Greeting from Jan Niewodniczanski
I was pleased with the trust the HNC board placed in me when they elected me as chairman in February 2013. With pleasure I continued the work of Dr. Michael Dietzsch who had the position for 10 years and who was substantially involved in founding the association.
I was born in Bitburg in a time when the coexistence between Germans and Americans in this region was already a normality – contrary to the childhood of my predecessor who learned to appreciate the help and support of the American partners during the post-war years. Luckily, my generation grew up in peaceful times and without lacking anything, surely having different personal experience than earlier generations. Nevertheless, and perhaps for this very reason we should never forget the origin of the regional presence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
An Information Desk has been established in the former officer’s club on Spangdahlem Air Base. There, volunteers of the Host Nation Council support members of the Armed Forces and their families in everyday problems and inform them about current cultural, sports and leisure activities in the region and member communities.
With this in mind, I would like to continue our work and would be especially pleased to welcome new members who will actively provide support to the German-American friendship in the sense of the HNC.
Here you can find a greeting from the 1st chairman Jan Niewodniczanski, who emphasizes the importance of our association work.
In this section we would like to introduce all board members and their activities in the Host Nation Council Spangdahlem e.V.
The objective of Host Nation Council Spangdahlem e. V., to strengthen German-American relations, can be found here.
You can view our current association charter here. For further information, please feel free to contact us.
Information about the founding of the association, the founding members and their statements about our HNC association can be found here.