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SIS-bulletin for Europe in a brief summary                                           volume 20

SIS-Summary 911
Sunday 19 January 2020 
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SIS Summary

In this summary you can find (new & updated) outlooks for the following months and events::

January 2020 3 November 2020 1 Manual
February 2020 3 December 2020   Credits
March 2020 1 Port Visits    
April 2020   Military Events  

Bankholidays

May 2020 2 Political Events 5  
June 2020 2 Addition 1  
July 2020        
August 2020        
September 2020 3      
October 2020 2      
         
 
OUTLOOK
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Movements & exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Until Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Tu 28-01 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 117thARW  AL ANG
 . . -04   Amari, EST + F-16 PolAF tdy Baltic Air Policing
  Šiauliai, LT 4x F-16 BAF tdy Baltic Air Policing

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  January 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Mo 20-01 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 161stARW  AZ ANG
We 22-01 arr Zurich, CH 1x C-17A USAF 1615h-2000h
Th 23-01 arr Zurich, CH 1x C-17A USAF 1515h-1900h
Fr 24-01 arr Zurich, CH 1x C-17A USAF 1115h-1400h
We 29-01 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 117thARW  AL ANG
Fr 31-01 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 161stARW  AZ ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Mo 20-01 start Pirkkala, FIN 2x Rafale FAF HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
Tu 28-01 end Pirkkala, FIN 2x Rafale FAF HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
We 29-01 start Pirkkala, FIN 2x JAS39 RSwedAF HX Challenge testing and evaluation event

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  February 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Mo 03-02 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 134thARW  TN ANG
Tu 11-02 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 117thARW  AL ANG
We 12-02 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 155thARW  NE ANG
Fr 21-02 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 134thARW  TN ANG
Tu 25-02 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 155thARW  NE ANG
We 26-02 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 126thARW  IL ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Th 06-02 end Pirkkala, FIN 2x JAS39 RSwedAF HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
Fr 07-02 start Pirkkala, FIN 2x F-35A USAF HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
Su 09-02 start Zaragoza, E unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-C 2020-1
Mo 17-02 start Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-1   flying operations
end Pirkkala, FIN 2x F-35A USAF HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
Tu 18-02 start Pirkkala, FIN 2x FA-18F USN HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
Fr 21-02 end Zaragoza, E unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-C 2020-1
Mo 24-02 start Italy unknown ASW unknown exercise Dynamic Manta 20
We 26-02 end Pirkkala, FIN 2x FA-18F USN HX Challenge testing and evaluation event
Fr 28-02 end Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-1

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  March 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Mo 02-03 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 154thWG  HI ANG
Tu 10-03 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 126thARW  IL ANG
We 11-03 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 190thARW  KS ANG
Fr 13-03 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 154thWG  HI ANG
Mo 16-03 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 190thARW  KS ANG
Tu 24-03 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 190thARW  KS ANG
We 25-03 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 185thARW  IA ANG
 . . -03 arr Leeuwarden, NL 1x F-35A RNLAF F-011  delivery flight
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Sa 07-03 end Italy unknown ASW unknown exercise Dynamic Manta 20
Su 08-03 start Norway unknown unknown exercise Cold Response 20
Th 19-03 st/e Northolt, UK unknown unknown Northolt Night Photoshoot XXVII
end Norway unknown unknown exercise Cold Response 20
Mo 23-03 start Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-2   flying operations
start Leeuwarden, NL various various exercise Frisian Flag 2020
Mo 30-03 start Scotland unknown unknown exercise Joint Warrior 2020-1
 . . -03 start Keflavik, ISL + F-35A RNoAF 332Skv  Iceland Air Policing

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  April 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Fr 03-04 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 190thARW  KS ANG
Tu 07-04 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 185thARW  IA ANG
Tu 14-04 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 126thARW  IL ANG
arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 151stARW  UT ANG
We 29-04 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 126thARW  IL ANG
  dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 151stARW  UT ANG
Th 30-04 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 186thARW  MS ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Fr 03-04 end Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-2
end Leeuwarden, NL various various exercise Frisian Flag 2020
Su 05-04 start Germany unknown USAF/USAr exercise Spartan Warrior 2020-2
Th 09-04 end Scotland unknown unknown exercise Joint Warrior 2020-1
Mo 13-04 start Gilze Rijen, NL various various exercise Swift Blade 2020
start Netherlands unknown unknown exercise Brilliant Jump I 2020
Th 16-04 end Germany unknown USAF/USAr exercise Spartan Warrior 2020-2
Fr 24-04 end Netherlands unknown unknown exercise Brilliant Jump I 2020
Mo 27-04 start Eastern Europe unknown various NATO exercise Defender Europe 20
We 29-04 start Baltic Sea area unknown unknown exercise Dynamic Mercy 20
Fr 30-04 end Gilze Rijen, NL various various exercise Swift Blade 2020
end-04 end Amari, EST + F-16 PolAF tdy Baltic Air Policing
end Šiauliai, LT 4x F-16 BAF tdy Baltic Air Policing

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  May 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Mo 03-05 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 171stARW  PA ANG
We 13-05 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 171stARW  PA ANG
13-05 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 186thARW  MS ANG
Fr 15-05 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 171stARW  PA ANG
Mo 18-05 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 186thARW  MS ANG
Tu 26-05 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 190thARW  KS ANG
We 27-05 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 171stARW  PA ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Sa 02-05 start Germany unknown various exercise Dynamic Front 20
Tu 05-05 start Poland unknown unknown exercise Eagle Talon 20
Fr 08-05 end Germany unknown various exercise Dynamic Front 20
end Poland unknown unknown exercise Eagle Talon 20
Mo 11-05 start Andravida, GR unknown unknown exercise Iniochos 2020
end Baltic Sea area unknown unknown exercise Dynamic Mercy 20
start Beja, P unknown unknown NATO Tiger Meet 2020
start Italy unknown unknown exercise Mare Aperto 20 (ASW, AAW, EW)
start Poland unknown unknown exercise Anakonda 20
Su 17-05 start Orléans, F unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-C 2020-3
Fr 22-05 end Andravida, GR unknown unknown exercise Iniochos 2020
end Beja, P unknown unknown NATO Tiger Meet 2020
end Eastern Europe unknown various NATO exercise Defender Europe 20
end Italy unknown unknown exercise Mare Aperto 20 (ASW, AAW, EW)
Tu 26-05 end Poland unknown unknown exercise Anakonda 20
Fr 29-05 end Orléans, F unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-C 2020-3
 . . -05 end Europe unknown various NATO exercise Defender Europe 20

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  June 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Fr 05-06 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 186thARW  MS ANG
Tu 09-06 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 121stARW  OH ANG
We 10-06 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 190thARW  KS ANG
Mo 15-06 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 126thARW  AL ANG
Fr 19-06 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 121stARW  OH ANG
Tu 23-06 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 121stARW  OH ANG
Fr 26-06 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 126thARW  AL ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Sa 06-06 start Baltic States & Poland unknown unknown exercise Sabre Strike 20
Su 07-06 start Poland & Baltic area unknown unknown exercise Baltops 20
Mo 08-06 start unknown unknown unknown exercise APROC 2020
Su 14-06 start Spain unknown unknown exercise Flotex 20
Mo 15-06 start Pisa, I unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-T 2020
Fr 19-06 end Poland & Baltic area unknown unknown exercise Baltops 20
Mo 22-06 end Baltic States & Poland unknown unknown exercise Sabre Strike 20
Th 25-06 end Spain unknown unknown exercise Flotex 20
Fr 26-06 end Pisa, I unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-T 2020
end unknown unknown unknown exercise APROC 2020
Mo 29-06 start North Sea area ASW a/c unknown exercise Dynamic Mongoose 20
 . . -06 start Sweden various RSwedAF/Ar/N exercise Aurora 2020

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  July 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
We 01-07 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 121stARW  OH ANG
Mo 06-07 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 141stARW  WA ANG
Tu 07-07 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 128thARW  WI ANG
Fr 17-07 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 141stARW  WA ANG
Mo 20-07 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 168thARW  AK ANG
We 22-07 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 128thARW  WI ANG
Th 23-07 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 186thARW  MS ANG
Fr 31-07 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 168thARW  AK ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Fr 10-07 end North Sea area ASW a/c unknown exercise Dynamic Mongoose 20

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  August 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
We 05-08 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 186thARW  MS ANG
Th 06-08 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 155thARW  NE ANG
Mo 10-08 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 128thARW  WI ANG
We 19-08 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 155thARW  NE ANG
Th 20-08 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 134thARW  TN ANG
Fr 21-08 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 128thARW  WI ANG
Mo 24-08 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 127thARG  MI ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise

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  September 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
We 02-09 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 134thARW  TN ANG
Th 03-09 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 127thARG  MI ANG
Fr 04-09 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 127thARG  MI ANG
Mo 14-09 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 101stARW  ME ANG
We 16-09 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 127thARG  MI ANG
Th 17-09 arr Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 151stARW  UT ANG
Fr 25-09 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 101stARW  ME ANG
We 30-09 dep Geilenkirchen, D 1x KC-135 USAF 151stARW  UT ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Su 13-09 start Zaragoza, E unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-C 2020-4
Mo 21-09 start Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-3  flying operations
Fr 25-09 end Zaragoza, E unknown transport a/c unknown exercise ETAP-C 2020-1

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  October 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Mo 05-10 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 108thARW  NJ ANG
Fr 16-10 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 108thARW  NJ ANG
Mo 26-10 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 151stARW  UT ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
 . . -10 start Marham, UK + F-35B USMC exercise Crimson Flag
Fr 02-10 end Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-3
Sa 17-10 start Zaragoza?, E tanker a/c unknown exercise EART 2020
Fr 30-10 end Zaragoza?, E tanker a/c unknown exercise EART 2020

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  November 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Fr 06-11 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 151stARW  UT ANG
Mo 09-11 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 121stARW  OH ANG
Fr 20-11 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 121stARW  OH ANG
Mo 30-11 arr Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 185thARW  IA ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
Mo 16-11 start Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-4  flying operations
Mo 09-11 start Leeming?, UK + FA-18C/D SwissAF exercise Yorknight 2020
Fr 20-11 end Leeming?, UK + FA-18C/D SwissAF exercise Yorknight 2020
Fr 27-11 end Albacete, E unknown unknown exercise TLP 2020-4

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  December 2020
Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
D Date a/d Location Aircraft type Force Remarks
Fr 18-12 dep Geilenkirchen, D 2x KC-135 USAF 185thARW  IA ANG
Exercises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
D Date st/e Location Participants Force Exercise
           

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PORT VISITS
             
Foreign Port Visits in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

D

Date

a/d

Sea port

On board?

Force

Ship name

 
The complete port visits list can be found on: Warships Port Visits Seawaves Magazine.
For more information about all the worlds navies, go to: World Navies Today.

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EVENTS SUMMARY
             
Military aviation related events & activities in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Start End Location Remarks
19-03 19-03 Northolt, UK Northolt Night Photoshoot XXVII  To Top of the Page
16-04 16-04 Gilze Rijen, NL 75th anniversary 298sq RNLAF (private event)
 . . -06  . .-08 Albacete, E runway closed
 
 

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Political events and visits in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Start End Location Remarks
21-01 24-01 Davos-Klosters, CH World Economic Forum Annual Meeting  (117 counties & 53 heads of state joining)
13-06 13-06 Eindhoven, NL 10th anniversary EATC (family event)
18-09 18-09 Eindhoven, NL 10th anniversary EATC (Eindhoven Liberation Day)
24-09 24-09 Eindhoven, NL 10th anniversary EATC (official event)
25-09 25-09 Eindhoven, NL EATC change of Command ceremony

for the EU Meetings take a look at the European Union Meeting Calender

 

ADDITION
 

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 exercise Frisian Flag 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Start/End Location Aircraft Type Force
23-03/03-04 Leeuwarden, NL + FA-18C FinnAF
+ EF2000 GAF TLG71 tbc
+ F-35B RAF 617sq
+ F-16 RNLAF
F-35A RNLAF
+ F-16 PortAF Esq201/301
+ FA-18 SwissAF
+ F-15C/D USAF CA ANG
 

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 exercise Swift Blade 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Start/End Location Aircraft Type Force
 . .-04 Gilze Rijen, NL unknown AustrAF
unknown BAF
unknown HungAF
unknown ItAF
various helicopters RNLAF
unknown SlovakAF
unknown RSwedAF
 

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MANUAL

ABBREVIATIONS:
A
Austria
LX
Luxembourg
B
Belgium
IS
Iceland
AL
Albania
LT
Lithuania
BIH
Bosnia Herzegovina
LV
Latvia
BG
Bulgaria
MA
Malta
BY
Belarus
MD
Moldavia
CH
Switzerland
MC
Monaco
CY
Cyprus
N
Norway
CZ
Czechia
MK
Macedonia
D
Germany
NL
Netherlands
DK
Denmark
P
Portugal
E
Spain
PL
Poland
EST
Estonia
RO
Romania
F
France
RUS
Russia
FIN
Finland
S
Sweden
GE
Georgia
SK
Slovakia
GR
Greece
SLO
Slovenia
H
Hungary
TR
Turkey
HR
Croatia
UA
Ukraine
IL
Israel
UK
United Kingdom
IRL
Ireland
YU
Serbia

+   multiple aircraft
* amongst others
> from (date)
arr arrival
dep departure
rtb returning to base
t/go touch and go
tdy temporary duty
tbc to be confirmed
tbd to be determined
AM in the morning
PfP Partnership for Peace
PM in the afternoon
PM+ in the evening
TLP Tactical Leadership Program
TSP Theater Security Package
AAR Air to Air Refuellling Training
APROC Air Personnel Recovery Operatives Course
COMAO Combined Air Operations
CQWI Combined Qualified Weapons Instructor
CJPRSC Combined Joint Personel Recovery Standardization Course
OPEVAL Operational Evaluation
DACT Dissimilar Air Combat Training
EART European Air Refuelling Training
EATT European Air Transport Training
EAATTC European Air Advanced Tactics Training Course
MART Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training
TACEVAL Tactical Evaluation
THPU Tactical Helicopter Procedures Update
 

more abbreviations at  Scramble Wiki  

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CREDITS

and many thanks to all the people who provide useful information !
 

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