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GEILENKIRCHEN NATO AIR BASE, Germany – Members of the 470th Air Base Squadron here raise the U.S. flag here Feb. 17 during a retreat ceremony in recognition of Presidents Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Caber/Released) 470th ABS honors America's first president
More than 120 U.S. Air Force Airmen gathered behind the U.S. post office here Feb. 17 to pay tribute to the first president of the United States.The 470th Air Base Squadron gathered to recognize Presidents Day, which is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington's birthday.The squadron broke into four
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Default Air Force Logo AFN Spangdahlem best in Europe
American Forces Network Spangdahlem won the 2011 AFN Europe's station of the year award Feb. 8.AFN Spangdahlem competed against 16 other AFNE stations and was recognized for overall excellence in engineering, operations and military readiness."The AFN Spangdahlem team is serving [the audience] with high quality, effective broadcast products and
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Reginald Quince, 52nd Force Support Squadron manpower analyst, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of Feb. 23 – March 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Realeased) Super Saber Performer
Name: Staff Sgt. Reginald Quince Unit: 52nd Force Support Squadron Duty title: Manpower analyst Hometown: Verbena, Ala.Years in Service: Twelve years Why joined: I joined for the college benefits, and to see and experience different cultures.Family: My lovely wife, Katrina; beautiful daughters, Zaire and Zahara; and our dog, Max. Hobbies: Spending
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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

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman Christopher Deese, 52nd Security Forces Squadron, portrays an active shooter during a training exercise at Bldg. 103 here Feb. 17. The 52nd Fighter Wing conducted the exercise to test the wing’s response to an active-shooter situation. Training like this readies the base to respond to real emergency events protecting base members and U.S. government assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) FW tests active-shooter response

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Default Air Force Logo FY2013 budget cuts to impact U.S. Air Forces in Europe
The Air Force released its fiscal 2013 budget Feb. 13 and stressed the need for difficult budgetary cuts to meet the new defense strategy while maintaining the service's agility, flexibility and readiness. These cuts include several impacts to force structure in Europe. The Air Force is requesting $154.3 billion in the president's 2013 budget, a
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Tech. Sgt. Lewis Isassi, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, reads a financial management book at the library here after the reopening Feb. 21. The library closed Jan. 30 for a $117,321 carpet-replacement project. Contractors replaced the 30-year-old carpet because of general wear and tear. Base members may now use the facility, which offers hard-copy books, CDs, DVDs, movies, downloadable e-books, audio MP3 books, children’s books, internet access and online databases for research. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Toon/Released) Facelift: Library reopens after carpet replacement

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Default Air Force Logo USEUCOM releases command statement on force posture
The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace, prosperity, unity, and freedom in Europe and Eurasia as well as in bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO. As demonstrated by recent and ongoing operations, Europe remains our partner of choice in addressing current and emerging security challenges around the globe. The United
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Default Air Force Logo Force structure changes hit 52nd Fighter Wing
Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz announced detailed force structure changes to take effect in Fiscal Year 2013 at a press conference at the Pentagon Feb. 3.The Air Force will cut 286 aircraft to include 123 fighters, 133 mobility aircraft and 30 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
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Default Air Force Logo Squadron retains services during AF restructure
The wing and 52nd Force Support Squadron leadership here are making decisions to keep services open and available to the community as the Air Force continues to operate in the current fiscally-constrained environment.Some of the decisions include restructuring manpower resources within FSS and changing operation hours for some services.For example,
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