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NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen 28 November 2014 Volume 30, No. 11 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 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 301 DAYSBy Staff Sgt. R. Michael Longoria Under the dark, night sky, a TNT aircraft landed at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, at approximately 2330 hours on Nov. 18, 2014. The jet was carrying the last members of the E-3A Component and the six remaining pallets of cargo deployed to Mazar-e Sharif (MeS), Afghanistan, as part of Operation Afghan Assist. The Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Jochen Both, and the Component Commander, Andrew M. Mueller, welcomed the personnel home as they exited the aircraft. All men and women deployed have safely returned home and all equipment has been recovered, said Col. Werner Nemetschek, the nal force element commander in MeS. The NATO E-3A Component ag has been taken down. The mission has been accomplished. Although the nal AWACS returned on Sept. 25, 2014, the E-3A Component has spent the past two months redeploying all equipment Afghanistan back to Germany. In total, OAA lasted three years and 301 days with NATO AWACS controlling over 25,650 aircraft during more than 1,250 missions and 14,000 ying hours.Mission complete: Component returns from MeS Maj. Gen. Jochen Both, Force commander, welcomes home members of the E-3A Component Nov. 18, 2014, at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany.Mission Accomplished

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28 November 2014 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 30, No. 11 28 November 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 M AJ As 2014 draws to a close, Keri and I send our Holiday Greetings and wish each of you a Happy Holiday season and a very Merry Christmas. We hope 2014 was a rewarding year for you and your family. On Nov. 18, the E-3A Component concluded our four-year mission in Afghanistan supporting the mission of the International Security and Assistance Force. This was certainly a historic mission for the E-3A Component and clearly demonstrated our ability to deploy and sustain operations from an isolated location. Be certain, this mission was never envisioned by those who created the E-3A Component in 1980 yet you did it and did it well, overcoming many challenges to sustain a 93% mission accomplishment rate involving over 14,000 E-3A ying hours. Each time I visited our deployed operating location I was extremely impressed with your keen focus on mission accomplishment. Despite the mud, snow, wind, dust, oods and many more obstacles our E-3A Component delivered Airborne Command and Control to enable successful operations in Afghanistan. I want to thank each of you for a job well done and congratulate you on mission success! As 2014 concludes, the E-3A Component is fully committed to SACEURs reassurance mission to demonstrate the NATO Alliance capability and resolve to defend the Alliance. Since March, the E-3A Component has own over 300 sorties and over 2,500 hours supporting the core mission of the NATO Alliance. To put this in perspective, we have own more hours doing this mission than we did over Afghanistan in 2014 all during a major runway restoration which showcased our capability to sustain operations utilizing our FOBs and FOL. Over the past year all of you have worked many long hours to support the NATO Alliance. This hard work now gives many of us the unique opportunity take a little extra time to enjoy the friendship and family fun the holiday season and the New Years Celebrations always bring. I encourage each of you to take advantage of the holiday season to do one or two of those things which were pushed aside throughout the course of a busy year and enjoy the holidays. Also, take time out to recognize the Component members in the organizations on-base which wont be able to take full advantage of the holiday break. I want to thank those members of the team in organizations such as Civil Guards, International Military Police, Command Post, Fireghters, Communications Center, Air Trafc Control facilities and many others who will tirelessly stand the watch over the holiday break to enable the rest of us to enjoy the time with our families and friends. Please do not hesitate to take the opportunity to reach out to the families of these service members and spread your holiday cheer. Sharing the holidays with another member of our team can make it an extra special holiday indeed. To all the members of the E-3A Component Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I look forward to recognizing even more accomplishments in 2015!Happy Holidays and a Very Merry ChristmasBy Col. Werner Nemetschek For me, being the nal force element commander (FEC) was not just another ordinary task. I felt I was given the opportunity to nish a job, which I started in April 2011. I was the rst German FEC in Mazer-e Sharif (MeS) after the Parliamentary approval of the German Government for the German contingent of the Component. It became obvious our mission prole would change from ying in and out from Konya to a solution with a permanent staging in MeS. At the time, there were more than 6,500 people in Camp Marmal, so nding a proper place to work and sleep for an additional 100 or more individuals was not an easy task. Camp Marmal is mainly organized and run by the German Armed Forces. It was a huge advantage for me knowing most of my fellow partners I had to deal with for the benet of our team. Besides this, the successful integration of our team into the camp, even though not ideal, was enormously supported by our German Spiess, Chief Master Sgt. Jens Saathoff, who had already served in MeS for the German Air Wing the year before. The interim solution, although becoming more comfortable with time, lasted for more than a year until NATO had set up own containers for the NAEW&CF deployment. The area was already chosen and decided upon back in May 2011. However, I had to wait until my nal appointment as FEC to stay in one of the two containers myself; and then it was my duty to hand them back. This leaves me with an ambiguous feeling. Firstly, Im proud to be a member of a team, which over three years has accomplished an outstanding task in ISAF without a major incident. Secondly, and particularly at the nal days, my thoughts are full of memories about all the people Ive met during my time in MeS and the stories around this place. And then, I do especially think of the Afghan people outside the camp I unfortunately never had the chance to meet. For the Force, Im honoured and pleased to be the last FEC of our OAA mission and close the door in MeS for the Component.Words from the nal force element commander

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28 November 2014 NATO Skywatch 5 By Capt. Andr Bongers A special event was held Nov. 19, 2014, in the E-3A Club. Dutch Component members, together with other nationalities received a medal or wings during the Dutch Medal Parade. The medals and wings were presented by the mayor of the city of Brunssum, Mr. Luc Winants, and Deputy Royal Netherlands Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. ir. Emile van Duren. The medal parade is an annually event, organised by the Dutch contingent. This year the commemorative medal for peace operations with ISAF banner, the Air Force medal and E-3A wings were awarded to Dutch personnel. About 30 foreign Component members received the inauguration medal. The commemorative medal for peace operations was awarded to those soldiers who served during Operation Afghan Assist. During this operation, the Component delivered an important contribution to the international ISAF mission. The Air Force medal was presented to personnel who were away from home for at least 300 nights due to operational duties. The wings were presented to Tactical Directors and Flight Engineers who full their job on board the E-3A. This ceremony was special because about thirty foreign Component members received the inauguration medal. They earned this medal for their contribution during the E-3As missions securing the Dutch airspace when His Majesty, King Willem Alexander, was inaugurated as the new King of the Netherlands. This medal parade underlines the unique multi-national character of the E-3A Component, where members from 16 different NATO countries serve together, operating the E-3A. Dutch medal parade with honours Dutch and foreign Component members IT Wing personnel presented NATO medalsCol. J.R. Del Rio Nieto, Information Technology (IT) Wing commander, presented the Non-Article 5 NATO Medal to members of the IT Wing for their outstanding service and support to NATO Operations in Libya and Afghanistan under Operation Unied Protector and International Security Assistance Force respectively during a medal ceremony parade on Nov. 3, 2014. The members presented with medals were: B-3 Juergen Ritt, Capt. Kai Buchmann, Master Sgt. Floyd Ledesma, Tech. Sgt. Michael Toal, Staff Sgt. Aaron Graff, Master Sgt. Andreas Gross and Staff Sgt. Uwe Von Grumbkow. The Non-Article 5 NATO Medal is a prestigious award presented to military and civilian personnel who have been commended for providing exceptional or remarkable service. In 1994, the Military Committee at Chief of Staffs introduced the rst NATO Medal award to NATO military and civilians involved during the Former Yugoslavia operations. Subsequently, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization approved and designed a clasp engraved ISAF signifying NATO operations in Afghanistan in 2003 and then approved the clasp engraved OUPLibya/Libye for Libya in 2012. Today there are six NATO Medals currently authorized by North Atlantic Council.Photo by OR-5 Norman SwitallaBy Lt. Col. Marc Jansen Belgian Kingsday: This tradition goes back a very long time. In 1866, just after King Leopold II inherited the throne, he decided that November 15, name day for Saint Leopold, would be chosen as a day to remember the rst King of Belgium Leopold I van Saksen Coburgh Gotha. The name used at that moment was Commemoration day of the founder of the Royal Dynasty or simply Day of the Dynasty. This day is NOT a national holiday, as is July 21, for most of the Belgians but this is a day where people can express their feeling toward their King. Government employees (including military) and some schools universities do get an extra day of leave. Since 1866 this day changed several times but, as from 1930, it was decided to keep it xed on Nov. 15. In 1952, King Bouwdewijn decided that this day would stay as a remembrance day and by Royal Decree renamed the Commemoration day of the founder of the Royal Dynasty to Kings Day. On this day a Te DEUM (a Solemn Hymn) will be sung in all cathedrals to invoke the Devine Assistance for our King. For the Belgian Armed Forces this occasion is used to express their attachment and deepest respect to their King and Supreme commander. The way the military show this respect is rst of all through a telegram all units send to the King to restate our loyalty and secondly through a toast to the King on Nov. 15.Belgian NSU celebrates Kingsday Photos by Hay Janssen

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28 November 2014 NATO Skywatch 7 Story and photo by Valerie Haas The University of Oklahoma Advanced Programs (Oklahoma, USA) recently named Valerie Lyn Peterson-Borro as 2014 Outstanding Site Director Worldwide. Serving the NATO community for 11 years, Peterson-Borro credits her students with the award. The strength of OUs program in GK is the caliber of students it attracts, providing lively discussions on international issues, states Peterson-Borro with pride. University of Oklahoma (OU) students stationed at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen and JFC Brunssum hold Peterson-Borro in high regard, as evidenced by student feedback submitted upon each course completion. She is alwayshelpful when I have met any problem during my term in this program, says Master Sgt. Serter Kokbudak (TUR AF), a seasoned OU student nishing up his M.A. in International Relations. 1st Lt. Jessica Trawick (USAF) recently began taking courses in August 2014. From the very beginning, Valerie has ensured that I know exactly what to expect from the course and from the University of Oklahoma. She has welcomed meand helped with the transition from an undergraduate course to a masters program. As the rst inaugural award of its kind, the Education Center at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen especially recognizes Peterson-Borros accomplishments. It is a pleasure to work with Valerie, acknowledges Education Services Ofcer Randy Phelan. It is not one bit of a surprise that the University of Oklahoma has recognized her outstanding performance. Valerie is a key team player who has always gone above and beyond for her students. Based on student feedback and excellent customer service, the Outstanding Site Director Award reects Peterson-Borros dedication to the NATO community and international military education The University of Oklahoma Geilenkirchen Site offers a Master of Arts in International Relations and is open to all US and NATO I.D. card holders. Kokbudak describes the class format as very student-friendly, especially if you are a full-time worker. For more information, visit site director Peterson-Borro in building 104 or contact her at +49 (0) 245 163 2208 or apgeilenkirchen@ou.edu.Geilenkirchen Site Recognized for Outstanding Educational Services Airmen gather to thank and honor Americas veteransWith more than 300 Airmen standing in formation, the American ag was lowered and folded by members of the base honor guard during a retreat ceremony to thank and honor Americas veterans Nov. 11, 2014, at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany. Photos by Staff Sgt. R. Michael Longoria Turkish community remembers, pays respect to former leader Mustafa Kemal AtaturkThe People of Turkey woke up with sadness in their heart on Nov. 10, 2014, because they know its the day when their former great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatrk passed away 76 years ago. Those who were able to go to Ankara from different cities of Turkey visited Ataturks mausoleum along with their children and offering red roses, and other lovers no matter where they were still paid their respect by gathering together for events held in his honor. The Turkish community on NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen also gathered at their National Support Unit and showed their respect by holding a ceremony. As all around Turkey, at 0905, life came to a standstill as we stopped for a minute in honor of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. He is one of the most highly regarded leaders in world history, because he propelled Turkey into the ranks of the worlds major nations thanks to his military prowess and political genius. The ceremony continued with the singing of the national anthem, speech, and slide show. Photo courtesy of Turkish NSU

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8 NATO Skywatch 28 November 2014Christmas Coloring ContestAll young artists are invited to join this years coloring contest. Simply color the picture, but please do not use glitter, stickers or cotton. Send completed pictures to PAO, mail stop 33, or hand-carry them to the Public Affairs Ofce in Building 222 by December 10, 2014. Please include the childs name and parents contact information with the picture. The three best pictures will be announced on Facebook and the artists will receive a prize. The overall winner will have their picture published in the December 18th edition of the Skywatch.

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28 November 2014 NATO Skywatch 9 GERMANY You can nd information on Christmas markets within Germany at www. germany-christmas-market.org.uk. Geilenkirchen Geilenkirchen has a Nikolausmarkt (St. Niklas market) this weekend: Nov. 28 from 1800 to 2230, Nov. 29 from 1200 to 2230 and Nov. 30 from 1200 to 1830. Gangelt On Nov. 30, there is a Nikolausmarkt in Gangelt, which is open from 1000 to 1900. The evening concludes with a reworks show. Aachen Around the Cathedral and Town Hall, this market is open daily until Dec. 23 from 1100 to 2100. Alsdorf You can enjoy this Christmas market around the small and charming castle of Alsdorf from Nov. 28 to Dec. 7. Cologne The city of Cologen offers a total of seven Christmas Markets. The market at the Cathedral is the most impressive is open until Dec. 23 from 1100 to 2100 on Sunday through Wednesday, 1100 to 2200 on Thursdays and Fridays, and 1000 to 2200 on Saturdays. Dsseldorf Located in near the HeinrichHeine-Platz, Jan-Wellem Monument Marktplatz, this market is open daily until Dec. 23 from 1100 to 2000 on Sunday through Thursday and 1100 to 2100 on Fridays and Saturdays. Monschau In the Eifel hills, near Aachen in the picturesque town, this market is open from Nov. 28 to Dec. 21 but only on Fridays and Saturdays from 1100 to 2100 and Sundays from 1100 to 2000. Mnster This market is also open daily until Dec. 23 from 1100 to 2000 on Sunday through Thursday and 1100 to 2100 on Fridays and Saturdays. THE NETHERLANDS Sittard Wentjerdruim (Winter Dream) is open from Dec. 12 to Jan. 4 in downtown Sittard. There will be a Christmas and art market along with a skating ring. There are also plenty of candlelight shopping nights and open shops on Sunday. Also, the annual Winter Circus is scheduled for Dec. 23 to Jan. 4. Tickets for the circus are available online www. limburgsKerstCircus.nl or at the tourist information ofce in the Rosmolenstraat. Valkenburg During the winter months, the Limburg hills are an atmospheric place with fairy lights, Christmas trees and Glhwein. Enjoy the two underground Christmas markets in the Gemeentegrot and the Fluweelengrot caves with stands selling Christmas and gift items until Dec. 23 from 1100 to 2000 Monday through Friday and 1000 to 2100 on Saturdays and Sundays. Entrance fee is 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children 4-12 years of age. A Christmas Parade, with a chance to meet Santa Claus, is held every Wednesday at 1900 and Saturday at 1930. You can also discover the underground crib made of sand and take the Route dAmuse culinary walk to visit Valkenburgs best restaurants while you can enjoy ve delicious amuses at renowned catering establishments. Maastricht From Nov. 29 to Dec. 30, discover the magical Winterland fair at the Vrijthof, which features a large outdoor skating ring and a Christmas market. BELGIUM Hasselt The city of Hasselt organizes the Winterland event at the Kolonel Dusartplein, Hasselt, Belgium each year. From now until Jan. 4, 2015, there will be a Christmas market with more than 100 exhibitioners, the largest tri-border ice skating ring, Christmas rides, a marrygo-round and the House of Santa Claus. For more information, check the website www.winterland.be. Lige From Nov. 28 to Dec. 30, the largest and longest Christmas market in Belgium can be found at the Place due Marche and is open daily from 1100 to 2000. The Christmas village in Lige is taking place for the 28th time. Brussels Europes most original Christmas market, including a skating ring, is located around the Brussels Grand Place and Place St. Catherine froom Nov. 28 to Jan. 4. The market is from open Monday through Thursday from 1200 to 2100, Fridays from 1200 to 2200, and Saturdays and Sundays from 1000 to 2200. Christmas markets in the NeighborhoodThe holiday season is upon us, which means its time for shopping and a glass of Glhwein. Christmas markets can be found through out the local region. We have listed a few for you.

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28 November 2014 NATO Skywatch 11 By Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Daniels The holiday season is typically a happy, joyous time of year. However, year after year, the tragedy of preventable accidents impacts the happiness of many holiday celebrations. The Safety Division would like to offer up some holiday safety tips so your holiday season may be a joyous and safe one. As soon as holiday leave begins, motorists pack the roadways. That means increased risks to manage. Some common causes of holiday driving accidents are: Speeding: Is there a need for speeding? Driving 20 KPH over the speed limit may get you there a little faster, but at what cost? Accidents resulting from speeding frequently occur where variables such as curves, intersections, steep grades, and blind spots can impair situational awareness. Distractions: Activities that could divert your attention away from the primary task of driving endangers driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These distractions may include: texting, using a cell or smart phone, eating/drinking, talking to passengers, reading maps, adjusting a stereo, or using a navigation system. Unbuckled Motorists: A safety belt is the single most effective means of protection in a crash. Dont use the excuse that youre only driving a short distance. Not only is wearing your safety belt the law, but it prevents ejection during a crash, spreads out force of impact, and reduces injuries or fatalities. Fatigue: Your situational awareness and reaction time depends on your body clock. You should know the sign of fatigue before its too late: burning eyes, heavy eyelids, inability to focus, and constant yawning. Get regular sleep before hitting the road. Once you recognize the signs of fatigue, nd a safe place to get rest. Alcohol: One more for the road could put you on the road one last time. Celebrations involving alcohol are all around and require selfcontrol. If you must drink, have a designated sober driver take you home. Some additional tips to help ensure a safe journey: Have adequate tires for winter driving prior to setting out on any trips. Ensure vehicle is roadworthy and prepared for harsh winter conditions. Allow time for trafc/ wintery environment; adjust speed for road conditions. Keep the windows, headlights, taillights/ turn signals clear of ice/snow. Pump your brakes on ice and snow. In addition, know your vehicle and how to recover from a skid (rear wheel vs. front wheel drive). Holiday Decorations and Cooking: You may want to impress family and friends with your culinary abilities or home decorating savvy during the holiday season. Knowing what to do is as important as knowing what not to do. Live trees should be kept fresh; needles should be hard to pull from the branches. Keep trees fresh by cutting off ve centimeters of trunk to expose fresh wood for better absorption of water. Articial trees should be rated re-retardant. Keep your tree away from sources of heat, like replaces or radiators. Inspect your lights before placing them on the tree; look for frayed wires and broken bulbs. Dont overload extension cords and transformers. Take care when using candles; keep them away from ammable decorations. Place candles where they cannot be knocked over or reached by children or animals. Do not leave lit candles in unattended rooms/work places/ofces. Food-borne Illnesses: Theres nothing more inviting than a honey-glazed oven roasted turkey waiting for you at the buffet spread. Dont spoil anyones enjoyment by making them sick. Ensure food is properly cooked. Use separate cutting boards and utensils; if using one cutting board, wash often in hot soapy water. Store leftovers quickly and properly and ensure chilled foods are properly stored and handled. Fireworks: Fireworks are often used to celebrate bringing in the New Year. A few simple rules will keep your reworks display safe: Fireworks and alcohol do not mix. Keep reworks a safe distance from people. Abide by the local laws governing restrictions of setting off reworks.Holiday Safety: tis the season to be careful

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28 November 2014 NATO Skywatch 13 Join us Friday, Dec 19 6:15pm 7:45pm FREE skate rental for all Canadian members skate rental for all other NATO ID card holders due at registration Please contact the MFS to register Laco sport -en recreatiecentrum Glanerbrook Kummenaedestraat 45 6165 BT Geleen Tel: (046) 474 69 88 We would like to thank the GK Flyers for their support and partnership in this event

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14 NATO Skywatch 28 November 2014MWA INFORMATIONDecemberVisit 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. IMPORTANT NOTICE! The E-3A Club will be closed Dec. 2, 10, 18 &19. International Library will temporarily close starting Dec. 15 Dec due to change of location. The Library is moving to Bldg 71 (former NATEX Casual Mode building) in January 2015 (date to be determined). Services Branch kindly asks for your understanding and looks forward to seeing you in the new more attractive centralized location. 03 Dec: Table-Tennis Tournament 1100 1400 hrs at the New Gym. Register by contacting the Sports Department: Email ofc-bpws@e3a.nato.int or call tel. ext. 4946. 03 Dec: Take your Photos with Santa @ the IYA Christmas Party at the E-3A Club on Wednesday, 3 December, 1600 to 1800. Children under the age of 5 have to be accompanied by an adult, parents of older children are also very welcome to attend. Santa is looking forward to seeing you he even has a little gift for each child. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, while your children try their luck at the wheel of fortune and other seasonal games. There is no fee. Please call x 4955 or 0049 2451 63 4955 to sign up. Children enrolled in the December IYA Afternoon Club are automatically registered. 05-23 Dec: Squash Tournament Different categories if needed. Deadline Registration: 03 Dec. You can sign up at the squash court or by email ofc-bpws@e3a.nato.int or call tel. ext. 4946. 06 Dec: IYA Christmas Market Trip to Trier Get in the mood for the season at one of the loveliest Christmas Markets on Saturday, 6 December, 0800-2000 hrs. Enjoy the festive atmosphere between the enchanting Christmas booths on the historic squares against the backdrop of the cathedral. Stroll through the oldest German city bathed in Christmas light offering you Roman sights, great shopping and wonderful places to eat and drink. Our luxury bus departs from outside the Main Gate. Cost is 25; pay only 17 with your valid MWA Card. 12 Dec: IYA Christmas Moonlight Family Steam Train Ride Santa Claus is already planning to join the traditional Moonlight Ride on the historic Selfkantbahn. On Friday, 12 December, at 1900 we will travel from Gillrath to Schierwaldenrath in the restored antique wagons. There will be one short stop on the way, when Santa arrives in a horse-drawn carriage. He will welcome his guests, and present all the children with a Christmas bag. At Schierwaldenrath we will enjoy refreshments and Christmas songs, before returning to Gillrath. Tickets at 7,50 per child and 12,50 per adult include Brtchen with hot chocolate, coffee, Glhwein or a soft drink, and Christmas goodies for children, and can be purchased at the IYA Ofce. 17 Dec: Christmas Lunch at the Rotodome By Rebecca Hendrickx On Nov. 20, 2014, the International Spouses Club teamed up with the NATEX to bring our members and guests an unforgettable fashion show, which showcased a wide variety of clothes for all ages and sizes. Our amazing group of volunteers, ranging in age from young children to adults, male and female, donned outts carefully selected and matched by Retail Plus manager Jeff Harcut, showcasing the versatility of the clothing the NATEX has to offer. With a full room, the ladies from the all corners of the United Kingdom started the evening by standing at the head of the room for the traditional playing of the National Anthem (God Save the Queen). Immediately after began the fashion show. With upbeat music recognizable for all ages, our volunteer models began to walk with smiles on their faces and an evident passion for fashion complete with dramatic poses while removing coats showing us the complete look. Cheering every model, the audience amplied the atmosphere of the night while planning their next purchases from cute shoes to the infamous little black dress, mens shirts and trousers, to fashionable coats and adorable childrens clothes, there was something for everyone. Finishing the show, we were offered a nal viewing of all the models and their clothes along with the man behind the looks, Jeff Harcut. As a special surprise for our guests and a thank you to all the models, NATEX presented all attendees with a specially designed gift bag comprising of travel cosmetics and a complementary coupons for the NATEX. While the models distributed the bags, dinner was served; a delicious fully cooked English breakfast complete with toast, baked beans, sausage, bacon and eggs! To help round off the night, our ever popular rafe had lots of prizes from boxes of English chocolates to canvas paintings to household dcor, all our winners walked away happy. A very big thank you to everyone involved in the planning, our models who donated their time, the staff of the E-3A club and of course the NATEX Retail Plus for putting together a fun lled night enjoyed by all. The USA and Canadian members will be hosting a Southwest themed Christmas on Dec. 10, 2014, starting promptly at 1900 at the E-3A Club with doors opening at 1800. Come along for some fun, laughter and delicious food! Please RSVP for childcare by Dec. 8. ISC UK event and NATEX Fashion Show Looking to play golf next year at very preferential rates? The International Golf Association invites new and existing members, of all golng abilities, to sign up for the 2015 season which starts on Jan. 1 and enjoy golf at the excellent Brunssumerheide golf complex. Our Association is based on the Geilenkirchen NATO E3A Airbase and membership is open to entitled personnel at JFC, NAPMA and Niederheid. For full details of membership and costs, as well as application forms please visit our website at www. igagolf.net. OR come to our AGM on 17 December 2015 about 1600 hours in the Sentry Club to meet members and nd out more. Membership of the IGA entitles golfers to enjoy everyday play at the Brunssum Golf Complex at terric rates. In addition to 27 championship holes, an executive 9 hole course and a par 3 course, the complex has a driving range and excellent practice facilities. From May through September our Association runs club nights where members can get together for a fun round of social golf. We also arrange 16 Away day tournaments, with subsidized green fees, at some outstanding courses in the local area. The IGA sponsors its own club championship and an Europeans vs Americans Ryder cup style tournament as well as knock out tournaments. The IGA welcomes players of all abilities and we provide help to members who are new to golf and wish to develop their game. For more information, contact R. Mertens, OWAP Stop 17, EXT 4739.GOLF IN 2015? JOIN THE IGA

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