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Next NATO Skywatch: 6 November Submissions due by: 29 October Safety Division: The right circumstances See page 4NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 23 October 2009 Volume 25, No. 20By A1C Nick Baderschneider Well-maintained aircraft are paramount to the safety of any ying operation and here at the Component there are many dedicated professionals who make the ying operations secure for all. One of the important ofces overseeing the heart and soul of the aircraft is the Propulsion shop, assigned to Aircraft System Branch, in the AMS. They monitor and care for the four TF33 Pratt & Whitney engines located on each of the 17 aircraft in the eet. Some people wonder whether theres really a need to increase noise pollution and whether some of the test runs are avoidable or redundant. The safety aspects, affecting all sections and personnel, have top priority at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen. So engine test runs are very important. If theres the slightest indication of engine problems we go into action. That means we do several test and trim runs to ensure we eliminate all the problems. Unfortunately this sometimes leads to the changing of an engine as the ultimate consequence, said Mr. Keith Godden, a Principal Technician and Instructor. An engine change certainly ranks as one of the mammoth projects among the Propulsion shop duties. There are lots of things to be dealt with in advance to guarantee smooth replacement of the engine. Within four hours all fuel lines, air lines and pressure lines, as well as all the electronics connecting the engine to the wing are removed. Then a trailer is positioned precisely below the engine to ease the lowering of the whole assembly, and only three nuts (each about the size of a two Euro coin) are removed. They are, the only solid elements holding the engine in place. But before we nally disconnect the engine from the aircraft it is essential to ask for a gravity calculation. If we remove the engine without checking the gravity conditions it is quite likely that the centre of gravity will change and the aircraft could sit on its tail, explained Mr.Yvon Gielkens, Propulsion Instructor at Aircraft System Branch. Three well-trained workers need about 14 hours to do a complete engine change; this includes removing the engine, installing the new one, and doing operations such as leak detection or trim runs. But today I have two interns and two students with me, so we probably need a bit longer, he added with a wink. The repair work is mainly done at Propulsion Shop where 19 spare engines are waiting to replace faulty engines on the E-3As. Well-skilled workers and excellent equipment at the Jet Shop make the Component almost entirely independent of special engine-repairing companies. Two contractors, one in Greece and one in Turkey, handle only deep -rooted, major defects. After repair work, no matter how well the repair went, engine runs are essential for ensuring safety. See ENGINE TEST on page 3Engine test runs: How Propulsion Shop ensures we y safely With joint force (from left to right) MSgt. Marco Fernandez Leulmo, Mr. Robert Damron and Mr. Werner Decker execute an engine change.Photo A1C Nick Baderschneider

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23 October 2009 NATO Skywatch 3 NATO Skywatch is an authorized, unofcial commercial enterprise newspaper published under exclusive written agreement with the NAEW&CF E-3A Component by HOUX DIGIPRINT, Arendstraat 3, 6135 KT Sittard, +31 (0)46 4582111. Opinions expressed by contributors are their Volume 25, No. 20 23 October 2009 own and do not necessarily reect the ofcial views of, or endorsement by, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute an 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 classied advertisements to the NAEW&F E-3A Component Public Affairs (PA), Postfach 433007, D-52511 Geilenkirchen, or base distribution Mail Stop 33. Call PA at (02451) 632480 or fax (02451) 7936 or e-mail pao@e3a.nato.int. For paid advertisements call Hub Durlinger media at +31 (0) 46 452 9292, fax +31 (0) 46 452 9285 or hub@durlingermedia.nl. Articles may be reproduced after permission has been obtained from the editor, provided mention is made of NATO Skywatch. To see the NATO Skywatch online visit www.e3a.nato.int Commander Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky Chief, Public Affairs Capt. Jolene Ortiona Editor SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg In MemoriamWe deeply regret to announce the death of Mr. Manfred Pauli on 11 September 2009 after a short serious illness. Manfred Pauli was a valued member of the BundeswehrDienstleistungszentrum Aachen (Bw-DLZ, former StOV), where he worked since 1 April 1968. Beginning 1995 he was moved to Teveren, where he worked as a driver. All his colleagues describe Manfred as a very popular person with good sense of humour and a quick wit and always helpful. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him will sorely miss him. The Bw-DLZ Aachen extends its deepest sympathy to Manfreds wife and his two sons.Kurt Sperath and the Colleagues from the Bw-DLZ Aachen, Objektmanagement Geilenkirchen-Teveren ENGINE TESTContinued from front page There are three locations to perform engine tests: the ight line, the Noise Abatement Facility (NAF) and the West Hammerhead, an area at the west-end of the runway. The NAF is used for high-power runs only, to ensure that the noise pollution is kept to a minimum. The tests accomplished on the ight line are runs of short duration, without acceleration to a high power limit. The West Hammerhead is an emergency location that hasnt been used for many years now. In former times when the NAF hadnt been built yet, we were forced to use the West Hammerhead to perform the 25 to 30 high-power runs we have per year. That caused quite a lot of disturbance, especially for the Dutch people who lived in the villages near the base. Now we can minimize the engine noise because of the NAF, Godden explained. Engine runs are done not only to ensure safety, but also to save money and protect the environment. The nal adjustments or minor trims can lower the fuel consumption of the engines, thereby decreasing the emissions of hazardous substances too. The run itself is a complicated procedure demanding a lot of experience from all participants. A team of ve technicians is divided into a cockpit crew and a ground crew. The cockpit crew consists of mainly propulsion shop personnel. One person is in charge of the engine run and controls the throttle or power settings, the second one checks the ight engineers panels, and the last one is constantly in contact with the Tower and asks for clearance to do the run. As soon as the throttle is pushed forward the crewmembers start to collect the required information shown by the instruments. This is quite difcult because the engines power is enough to lift up to 147.4 tons and is only restrained by brakes and chocks. As a result, crewmembers sometimes have a hard time, trying to record everything they need for the subsequent trims and tunings, while being shaken due to massive vibrations caused by the four high power run driven engines. Additionally, the two-man ground crew is carefully monitoring the aircraft and is standing by with a re truck. The cockpit crew places full condence in their colleagues outside, because if anything goes wrong, theyre the ones who have to intervene within seconds. Several detailed checks are performed before a high-power run. These checks and existing emergency procedures have protected crews against any serious incidents. A full engine run can last up to three hours, whereas the full acceleration timeframe is only about ten seconds long. Then everything is set back to idle and adjustments are made. Of course, this process has to be repeated several times, but thats the best way to detect anything that could jeopardize ight safety. The professionals from the Propulsion Shop always do a proper job, thats why theres no need to worry about the airworthiness of the engines of our E-3As. They are indeed in good shape, as Godden says. The Noise Abatement Facility at the north side of the aireld is one of the three locations to conduct an engine run.Photo MSgt. Chris BraunBy Security Squadron With the temperatures decreasing and the number of rainy days increasing we want to take this opportunity to remind all Component personnel of the need to be vigilant to the threats posed by fog and the onset of black ice. Legislation within Germany states you must have the proper tires for the driving conditions. Tires are coded for both speed and purpose and if you are involved in an accident without proper tires on your vehicle you may be found at fault. To purchase a proper snow tire look for a triangle with a snowake in the middle of it. Winter driving Winter hours! Dont forget to set your clocks ONE HOUR BACKWARDS on Sunday, 25 October Photo PAO archive

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4 NATO Skywatch 23 October 2009 Photo PAO archive By Theo Collijn On 1 October 1979, Maria Vreuls entered the NAPMA building in Brunssum to start her rst working day with NATO. Three years later, she had the opportunity to advance her career and join the NATO Air Base in Geilenkirchen as a pioneer member of the E-3A Component. The Component soon got to know Maria as Rommie and she was the secretary to the Commander Aireld Services Squadron for 21 years. In October 2003 she moved to Base Support Wings Administration Division to work at the Publication Services Section. NATO does not have an ofcial recognition program for staff members, who achieve 30 years of service, but her colleagues wanted to mark this special anniversary. So, on 1 October 2009, Rommie was put in the spotlight and surprised with owers and cards. This milestone day also saw the ofcial introduction of the new E-3A Component emblem and Rommie was one of the rst Component members to receive it not on a ight suit, but on a cake! Maria Vreuls celebrates 30th anniversary in NATO Photo Andrea HohenforstE-3A Component Geilenkirchen International Cross-Country Run On Friday, 6 November the E-3A Component Geilenkirchen International Cross-Country Run takes place. The start at the New Gym is at 1100; registration on the same day from 0900 to 1030. Entry fee per person is ; Component members For more information please call Hans Kicken at ext. 4987 or by e-mail hkicken@e3a.nato.int By MSgt. Christopher Brown, Safety Division How many times have you thought an accident wont happen to you? Once, twice, maybe even numerous times? I bet you think accidents only happen to other people. Am I right? Well, I hate to break the news to you but accidents do happen and can happen to anyone. It doesnt matter what age, rank, gender or nationality. In fact, this year alone, the Component has experienced 44 work accidents that resulted in 161 lost workdays. The question you may be asking yourself is what exactly is the right circumstances that would lead to an accident? Well, lets look at a couple of recent work accidents and see if we can answer that question. While working on an aircraft a worker hit his head against the aircraft. The injury was severe enough that he ended up with 7 lost workdays. A protective cap was available but not worn by the worker because the cap reduced visibility that caused workers to bump their heads even more. Another accident occurred when a worker exited his vehicle onto a roadway. Unfortunately, the worker parked his vehicle at the very edge of the roadway where there was a slight drop-off to a grassy surface. His left foot was on the at surface and his right foot was on the sloped edge of the roadway. The worker shifted his weight onto the right foot and stepped away from the vehicle. This movement on an uneven surface resulted in tendon/ligament damage that resulted in 30+ lost workdays. The last example is a worker who sustained a serious back injury while lifting luggage and equipment during a TDY that resulted in 31 lost workdays. Do you see any way these accidents could have been prevented or minimized? Could the worker have realized hitting his head on an aircraft without a protective cap might cause an injury? Could the supervisor have accessed the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workcenter to ensure it not only provided protection to the worker but that it was the right PPE for the task and that the workers were willing to wear it. For the worker who stepped on an uneven surface, could he have been more aware of his surroundings while exiting the vehicle? Lastly, could the worker who injured his back while lifting luggage and equipment prevented the injury or minimized the seriousness of the injury with a routine physical tness program, only lifting with his legs and not his back, and asking someone else to help him lift the heavy items? Of course the answer is YES to all those questions. The right circumstances that would lead to an accident always begin with failing to assess the risk, controlling the risk and understanding the consequences of each action with and without those controls. Would you cross a busy intersection without looking both ways or cross at a pedestrian crosswalk? Of course you wouldnt. You assess the risk and realize by looking in each direction and crossing at a designated point (applied controls), you can minimize the risk of getting hit by a vehicle (risk). This basic, common sense approach can be applied in all aspects of your life. Whether its wearing a seatbelt when operating a vehicle, wearing PPE when required, following established regulations, applying manufactures instructions, walking slowly and observing your surrounding especially during the winter months, wearing the proper equipment while playing sports, ensuring you know your bodys limit when playing sports and lifting items with your legs vs. the back and asking for help to lift heavy items. The list goes on and on. Weve all heard of Murphys Law, what can go wrong, will go wrong. The job of each and every one of us assigned to the E-3A Component is by thinking of the consequences of each action, we Murphy Proof ourselves. If we take this mental approach to our daily tasks, whether at work or play, we lower our chances of accidents.The right circumstances

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8 NATO Skywatch 23 October 2009 Text and photos Capt. Manfred Rsener A farewell tour personally designed for Col. Reinhard Mack, Commander Base Support Wing, began on 18 and 19 September. Col. Mack will retire from active duty in December this year and he will be busy attending numerous ofcial farewell events in the upcoming months, so his Wing organized a programme of highlights for him at this early stage. On 17 September, Col. Mack took a specially arranged ight from Geilenkirchen to Karlsruhe/BadenBaden Airport where his personal staff drove him to Kehl on the river Rhine to the nearby yacht marina for the start of the rst highlight. The roaring sound of an incoming powerboats eight-cylinder, 570 horsepower engine made the mens hearts beat faster. After giving the Colonel an introductory tour of the boat and then doing a warm-up run for about 10 minutes, Capt. Markus increased speed until the boat was ying over the waves of the Rhine at up to 120 (!) km/h. The next day the return journey included a stop-off at the motor racing circuit in Hockenheim. After donning the necessary racing gear, Col. Mack took his seat in a twoseater Formula 3 car and began to enjoy the second highlight, with the vehicle accelerating from 0 to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds and then showing its incredible braking power. Even for a very experienced jet pilot the g-forces were enormously impressive. After a meal at the Hockenheim circuit, Col. Mack and his group drove to Speyer aireld, where a P149 D was waiting for him the aircraft type in which he started his distinguished ying career. A safe landing in Geilenkirchen around 1700 concluded these successful days. All the members of Base Support Wing wish Col. Mack all the best for the future, excellent health and many more adventures.Farewell tour launched with plenty of adrenaline Col. Reinhard Mack prepares himself for the return ight to GK from Airport Speyer. Col. Reinhard Mack in the back of the double seater preparing for some adrenaline. The E-3A international Womens Club (IWC) is proud to present the Board Members: President, Francesca Romana Concari; Vice-President, Monika Dreisbach; Treasurer, Angelique Rensen; Assistant Treasurer, Doris Topp. The purpose of the IWC shall be to sponsor activities, which promote friendship and an exchange of ideas among its members. As in past years, we will sponsor 9 special events that will take place at the Frisbee Club at 1830, as follows: 29 October 2009, Spanish Night; 12 November 2009, USA Night; 3 December 2009, Board Sponsored Holiday/Christmas Party; 21 January 2010, Turkish Night; 25 February 2010, Canadian Night; 18 March 2010, Norwegian Night; 15 April 2010, Italian Night and 20 May 2010, Bingo Night (for members only). Every Lady is welcome to be part of this special club. The membership fee is and includes free admission to 9 events throughout the year and the possibility to join several activities such as language conversation groups, special courses, day trips or cultural visits or concert/ ballet evenings. Please contact your representative if you have any questions or if you want to join the club, or you may contact me directly with any suggestions, comments or concerns that you may have: Francesca Romana Concari, IWC President, 02456-508544 or 0177-6292227 or alefraeri@yahoo.itInternational Womens Club (IWC) of Geilenkirchen The Pilgrims Ways to Santiago, with this theme the Spanish ladies would like to invite you to discover the North of Spain, Galicia and its city Santiago de Compostela on 29 October at 1830 in the Frisbee Club. We will enjoy a traditional dinner and more surprises. Members and non-members are welcome. The Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base Team5/6 (A professional organization of USAF SSgts and TSgts) hosts on Saturday, 31 October, from 2100 to the late hours, an adult Halloween party at the JFC HQ Brunssum Conference Centre (aka: International Inn). All you can eat and drink for only 15 when you buy the tickets in advance; the tickets cost 20 at the entrance door. The evening brings a Live DJ, a costume contest, games and much more, and is open to all NATO ID cardholders and their guests adults only. Designated drivers will be available. For advanced tickets contact 470th: TSgt. Elias Perez (02451 99 3405), SSgt. Stephanie Perez (02451 99 3535) or SSgt. Benjamin Yost (02451 63 2235). For NATO: SSgt. Will Gray (01578 305 4357), SSgt. Edelyn Avellanosa (02451 63 3828) or SrA Melissa Schulze (02451 63 4304).Ghouls just wanna have fun!Trunk or Treat, on Friday, 30 October from 1730 to 1900 at USAG Schinnen. You can nd car/table decorating contest, childrens games, haunted house and free cosmic bowling from 1700 to 2000. Open to U.S. & NATO ID card holders. The entry is Please no pets! To reserve your spot on the Trunk or Treat trail, stop by the USAG Schinnen Fitness Center or call 0031 (0) 46 443 7561.2009 Adult Halloween party

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10 NATO Skywatch 23 October 2009 JFC HQ Alliance Theatre presentsThe theatre is located in Building #406, JFC HQ Brunssum, the Netherlands. Doors open 30 minutes prior to lm start. Admission for adults is and for children (11 and under) is The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R) Friday, 23 October, 1930 Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames Post Grad (PG-13) Saturday, 24 October, 1600 Alixis Biedel, Jane Lynch The Time Travelers Wife (PG-13) Saturday, 24 October, 1900 Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana District 9 (R) Friday, 30 October, 1930 Sharlto Copley, David James Shorts (PG) Saturday, 31 October, 1600 Jimmy Bennet, Jake Short G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra Saturday, 31 October, 1900 Dennis Quaid, Channing TatumCarsBy Mark L. Beauchamp Members of the Component Auto sport Recreation Society (C.A.R.S.) pose with Polizei Fahr Trainer Mr. Dirk Kersting (centre red jacket) after the CARS drivers training event on the north taxiway on 26 September. Mr. Kersting put the drivers through a number of safety exercises including maximum braking, maximum braking with obstacle avoidance, and regaining control in wet conditions. The regaining control in wet conditions involved cornering and drifting in wet then to dry surfaces, which tested the skills of everyone involved. All of this was very benecial to those that attended, supporting the goals of CARS, which includes enhancing driving safety as well as enjoying some international camaraderie (and of course their cars). The CARS club is open to all military and civilian personnel assigned to/employed at the Component, and their dependants which possess a performance automobile for more information please visit their Component WISE page (link available under Morale and Welfare Activities Approved E-3A Component Clubs and Societies). By Turkish NSU On 20 September the Turkish community celebrated the rst day of Ramadan festival with a brunch in the Frisbee Club. Ramadan, also known as the candy festival in Turkey, is one of two religious festivals in the Islam religion. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is followed by three days of celebration during which gifts are exchanged, family members gather together for large meals, and people pay their respects to their ancestors by visiting the graves. Lt. Col. Fikret Celik, Turkish Senior National Representative, stated, By organizing this brunch all of our members can celebrate each others festival and that helps us to reduce the homesickness on this special day. The day ended by giving candies and small gifts to children to make them happy.Turkish Community celebrated Ramadan Festival on Base Photo Maj. Erdinc EtkinCFC 5K BenetThe 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)has kicked off in the Geilenkirchen Area. Every year hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised for charities through this campaign program. However, there is also the option to fund the Family Support and Youth Program by ltering undesignated donations to the local area. All proceeds will go towards the GK CFC goal. The 5 km run/jog/walk is on 2 November, starting at 1400; registration from 1230-1330; location is the jogging trail behind the New Gym. Donations will be collected at the registration table in a glass jar. Fruit, water and cookies will be provided and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in Male and Female categories will be awarded. For more information contact SSgt. Robert Buckner, ext. 4331. If you would like to make a donation contact Capt. Scott Wilson, ext. 3061 or Capt. Jacob Tarrant, ext. 3032.T-Mobile opens ofce on base By Lt. Col. Michael Lckenbach Services Squadron is pleased to announce that T-Mobile, available as of 2 November, as a contractor of the Deutsche Telekom, will soon be able to offer its range of services to all military and civilian personnel of the NATO Air Base in Geilenkirchen. An ofce has been set up in Building 81 for this purpose. This brings a number of advantages to all Component members: They can offer you advice about your mobile and xed line contracts, not only in German and English, but also in Dutch and in Turkish. T-Mobile is able to offer all NATO ID cardholders special conditions for xed line and mobile phone contracts and services. Photo courtesy Cars

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12 NATO Skywatch 23 October 2009IYARegistration and further information at the IYA Ofce in Bldg 95, ext. 4955. Christmas moonlight family steam train ride Santa Claus is already planning to join the traditional International Youth Activities` Moonlight Ride for international Component children and their parents on the historic Selfkant Steam Train. On Friday, 4 December, at 1900 we will get on the train at Gillrath Station, and travel to Schierwaldenrath in the restored antique wagons built between 1889 and 1956. There will be one short stop on the way, though, when our special passenger arrives in a carriage drawn by a horse. Santa will welcome all the children and present them with a bag of Christmas goodies on the journey to Schierwaldenrath. There everybody has the opportunity to enjoy refreshments in a heated tent listening to Christmas songs, before returning to Gillrath. Tickets at .90 per child and 1.50 per adult include Brtchen with hot chocolate, coffee, Glhwein, or a soft drink at Schierwaldenrath, plus Christmas goodies for children, and can be purchased at the IYA Ofce, starting 2 November. Trip to Brussels Christmas Market On Saturday, 28 November, 08002000, you can join the IYA to explore the famous Belgian capital. After a short photo-stop at the newly renovated Atomium enjoy the rest of your day in the centre with its Grand Place, Cathedral, Manneken Pis Fountain, Belle Epoque Malls and thousands of stores and restaurants. Get in the mood for the season at one of Europes most original Christmas Markets featuring magical dcor, a big Ferris wheel and an ice-skating rink. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere between the enchanting wooden chalets offering plenty of Christmas gifts and various seasonal gastronomic delights from all around Europe. Point of departure and return is the parking lot outside the Front Gate. Cost is 0 per person. Basketball season The IYA Basketball season for international boys and girls between 6 and 15 years is coming up. Children and teenagers of all nationalities are invited to learn and play this sport together in our international community. The season full of fun lled and exciting games and tournaments will run from December to February. Fee for the season: 7 per player. Registration from 2 to 27 November. Volunteers wanted for IYA basketball season As usual the IYA can only offer its Basketball program with your dedicated volunteer help. Call ext. 4955 right now to get further information, and to sign up as coach, assistant coach or referee for any of our leagues! Swim or donate for charity On Saturday 31 October from 1000 to 2200 the local sports club TuS Oberbruch 1909 is hosting a 12-hour charity swim at the indoor pool in Heinsberg. E-3A Component teams will participate with as many swimmers as possible. The purpose of the 12-hour swim is to raise money for Schwerkranke Kinder e.V. which is a registered organization that supports seriously ill children and their families from the local area. Our Component teams are looking for sponsors to support this by donating money per kilometer that we swim, or by donating a xed sum of money, such as 10 euro for 10 kilometers of swimming. This is a way to show the local community that we care, explained SMSgt. Bernd Velling, who is a member of the Oberbruch sports club. If you want to swim or sign up as a sponsor for the Components swimmers please contact SMSgt. Velling by email: bvelling@e3a.nato.int. Each team consisting of not more than 12 swimmers must keep swimming, one person at a time, in one lane for a total of 12 hours. The individual team members can swim for as long as they want to. Text and photo Danish Delegation On 24 September the E-3A Component had the rst-ever Orienteering Run on the base. The Danish Delegation organized the event and it was also the Component Fitness Event of the month. The event had to be organized from scratch and the rst task was to create a map usable for orienteering (scale 1:5000). This project started 5 months ago and resulted in a brand new map for the event. As indicated on the map, Maj. Peter Farver, who was in charge of the entire event, drew it. The event suffered from rain in the rst few hours, but 40 runners showed up and the feedback shows that everybody had a very good experience doing the run. Hopefully we now have 40 ambassadors who will spread the news that Orienteering is both fun and challenging so that we will have a lot more runners for the next event. The idea behind orienteering is that when you arrive at the starting point you are given a detailed map of a specic area. For this event 15 posts were indicated on the map. Your task is then to nd the posts in the right order. At each post you punch a control card, which you bring to the nish line. This is to prove that you have found all the posts. How you get from one post to the next is up to you, so you have to read the map and decide the best and maybe fastest way to go. Each post is placed at a specic point in the terrain so that there is no doubt where to look for it. At this event we had participants who had never participated in an Orienteering run before. This should not deter anyone from taking part, because after a short introduction all the runners nished the run after nding all 15 posts. The course had a length of 4 km (measuring straight lines from post to post) but normally you will have to run a slightly longer distance. The nish times were between 27 and 95 minutes, which is pretty much standard for a run like this. Planning an event like this takes a lot of time, especially since the map had to be developed. It also takes money, but in this respect the Danish Delegation was supported by the Danish Military Sports Association, who nanced the event. It should also be mentioned that without the support of Base Support Wing and its approval of the event and the making of the map many months ago, this Orienteering Run would not have been possible. The bottom line is that everybody had a great day and when the Senior Danish Representative Col. Martin Pedersen made his closing remarks after the prize ceremony he saw a lot of happy (and some tired) faces. E-3A Component Orienteering Event Last-minute instructions at the starting line.

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14 NATO Skywatch 23 October 2009 IDH, Ofcers, 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 Ofcers/Frisbee Clubs. Members from both clubs are eligible to attend. Brunch price 5.75; show your valid Club card and get a 30% discount! 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 Ofcers Club, ext. 4990, or the Frisbee Club, ext. 4994. 01 No brunch due to All Saints Day. Both clubs closed. 08 Ofcers Club Family brunch. Frisbee Club closed. 15 Frisbee Club brunch. Ofcers Club closed. 22 Ofcers Club Hunters brunch (9.50). Frisbee Club closed. 29 Frisbee Club brunch. Ofcers Club closed. Ofcers Club (SWPO/4990) Operating hours bar Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1000-1800; Tuesday 1000-2000 and Friday 1000-1900. Restaurant MondayFriday 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 Ofcers Club Monday through Thursday; A la Carte menu served, a vegetarian menu also available, Friday buffet style lunch. Throughout the month membership appreciation. One time each month for each Ofcers 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 1430-1700 Happy Hour, free snacks available. The Ofcers Club has rooms available for your conferences, meetings, presentations, lunches or Commanders Call, make your reservations now. Ofcers Club participation in Frisbee Club events: During Frisbee Club opening hours, Ofcers Club members are eligible to utilize the Frisbee Club for breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch (on an alternating basis between the Frisbee and Ofcers Clubs). Club cards required when Ofcers Club members are using the Frisbee Club. Cancellations for Ofcers Club events will be accepted up to two days prior to the event on ext. 4990. After this time, a cancellation fee of per person must be charged for non-excused absences. Visit the Ofcers Club Web Page on the Component Information Portal, through Base Support Wing, Services Squadron, Clubs, for the latest information. 02-05 Bar open until 2200 due to closure of Frisbee Club. 06 Closed for lunch due to special function. 06 Component Autumn Ball See special yer. Upcoming Events: 20 December, Christmas brunch; 31 December, New Years Eve Ball. 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 Ofcers Club members (club cards required). Every Monday-Thursday Happy Hour from 1700 until 1800; every Friday Happy Hour from 1430 until 1900 (including snacks at 1700). Lunch buffet-style menu, lunch specials and restaurant specials can be found on Frisbee Club Wise page. Lunch-time specials of the week in addition to the regular buffet are: Every Monday: Bratwurst, Frikandel Spezial or pasta special of the week. Every Tuesday: Frisbee Burger or pasta special of the week. Every Wednesday: Mussels, Autumn Soup/ Eintopf or Haxen, pasta special of the week. Every Thursday: Homemade schnitzel or pasta special of the week. Every Friday: Steak, sh special or pasta special. Every Monday and Friday steak night (normal restaurant times) steak dinner only, reservations required. 02-05 Club closed due to infrastructural work. 9, 16, 23, 30 Country Line Dance, at 1930. 10 Skat, 1800-2300. 12 IWC USA Night, 1900. 15 Sunday brunch. 17 Bingo, 1900-2230. 20 Blues Night 1900-2300, in Main Bar. Sentry Club (SWPJ/4997) The Q&Q Corner is located next to the designated smoking area and can hold approximately 25 people. Ideal for meetings, conferences, breakfast or other small events. New kitchen operating hours (from Monday to Friday): Breakfast 07301030, Grill 1030-1530, Pizza 1030-1830. Operating hours for Saturday, Sunday and holidays remain the same. 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. Monday-Friday; variety of new pizzas is available now, i.e. Pizza Gyros, Pizza Calzone and Pizza Spinach. We also will add some new toppings. As soon as the preparations are nished, 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 mufns. 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. In addition to our souvenir items, we also offer some very nice items of our 25th Anniversary: T-Shirt child T-Shirt adult textile patch wrist watch art print of AWACS anniversary aircraft (signed by artist 2). Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from the Sentry Club Manager, ext. 4996. Sports Department (SWPT/4946) 06 Cross Country Run. 09 Start Registration Squash tournament. 11 Table tennis tournament. 18 Deadline registration ag football tournament. 25 Deadline registration squash tournament. 26 Orientation run. 27 Flag football tournament. Opening hours Sports Department: Every day from 0600-2200. International Library (SWPL/4956) The operating hours are 1100-1500, Monday through Friday. Visit the Geilenkirchen International Library and see the expanded travel section, books and guides for most European countries as well as other fantastic vacation destinations! They are there to help make your holiday travel planning go smoothly. We also have compiled lists of discount airlines and hotel booking agencies to help you. International Pre-school (SWPS/4957) 03 Art & Craft afternoon Lantern, 1400-1700. 05 Art & Craft afternoon Lantern, 1400-1700. 12 St. Martins Parade in Teveren at 1800. 27 Thanksgiving Feast with children. School year 2009/2010 has started! All classes are lled up, but we have a waiting list for everybody that is interested. Visit us or call the schools ofce at ext. 4957.MWA INFORmaMA TiIONNovember sSKYwaWA TCHCCLASSIFFIEDSkywatch Classieds are free to all NATO personnel. Advertisements must be printed or typed, and include your name, ofce 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 PAO, mail Stop 33, e-mail: pio@e3a. nato.int, before noon Thursday, 29 October. Miscellaneous Aluminium rims with winter tires for Volvo XC 90 (17 inch) or other Volvo cars. Asking Call work ext. 3614 or home 024514092037 or 0170 4475546. Auto Honda Civic CDTI Executive 2006, 35,000 km, 6 gear manual gearbox, Galaxy Grey Metallic, 140Hp 2.2L Diesel with DPF, Dealer maintained, leather interior, panoramic sunroof, light alloy wheels, separate climate control left/right, xenon lights, guarantee until Dec 09 to be extended with 2 years at the dealer, fuel consumption well below 6l/100 km-general driving. Price 2,900 Tax Free. For more information contact Harm Siegers at ext. 3750 or private +4924563973; E-mail h.siegers@onlinehome.de Looking for a babysitter? Responsible & mature teenager (15) has some extra time available on the weekends. Fluent in English & Dutch. Please call 02456 508280 to arrange your welldeserved night out.