It is my pleasure as Commander, Base Support Group, to welcome you to our international community here at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Our mission is to support SHAPE and other NATO tenant units, their military and civilian communities and you! No matter what your status is, military or civilian, alone or with a family, you will find that SHAPE provides the opportunity to enjoy tremendous cultural diversity and to develop unique friend-ships. Your duties are sure to be equally rewarding and unique.
Your assignment here will be most enjoyable if you:
- Get to know the people with whom you will be working and living, both professionally and socially. Personnel from NATO member nations, Partnership for Peace nations, as well as other nations that enjoy a special relationship with NATO, are represented here at SHAPE. The friendships you build today are sure to last a lifetime.
- Take advantage of the shopping, dining, recreation and athletic facilities provided at SHAPE. Our ability to offer diverse services and opportunities for the entire community is dependent on the support we receive from you. Your patronage is essential and the reason why we continually strive to meet your expectations. We are always interested in your feedback and your ideas - so please let us know.
- Participate in some of the roughly 30 groups organized and operated by community members with special interests in a broad spectrum of activities. Whether it is the visual or performing arts, SCUBA diving or sailing, travel or history, or something else, you are sure to find others in the community who share your interest!
On behalf of the Base Support Group, please accept my best wishes for a most enjoyable tour.
- Help make SHAPE an even better place to work and live by volunteering and by getting involved in Community activities. Many of the activities are made possible because of enthusiastic and talented volunteers who offer their time and energy. They have fun while providing considerable opportunities for the community.
William G. Jacobs
Colonel USA A