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Department of the Air Force
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Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States (CONUS) installation to another CONUS installation, it is not necessary to dial the DSN area code (312). When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code (314) must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
For emergencies please contact the local authorities at 112.
Volkel Air Base is the home of the Royal Netherlands Air Force 1st Fighter Wing. The 703d Munitions Support Squadron is responsible for providing support to the F-16A/B force of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Volkel Air Base achieves this mission through close cooperation with our NATO partners in all aspects of mission preparedness, equipment readiness, and development of plans and concepts of operations, environmental consciousness and positive international relations.
Our community consists of active duty and their family members and civilian contractors totaling approximately 350 people. The active duty personnel consist of 24 different Air Force Specialties who work with the Royal Netherlands Air Force through a bi-lateral agreement or technical arrangement between the U.S. and Dutch Government.
The 703rd Munitions Support Squadron (MUNSS) is a Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) located on a Royal Netherlands Air Force base in the town of Volkel. Volkel AB is in the southeastern province of Noord Brabant and borders the town of Uden, population 30,000. Uden is located in the southeastern part of the country within a triangle formed by the cities of s-Hertogenbosch (pop. 100,000), Eindhoven (pop. 150,000) and Nijmegen (pop. 130,000), and is about 85 miles south of Amsterdam. Most Dutch people speak English.
The 703 MUNSS and neighboring towns are surrounded by farm lands in this agricultural region. Crops grown here include wheat, feed corn, potatoes, sugar beets, white asparagus, and strawberries. In the Netherlands you'll also see many greenhouses, used to grow vegetables all year round. Farmers in the area also raise cattle, sheep, horses, and some pigs.