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NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 18 December 2009 Volume 25, No. 24


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18 December 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. 24 18 December 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 For paid advertisements call Hub Durlinger media at +31 (0) 46 452 9292, fax +31 (0) 46 452 9285 or 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 Commander Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky Chief, Public Affairs Capt. Jolene Ortiona Editor SMSgt. Johan Hijmenberg Lay-out Maureen Geraets-Head For the rst time as the Commanding General of this Component, let me take this opportunity to wish you and yours the best for this holiday season and for a happy new year. As we prepare to spend some quality time with our friends and families, I feel that it is appropriate to reect on what weve accomplished this past year, and to contemplate the things we have to look forward to next year and beyond. By the end of this month, this Component will have own slightly over 8,000 hours in 2009. These ying hours have included more than 400 hours in support of various High Visibility Events, including the NATO Summit in April, the G8 Summit in July, and most recently, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony earlier this month. Let us remember that these hours also required more than 70 deployments to various locations around the world, away from our families and loved ones. And we should also not forget the countless hours on the ground by our maintenance and support personnel to ensure each hour in the air was successful. If not for their hard work and initiative, we would not have been able to sustain our ying hours, much less begin implementation of such projects as the Computer Upgrade Program, LAIRCM and the Mode 5 enhancements. Additionally, we should not fail to recognize the efforts of our security personnel and other support team members who ensured we all could work in peace and tranquillity. For these efforts, I commend you all. However, if 2009 was busy, 2010 will be even busier. Currently, we nd ourselves at a very important juncture in the history of our Component. We continue preparations to tackle operations in possible support of NATOs ISAF and Counter-piracy objectives, where we may be deploying to an austere, unfamiliar environment and employing concepts new to our way of thinking. Additionally, we will soon feel the effects of a Peacetime Establishment review that will cut our civilian and military manpower. Even though we face these challenges, I know that the drive and determination of the people here at Geilenkirchen will continue to overcome any obstacle, as it always has. There has never been any doubt in my mind that we are capable of accomplishing any mission put in front of us and that we will not only meet, but exceed expectations. Finally, to put things into perspective, let us not forget the tribute to our fellow NATO men and women in the eld: more than 80,000 people and growing, many far from home, at a time when being at home means so much. It may sound clichd, but it is still true that those people living in NATO countries enjoy the security they have in large part due to the work that they do. And if we deploy to support these forces in the eld, we will go there to signicantly add to that security. I know that there is much to look forward to next year, but please, be safe, and enjoy some much-needed holiday rest. Let me again wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2010. Good-bye Colonel Mack!Friday, 11 December 2009, its about 1430: Col. Reinhard Mack, outgoing Commander Base Support Wing, landed for the last time at the E-3A Component. His last ight was conducted over the northern part of Germany and included air-to-air refuelling. Many colleagues from the Component and friends from off base came to a very windy spot on the ight line to witness Colonel Macks last landing. First he performed a nal low approach to say good-bye and thank you and shortly afterwards he landed the E-3A and parked it on spot 8. As tradition requires, the Component Fire Brigade presented him with a very nice but cold hose down. Once he was completely wet, Squadron 3 members put him into a small specially built aircraft and drove him to the Bavarian Keller where a farewell ceremony was held. With this last landing an impressive ying career came to an end. Col. Mack ew more than 4,800 hours, mainly in RF-4E, F-4F, MiG-29 and of course E-3A (580 hours.) and TCA aircraft (1,000 hours). Col. Mack will retire from the German Air Force 31 December 2009 and of course we all wish him many very healthy and pleasant years of retirement.Photo Andrea Hohenforst


4 NATO Skywatch 18 December 2009 Text and photo Capt. Jolene Ortiona The Top Three is an on-base organization with a membership consisting of the top three enlisted ranks in the U.S. Air Force. They took the lead and in conjunction with many other volunteers, including the Company Grade Ofcer Association (CGOC) on the U.S. side, volunteers from the U.S. Post Ofce and also German NCOs, the Top Three treated the children of the Hckelhoven Childrens Home to their third annual Christmas Extravaganza. Every year the event gets bigger and more complex. This year the event outgrew its location at the Hckelhoven Home and was held in the Alliance Restaurant and Club 13 at JFC Brunssum. Months of planning culminated in a Christmas scene that would melt even Scrooges heart. This is their highlight yearly event. The tasty food, the games and the presents, the children were so excited about this day, said Patrick Kaumanns, teacher at the Hckelhoven Home. The Hckelhoven Home houses 15 children in two buildings. The kids range in age from 8 to 17 and on average stay for about two years, although some children stay much longer. CMSgt. Nick Banda suggested this Christmas party as a community service project about three years ago, and its gotten bigger and more boisterous ever since. Its a blast for the kids, and being there to see the light in those childrens eyes has been one of the best experiences of my tour at GK, said CMSgt. Thomas Sigmon. Our committee chair, SMSgt. Derek Ronning, reached out across the Component this year and pulled together a hugely talented group of volunteers. Based on his vision, next year we hope to expand this event to include two more childrens homes in the local area, and to involve an even wider cross-section of international volunteers. My hats off to everyone who pitched in to make this party a success. The children were serenaded with Christmas carols as they made their way through the door, and while the adults put the nishing touches on the Christmas feast downstairs, the children enjoyed games and crafts. A marshmallow throwing competition, a scavenger hunt, Christmas Bingo, Gingerbread House decorating and ornament making put everyone into a festive spirit. Before enjoying the feast, the children put on a small pageant as a thank you for the volunteers and presented the Top Three with a framed picture signed by all the children. Everyone was then treated to the Christmas feast which was prepared by an all-volunteer force. After eating, the kids were even more excited about their favorite part of the day, the opening of presents. Members of the Top Three sponsored the children and, in coordination with the Homes director, did their best to make their Christmas wish-lists come to life. The presents were distributed and all the kids opened their gifts at the same time. This was the point where I and every other volunteer received our gift, said SMSgt Derek Ronning. Watching those kids, wide eyes and huge smiles, as they opened their gifts was truly a gift in itself. In addition to individual presents, bigger presents were donated for each house, a foosball table for the older children and two giant two-man go-karts for the younger children. At the end of the evening, happy children and happy adults made their way home secure in knowing the Christmas spirit is still alive and well. Children from the Hckelhoven Home enjoyed opening presents and showing them off to each other. Watching those kids, wide eyes and huge smiles, as they opened their gifts was truly a gift in itself. The Christmas spirit is still alive During the ofcial ceremony for the achievement of 100,000 ight hours of the Flight Simulator, 28 Aug 2009, Mr. Klaus Niessen, chief operating ofcer in CAE Stolberg had presented to Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky a small draft picture. Since then the painting by Mr. Antonio de Lemos Viana, a Portuguese artist, has been nished. During a Training Day on 27 November, Mr. Klaus Niessen presented it to Brig. Gen. Pototzky and Training Wing Commander Col. Francesco dAsta in the main hall way. The paintings motif is typical for the Training Wing. Around the centre of the NATO star symbols and crew positions characterize the teamwork and spirit of the TW goals and objectives. PaintingPhoto Andrea Hohenforst


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6 NATO Skywatch 18 December 2009 Again young artists of many different nationalities participated and submitted beautiful pictures. These are the winners: Ages 3-5: 1. Annika Braun, 5. 2. Phoebe Prescott, 4. 3. Philip Srensen, 5. Ages 6-8: 1. Talia Hay, 8. 2. Martina Capasso, 8. 3. Cameron Tarrant, 7. Ages 9-12: 1. Ellysa Wood, 11. 2. Andrea Marchena, 9, and Zoe Wellershausen, 9. 3. Nathan Rogers, 11, and Martime Redgwell, 10. Congratulations! By SMSgt. Bob Bell On 25 November more than 650 members of our international NATO family came together at the International Dinning Hall (IDH) to share a meal in true holiday spirit. This is a time-honoured tradition in the United States and since long it has been one of the Components favourite annual events here at Geilenkirchen. The meal was prepared by the Chefs at the IDH, which included a smorgasbord of traditional Thanksgiving items, with a touch of international avour. The menu included turkey, ham, beef, wild boar, sh, vegetables, potatoes and a wide variety of delicious desserts, and yes we didnt forget the pumpkin pie, which was particularly good this year. The facility itself was decorated by the staff in spectacular fashion, with each table dressed to the very last detail. As always we featured our very own gingerbread house full of candy, which proved to be one of the most wanted stops for the children in attendance. Speaking of the kids, care packages were carefully prepared for each and sent home with the parents as a way to honour and appreciate the youngsters, who the holiday season is truly all about. Many hours of planning, ordering and preparation went into making this event into a tremendous success, which will be remembered as one of the best ever offered here at the International Dining Facility. The staff of the IDH would like to thank the Component for their overwhelming support for the event and wish you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday season.Holiday meal t for a King IYA Christmas colouring contest On Wednesday, 9 December the IYA celebrated their yearly Christmas Party at the Ofcers Club. More than 120 children participated in this popular event. It was an exciting program including seasonal games, refreshments, cakes and the presentation of the Christmas Colouring Contest winners. The highlight of the afternoon was when Santa Claus stopped by bringing a little gift and taking the time to talk to each child.IYA Christmas PartyPhoto Andrea Hohenforst Photos Chris BraunAnnika Braun was awarded the 1st place in age group 3 to 5. Text and photo Maj. Ziya Kabasakal The Turkish Community gathered in the Frisbee Club on 29 November to celebrate the Festival of Sacrice. More than one hundred people, including civilian personnel and their families, were present for this special occasion. The festival is considered to be one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar. The Festival of Sacrice, however, has more meaning in the Turkish culture than it does in terms of religion. It is regarded as an opportunity for families to come together and show social unity, and provide those who are in need with food. Lt. Col. Fikret elik, the Turkish SNR, made a speech during the event. He pointed out that he was pleased to see The Festival attained its main objective, that is, it brought together members of the Turkish community here at Geilenkirchen. He further stated that there are many words in the Turkish language meaning festival/celebration, which is a good indication of how wellintegrated festivals are into the Turkish culture. Whatever the name may be, he concluded, we should strive to capitalize on them to promote our cultural values of peace and unity. What made this years Festival even more interesting was that it coincided with Thanksgiving Day. Though celebrated for different reasons, values promoted by both special occasions are indeed very similar. In addition to congratulating one another and socializing, members of the Turkish community also enjoyed the delicious food prepared by the Frisbee Club. The occasion concluded with Lt. Col. elik handing out, as it is the tradition for the seniors to do in such occasions in Turkey, pocket money as gifts to children celebrating the event. The Turkish community celebrates the Festival of SacriceBy Dr. Helmut Stienen Christmas is coming soon. In preparation for the upcoming holidays many ofces, workplaces and also homes are decorated. This warm and cosy atmosphere has a long and good tradition. For making this time safe and enjoyable for everyone you should consider the following suggestions: decorations should not become a safety risk by obstructing escape routes, posing a re hazard or hiding emergency equipment e.g. re extinguishers or rst aid kits. candles, sprays or sticks contain a range of chemicals, particularly in combination with combustion products. These are known for having the potential for causing health problems like allergic reactions or irritations to eyes and/or the respiratory tract. On these grounds these items should be used in a reasonable manner on special occasions only and not in the presence of susceptible individuals. Under no circumstances should they lead to a long-term exposure in the workplace or at home. Best wishes to all of you and have a peaceful time and a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year.Seasons health and safety tips Honey glaced ham was one of the dishes on the Thanksgiving Menu.


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12 NATO Skywatch 18 December 2009 By Amn David Pohl Until 28 February the city of Roermond, the Netherlands presents an incomparable experience by displaying numerous ice sculptures. The event takes place at the Designer Outlet in Roermond. Fifty international artists have been working at 8 degrees below zero on ice and snow sculptures. Sculptures of ice have always fascinated people, regardless of their age. The lifetime of a sculpture is determined primarily by the temperature of its environment and thus, a sculpture can last from mere minutes to possibly months, the ones made from ice can be abstract or realistic and can be functional or purely decorative. Of course techniques play a decisive role: The temperature of the environment affects how quickly the piece must be completed to avoid the effects of melting; if the sculpting does not take place in a cold environment, then the sculptor must work quickly to nish his piece. Some sculptures can be completed in as little as ten minutes if the carver is using power tools such as chainsaws and specialty bits tted to a die grinder. Ice sculptors also use razor-sharp chisels that are specically designed for cutting ice. As various technologies are adapted for use with ice carving, many sculptures are now created largely by machine. CNC machines and moulding systems are now commonly used to create ice sculptures and complicated logos from ice. Colour effects are also possible by a number of techniques, including the addition of coloured gels or sand to the ice. In case you want to know more about the daily opened event, you can check out http://www. or simply visit the IJsculpturenfestival yourself.Ice Sculpture Festival in Roermond Photo PAO archive DINING Ofcers Club 21 Dec-03 Jan CLOSED 31 Dec Open for New Years Eve Ball (tickets required) 04 Jan Normal Operation Frisbee Club 21 Dec03 Jan CLOSED 04 Jan Normal operation Sentry Club 24-26 Dec CLOSED 27-30 Dec 1000-1800 hrs 31 Dec-01 Jan CLOSED 02-03 Jan 10-1800 hrs 04 Jan Normal operation International Dining Hall 21-23 Dec 0500-0830 Breakfast 1100-1315 Lunch 1630-1830 Dinner 24-27 Dec 0730-0930 Breakfast 1100-1330 Lunch No dinner 28-30 Dec 0730-0930 Breakfast 1100-1315 Lunch No dinner 31 Dec-03 Jan Weekend hours 04 Jan Normal operation Please Note: Dinner will not be served during the Christmas holiday period. Ground Feeding: Cold boxed dinners are available but must be ordered one day in advance, prior to 1100 hrs and must be paid for in advance (preferably the day before) and collected by 1400 hrs. RECREATION Sports Department 21-23 Dec Normal Operation 24-26 Dec CLOSED 27 Dec 0800-1800 hrs 28-30 Dec Normal operation 31 Dec-01 Jan CLOSED 02-03 Jan 0800-1800 hrs 04 Jan Normal operation Tanning Beds (Bldg 56, Old Squash Court) Normal Operation (24 hrs) Sauna Closed until further notice IYA 24 Dec-03 Jan CLOSED 04 Jan Normal operation Pre-School 18 Dec Last school day 04 Jan Back to school Library 23 Dec-03 Jan CLOSED 04 Jan Normal operation Thrift Shop 17 Dec Last day of operation 2009 07 Jan First day of operation 2010HOLIDAY OPERATING HOURS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2009/2010 MISCELLANEOUS Billetting Ofce 23 Dec-03 Jan CLOSED 04 Jan Normal operation Reservations for Christmas/ New Year period need to be placed prior to 11 Dec. VAT/Disbursing Ofce (Building 80) 24 Dec-03 Jan CLOSED 04 Jan Normal operation MWR Store 24-27 Dec CLOSED 28-30 Dec Normal operation 31 Dec-03 Jan CLOSED 04 Jan Normal operation 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 Jennifers Body (R) Friday, 18 December, 1930 Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) Saturday, 19 December, 1600 Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell Couples Retreat (PG-13) Saturday, 19 December, 1900 Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman


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14 NATO Skywatch 18 December 2009 IDH, Ofcers, Frisbee and Sentry Clubs now on the BASS LAN System. Menu information available 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. 03 No brunch due to holiday season. 10 No brunch due to special function. 17 Family brunch at the Ofcers Club. Frisbee Club closed. 24 Brunch at the Frisbee Club. Ofcers Club closed. 31 Spanish-style brunch at the Ofcers Club. Frisbee 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: 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 will 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. Special note: Club closed on 14 & 22 January due to special functions. Upcoming events: 18-21 Winter lunch-time specials. 22 Robert Burns Night, tickets on sale as of 5 Jan. 16 Feb Scampi night. 19 Feb Whisky Tasting. 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. Sentry Club (SWPJ/4997) The famous book The Battle for Geilenkirchen by Ken Ford will soon be available again at the Sentry Club. The very popular Lindt Fioretto Chocolate is on sale again. Only 6 for 1x 850g bag. Sales point is Cashiers Cage. In addition to the daily special, the Sentry Club also offers a weekend special, which will be advertised in the Sentry Club and also on the Component BASS LAN system. Come along and try out our very popular, delicious pizzas or one of our freshly prepared salads available at the salad bar for a reasonable price. Do you need support for conferences or meetings? The Sentry Club is able to assist i.e. with refreshments and food. For more information please contact the Sentry Club Management. Take advantage of our off-sale operation. We can provide Warsteiner Beer in 30 Ltr. and 50 Ltr., different types of soft drinks in 1 Ltr. Bottles, tables and benches and more items to help you to arrange your party. Please make sure to place your order in time, because there are certain items (i.e. tables, benches, beer wagons) that we have to order from our supplier. If you need any further information please contact the Sentry Club Management on ext. 4996. Sports Department (SWPT/4946) 04 Registration begins for indoor soccer league. 12 Indoor soccer league coach meeting: 1000 at the Sentry Club. 28 Monthly sports event, different activities open for all personnel. 30 International invitational volleyball tournament, New Gym 0900-1800. 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 run smoothly. We also have compiled lists of discount airlines and hotel booking agencies to help you. Remember to come back often, since a lot of the music and movie collections are frequently updated. We have material to help with your continuing education as well. The entire Embry Riddle section has been recently updated as well as many of the CLEP materials. We even have some CLEP material on DVD to help you make the grade. Dont be one of those unfortunate people who visit the library only during outprocessing, only to realize how nice it would have been to use the facility while you had a chance. The friendly and helpful staff members are always available to assist you. Some brand new CDs and DVDs have arrived! Also, a 6th Internet computer has been installed for our customers. All computers are brand-new and have 17-inch LCD monitors. International Preschool(SWPS/4957) Happy New Year to all our customers! 04 Back to school. 22 Teachers training, NO school for children. School year 2009/2010, all classes are full, but we have a waiting list for everybody that is interested. Visit us or call the schools ofce at ext. 4957. Thrift Shop (SWPG/4919) Opening hours: 1000-1400 every Tuesday and Thursday.MWA INFORMA TIONJanuary Volkshochschule language coursesVolkshochschule, the ofcial German College for Adults, is starting its winter spring semester soon. Classes are held in Bldg 141. Register in class. Further information at ext. 4954. The following courses are offered: GERMAN Starting the week of 18 January 2010, the basic price for intensive German courses is 96 for 30 mornings/evenings. A1, Beginners, Intensive Courses, Schritte 1, Monday & Wednesday 1000-1130, instructor Meral Alkan-Oncu, Room 118; Tuesday & Thursday, 1730-1900, instructor Christine Mertens, Room 118. A1, Advanced Beginners, Intensive Courses, Schritte 2, Monday & Thursday, 0900-1030, instructor Tanja Rzeppa, Room 109; Tuesday & Thursday, 1730-1900, instructor Meral Alkan-Oncu, Room 109. B1, Intensive Course, Schritte 4, Tuesday & Thursday, 1900-2030, instructor Christine Mertens, Room 118. (This course directly prepares you for the B1 exam, an internationally acknowledged degree. You will have the opportunity to take this exam.) The basic price for the following course is 72 for 15 evenings (3 lessons): B2, Monday, 1800-2030, instructor Christine Mertens, Room 118. (This course directly prepares you for the B2 exam, an internationally acknowledged degree. You will have the opportunity to take this exam.) ITALIAN Starting on 18 January 2010, the basic price for the Italian course is 48 for 15 evenings. A1, Advanced Beginners, Espresso 1, Chapter 5, Monday, 1730-1900, instructor Letizia Pulizzi, Room 109. ENGLISH Starting on 12 January 2010, the basic price for intensive English courses is 77 for 24 mornings. A1, Advanced Beginners, Intensive Course, book: Headway A2 Beginners, Chapter 5, Tuesday & Thursday, 0830-1000, instructor Janet Budzyna, Room 118. A2, Intensive Course, book: Headway Pre-Intermediate, Chapter 6, Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145, instructor Janet Budzyna, Room 118.