News Search

FILTER:
Aircraft
Clear

News Comments Updated
1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Maj. Jason Hrynyk, left, 480th Fighter Squadron operations desk supervisor, and Airman 1st Class Keith Duncan, 480th FS aviation resource management apprentice, fill out a flight authorization form inside Bldg. 108 here Feb. 21 before adding the pilots’ training hours to their records. Twelve Airmen work at the squadron’s operations desk and are responsible for coordinating with base operations, weather operations and aircraft maintenance to ensure flight operations run smoothly. The operations desk is also responsible for gathering and organizing flight information to help log flight hours and brief pilots before, during and after flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Operations desk gets pilots 'stepping'

0 2/28
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing board a C-130 Hercules here Feb. 27 to fly to Turkey in support of Anatolian Falcon 2012, a weapons training deployment that includes interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. More than 250 Airmen from the wing will participate in the exercise hosted at Turkish air force’s Konya Air Base. The U.S. and Turkish air forces will work together and improve both nations’ combat readiness through tactical training during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) Airmen depart for US, Turkish training exercise

0 2/28
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman Stephen Denney, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot into position for hot-pit refueling here Feb. 21. Hot-pit refueling saves time, manpower and equipment usage by using a Type-4 hydrant system to refuel active aircraft between training missions. Refueling still-running aircraft requires fewer Airmen and no refueling trucks because only two 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Distribution Airmen are needed to operate the hydrant system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) Hot pits fuel active Falcons

0 2/22
2012
BAUMHOLDER, Germany – U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bob Carpenter, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot, uses a combat survivor evader locater radio to communicate that a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter that has arrived to rescue him during a joint training exercise at the Baumholder Major Training Area here Jan. 23. This training integrates U.S. Army and Air Force resources to more accurately simulate the real-life close air support and combat search and rescue scenarios encountered in deployed locations. The goal of this training is to develop tactics, techniques and procedures between military branches to enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Natasha Stannard) 'A-Team' A-10s, Apaches hone CSAR, CAS skills
A joint close air support and combat search and rescue exercise involving U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots and U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots took place for the first time at the Baumholder Major Training Area here Jan. 23 - 26. A-10 pilots who participated in this joint training are assigned to Spangdahlem Air Base's 81st
0 1/27
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Lt. Col. Brian Egger, center, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, is greeted by Col. David Lyons, 52nd Operations Group commander, after landing here Dec. 14. Egger reached his 4,000th total flying hour on this flight and is the 34th F-16 pilot in U.S. Air Force history to reach this milestone. Egger is stationed at Ramstein Air Base, but does flight qualifications and is an instructor pilot with the 480th FS here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Natasha Stannard) F-16 pilot reaches 4,000 flight hours, inspires others
Only 33 pilots in the 20-year history of the F-16 Fighting Falcon have reached 4,000 flying hours in the aircraft until Dec. 14.Lt. Col. Brian Egger, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, became the 34th pilot to do so Dec. 14 reaching more than 4,000 flight hours in the aircraft. "This is very rare," said Lt. Col Aaron Piepkorn, 480th FS director of
0 12/15
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Bo Piepkorn, wife of Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, and their children (from left to right) Greta, Ella and Micah, wait for the first F-16 Fighting Falcons to land here Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees) 480th supports Operation New Dawn

0 10/05
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Brett Stevens, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, performs a preflight check here May 2 prior to departing for the unit’s Air Expeditionary Force deployment. The 480th FS deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn as part of the unit’s AEF cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon) 480th Fighter Squadron deploys in support of Operation New Dawn

0 5/04
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman Joel Ireland, 726th Air Mobility Squadron integrated avionics journeyman, reviews a technical order prior to loading a worldwide navigation database on a C-5 Galaxy here April 12. The database contains maps and reference points around the world, allowing aircrews to plan flight routes from the cockpit. The 726th AMS supports the overseas Air Mobility Command mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon) 726th AMS Airmen prep aircraft for flight

0 4/14
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Members of an 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew work together during the Load Crew of the Year competition held in Hanger 1 Dec. 28. The winners of the Load Crew of the Quarter competitions of 2010 competed against each other for the fastest time to load munitions onto their aircraft. The winners of the Load Crew of the Year, and the Jammer Driver of the Year, will be announced during the Annual Awards Ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) Spangdahlem hosts Load Crew of the Year and Jammer Driver of the Year competitions

0 12/30
2010
Default Air Force Logo F-16 drawdown to begin
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons will depart Spangdahlem Air Base April 27, the first step for the 52nd Fighter Wing in the Combat Air Forces Restructuring plan that is expected to save the Air Force approximately $355 million in fiscal year 2010 and $3.5 billion during the next five fiscal years.An additional six aircraft are scheduled to depart the base
0 4/26
2010
1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
RSS