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Default Air Force Logo DOD leaders: U.S. will remain world's strongest military
The Defense Department's new, 10-year strategy will ensure the U.S. remains the world's strongest military power, DOD leaders emphasized in weekend interviews.In an interview with Bob Schieffer that aired Jan. 8 on the CBS news program "Face the Nation," Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said
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2012
Master Sgt. Stacy Rodriguez, 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron lodging flight, goes over an accountability listing with Staff Sgt. Emma Hicks, also in the lodging flight for the 332nd EFSS, Jan. 6, 2012 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The lodging flight performs weekly accountability checks alongside Personnel Support for Contingency Operations, to ensure 100 percent accountability of assigned personnel, in case of a red cross notification. Rodriguez is deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and Hicks is deployed from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released) Lodging ... bedding down the force

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Timothy Byrd, 52nd Communication Squadron postal clerk, marks a package with a P.O. Box number to be stored until picked up at the Spangdahlem Post Office here Jan. 2. The post office processed 423,000 pounds of inbound mail from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 to ensure Saber Airmen and their families received their packages for the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) 'Please, Mr. Postman:' Post office delivers aircraft weight in holiday mail
The post office here delivered more than 423,000 pounds of mail -- the combined weight equivalent of more than two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft -- for Saber Airmen and their families during the holiday season Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.For December alone, the weight was 241,000 pounds with 63,000 delivered the week prior to Dec. 25."From November to
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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
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2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Navy Adm. Jim Stavridis, U.S. European Command commander and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, visited with Airmen in Hangar 1 here Dec. 14 as part of a familiarization tour. He thanked the Airmen for their hard work to secure enduring stability in Europe and Eurasia. During the visit, Stavridis saw the unique capabilities the 52nd Fighter Wing provides to the European theater of operations and learned about some of the wing’s accomplishments this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) Airmen showcase fighter-wing mission to SACEUR, EUCOM commander
The commander of U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited with Airmen here Dec. 14 as part of a familiarization tour. U.S. Navy Adm. Jim Stavridis saw the unique capabilities the 52nd Fighter Wing provides to the European theater of operations and learned about some of the wing's accomplishments this year."Here at
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2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Gabriel Kastner, 52nd Security Forces Squadron police officer, spark tests a Taser X26 during training inside Bldg. 127 here Dec. 8. Training for the Taser X26 electronic control device consists of a classroom comprehension course, hands-on field training and a supervised firing course. Students complete Taser training to ensure they are able to safely handle and operate all Taser equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Shocking: 52nd SFS gets Taser training

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Default Air Force Logo 1-1-8: Suicide prevention hotline goes live
United States Army Europe and U.S. Air Forces in Europe have launched a toll-free suicide prevention hotline available throughout the European theater.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Military Crisis Line-Europe can now be reached by dialing DSN 118 on any Air Force or Army installation in Europe. Off base the hotline can be reached in
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Master Sgt. William Byrd, 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron ophthalmic  technician, fills out a patient vision checklist during an eye exam at the optometry clinic here Dec. 6. The AMDS provides vision correction as well as diagnosing, treating and managing ocular diseases to keep Airmen fit to fight and their family members healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Ocular specialists provide 'super' vision

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Heinz Toeller, 52nd Force Support Squadron cook, dices a pepper for lunch at Club Eifel here Dec. 1. Club Eifel Catering offers buffets and hors d’oeuvres style meals for pick-up or delivery and a catering staff upon request. For more information, call DSN 452-4642 or 06565-61-4642. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) Order up: Club Eifel feeds Airmen in style

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Default Air Force Logo Job relief available for overseas family members
Civilians throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Pacific Air Forces affected by the recent Air Force hiring freeze can apply for jobs again from now until mid-December.Air Force officials have temporarily lifted the freeze to allow overseas bases the opportunity to fill vacant positions that could not be filled the past 90 days."It can take a
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