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Default Air Force Logo Spangdahlem AB Beta tests new feedback form
Beta testing for the new "Airman Comprehensive Assessment" performance feedback program is underway and lasts until June.Air Force leadership initiated this Beta testing as a way to improve the performance feedback program based on the needs of Airmen and their raters.U.S. Air Forces in Europe selected Spangdahlem AB as an ideal test base for the
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Zach Neithamer, 52nd Maintenance Operations Squadron 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit scheduler, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of Feb. 16-23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Realeased) Super Saber Performer
Name: Staff Sgt. Zach NeithamerUnit: 52nd Maintenance Operations SquadronDuty title: 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit schedulerHometown: PhiladelphiaYears in Service: Six yearsWhy joined: I joined the Air Force to get on a straight path.Family: My wife, Mindy; a baby boy on the way; and my dog, Benjamin.Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, hiking, and playing
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Medical Service turns to secure messaging
Patients at Air Force medical treatment facilities will soon be able to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime due to the Air Force-wide expansion of secure messaging.Secure messaging will be available to patients through what is known as the MiCare portal. The MiCare portal is built to facilitate
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2012
Default Air Force Logo AF 2013 budget: Cuts while keeping agile, flexible, ready force
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.The Air Force is requesting $154.3 billion in the president's 2013 budget, a reduction of five percent from the $162.5 billion the service
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2012
Staff Sgt. Elijah Bonzer, 52nd Medical Support Squadron Biomedical equipment repair technician, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of Feb. 9 - 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Fredericks/Realeased) Super Saber Performer
Name: Staff Sgt. Elijah BonzerUnit: 52nd Medical Support SquadronDuty title: Biomedical equipment repair technicianHometown: Billings, Mont.Years in Service: Nine and a half yearsWhy joined: I joined to see the world and learn a skill in a field that interests me.Family: My wife, Barbara; and mother, Angela.Hobbies: I enjoy visiting new places in
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2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen and Defense Department civilian employees gather around Col. Chris Weggeman, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, as he delivers opening remarks in the Mosel Dining Facility here during the facility’s re-opening ceremony Feb. 1. The building closed in August 2010 for renovations to the cold-storage space, and base engineers used the facility’s closure time to upgrade the serving line, foot-traffic pattern and seating area. The new appearance is designed to make meal times more efficient for DFAC customers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee) DFAC re-opens to hungry crowd
The Mosel Dining Facility here re-opened Feb. 1 to nearly 500 lunch customers.The facility closed in August 2010 for renovations to the cold-storage area, and engineers used this time to upgrade the serving line housing, electric infrastructure, seating area and overall appearance."This is a classic example, and probably the best example to date,
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2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. James Schmidt, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot, speaks about the career of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at a dedication ceremony at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) Airmen honor life, accomplishments of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Jessenia Ayala, 52nd Munitions Maintenance Group knowledge operations technician, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of Feb 2 - 8. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Natasha Stannard) Super Saber Performer
Name: Airman 1st Class Jessenia Ayala Unit: 52nd Munitions Maintenance GroupDuty title: Knowledge operations technicianHometown: Orlando, Fla.Years in Service: One year and four monthsWhy joined: As a child, I always enjoyed seeing members of the U.S. Air Force in uniform. It gave me a sense of pride. I knew I wanted to serve my county and wear the
0 2/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo CSAF: AF will be smaller but superb force
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz explained the service's contributions to the new Defense Department strategy during a Pentagon press briefing here Jan. 27. Schwartz said that as the Air Force approaches future constrained budgets, service officials will trade size for quality in order to ensure a ready force."We will be a smaller but
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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
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