From the youngest attendee to the oldest, twenty-five
women from different socioe-conomic, moral, and cultural
backgrounds grouped together Saturday night, 28 August
2004, at HQ KFOR, Film City, to participate in the first
ever GNO (Girls Night Out). In a community with a male
majority, KFOR women shared stories, dreams, and ideas
to help each other succeed while deployed to KFOR.
All the women in attendance represented countries from
around the globe - France, Germany, Ireland, Romania,
the United Kingdom, Denmark, the United States.
It was very interesting to have many women representing
different nations sit down together to compare notes!
Each woman present stood and introduced their neighbor
to the rest of the girls in the group. Around Film City,
women, like the men, are busy with work, and often do
not have work environments where other women are present.
The time set-aside just for the ladies to get to know
one another on this occasion was very special. Now, instead
of the women just exchanging smiles when passing, they
know one another's names and have initiated lasting friendships.
The Film City dining facility did a fantastic job preparing
the delicious food and set out linen and candles for the
celebration. The success of the evening was evident in
the laughter exploding from the tables. The men were not
totally excluded from the events of the evening! After
the ladies-only dinner, the women joined the men at the
German Ark for another big party. The GNO was a total