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NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 28 March 2014 Volume 30, No. 3 OPERATION AFGHAN ASSIST XXX DAYS INDIASRI LANKAAFGHANIST ANNEP AL BHUT AN BANGLADESHB URMA (MYANMAR) VIETNAM CAMBODIA THAILAND LA OS CHINAP AKIST AN INDIA CHINA TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN IRAN KYRGYZST ANKAZAKHST ANUZBEKIST ANT AJIKIST ANMONGOLIA Tongtian HeGhagaraYamunaSutlejNarmadaSonIndusKrishnGodavariMahanadiGangesBrahmaputraIrrawaddyHuang HeHwang HoChang JiangMekong HainanANDAMAN IS.NICOBAR IS.Gt. Nicobar MERGUI ARCHIP. Bunguran LA CCADIVE IS. Dongsha Qundao ARABIAN SEA BA Y OF BENGALINDIAN OCEANBo Hai YELL OW SEA Gulf of Tongkin T en Deg ree Channel Gulf of Thailand SOUTH CHINA SEA Andaman SeaGulf of KachchhGulf of KhambhatGulf of MannarGulf ofMartaban Oz. Issyk Kul' Dzungar ia T ARIM PENDI QING ZANG Annapurna Mt Everest DECCAN C. Comorin Dondra Head T ur f an Depression GOBI Qinghai HuBAYAN HAR SHANORDOS D ABA SHAN RED BASINDALOU SHANDongting Hu Poyang HuPEGU YOMATANEN R.Mouths of the Mekong Mui Bai Bung Chu Yang SinWESTERN GHATSEASTERN GHATS TIEN SHANALTUN SHANKUNLAN SHANHOH XILSHANHIMALAYA GANGDISE SHANNAGA HILLSMouths of the GangesARAKAN YOMAMouths of theIrrawaddyDAWNA RANGEQILIAN SHANHUA SHANPHANOM DANG TANGGULA SHANHENGDUAN SHANBILAUKTAUNG RANGE Bishkek Almaty rmqi Aksu Yumen Hami Yinchuan Qingdao Beijing Dalian Zhengzhou Taiyuan Shijiazhuang Lanzhou Baotou New Delhi Srinagar Hotan Lhasa Xigaze Qamdo Hangzhou Wuhan Chengdu Tianjin Xi'an Mashhad Her at Bukhara Farah Karachi Gwadar Zahedan Jamnagar Bhavnagar Mumbai (Bombay) Tashk ent Mangalore Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram Ti ruchchirappalli Hubli-Dharwar Coimbatore Jana Trincomalee Kandy Colombo Galle Bassein Tavoy Georgetown Phuket Mergui Sheberghan Mazar-e Sharif Samarkand Dushanbe Qandahar Kabul Quetta Bahawalpur Lahore Islamabad Hyderabad Sukkur Jodhpur Multan Lu c kn ow Thimphu Chongqing Katmandu Jaipur Ajmer Ahmadabad Udaipur Sur at Vadodara Varanasi Allahabad Patna Kanpur Pune Nagpur Hyderabad Solapur Kolhapur Vishakhapatnam Vij ayawada Raipur Cuttack Kolkata (Calcutta) Jamshedpur Dhaka Imphal Gauhati Kunming Guiyang Chennai (Madras) Nellore Kurnool Bangalore Mysore Madurai Chittagong Mandalay Prome Yangon (Rangoon) Henzada Akyab Moulmein Louang Prabang Vientiane Bangkok Phnom Penh Battambang Kampong Cham Can Tho Ho Chi Minh City Nha Trang Hue Da Nang Qui Nhon Nakhon Si Thammar at Songkhla Kota Baharu Haikou Vinh Nakhon Ratchasima Haiphong Hanoi Zhanjiang Nanning Liuzhou Guangzhou Shantou Changsha Fuzhou Nanchang Hengyang Chiang Mai M.Lampang Lu oyang Shanghai Hong Kong Macau 90 85 75 30 25 20 10 110 105 100 95 80 35 15 5 30 25 20 10 35 15 70 90 85 75 110 105 100 95 80 70 65 60 115120125 Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Cancer 40 0 500 1000 Miles 0 500 1000 1500 Kilometres INDIASRI LANKAAFGHANIST ANNEP AL BHUT AN BANGLADESHB URMA (MYANMAR) VIETNAM CAMBODIA THAILAND LA OS CHINAP AKIST AN INDIA CHINA TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN IRAN KYRGYZST ANKAZAKHST ANUZBEKIST ANT AJIKIST ANMONGOLIA Tongtian HeGhagaraYamunaSutlejNarmadaSonIndusKrishnGodavariMahanadiGangesBrahmaputraIrrawaddyHuang HeHwang HoChang JiangMekong HainanANDAMAN IS.NICOBAR IS.Gt. Nicobar MERGUI ARCHIP. Bunguran LA CCADIVE IS. Dongsha Qundao ARABIAN SEA BA Y OF BENGALINDIAN OCEANBo Hai YELL OW SEA Gulf of Tongkin T en Deg ree Channel Gulf of Thailand SOUTH CHINA SEA Andaman SeaGulf of KachchhGulf of KhambhatGulf of MannarGulf ofMartaban Oz. Issyk Kul' Dzungar ia T ARIM PENDI QING ZANG Annapurna Mt Everest DECCAN C. Comorin Dondra Head T ur f an Depression GOBI Qinghai HuBAYAN HAR SHANORDOS D ABA SHAN RED BASINDALOU SHANDongting Hu Poyang HuPEGU YOMATANEN R.Mouths of the Mekong Mui Bai Bung Chu Yang SinWESTERN GHATSEASTERN GHATS TIEN SHANALTUN SHANKUNLAN SHANHOH XILSHANHIMALAYA GANGDISE SHANNAGA HILLSMouths of the GangesARAKAN YOMAMouths of theIrrawaddyDAWNA RANGEQILIAN SHANHUA SHANPHANOM DANG TANGGULA SHANHENGDUAN SHANBILAUKTAUNG RANGE Bishkek Almaty rmqi Aksu Yumen Hami Yinchuan Qingdao Beijing Dalian Zhengzhou Taiyuan Shijiazhuang Lanzhou Baotou New Delhi Srinagar Hotan Lhasa Xigaze Qamdo Hangzhou Wuhan Chengdu Tianjin Xi'an Mashhad Her at Bukhara Farah Karachi Gwadar Zahedan Jamnagar Bhavnagar Mumbai (Bombay) Tashk ent Mangalore Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram Ti ruchchirappalli Hubli-Dharwar Coimbatore Jana Trincomalee Kandy Colombo Galle Bassein Tavoy Georgetown Phuket Mergui Sheberghan Mazar-e Sharif Samarkand Dushanbe Qandahar Kabul Quetta Bahawalpur Lahore Islamabad Hyderabad Sukkur Jodhpur Multan Lu c kn ow Thimphu Chongqing Katmandu Jaipur Ajmer Ahmadabad Udaipur Sur at Vadodara Varanasi Allahabad Patna Kanpur Pune Nagpur Hyderabad Solapur Kolhapur Vishakhapatnam Vij ayawada Raipur Cuttack Kolkata (Calcutta) Jamshedpur Dhaka Imphal Gauhati Kunming Guiyang Chennai (Madras) Nellore Kurnool Bangalore Mysore Madurai Chittagong Mandalay Prome Yangon (Rangoon) Henzada Akyab Moulmein Louang Prabang Vientiane Bangkok Phnom Penh Battambang Kampong Cham Can Tho Ho Chi Minh City Nha Trang Hue Da Nang Qui Nhon Nakhon Si Thammar at Songkhla Kota Baharu Haikou Vinh Nakhon Ratchasima Haiphong Hanoi Zhanjiang Nanning Liuzhou Guangzhou Shantou Changsha Fuzhou Nanchang Hengyang Chiang Mai M.Lampang Lu oyang Shanghai Hong Kong Macau 90 85 75 30 25 20 10 110 105 100 95 80 35 15 5 30 25 20 10 35 15 70 90 85 75 110 105 100 95 80 70 65 60 115120125 Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Cancer 40 0 500 1000 Miles 0 500 1000 1500 Kilometres OPERATIONAFGHAN ASSIST 3 YEARS 65 DAYS The North Atlantic Council (NAC) decided on March 10, 2014, to employ NATO AWACS (Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft) surveillance aircraft over Poland and Romania. The NAC decision is a clear indication of the relevance of the E-3A Component in our times, said Col. Ren Moerland, Component deputy commander. This employment increases the understanding of what is happening in the region, including in Ukraine, for NATO Allies. All AWACS surveillance ights will take place solely over Alliance territory and no ights will take place over Ukraine. Operating solely from its main operating base, the Component will y a line of tasking every day to Romania and a line of tasking every other day Poland. These surveillance missions will be shared with the E-3D Component, who will y out of Waddington, United Kingdom. NATO AWACS is a high readiness force which can be employed at very short notice, Colonel Moerland said. The rst ight was conducted on March 14th to provide Air and Maritime Surveillance in order to enhance situational awareness of NATO Commands and to reassure NATO allies in the region. The Deputy Commander of the NATO E-3A Component, Colonel Moerland, participated as a tactical director on the rst mission from the NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen. We all can be very proud of that achievement. Again the men and women of the E-3A component showed that they are ready to support NATO commanders on short notice with a robust and modern airborne surveillance and command and control capability whenever and wherever it is needed, had been his rst remarks after landing with his crew. With a future perspective he continued: Now, the challenge is to sustain this achievement, while continuing the ISAF operation and the training program at the MOB. With the upcoming redeployment, the runway restoration and the ongoing Force Review, this is quite a task, but I am condent that together we will make it through these demanding times. Due to the multi nationality of our employed aircrew the rst Surveillance Controller in Romanian Airspace was a Romanian crew member, Master Sgt. Ruxandra Rafail. She said, It is great to work in this multinational Component and especially in this case to y over my country and to protect it.AWACS ies surveillance missions over Romania and Poland Photos by Andrea Hohenforst

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28 March 2014 NATO Skywatch 3 M AJ In like a lion out like a lamb is a phrase often used to describe the weather in March. Without question, March 2014 came in like a lion at the E-3A Component, but this year I am not talking about the weather. Instead, I am talking about the increase in our operational ying, as this past month NATO Commanders once again turned to the E-3A Component to support operational objectives in several areas. Make no mistake, our team was ready to deliver reliable and relevant airborne command and control capability to support the NATO Alliance and we are doing that today! Increasing our operational tempo is nothing new to the E-3A Component. Several times over the past 30 years, the Component has simultaneously supported multiple operations. As recently as 2011, the Component surged to y more than 250 missions supporting NATO Operation Unied Protector while sustaining non-stop operations in Afghanistan. We know through experience what it takes to sustain an increase in our operational tempo across the Component. Make no mistake each one of you has a role in our mission success. I need everyone focused on our mission to sustain our remarkable record of operational success. An absolute key through this period is sustaining our Safety Conscious Culture. The Component conducted the rst safety day of 2014 on 27 March. Component safety days are important and hopefully remind all of us it takes everyones effort to sustain a safety conscious culture and further safety is everyones responsibility. An important goal of our Component safety program is to sustain an environment, which promotes reporting to highlight incidents or areas of concern. The benet of operating in this type of environment is realized through the ability to learn from the experiences of each other. Through this learning, it is possible to decrease our chances of repeating mistakes, which infringe on safe operations and increase our consistency in repeating sound practices which promote successful operations. To achieve this goal, it is necessary everyone recognizes the importance of utilizing the incident reporting process in the safety ofce. I encourage each of you to review the situations which require an incident report and then take the time to initiate a report when necessary. In addition, anytime a situation arises which may comprise safe operations report it! Give everyone the opportunity to avoid encountering the same hazards again. As the summer period approaches, the Component Safety Ofce used our safety day to focus your attention on several potential hazards the summer season presents to all of us: Heat stress is a real hazard in the summertime even here in Geilenkirchen. Pay attention to yourself for the signs of heat stress and keep an eye on your fellow Component members for indications of overheating. Outdoor sports activities are another potential hazard here at the Component. I was surprised to learn almost 50% of injuries to Component members which result in lost work days, are caused by sports related injuries. Dont let this happen to you play within your own ability. As always, vehicle operations demand your attention each time to step into a motor vehicle. Be alert during your travels this summer and dont let things like texting, cell phones or alcohol creep into your driving routine. Sustaining this culture within our Component is an important part of my duty as your Commander. I look forward to hearing your feedback on what we can do together to ensure our operational environment within the Component remains a safe one through the summer period. Ready, Reliable and Relevant Photo by Andrea HohenforstA Warm WelcomeRecently assigned personnel pose for a group photo after attending a newcomers brieng on March 20, 2014. The group was greeted by Maj. Gen. Andrew Mueller and then they received an overview of the E-3A Component and NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany. PAO would like to extend a warm welcome to all. We wish you success with your new assignment and hope you enjoy being stationed at this unique, multinational ying unit!

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28 March 2014 NATO Skywatch 5 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 30, No. 3 28 March 2014 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. Email articles and classied advertisements to pao@e3a.nato.int. For paid advertisements call Hub Durlinger Media at +31 (0)46 4529292, cellphone +31 (0)6 5472 6473, hub@durlingermedia.nl or Houx Digiprint at +31 (0)46 4582111, verkoop@houxdigiprint.nl Articles may be reproduced after permission has been obtained from the editor, provided mention is made of NATO Skywatch. To read the NATO Skywatch online visit www.e3a.nato.int Commander Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller Chief, Public Affairs Maj. Johannes Glowka Editor Staff Sgt. R. Michael Longoria Photos by Andrea HohenforstVIP visits NATO Air BaseGen. Frank Gorenc, Allied Air Command, US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, Director, Joined Air Power Competence Center, and Lt.Gen. Dominique de Longvilliers, deputy commander Allied Air Command, visited the E-3A Component on March 24. The visit provided the generals with rst-hand awareness of needs and challenges facing the Component. After the brieng sessions, the Generals visited the Command Post, Hangar 1 with an E-3A jet in Phase, the ightline, the ight simulator, mission training center and Hangar 4. By Rebecca Hendrickx With more than 140 people in attendance, the Turkish ladies from the IWC hosted a traditional Turkish Henna Night Ceremony for on March 20, 2014. To start the night off, a short presentation described the food we were to eat, the ceremony we were to witness, and an introduction to Turkish culture. We were told about the tradition of Henna, a ceremonial night before a bride is to be married. It is a bittersweet time, for, while the prospect of the bride-to-bes future is cause for celebration, it is also the last night she is to spend with her family, in her familys home. Amongst the festivities of the evening, we were treated to a selection of traditional Turkish food, all of which displayed the intense avors of Turkish culture. After enjoying the food, we witnessed a reenactment of the traditions of a traditional Henna Night Ceremony. The bride wore a bright red embroidered outt complete with a matching veil, the ladies symbolized the close family and friends who usually accompany the bride-to-be on her last night. Creating a corridor, the ladies stood either side of the bride, holding candles raise above their heads as she walked through the corridor and to a seat where the ladies followed surrounding her. With a large red wreath topped with candles, the bride was serenaded and sprinkled with Henna to symbolize purity. It was then that the ladies danced in a circle around the bride who too was dancing. We were then invited to partake in the dancing. The night ended on a high with a wide selection of delicious desserts, coffee and a variety of beautiful rafes prizes, the ladies danced the night away. Very well done to the Turkish ladies for putting together a fantastic event. There was another bittersweet ending for the IWC as tonight we said goodbye to our outgoing IWC president, Linda Kolset and hello to our newly elected president, Lindsey Schlicker. Although we are sad to see Linda leave the board we are excited for the future. We wish to extend to Linda all the best and thank her for her outstanding contributions. Our next IWC event takes place April 10, 2104, at the E-3A club. April will see the 2010 World Cup (football/soccer) Champions: SPAIN! Join us for a night of soccer, rafe prizes and of course Paella, and much more! We look forward and hope to see you there! Turkish Henna Night Ceremony at the IWC

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28 March 2014 NATO Skywatch 7 Text and photos Chief Master Sgt. Michael Mller The NATO E-3A Component participated with signicant success in Exercise RED FLAG 14-2 in the United States from February 28 to March 16. The NATO E-3A Component deployed one aircraft and about 70 airmen and airwomen to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, one of the largest ghter bases in the world, to enhance their skills and experiences. In total, more than 2,000 participants and 100 aircraft from the U.S. and their allies from many countries were involved to support and run the exercise. Red Flag is the one of the air forces premier air-to-air combat training exercises. This exercise gives pilots the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. The Large Force Employment (LFE) exercise Red Flag provided an outstanding opportunity to our experienced combat ready crewmembers as well as to less experienced ones receiving guidance to practice and demonstrate E-3A Components capabilities and limits while supporting missions including defensive counter air (DCA), offensive counter air (OCA), suppression of enemy air defence (SEAD) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations, said Lt. Colonel Michael Belizaire, a tactical director from Squadron 1. The exercise is a realistic combat training, coordinated at Nellis Air Force Base and conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the Nevada Test and Training Range. The Range offers more than 15,000 square miles of airspace and 4,700 square miles of restricted land. Lt.Colonel Belizaire continued, Especially the face-to-face coordination during mission planning and debriengs with other Red Flag participants of various platforms and compared to the European environment unrestricted airspace made this training very valuable. These training opportunities are denitely required to regain and maintain E-3A Components high training standards. In the two-week duration of the exercise, the NATO AWACS conducted all sorties and reported always on station. This result is also credited to the performance of the maintenance and logistic personnel, which turned into an overall rating of a second place of all participating logistic teams. An excellent learning curve in terms of priorities, integration, exibility and teamwork was observed during the exercise, said Col. Koscheski, commander AEW, during one of his briengs. This is the bottom line, the glue that holds it all together. The exercise was closed with a quote from Carl von Clausewitz: Everything in war is very simple, but the simplest thing is difcult, he said. In war more than anywhere else things do not turn out as we expect. Nearby they do not appear as they did from a distance. Moreover, every fault and exaggeration of a theory is instantly exposed in war. Besides all tasks, responsibilities and the daily work, the participants also found some time to discover Las Vegas and its surroundings. Attractions and entertainment let the deployed component members dive into a fancy world of lights while they were pausing from the exercise. Many took the chance during the weekend break and visited some of the magnicent sights, which were reachable in a day like the man-made wonder Hoover dam or the majestic Grand Canyon.

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28 March 2014 NATO Skywatch 9 By Autumn Lombardi, Airman & Family Readiness Center The Geilenkirchen community recently participated in the 8th annual partnership of America Saves Week and Military Saves Week from Feb. 24 28. This event was hosted by the 470th ABS Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) in collaboration with representatives from Andrews Federal Credit Union, Community Bank, and USAG Schinnens Army Community Service (ACS). The week-long event was kicked off with a Breakfast Pledge. Community members were encouraged to come by the A&FRC, take the savings pledge and receive a complimentary breakfast. We were pleased with the interest and the participation for this years Military Saves Week. Any chance we get to encourage nancial readiness is a golden opportunity, said Mustak Keval, ight chief of Geilenkirchen s Airman and Family Readiness Center. This years theme for Military Saves Week was Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically. The A&FRC spread the theme by offering a weeklong series of free luncheons that focused on reducing personal debt, increasing savings, and encouraging nancial readiness. In addition to these luncheons there were also varied informative classes, individualized personal nancial consultant appointments, and daily giveaways offered to all participants. For more personal nancial information, stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center in building 78, or call DSN: 458-6015.Military Saves Week Encourages Personal Financial Readiness Photos by Andrea HohenforstE3A Component personnel celebrated Carnaval at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, February 27th.

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10 NATO Skywatch 28 March 2014MWA INFORMATIONAprilVisit the Services Branch WSS Web Page for the latest program information and upcoming events.Upcoming Events & IYA Activities(Open to all US and NATO identication card holders) Points of contact: IYA Events: Mrs Neuhalfen, ext. 4954; Sports Events: Mr Stelten, ext. 4920; Food Services: Mr Peeters, ext. 4990. Buy an MWA Card and take advantage of up to 30% discount at all Component MWA activities! New! All newcomers purchasing an MWA Card will receive discount vouchers for use at the NATEX and various MWA areas. Important Notices NEW! Frisbee Club Bar open every Tuesday, 1600 2200 hrs E-3A Club CLOSED : 03 Apr / 17 Apr / 18 Apr (Good Friday) / 21 Apr (Easter). Rotodome CLOSED: 17 Apr at 1330 hrs. / 18 & 21 Apr (Easter) VAT Ofce (Bldg 80) CLOSED: 31 Mar & 01 Apr. Component, Brunssum & Schinnen MWA Events/Activities 03 Apr: Czech Special Lunch at the Rotodome 08 Apr: Start Youth Spring Soccer Practice 14 Apr: IYA Easter Egg Hunt & Games On Monday, 14 April, at 1430 the IYA is sponsoring a big Easter Egg Hunt on the IYA Playground behind Building 95 for children up to the age of 12. Make sure to join the fun, meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and enjoy seasonal games and attractions. There is no fee. Rain delay date is Tuesday, 15 April. 16 Apr: Table Tennis Tournament 1100 1400 hrs, New Gym. Deadline Registration: 15 April. Participation for E-3A Component, JFC Brunssum, USAG Schinnen and ZVBw Niederheid. Register by contacting the Sports Department: Email ofc-bpws@e3a.nato.int or call tel.ext. 4946 20 Apr: Easter Brunch at the E-3A Club 1100 1400 hrs. 1200 hrs: Egg Hunt. Cost: Euro 13,00 (MWA Card Holder); Euro 18,00 (non-MWA Card Holder). Reservations required. Tel. 02451-634990/1. 14-25 Apr: IYA Easter Break Programme for children aged 5 and older. 0745 to 1745 hrs. Enjoy fun games, exciting contests, egg hunt, arts & crafts, sports & hikes, free play, special projects, movies and much more. Session I 14 to 17 April, including eld trip to Zollverein Coal Mine in Essen with special guided tour for children and Legoland Discovery Centre in Oberhausen with lunch stop at the Food Court of the Centro Mall on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday. Cost: 54 for 1 child, 108 for 2 children, 135 for three or more children with MWA Card, 78/ 156/ 195 without MWA Card. Session II 22 to 25 April, including eld trip to ZOOM Gelsenkirchen modern zoo with playgrounds and attractions on Wednesday and lunch on Friday. Cost: 51 for 1 child, 102 for 2 children, 127,50 for three or more children with MWA Card, 74/ 148/ 185 without MWA Card. IYA Easter Break Trips for children aged 5 and older; the children can be dropped off from 0745 and need to be picked up by 1745. 16 April, 0800 1745, Zollverein Coal Mine in Essen with special guided tour for children and Legoland Discovery Centre in Oberhausen with lunch stop at the Food Court of the Centro Mall, cost is 17 with MWA Card, 25 without MWA Card. 23 April, 0800 1745, ZOOM Gelsenkirchen modern zoo with playgrounds and attractions, cost is 14 with MWA Card, 21 without MWA Card. Our luxury bus leaves from the IYA. Chaperones go free. Parents with children of all ages and individual guests are welcome to join IYA eld trips for a fun day out. Inquire at the IYA Ofce about individual rates. 25 Apr: Bavarian Breakfast at the Rotodome 03 May: Opening Youth Spring Soccer League 08 May: Volleyball Tournament 13.00-15.45 hrs, New Gym. Deadline Registration: 06 May. Participation for E-3A Component, JFC Brunssum, USAG Schinnen and ZVBw Niederheid. Register by contacting the Sports Department: Email ofc-bpws@e3a.nato.int or call tel.ext. 4946 15 May: Asparagus Lunch at the Rotodome 15 May: Boules Tournament 1430 1630 hrs, New Gym Picnic Area. Deadline Registration: 14 May. Participation for E-3A Component, JFC Brunssum, USAG Schinnen and ZVBw Niederheid. Register by contacting the Sports Department: Email ofc-bpws@e3a.nato.int or call tel.ext. 4946 20 May: Outdoor Soccer Tournament 1100 1500 hrs, New Gym. Deadline Registration: 15 May. Participation for E-3A Component, JFC Brunssum, USAG Schinnen and ZVBw Niederheid. Register by contacting the Sports Department: Email ofc-bpws@e3a.nato.int or call tel.ext. 4946 24 May: IYA Trip to Bruges Saturday, 24 May, 0730 2030. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys, romantic canals, and magnicent Gothic squares you imagine yourself to be in medieval times. Beside the wealth of architectural and artistic treasures you nd a huge variety of stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The town is famous for its traditional Belgian cooking, hand-made chocolate pralines, and lace. Optional: you can join the tour guide on an orientation walk across the historical city centre, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Our luxury bus departs from the parking lot outside the Front Gate. Cost is 18 with MWA-Card, 26 without. 24 May: Country Line Dancing Evening at the E-3A Club Starts at 1900 hrs and ends at 0100 hrs. Doors open at 1830 hrs. Live music by Beethovens Boogie Country Trio. Entrance Free. Prior registration no later than 30 April. Registration possible at Linedancers_for_fun@hotmail.com.VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTApplications are invited for the following post: Conguration Manager, Advertisement Number 14001, NATO Grade A-2, assigned to the Engineering Assurance Branch, Mission Systems Engineering Division, Information Technology Wing. This post is due to be lled as soon as possible. Closing date: 31 March 2014. For further details, please visit the E-3A Component (WSS) Portal under Headquarters/A1/A1CP/A1CR/Recruitment, the ofcial E-3A Component Internet NOTE: Only applications of qualied personnel will be considered. SKYWATCHCLASSIFIEDSkywatch Classieds are free to all NATO personnel. Advertisements must be typed, including name, ofce symbol and duty extension. Advertisements for services that generate a regular income will not be accepted. Submissions are due to PAO, mail Stop 33, e-mail: pao@e3a.nato.int, by noon Thursday, 17 April.Audi 4.2l quatro 350hp automatic transmission, fully loaded, full leather valcona, garage maintained, accident free, the car is in excellent condition. 120000 km, regular fuel, bose surround system, navi incl. dvd and multimedia interface, bleu tooth, xenon/ adaptive headlights, business packet, heated seats, electrical seat adjustment, cruise control, all around sun screens. Summer and winter tires with rims. First registry 08.07.2008 Asking 18.350 obo. M. Bosch. 0031 643024238 after 1530.

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