900. 2 MarchSports Department back to normal operation. International Library (SWPL/4956) Monday-Friday operating hours 1100-1600. In 2006 more DVDs will be available from the USAF Library Services Centre but, unfortunately VHS services are being phased out. The CD for the 2005 US tax season is now available at the Library. International Pre-school (SWPS/4957): 22Carnival parties at the IPS … children may wear costumes as we will have a costume parade as well as other fun activities and refreshments. 27 Feb 3 March Carnival Break … no school. Places are still available for the afternoon programme (ages 35 years) and Pre-Kindergarten class (ages 4-5 years). For more information call the school on ext. 4957. Thrift Shop (SWPG/4919) Tuesdays + Thursdays operating hours 1000-1400. International Youth Activities (SWPY/4954/5) Registration and further information at the IYA Office in Bldg 95, ext. 4954/5, opening hours Mon-Fri, 0815-1300. Winter Break Program From 28 February to 3 March the IYA is organising a four-day session for children aged 6 years and older with activities from 0930 to 1630. The children can be dropped off at 0800, and picked up no later than 1730. The programme offers fun games, arts & crafts, sports, free play, special projects and movies. Cost is 55 for one child, 110 for two children, and 137,50 for three or more children, including field trip to Aqua zoo and Kinderstad Indoor Playpark on Tuesday and lunch on Friday. Trip to Aqua zoo and Kinderstad Indoor Playpark On 28 February the IYA is offering a trip for ages 6 years and older to Aqua zoo in Duesseldorf and Kinderstad Indoor Playpark in Heerlen, NL. The bus departs at 0830, and gets back at about 1730. Cost is 25 per child, chaperones go free. 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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 taxfree, must be seen. Asking: 4950 obo. For more info contact Johan Van Raemdonck, LWAEE, ext. 3674/3655; home 02411892448; 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:, before noon Thursday, 2 February. Vacancy announcementApplications are invited for the following posts: 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. Note: Only applications of qualified personnel will be considered.


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