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Volume 23, No. 4 NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 23 February 2007 Next NATO Skywatch: 9 March Submissions due by: 1 March Also in this issue:Operation Algonquin See page 3. MOB in Party mode See page 4. On 16 and 17 June 2007 the NATO E-3A Component will host the biggest public event in its history to commemorate the last 25 years of our mission success. We are expecting approximately 100,000 visitors to come and enjoy an extraordinary weekend of events highlighting NATOs cultural and military achievements for more than two decades. While the entire Component is preparing itself for the TACEVAL in May this year, the 25th Anniversary Committee is also planning for the celebration in June that will be the gala event of 2007. The Component, for the first time in its history, will open its doors to the general public, marking this historic occasion as a monumental aviation event of the 2007 calendar.Public Anniversary EventWith an exhibition area more than four times bigger than the Cultural Festivals and an estimated 100,000 visitors on 16 and 17 June, the 25th Anniversary celebration will be, by far, the largest event in the history of the NATO E-3A Component. Its not just the magnitude of this event that distinguishes it from past Cultural Festivals. Visitors will have the opportunity to view an extensive static display of numerous military and commercial aircraft assembled from the NAEW&CF, partner nations and numerous international and civilian agencies. Many have been asked to contribute to this inspiring event. Among some of the contributions are distinctive aircraft seldom seen in Geilenkirchen. Guests will be able to admire the Hungarian Air Forces new fighter, the GRIPEN, Norways P-3 ORION, the French AWACS platforms, the E-3F and E-2 and the EADS Heritage Flyer Messerschmitt 109. The FLYING BULLS promise to deliver the B-25 Mitchell as well as other aircraft that will surely be a sight to see, here, in Geilenkirchen. The large exhibition area will give our visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about the participating nations and business partners of the Component. In front of Hangar 1, each of the Component nations will have the chance to offer visitors a selection of their national cuisine in the Nations Corner.Ž Theres more.... On three stages, all weekend long, you will be entertained by bands and dance presentations from our nations as well as from to the local area.Anniversary Party for the ComponentThe Component knows how hard its members work, therefore, in addition to having this fantastic public event, there will be an anniversary party, exclusively for NATO ID cardholders. On Saturday evening 16 June 2007, Hangar 2 will open its doors for the Component Anniversary Party! Live music will guarantee a party atmosphere rewarding Component members for their continuing contribution to the success of the NATO E-3A Component. The main act of this event will be an American born German singer, Sydney Youngblood, performing, among others, his 1989 smash hits If Only I CouldŽ and Sit n Wait.Ž This fun-filled evening includes a plethora of food and beverages for only 5 Euro per person. More information on how and when to purchase tickets for this event will be available soon. Please visit www.e3a.nato.int for continuous updates on the 25th Anniversary. Come share in the wonderful celebration of the Components history, its aviation and mission success, great food, and more fun than one can enjoy in two days. See you there! AVAILABLE NOW The new 25 Year Anniversary patches are here! at the Sentry Club Souvenir Shop. Coming soon: "Creating the new paint scheme on aircraft 443". Stay TunedThe first E-3A landing at Nato Air Base Geilenkirchen on 24 February 2007 Artist illustration of Aircraft 443. 25th Anniversary of the NATO E-3A Component Not just a Cultural Festival, but a party, a celebration, a BIRTHDAY BASH!

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23 February 2007 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. Phyllis Kent Editor SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg Mrs. Petra von Schwerin-Bode Volume 23, No. 423 February 2007 Squadron Three, with great support from Logistics Wing, Force Protection and many more Operations Wing personnel, deployed to Moron Air Base, Spain 7-9 February to secure the safety of the people in the local area and the attendees of the 2007 Informal Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers. Tasked with the security of the NATO Defence Ministers as well as NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, they provided direct surveillance over Seville, Spain. The Squadron Three crew flew almost 20 hours fulfilling their tasking. The crew received support from a rainbow crew (a crew composed of members from two or more squadrons) on its way to complete training with F-18s in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. With their support, the Squadron Three crew was not only able to complete their mission, but return to Geilenkirchen on time, returning the aircraft for scheduled flights on Monday. This coordination ensures the dynamic flying schedule of the Component stays on track. Lt. Col. Karsten Bekaan, the deployment commander, said Moron Air Base, which is shared by the host nation and a United States detachment, provided excellent support for this special mission. On the first day of flying, take-off was delayed due to a poorly timed severe thunderstorm, but the crew stayed in good spirits and were able to launch as soon as the skies cleared. Bekaan thanks everyone who collectively made this deployment a success with special thanks Operations Wing Scheduling Branch for coordinating a flying schedule that allowed for timely daily mission planning and flight times. He also said the efforts of Geilenkirchens Force Protection, working closely with the local authorities, made it possible for the crew and staff to transit more easily during road diversions due to the meeting. With a shorter planning schedule than is normally allotted for this type of support, Moron Air Base, Squadron Three and all involved joined together and not only made the deployment a success but contributed to the security and safety of those in Seville,Žsaid Bekaan. In MemoriamIt is with regret that the NAEW&CF E-3A Component announces the sudden death of Mr. Johannes Aussems, who died on 11 February at the age of 51. Mr. Aussems had been employed with the Component since 02 January 1986 as a Driver in the Vehicle Transport Section, Motorpool Squadron, Base Support Wing. He had established himself here as a very well liked and extremely responsible member of the NATO Community. Mr. Aussems was a dear colleague and his dedication to his work will be remembered by all who had the privilege of working with him. Mr. Aussems is survived by his wife Paula and his two sons Marco and Ricardo, to whom the Component extends its sincere condolences. Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Schmidt Commander NAEW&CF E-3A Component Operation ALGONQUINBy Capt Phyllis Kent Effective immediately, the two inner lanes of the running track are now available The Sports Department will advise as to the full reopening of the track. Alyssa compared the effect of surface areas and temperatures on evaporation. Second Place: Madison Lynchs Sour PowerŽ. Madison used acid from lemons to power a clock. She said  It was hard to power a light bulb from lemon juice because it would take too many lemons. Third place: Alex Quinns Speed RustŽ Alex compared the effects of water temperature to the rusting process. Grades 4-6 Division: First Place: Conor Reillys Bed of NailsŽ. Conor wondered if someone could actually lie on a bed of nails without getting injured. He reported using Newtons formula of pressure equals force divided by areaŽ in working out his experiment. Second Place: Adam PhilipsŽ Popcorn FrenzyŽ. This experiment was designed to measure which popcorn is best in regards to the increase in volume. He said I had to do a lot of math!Ž Third Place: Trevor Moxleys Which boat is the fastestŽ. Trevor found that the smallest sail with a sloopŽ design provided the fastest movement. Congratulations to these great student GKES Science Fair 2007 is proud to announce this year's project winnersGrades 1-3 Division: First Place: Alyssa Jones Escaping Water MoleculesŽ MOB Winter Wonderland 2007Photos by Mark Boggess

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4NATOSkywatch 23 February 2007 Carnival ingredientsPhotos by @ndy Ingredients: You take a solo sax player like Bettina Schmuck 1 oz (One ounce) of welcome by the CSA chairman 1 lb (One pound) of Master of Ceremonies Peter De Coster throughout the evening. 1 dash Tanzmariechen Lisa Wieczarowsky from the Prinzengarde EschweilerŽ 1 hell of a Buffet by the Officers Club Tunes of music by the show band Struwelpeter A tip of Elvis (Philipe LeRoi, our former French liaison officer) 1 tblsp (One tablespoon) Mennekrater show band 1 plate of cakes and coffee 2 x (two times) the show dance group The Wenkeblle Now you bring in the Prince Roger I. With his entire Hofstaat Top it off with Goulash soup at midnight Preparation: Have this prepared and stirred by the CSA Social Manager Mr. Werner Schumm and you get a fantastic menu. Would you like a taste of this? Then sadly, you have to wait another year!MOBinPartymode Altweiberball

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6NATOSkywatch 23 February 2007 By Lt. Col. Steve Sales 28 Jan 07 It was 1600 Friday afternoon, 26 January. The class of 23 Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) medical technician students had, only minutes before, completed a rigorous two-day practical examination on patient assessment and intervention. Specifically, they had learned how to quickly treat and transport trauma victims. Almost exactly 24 hours earlier, I had praised them for their performance. I told them, someday soon, perhaps this weekend, youll be traveling to visit family and youll come across a car accident. Involved in that accident may be victims who will need immediate treatment to save their lives or prevent further injury. You will be there to give the care they need. You will be there to save lives because you are more prepared then anyone else.Ž At 1605 the radio call came in. Right outside the gate to the remote military barracks where eight United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE) medics were conducting medical training for the AFL a single vehicle had veered off the road at high speed and rolled over, ejecting the driver from the vehicle. Immediately, the contractors nurse and medical technician jumped into their sports utility vehicle-turned-ambulance for the brief trip to the scene. Before they could depart, seven medics of the USAFE medical training team joined them. The four victims of this accident were lucky that medical assistance was readily available. Leading the response team was Major (Dr) Kimberly Pietszak, the only physician within 30 miles of the scene. Joining her were MSgt Greg Reece, Independent Medical Technician (IDMT), SMSgt Daryl Webb, MSgt Randall Ivory, MSgt Satanga Brown, TSgt Elizabeth Burrell, and SSgt Kimberly Flanagen-Kelley. Upon arrival, patients were quickly assessed and triaged. Dr Pietszak and MSgt Reece quickly stabilized the most critical patient; the driver who had been ejected from the vehicle and within minutes assessed his condition, placed a cervical collar and had him on a spine board in the ambulance en-route to the nearest hospital. The remaining three patients were under the care of SMSgt Daryl Webb and the remaining technicians. Within about 20 minutes, they too were en-route to the hospital with one litter patient and two ambulatory patients. Before departing with the first patient for the hospital, the contractor nurse made the call for additional assistance. That assistance came from the only place possible; the new AFL medical technician students who had completed patient assessment and treatment exams only a few minutes earlier. These students would not have to wait until the weekend or beyond, they were going to use their new skills right now to help save lives. Six students were assigned to assist at the scene and within minutes were providing care to the injured. They took vital signs, helped secure a patient to a spine board, and led a litter team loading the patient into the ambulance. They performed magnificently! Their performance is a testament both to their dedication to learn and to the skill of their instructors. It was awesome to watch the contractors medical team, the Air Force medics, and the AFL medics working as a team to save lives. I couldnt believe these students had learned how to respond to a trauma scenario just this week!Ž It is a once in a lifetime experience to be in another country training military medics but it is an even more rewarding experience to also have the chance to offer needed medical care to the citizens of the country,Ž said Pietszak. On 27 January the IYA Senior Bantam Mavericks welcomed the AFNORTH Lions 2 for their first home game of the season at the New Gym. Dancing, chanting and swinging pom pons the IYA Cheerleaders encouraged the Mavericks, who thrilled the crowd with their play. Passing, shooting, playing defense and rebounding they ran and jumped back and forth across the court. At the end of the exciting game the Mavericks won 28:16 with four players scoring eight points each: Qulon Hopkins, Paul Naisbitt, Jake Schmidt and Hannah Stadler. Many thanks to the volunteer referees Jed Welch, Chris Smith and Joseph Young, who ensured fair play and good sportsmanship throughout the game. Girls can still join the fun of the IYA Cheerleading & Tumbling program under the instruction of Melissa and Haley Brady. Do not miss the upcoming seasonal sports leagues for boys and girls: Spring Soccer and Baseball. Further informationand registration at the IYA Office, x 4955. GETTING READY FOR THE NEW GOLF SEASON? The new season of golfing is around the corner and the International Golf Association (IGA) of NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen is ready to get you on the Golf Course. The 2007/8 membership meeting is scheduled for 22 March in the Frisbee Club at 1600 hrs. Joining the IGA gives you the chance to play at Openbare Golf Brunssumerheide in Brunssum, The Netherlands, located only five minutes from the back gate. Three nine-hole championship courses await you, each with distinctly different and difficult holes. There is also a nine hole Par 3 course and a nine hole executive course. LIKE COMPETITIVE GOLF? The IGA organizes over twenty tournaments during the year. These tournaments include the IGA Club Championship and our own version of the Ryder Cup. Would you enjoy playing other courses in the area? The IGA offers competitions at approx 14 nearby courses, all of exceptional quality. Each tournament costs no more than 30. -, A bargain since all of the green fees at these courses cost substantially more. LIKE MATCH PLAY? Enter the singles and/or Doubles Match Play Knock Out Tournaments. Like friendly fun format tournaments? Every Tuesday afternoon, from 8 May through 25 September, the IGA offers Club Night Tournaments featuring scrambles and many other formats. Want to sharpen your short game? Play on the nine hole Par three or executive courses. JUST A BEGINNER? A special membership is available for playing only the Par 3 course at a very reduced rate. The membership package for the IGA is the best golfing bargain around. Full membership costs only 320. -. That rate is reduced to 300. If you join before March 30th. A Par Three membership is 120. Allowing unlimited play on the Par 3 course only. Come by the Frisbee Club on 22 March 07 at 1600 hrs to join the IGA and begin signing up for tournaments. Last year 150 members enjoyed golfing with the IGA. For more information go to our website at www.igagolf.net or visit the BASS web page. Vacancy AnnouncementsApplications are invited for the following post: AMBULANCE CREW CHIEF AGK SMS 0170, Advertisement Number 07002, NATO Grade C-4, assigned to the Flight Medical Branch, Medical Squadron, Base Support Wing. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible. Closing date: 2 March 2007. ASSSITANT (Supply) AGK LSD 1010, Advertisement Number 07003, NATO Grade B-3, assigned to the Receiving Section, Materiel Storage & Distribution Branch, Supply Squadron, Logistics Wing. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible. Closing date: 8 March 2007. For further details, please visit the Component Information Portal (WISE) under Headquarters, PEC, Recruitment/ Services Section or review the advertisements posted in Building 8. Note: Only applications of qualified personnel will be considered. Monrovia, Liberia International Golf AssociationThe IYA Cheerleaders were doing a great job supporting the Mavericks. Photo: courtesy of Stefanie Politano Cheerleaders Support GK Mavericks The Alliance Players present Sleeping Beauty, the Panto'This spring The Alliance Players once again bring the jolly madness of a traditional British Panto to the stage: Thursday, 1 March at 1900 Friday, 2 March at 1900 Saturday, 3 March at 1400 and 1900 Sunday, 4 March at 1400 A Panto is a typical British tradition in musical stage theatre where the audience is welcome to participate by singing along, yelling comments, booing and cheering the actors on stage. Sure, you get a plump fairy, a spinning wheel, a curse and Sleeping Beauty herself, but theres also a prince to cheer, a wicked fairy to boo, songs to sing and the alwaysfabulous Dame (youve got to see him to believe her). Music, dance and audience participation in this Sleeping Beauty is sure to rouse the whole family! Tickets are available at the door: Adults 6, children 10 yrs and under 4. For questions or concerns: anniazw@hotmail.com Mark your email Alliance Players.

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8NATOSkywatch 23 February 2007 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/ 11.50. Lunch: Members/ 6.10, Guests/ 7.65. Children 4-12 years/half price. Reservations should be made NLT 1200 hrs on the Friday before. Club cards are required. For additional information, please contact the Officers Club, tel. 4990, or the Frisbee Club, tel. 4994. 04 Lunch at the Frisbee Club. Officers Club closed 11 Chinese Brunch at the Officers Club. Frisbee Club closed. 18 Lunch/Brunch at the Frisbee Club. Officers Club closed. 25 Family Brunch at the Officers Club. Frisbee Club closed Officers Club (SWPO/4990): Operating Hours Bar: MondayFriday: 1100-2300 hrs. Restaurant : Monday Friday : 1130-1330 hrs. Sunday : 11001400 hrs (alternating with the Frisbee Club). Reservations are required for Sunday Brunch by 1200 hrs on the Friday before. Club cards required when using the Frisbee Club (ext 4994). Lunch at the Officers Club: Monday through Thursday: A la carte menu served. Monday and 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. Tuesdays1700-1800 hrs: Happy Hour: Free snacks available. Fridays 1600-1800 hrs: Happy Hour: Free snacks available. Specials: 05 to 08 March: Pasta Specialties during lunchtime! 09 March: Mongolian BBQ. Reservations required! Special Notes: The Officers Club has rooms available for your conferences, meetings, presentations, lunches or Commanders Call. Make your reservations now. For members living on base if you like to watch TV and/or havea 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 utilize 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 cozy atmosphere and good food Remember the Frisbee Club is open for breakfast and dinner to all Frisbee and Officers Club members (club cards required). Every Monday night:Country Line Dance, at 19.30 hours (5h, 12h and 19th and 26th) 06Bingo Green lounge 19.00-22.30 06Skat Main Bar 18.00-22.30 14Indian Curry Night (Restaurant closed) Dining Area18.00-21.00 15International Wives Club (Greek Night) 20Bingo Green Lounge 19.00-22.30 Every Mon-Thu Happy hour from 17.00 until 18.00 hrs. Every Friday Happy hour from 14.30 until 19.00 hrs (including snacks at 17.00 hrs). Every Monday Steak Night (Normal Restaurant times) Friday Night Steak Dinner only. Normal steak 6 large steak 8. Due to the popularity of the Monday Steak Night, we will give it a try on Friday nights too. (Reservations required). Sentry Club (SWPJ/4997): Lindt FiorettoŽ and Chocolate Mixtures on sale for 4.50 per pack at the Sentry Club Souvenir Shop or at the Cashiers Cage! As of 01 July 2006 the Sentry Club Main Bar is closed at 2000 hrs, Monday through Friday. Last Call will be 1930 hrs. 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. Last Pizza Order at 1930 hrs, Monday Friday. A variety of new pizzas is available now, i.e. Pizza GyrosŽ, Pizza CalzoneŽ and Pizza SpinachŽ). We also will add some new toppings. As soon as the preparations are finished, the details will be advertised on our Component information web page. We will also offer little rolls made from pizza dough with herb butter or garlic mayonnaise. Take advantage of our new Salad Bar. Various types of freshly prepared salads available at a reasonable price. Do you need support for conferences or meetings? The Sentry Club can assist with coffee, soft drinks, half rolls or freshly prepared muffins. For more information, please contact the Sentry Club management. Need supplies for a party? The Sentry Club is your stop for 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 a variety of nice new items have arrived!! Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from the Sentry Club Manager, ext. 4996. Sports Department (SWPT/4946) 05 Indoor Soccer League 17.15, New Gym 07 Indoor Soccer League 17.15, New Gym 12 Indoor Soccer League 17.15, New Gym 14 Indoor Soccer League 17.15, New Gym 15 Racquetball Tournament Deadline Registration 19 Indoor Soccer League 17.15, New Gym 21 Indoor Soccer League 17.15 hrs, New Gym 24 0900-1800 Indoor Soccer Tournament, New Gym 26 Indoor Soccer League, Last Games 27 Outdoor Soccer League, 15.00, Sentry Club Coaches Meeting, Q&Q Room 29 Racquetball Tournament, One-day event Fit and Fun 50-PlusŽ As of 06 March 2007, the Sports Department will be offering a new class Fit and FunŽ. Only Component members and their dependants older than 50 years may participate. Would you like to live your life to the full, being active and healthier? Then Fit and FunŽ is definitely for you!! Fit and FunŽ is a new method of exercise specifically for the active 50plusŽ clientele. This activity features a tailored variety of gymnastics and games. The Gymnastics and floor exercises focus on muscle build-up, relaxation, suppleness and fitness improvement. The programme offers a variety of ball and racket games, which positively affect the mind and body. Fun in moving is the name of the game. The purpose of the Fit and Fun 50+Ž is to exercise as a group activity in a healthy and responsible manner. It slows down the aging process. Every fit and funŽ lesson is taught by a licensed instructor with specific knowledge of 50+ gymnastics. The class will take place in the New Gym, every Tuesday afternoon from 14.00-15.00 hours. The first lesson starts on 06 March 2007. For registration or more info, please contact Instructor Bert Hendriks at Ext. 4921 or email bhendriks@e3a.nato.int. International Library (SWPL/4956) The new operating hours are 1100-1500, Monday through Friday. Come and visit your International Library at Bldg 96 and browse through all of the New York Times Bestsellers that are available to be checked out. New titles arriving all the time! We have books in German, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Danish and Norwegian languages at our International Library. Relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere by browsing through our newspapers and magazines like Muscle & FitnessŽ, CosmopolitanŽ, PC WorldŽ, ParentsŽ, PeopleŽ, Travel & LeisureŽ, National GeographicsŽ and Consumer ReportsŽ. Also, we have more than 200 DVDs and 300 CDs available. Videos are on sale at the International Library for the pr ice of 1 each. International Pre-School (SWPS/4957): 21 Parent Teacher Conferences NO Regular School for kids. 30Easter Parties and Egg Hunt for Pre-School children only 02-13 Easter Break No School There are still spaces available in our Afternoon Program for children ages 3 and 4. We will not take any more registrations for the morning waiting list. For more information, please contact the School at Ext. 4957. Thrift Shop (SWPG/4919) Tuesdays + Thursdays Operating Hours : 1000-1400. International Youth Activities (SWPY/4954/5) Further information and registration at the IYA Office in Bldg 95, x 4955, office hours: Monday Friday, 0815 1300. IYA Baseball Season The 2007 Baseball season is comingup. The following leagues will be offered to all international Component children: Pre T-Ball for ages 4 5, T-Ball for ages 6 7, Machine Pitch for ages 8 9, Majors for ages 10 12. The program is building up Baseball skills continually. Our youngest players hit the ball from a TŽ. At the next level a machine pitches the ball. In Major league the players finally pitch themselves. We are especially waiting for all you European children to take the unique opportunity to play these traditional North American sports together with the Canadian and American children here in our international community. Fee for the season is 40 per child, including T-shirt, ball cap and participation award. Registration until 16 March. IYA Spring Soccer Season The IYA is offering Spring Soccer for international boys and girls born between 1992 and 2003 again. Children and teenagers of all nationalities are invited to learn and play this sport together. The season full of fun-filled and exciting games and tournaments will run from the end of March to the middle of June. Fee for the season: 25 per player, including participation award. Registration until 16 March. MWA INFORMATIONMarch

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