In 1999, E-3A Sentry LX-N90442 was painted in this special livery to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of NATO. This aircraft is one of the 17 E-3A operated by the NATO E-3A Component based at Geilenkirchen, Germany. The NATO E-3A squadrons are manned by international crews integrated from 12 nations (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United States). The E-3As have been operating from Geilenkirchen since February 1982. Forward operating bases are located at Trapani, Italy; Aktion, Greece; and Konya, Turkey. There is also a Forward operating location (FOL) at Orland, Norway.