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NCISG Hail & Farewell and Family Day.

Mons, Belgium - On Thursday, 10th October, 2019, the NATO CIS Group (NCISG) held a Hail and Farewell ceremony and Family Day at the DEU NSE.
Major General Wolfgang Renner, Commander, and Brigadier General Hans Folmer, Deputy Commander, thanked and bade farewell to six members of the NCISG Family, two of whom are leaving early on promotion. The leavers each received a certificate of appreciation thanking them for their excellent service, and a bouquet of beautiful flowers.
Major General Renner and Brigadier General Folmer then welcomed twenty newcomers to the Family; they come from nine different nations and are filling posts in the Command Group and HQ.
Major General Renner took the opportunity to thank the staff for their continued commitment and professionalism, then he got the Family Day started by telling everyone to enjoy the food, socialise, and not to talk about work!
Along with the excellent food, prepared by NCISG families and staff, the highlight of the event was the children’s games competition and the medal ceremony. Although we reengineered the games for this year, which included the Giant Ring Toss, Pool Noodle Soccer, Closest to the Cone, Knock Down the Cans and a Bobby Car Race, all games participants managed to earn an award. Also, as in past years, the medal ceremony with the children was the feature event of the day.In his final remarks, Major General Renner thanked the families and expressed his deep gratitude for their dedicated support from behind the scenes.

NCISG family at Tug of War

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