NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force

NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force The E-3A Component is NATO's first integrated, multinational flying unit, providing rapid deployability, airborne surveillance, command, control and communication for NATO operations.

For almost 40 years, NATO countries and units have been able to rely on the support of NATO's Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF). The NAEW&CF operates a fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) aircraft equipped with long-range radar and passive sensors capable of detecting air and surface contacts over large distances. It conducts a wide range of missions

For almost 40 years, NATO countries and units have been able to rely on the support of NATO's Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF). The NAEW&CF operates a fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) aircraft equipped with long-range radar and passive sensors capable of detecting air and surface contacts over large distances. It conducts a wide range of missions

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:A position for an Assistant Administrator (Data Analysis), is now open. The position will be assign...
28/10/2021

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:

A position for an Assistant Administrator (Data Analysis), is now open. The position will be assigned to the Engineering, Maintenance & Logistics Support Division, NAEW&C Force HQ,
HQ NAEW& Force Geilenkirchen. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible.

CLOSING DATE. 09 December 2021

For more information visit: https://awacs.nato.int/contact/civillian-personnel-branch/job-vacancies?fbclid=IwAR2ADqbzy7j_rDaLJfk06QmgHYfB-JlX-q8oJqrVJCVAMWVWnJcm1dBLuEI

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:

A position for an Assistant Administrator (Data Analysis), is now open. The position will be assigned to the Engineering, Maintenance & Logistics Support Division, NAEW&C Force HQ,
HQ NAEW& Force Geilenkirchen. This post is due to be filled as soon as possible.

CLOSING DATE. 09 December 2021

For more information visit: https://awacs.nato.int/contact/civillian-personnel-branch/job-vacancies?fbclid=IwAR2ADqbzy7j_rDaLJfk06QmgHYfB-JlX-q8oJqrVJCVAMWVWnJcm1dBLuEI

On 21 October, Daniela Ritzerfeld, Mayor of Geilenkirchen since 2020, visited NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen to see first-h...
22/10/2021

On 21 October, Daniela Ritzerfeld, Mayor of Geilenkirchen since 2020, visited NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen to see first-hand the mission at GK. Brigadier General Stefan Neumann, the E-3A Component Commander, welcomed the Mayor, concentrating on strengthening the relationship between the base and local politicians. This tour was important, as it allowed Brigadier General Neumann to help connect the base to the local populace focusing on boosting the connection we have with them.

Mayor Ritzerfeld was taken on a short tour to see the work accomplished and how NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen fulfils the E-3A Component’s mission. The Mayor was shown the remote tower, where she saw the first glimpse of the flight line and the general directions the E-3A AWACS takes off. She was also shown the importance of the Fire Department’s (FD) fire trucks for the Air Base. This past summer, due to the flooding in the local area, members of the GK Fire Department helped with the flood efforts.

This visit enabled Brigadier General Neumann to explain the importance of the Component’s mission and to express the continuance of support for the local community.

#WeAreNATO #e3aawacs #Geilenkirchen #mayorofgk

One of our very own, Senior Master Sergeant Jürgen Wieczarkowiecz, reached an astonishing 10,000 flight hours. Recently,...
21/10/2021

One of our very own, Senior Master Sergeant Jürgen Wieczarkowiecz, reached an astonishing 10,000 flight hours. Recently, he received a certificate from Lieutenant General Klaus Habersetzer, Center of Air Operations Commander.

Senior Master Sgt. Wieczarkowiecz has been at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen since 1988 and is a surveillance operator on the E-3A. Over his career, Wieczarkowiecz has travelled extensively. With the amount of flight travel he has accumulated, he has now reached 10,000 flight hours, where only a few have also met. Wieczarkowiecz comes from the operational surveillance service and achieved his 10,000 flight hours during work rather than on vacation trips to Mallorca, Greece, or Sardinia.

Since coming to GK, Senior Master Sgt. Wieczarkowiecz has had the opportunity to travel to many places, which he may not have had the chance otherwise. He also lived out his dream of flying on the E-3A AWACS.

Over the years, Wieczarkowiecz has participated in IFOR Implementation Force, SFOR Stabilization Force and KFOR Kosovo Force, ISAF International Security Assistance Force, RS Resolute Support and CD Counter Daesh. He has hardly missed a NATO mission with the NATO E-3A fleet. The personal highlight for Senior Master Sgt. Wieczarkowiecz was participating in Eagle Assist. After the attacks on 11 September 2001, the United States asked NATO for support with the flying early warning system. "The gratitude of the American people towards us soldiers was incredible," Wieczarkowiecz stated on this mission, despite the dramatic situation on site.

Senior Master Sergeant Jürgen Wieczarkowiecz recently extended his service for another two years. Although he is unsure how many more missions he’ll participate in he is looking forward to adding more flying hours and supporting the E-3A AWACS mission.

#WeAreNATO #10000hours #e3aawacs

One of our very own, Senior Master Sergeant Jürgen Wieczarkowiecz, reached an astonishing 10,000 flight hours. Recently, he received a certificate from Lieutenant General Klaus Habersetzer, Center of Air Operations Commander.

Senior Master Sgt. Wieczarkowiecz has been at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen since 1988 and is a surveillance operator on the E-3A. Over his career, Wieczarkowiecz has travelled extensively. With the amount of flight travel he has accumulated, he has now reached 10,000 flight hours, where only a few have also met. Wieczarkowiecz comes from the operational surveillance service and achieved his 10,000 flight hours during work rather than on vacation trips to Mallorca, Greece, or Sardinia.

Since coming to GK, Senior Master Sgt. Wieczarkowiecz has had the opportunity to travel to many places, which he may not have had the chance otherwise. He also lived out his dream of flying on the E-3A AWACS.

Over the years, Wieczarkowiecz has participated in IFOR Implementation Force, SFOR Stabilization Force and KFOR Kosovo Force, ISAF International Security Assistance Force, RS Resolute Support and CD Counter Daesh. He has hardly missed a NATO mission with the NATO E-3A fleet. The personal highlight for Senior Master Sgt. Wieczarkowiecz was participating in Eagle Assist. After the attacks on 11 September 2001, the United States asked NATO for support with the flying early warning system. "The gratitude of the American people towards us soldiers was incredible," Wieczarkowiecz stated on this mission, despite the dramatic situation on site.

Senior Master Sergeant Jürgen Wieczarkowiecz recently extended his service for another two years. Although he is unsure how many more missions he’ll participate in he is looking forward to adding more flying hours and supporting the E-3A AWACS mission.

#WeAreNATO #10000hours #e3aawacs

📋VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Click the link below for the new Assistant Legal Advisor job. The position will be assigned to th...
15/10/2021

📋VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Click the link below for the new Assistant Legal Advisor job. The position will be assigned to the Office of the Commander, NAEW & Force HQ, HQ NAEW&C Force Geilenkirchen.
This post is due to be filled as soon as possible.
CLOSING DATE: 26 November 2021
For more information: https://awacs.nato.int/contact/civillian-personnel-branch/job-vacancies

📋VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Click the link below for the new Assistant Legal Advisor job. The position will be assigned to the Office of the Commander, NAEW & Force HQ, HQ NAEW&C Force Geilenkirchen.
This post is due to be filled as soon as possible.
CLOSING DATE: 26 November 2021
For more information: https://awacs.nato.int/contact/civillian-personnel-branch/job-vacancies

✈️This year, the 5th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), part of the USAFE-AFRICA Warfare Center (UAWC), at Einsiedlerhof Ai...
07/10/2021

✈️This year, the 5th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), part of the USAFE-AFRICA Warfare Center (UAWC), at Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany, led the Spartan Warrior exercise. The exercise was conducted over four days with multiple external units participating along with NATO. Personnel from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, North BayinCanada, the Control and Reporting Center, Waddington, United Kingdom with the RC-135 Rivet Joint and Royal Danish Air Force with the F-16, participated in the exercise.

“The 5th CTS is the U.S. Air Force’s premiere distributed training center in Europe,” said NIC B-4 Kris Luyckx, Operations Wing Senior Mission Simulator Operator. “They provide enhanced joint and combined warfighter readiness training through live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulation capabilities.”

The training through the 5th CTS, provides support training for joint, allied and partner-nation warfighters at tactical, operation and strategic levels which use integrated systems connected by diverse modeling and simulated networks. The exercise consists of a combination of mission sets, covering the full spectrum of the air battle, to include air-to-air, air-to-ground and ground-to-air components.

“Spartan Warrior is a premier tactical level virtual Large Force Employment Exercise (LFE),” said NIC B-4 Kris Luyckx, Operations Wing Senior Mission Simulator Operator. “It’s a multilateral engagement opportunity to provide coalition partners persistent connectivity over the Combined Federated Battle Laboratories Network at a NATO Secret classification level for coalition focused, unit-led training.”

UAWC is able to control the scenarios while NATO participants remote into the simulation from their home-stations and engage in the training, real-time.

The UAWC staff was internally augmented by Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Armies with JTAC, US Army with Patriot and multiple “constructive” players flying F-15C, F-15E, F-16, FGR-4, EF-2000, A-10C, CV-22, E-8 JSTARS and MQ-9. A mission crew from Squadron 1 represented the E-3A AWACS, conducting the exercise in Mission Training Center 2.

“A grand total of two hundred military and contractors were involved in a joint effort to provide the best training opportunity to the participating units,” Kris said. “All elements of a typical LFE exercise were present.”

The Spartan Warrior exercise, although virtual, provides a realistic simulation enabling all participants to achieve greater interoperability and integration.

According to USAF Lieutenant General Steven Bashan, USAFE-AFAFRICA deputy Commander, the future Spartan Warrior exercises will become venues to validate NATO tactics, techniques and procedures including 4th and 5th generation integration, and further develop the vision for Joint All Domain Command and Control, and Agile Combat Employment.

#WeAreNATO #spartanwarrior #e3aawacs

🚒🧑🏻‍🚒Annual live fire training was conducted on NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen from 20 September to 24 September. NATO Fire...
06/10/2021

🚒🧑🏻‍🚒Annual live fire training was conducted on NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen from 20 September to 24 September. NATO Fire fighters conducted the exercise using a mobile aircraft fire simulator provided by the Frankfurt International Airport Fire Training Centre.

A sophisticated piece of equipment, the simulator is powered by Liquified Petroleum Gas. To protect the environment it uses pure water to extinguishing fires. It also contains a function that measures fire temperature and automatically calculates the correct amount of water required to neutralise fires. From a training perspective, it provides Fire Fighters the opportunity to practice their skills in differing and realistic scenarios. The team made use of this capability and practiced simulated fuel spill fires using hand lines and Major Crash Tenders, extinguishing simulated internal fires and conducted search and rescue missions.

A-3 Marcus Kauffeld, Fire Chief, stated that the training is conducted each year to keep fire fighters current in their job as a fire fighter on an airfield. It can also be extremely beneficial to train on base with the fire department’s own equipment. Having the training here at GK has saved the need to travel to other locations to complete this important and valuable training package.

#WeAreNATO #firefighters #Firedepartmenttraining

✈️NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen open Saturday, 2 October🇩🇪Für eine deutsche Überseitzung lesen Sie unten ⬇🇳🇱Voor Nederland...
01/10/2021

✈️NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen open Saturday, 2 October
🇩🇪Für eine deutsche Überseitzung lesen Sie unten ⬇
🇳🇱Voor Nederlandse tekst zie beneden ⬇

On 2 October, there will be some flight movement at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen. Due to these movements, there will be flight noise. The leadership of the E-3A Component is aware flights outside the standard operating hours (Monday-Friday 08.00-22.00) have an effect on the vicinity and therefore will try to keep these flights to a minimum. Due to operational safety reasons, no further details can be published.

For other questions about NATO Geilenkirchen Air Base, please visit: www.AWACS.nato.int/

🇩🇪NATO-Flugplatz Geilenkirchen am Samstag, 2. Oktober geöffnet

Am 2. Oktober wird es auf dem NATO-Flugplatz Geilenkirchen einige Flugbewegungen geben. Aufgrunddessen wird es zu Fluglärm kommen. Die Führung des E-3A Verbandes ist sich dessen bewusst, dass Flüge außerhalb der regulären Öffnungszeiten (Montag-Freitag 08:00-22:00 Uhr) Auswirkungen auf das direkte Umfeld der Air Base haben. Daher ist der Verband bestrebt, dieses Flugverkehrsaufkommen so gering wie möglich zu halten.

Für weitere Informationen über den NATO-Flugplatz Geilenkirchen besuchen Sie unsere Internetseite:
www.AWACS.nato.int

🇳🇱Op zaterdag 2 oktober zullen er enkele vliegbewegingen plaatsvinden op NAVO vliegbasis Geilenkirchen. Hierdoor kunt u mogelijk geluidsoverlast ervaren.De leiding van de E-3A Component is zich ervan bewust dat vluchten buiten de standaard openingstijden (maandag-vrijdag 08.00-22.00 uur) effect hebben op de omgeving en probeert deze vluchten dan ook tot een minimum te beperken.
Operationele maar ook klimatologische omstandigheden kunnen er voor zorgen dat vluchten anders verlopen dan vooraf aangekondigd. Vanwege veiligheidsredenen kunnen geen verdere details worden gepubliceerd.

Voor overige vragen betreffende NATO vliegbasis Geilenkirchen kunt u terecht op de website: www.AWACS.nato.int/

✈️NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen open Saturday, 2 October
🇩🇪Für eine deutsche Überseitzung lesen Sie unten ⬇
🇳🇱Voor Nederlandse tekst zie beneden ⬇

On 2 October, there will be some flight movement at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen. Due to these movements, there will be flight noise. The leadership of the E-3A Component is aware flights outside the standard operating hours (Monday-Friday 08.00-22.00) have an effect on the vicinity and therefore will try to keep these flights to a minimum. Due to operational safety reasons, no further details can be published.

For other questions about NATO Geilenkirchen Air Base, please visit: www.AWACS.nato.int/

🇩🇪NATO-Flugplatz Geilenkirchen am Samstag, 2. Oktober geöffnet

Am 2. Oktober wird es auf dem NATO-Flugplatz Geilenkirchen einige Flugbewegungen geben. Aufgrunddessen wird es zu Fluglärm kommen. Die Führung des E-3A Verbandes ist sich dessen bewusst, dass Flüge außerhalb der regulären Öffnungszeiten (Montag-Freitag 08:00-22:00 Uhr) Auswirkungen auf das direkte Umfeld der Air Base haben. Daher ist der Verband bestrebt, dieses Flugverkehrsaufkommen so gering wie möglich zu halten.

Für weitere Informationen über den NATO-Flugplatz Geilenkirchen besuchen Sie unsere Internetseite:
www.AWACS.nato.int

🇳🇱Op zaterdag 2 oktober zullen er enkele vliegbewegingen plaatsvinden op NAVO vliegbasis Geilenkirchen. Hierdoor kunt u mogelijk geluidsoverlast ervaren.De leiding van de E-3A Component is zich ervan bewust dat vluchten buiten de standaard openingstijden (maandag-vrijdag 08.00-22.00 uur) effect hebben op de omgeving en probeert deze vluchten dan ook tot een minimum te beperken.
Operationele maar ook klimatologische omstandigheden kunnen er voor zorgen dat vluchten anders verlopen dan vooraf aangekondigd. Vanwege veiligheidsredenen kunnen geen verdere details worden gepubliceerd.

Voor overige vragen betreffende NATO vliegbasis Geilenkirchen kunt u terecht op de website: www.AWACS.nato.int/

💂 A parade was held at RAF Waddington to mark the retirement of the E-3D Sentry from Royal Air Force service.  The event...
29/09/2021

💂 A parade was held at RAF Waddington to mark the retirement of the E-3D Sentry from Royal Air Force service.

The event saw a flypast conducted by an 8 Squadron E-3D Sentry and marks 30 years of RAF service for an aircraft which has seen extensive use during operations and with NATO.

Leadership from NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force attended the parade to see the retirement of the aircraft.

#WeAreNATO #e3dsentry #military #parade

📯 On 23 September, the Airfield Services Squadron (AFS) held a change of command ceremony with Lieutenant Colonel Wolfga...
28/09/2021

📯 On 23 September, the Airfield Services Squadron (AFS) held a change of command ceremony with Lieutenant Colonel Wolfgang Lechner turning over command to Major Christian Tweddell, the new AFS Commander.

Lieutenant Colonel Lechner will be going to his next assignment at the Military Aviation Authority working in the Flight Information and Monitoring Centre.

The Airfield Services Squadron provides Air Traffic Services, Meteorological and Fire, Crash & Rescue Services and maintains all Air Traffic Control (ATC) Ground Radar/Radio and Navigation Equipment.

All Airfield Services Squadron elements in close cooperation with other operational units of the E-3A Component contribute to the operational efficiency of the Component and ensure mission accomplishment on a high level.

“Taking over the command of an AFS Squadron is one of the most important moments in the military career as an Air Traffic Control staff officer,” said Major Tweddell. “This new assignment as the AFS Squadron Commander, I face with great respect, but also with great confidence.”

#WeAreNATO #AirfieldServicesSquadron #ChangeOfCommand

🤝 Brigadier General Joel Carey, the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at NATO's Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein...
24/09/2021

🤝 Brigadier General Joel Carey, the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at NATO's Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, visited NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen for the first time. General Carey met with GK's leadership and was given a tour of an E-3A AWACS.
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Home of the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Command’s E-3A Component, NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen is located four kilometers west of Geilenkirchen, the Federal Republic of Germany, adjacent to the Netherlands border. The Component’s Main Operating Base (MOB) was handed over to NATO from the host nation on March 31, 1982.

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