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Marine Base Aruba Opens Doors: A Day of Adventure, Charity, and Dutch Forces Showcase

Marine Base Aruba Opens Doors: A Day of Adventure, Charity, and Dutch Forces Showcase

Dutch Forces Open House at Marine Base Savaneta: A Day of Adventure and Charity

Exploring Defense and Fun: Dutch Forces Open House

On May 1st, Dutch Forces in the Caribbean will open its doors during the Open House at Marine Base Savaneta. Drawing a crowd of approximately 20,000 people, it’s a day of fun and entertainment not to be missed. There will be Paintball Shooting, a Kids’ Obstacle Course, a Sea-Demo, a Military Truck Tour, a Chopper Coastguard Demonstration, and much, much more! The event promises a thrilling day of exploration into the world of Defense, offering visitors the chance to meet military personnel and enjoy a day filled with adventure and fun! From exciting activities for kids to captivating demonstrations, a diverse food court, and lively music, there’s something for everyone.

Free Admission and Important Reminders

With just a few days remaining until the Open House at Marine base Savaneta, preparations are in full swing, and here’s some good news: Admission is entirely free, and no tickets are required. So mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

However, as excitement builds for the event, it’s important to note that there will be strict security checks at the gate. Visitors are reminded that alcohol, drugs, and weapons are strictly prohibited on the premises. Additionally, ensuring a smooth experience, it’s advisable to bring enough cash, as some stands may only accept cash payments.

Special Treats for Young Ones

For the little ones aged up to 10 years old, there’s a special treat in store! Kids can pick up a stamp card at the market and collect stamps during various activities throughout the day. With a full card, they’ll earn a cool beret at the night vision stand located in the gymnasium. It’s an opportunity not to be missed!

Exciting Lottery Draws and Charity Support

And let’s not forget about the exciting lottery draws scheduled throughout the day:

– 11:30 AM: First Draw
– 12:30 PM: Second Draw
– 3:00 PM: Third Draw

Moreover, visitors can participate in a big lottery where all proceeds will go to charity. Purchase your tickets at the market for 5 AWG/3 USD each, and stand a chance to win incredible prizes such as hotel stays and dinner vouchers!

This year, the Open Day supports two deserving charities: Cas Marie Centro and Centro di Bario Savaneta. Funds will be raised through the sale of goods at market stalls, the lottery, and generous sponsors.

Supporting Worthy Causes

Cas Marie Centro di Encuentro pa Persona cu Demencia is a day care center for individuals with dementia, providing vital support to clients and alleviating the burden on their partners or family members. They offer various engaging activities such as crafts, dancing, and cooking.

Centro di Bario (CdB) Savaneta is dedicated to fostering community connections through a range of activities. This year, they aim to focus more on youth engagement, with plans for additional sports activities and homework assistance.

Join the Celebration: Open Day at Marinierskazerne Savaneta

As the anticipation mounts, take a moment to glance at the map to familiarize yourself with the layout of the event. Remember to bring sufficient cash for an enjoyable day filled with excitement, entertainment, and the chance to support worthy causes.

Situated on the stunning island of Aruba, Marinierskazerne Savaneta houses, among other units, a squadron of the Dutch Marine Corps. Comprising over 100 highly trained professionals, they are always ready to provide humanitarian assistance or maintain public order in the Caribbean region, particularly during natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods. Additionally, they specialize in rescue operations in the waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Download the MSK Open Day app

We are proud to present our app for the first time this year. The MSK Open Day app is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store. View the full program of the Open Day, receive notifications about demonstrations and activities, find your way around the base with the map, and stay updated with the latest news and updates.

Link to App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/msk-dag/id6482981629
Link to Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maksav…

On Monday, May 1st, the Open Day of Marinierskazerne Savaneta will showcase the tasks and talents of the Marines. The Open Day runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Make sure you don’t miss out on a day full of fun! See you there!

Address: Savaneta 532
Oranjestad, Aruba



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