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Default Air Force Logo Smart Card Logon begins July 31
Beginning July 31, Sabers are required to have a personal identification number for their Common Access Card to log on to their government computers. For wing members, this means they will no longer need to type in a username and password to log on to military networks, rather, they will use a Smart Card Logon. The SCL is designed to combat network
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Default Air Force Logo Base legal warns drug use by base civilians punishable offense
Despite rumors to the contrary, all civilian family members and base employees who use drugs are subject to administrative sanctions available to base authorities, even if such "soft" drugs are legal in the Netherlands. Civilians considering purchasing, using, selling or transporting drugs, such as marijuana, while in the Netherlands can be
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Default Air Force Logo New fuels system eases aircraft refueling in high tempo areas
Airmen here are refueling aircraft faster than ever before and with fewer people thanks to the next generation of fuels mobility support equipment. The new system is called Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment, or FORCE. This equipment is making life easier here for Airmen and saving the Air Force time and money across the board. "FORCE
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Karen Ventrice, left, American Red Cross first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor, answers questions during a first aid and CPR recertification course May 22 for Jane Krumlauf, a Spangdahlem Elementary School nurse, middle, and Cheri Helfenstein, a Spangdahlem Middle School nurse. Ms. Ventrice provided basic first aid and saved a man's life at an automobile accident site May 6 on a German Autobahn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Eydie Sakura)

 

Teachers help accident victim cling to life
A quarter mile of debris; a demolished guardrail on the right side of the road and a shoe in the middle lane; the hood of a car on the left. This was the scene that two Spangdahlem Air Base members drove up on at approximately 6:45 a.m. May 6 on Autobahn A-1 near Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Karen Ventrice, American Red Cross first aid and
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Default Air Force Logo EOD tech awarded Bronze Star for blasting enemy plans
Tech. Sgt. Michael Kiley loves beating insurgents at their own game -- they set the bombs with harmful intent and he renders them useless to protect lives. To his credit, the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight craftsman conducted more than 110 missions covering 68,000 square miles, including Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, and
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Default Air Force Logo Sabers come out on top with USAFE 2006 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award
U.S. Air Forces in Europe announces its winners for the 2006 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award.The 52nd Fighter Wing F-16 Mission Planning Team from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and the 86th Maintenance Squadron Propeller LEAN Initiative Team from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, beat out the competition with their innovative employment of
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Default Air Force Logo BHS students take top honors at National History Day competition
Three Department of Defense Dependent's Schools - Europe students from Bitburg, Germany, and two from Naples, Italy, took top honors at the annual National History Day competition finals held at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., June 11-15. The event finals were broadcast live on the NHD Web site. Savon Bracey of Bitburg
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Default Air Force Logo Sabers welcome new wing CC, family
Sabers welcomed a new wing commander June 23 at the 52nd Fighter Wing change of command ceremony in Hangar 1. Col. Darryl Roberson assumed command of the wing and said that he and his wife Cheryl and son Chad were excited and happy to be back in Spangdahlem. "I look forward to working with you and with the tremendous staff here," the colonel said.
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Senior Airman Nathan Hargrafen, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron readiness flight, helps an Open House guest try on individual protective equipment designed to protect the wearer from nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional hazards Saturday. More than 10,000 people gathered on Spangdahlem Air Base for a day full of events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Raymond Mills) Sabers open doors to German neighbors
Spangdahlem Air Base hosted an Open House Saturday for the first time since 1998 and approximately 10,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to get a first hand look at the mission and its people. "It feels great that so many people attended but it feels even better knowing we did not have any security incidents the entire day," said Lt. Col.
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen receive Article 15 punishments
During the month of March and April, 21 Spangdahlem Air Base Airmen received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. -- An airman first class assigned to the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron violated Article 112 by being drunk on duty as Charge of Quarters. The commander imposed a suspended reduction to
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