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Capt. David Kirkendall, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, prepares to taxi from the Air Force Reserve's 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The 442nd has teamed up with the 81st Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem to provide training flights and upgrade training to active-duty pilots for the next three months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. David Kurle) Whiteman Reserve unit teams up with Spangdahlem pilots
The Reserve's 442nd Fighter Wing is once again partnering with the 81st Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Twenty pilots from the 81st FS, part of the 52nd FW, started flying with the 442nd FW at Whiteman AFB in February and will continue through the beginning of May. "It's a win-win situation for both units," said Lt. Col. John
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The government vehicle, Saber 2, is shown with the new Skid Monster Driving System installed. The car is one of two that the 52nd Fighter Wing Safety Office uses as part the new driving course at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Anderson) 

 

Spangdahlem driver course teaches Airmen to keep control
New steps toward driving safety are being taken here to keep Airmen in control when behind the wheel. The Spangdahlem Air Base safety office is taking the next step in keeping USAFE Airmen safe on the road by installing the new Skid Monster Driving System on two vehicles they are using as part of the new base driving course. "What the Skid Monster
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Col. Darryl Roberson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, pins a 22nd Fighter Squadron patch on distinguished visitor Russian Gen. Maj. Aleksandr Kharchevsky March 20 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. It is the day before the general's incentive flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Clark) USAFE officials forge relations with Russian air force
Twenty years ago the idea of Russian and U.S. Air Force leaders flying together and exchanging ideas was almost implausible. That implausibility is now a reality -- one focused on cooperation and bilateral relations. Top Russian air force leaders visited U.S. Air Forces in Europe March 20 to 23 to discuss cooperative efforts and exchange ideas on
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Default Air Force Logo Drinking safely: what you should know, do
Did you know ... * You can die from drinking too much? * A certain blood alcohol level can put you in a coma? * Binge drinking is common, but deadly? * Substance abuse has a negative impact on both you and the mission? Einstein once said, "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius knows its limits." Remember that the next time you
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Default Air Force Logo 52nd FW/JA debunks DUI, ARI myths
At the legal office, we frequently advise commanders and first sergeants when one of their Airmen is caught driving under the influence or is involved in an alcohol-related incident. Recently, we noticed that members of the Saber population are receiving advice from "barracks lawyers" that is a little off the mark. The 52nd Fighter Wing legal
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, GERMANY --  Senior Airman Jacquelynn Mathews, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion journeyman, installs a low pressure turbine on engine 9574 for an F-16 here Tuesday. She’s helping to prep the engine for movement as a result of the Lean team’s redesigned/improved layout of the jet engine shop. The Lean Event, which began Monday, a week-long event, is a re-look (first one in the wing) at the engine production process which will build on and validate improvements made during the shop’s original Lean event which took place here in February 2006. (US Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily Moore)
Fixin' a jet plane . . .

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- Tech. Sgt. Terri Elftmann, 52nd Medical Operations Squadron NCOIC Allergy/Immunization Clinic, administers an Anthrax shot March 16 at the immunization clinic here to Senior Airman Wendy Salas, 52nd Maintenance Operations Squadron information manager. The shot was Airman Salas’ fifth shot; the initial series of Anthrax shots is six. The Air Force started an anthrax vaccine immunization program for Airmen assigned to high-threat areas. Airman Salas deploys this summer. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrea Knudson) Sabers prepare to deploy

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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Aid Society helps Airman during time of need
It must be March again, the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, March Madness is in full swing. The Daytona 500 just finished with the anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death. Baseball spring training started and spring arrives soon. These are all reminders that my daughter, Abby's birthday is here. Many of you know I have three
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Former Saber attends AF Prep Academy
She just scraped by at her high school in Atlanta. She failed 50 percent of her classes her senior year; graduating at the bottom of her class in 2004. After joining the Air Force, she turned her life around and now this former 52nd Fighter Wing command post controller is attending the Air Force Academy Preparatory School with what could be the
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Default Air Force Logo New program lets Airmen speak their mind
A group of Airmen and USAF civilians are being invited to become the Air Force's Internal Communication Assessment Group, called the ICAG. Internal communication refers to how the Air Force delivers information to Airmen and USAF civilians. Senior Air Force leaders want to know Airmen's interests, opinions, and preferences on receiving Air Force
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