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NATO SACT Says Farewell to Norfolk; Reflects on Career, the Future

NATO SACT Says Farewell to Norfolk; Reflects on Career, the Future

By Jeff Maisey French Air Force General Jean-Paul Palomeros, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), will relinquish his command September 30 during a ceremony in downtown Norfolk. General Palomeros has served as SACT since September 2012 after a distinguished career that began in 1973. During his 42-year military career, in addition to flying combat missions

Indonesian Cuisine is Dutch Staple in Norfolk

  By Jeff Maisey   Think of food from Holland and what comes to mind? Typically, Gouda cheese, pancakes with powdered sugar, pickled herring and fried potatoes (pomme frites) served with mayonnaise, right?  While the answer is a resounding “yes” for traditional Dutch food, an equally important selection is Indonesian cuisine. In the Dutch colonial

Sea Level Rise: What Can Norfolk Learn from Holland?

By Jeff Maisey Last year, according to CAPT Maarten Lutje Schipholt, National Liaison Representative of The Netherlands to Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Kareem Chun, a Dutch student working at NATO ACT headquarters, looked at the broader impact of rising sea levels for the Hampton Roads area and came up with the following conclusions:


By Jeff Maisey Savoring a glass of Old World vino is without question one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. American travelers vacationing in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal are accustomed to trying fine wines found at every café, brasserie and restaurant throughout Europe. Travel, of course, is a learning experience and all senses are on

Ukraine Top of the List for NATO Summit

By Jeff Maisey   The crisis in Ukraine is considered a top priority when the Heads of State of all 28 NATO members are joined by 4,000 delegates, 70 defense chiefs and other partner nation leaders at the 2014 NATO Summit on September 4-5 in Newport, Wales. The Summit, which occurs every other year, is