US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Thomas J. Verbeck, Director of Command, Control, Communications and Warfighting Integration, Headquarters US European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, addresses a group of military and civilian personnel from 38 nations participating in COMBINED ENDEAVOR '04 at the Initial Planning Conference in Dresden, Germany. COMBINED ENDEAVOR is a multinational communications equipment compatibility exercise involving 40 nations from four continents