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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
Default Air Force Logo Awareness month sheds light on STD testing, prevention
The old cliché that what you see is what you get is not always the case. With sexual relationships, what you can't see can actually harm your body, which is the basis for Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month in April. Throughout the month, emphasis is placed on ensuring people have the facts to protect themselves and their partners, as well
0 4/16
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Col. Anderson, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, taxis an A-10 Thunderbolt II under an arch of water provided by the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department after completing his final flight here April 8. Colonel Anderson accumulated more than 1,800 career flying hours. His next assignment is U.S. Senior National Representative, Air Component Command Headquarters, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Vice commander completes fini-flight

0 4/14
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Jonathan Douglas, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, connects a water hose to a fire hydrant during a mutual aid exercise at Bitburg Annex April 11. The exercise tested the 52nd Fighter Wing and Bitburg Freiwilige Feuerwehr fire departments’ ability to work together and respond to real-world fire emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Firefighters strengthen partnership via mutual aid exercise

0 4/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo 52nd CS contributes to downrange capabilities
More troops to Afghanistan is the common theme of newspaper and TV headlines lately. Since President Obama's renewed commitment to send an additional 30,000 troops to the war-torn country, there has been an increased tempo to get necessary equipment and supplies to our Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines downrange. The large influx has triggered
0 4/08
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Retired Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Kenney, right, former 52nd Fighter Wing command chief, receives a presidential letter of appreciation from Col. Tip Wight, 52nd FW commander, during Chief Kenney's retirement ceremony Feb. 11 at Club Eifel. Chief Kenney served in the Air Force for 30 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Command chief retires after 30 years

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2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Savon Scales, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a flight control check on an A-10 Thunderbolt II Feb. 9 on the flightline. If flight controls are necessary for the aircraft to function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Crew chiefs keep A-10s soaring

0 2/11
2010
470th Air Base Squadron patch GSU represents heritage in own ‘frontier’
If you visited Kuhl Beans during the holiday season, you may have noticed a red stocking with "470 ABS" hung with the rest of the unit stockings and wondered what that unit was. Or, if you attended an Airman Leadership School graduation and heard someone yell "470th" followed by a hollering "TATANKA," you may have wondered what that meant.The 470th
0 2/10
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Astronauts from the STS-129 mission speak with students of Spangdahlem’s Airman Leadership School and First Term Airman Center during their visit to Spangdahlem Air Base Feb. 3. The crew recently ventured into space aboard the space shuttle Atlantis on an 11-day mission to deliver parts and make repairs to the international space station and conducted three space walks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) Space men touch down at Spangdahlem
Crew members from NASA's STS-129 mission to the International Space Station visited Spangdahlem Air Base Feb. 4 as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour focusing on military communities in the region.The crew, which journeyed to the space station in November aboard space shuttle Atlantis for an 11-day mission, consisted of Marine Col. Charlie
0 2/05
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Col. Jodine Tooke, 52nd Mission Support Group commander, presents a certificate of appreciation to Helga E. Bialluch, retired 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron manpower technician, for her 43 years of dedication and service to Spangdahlem Air Base during her retirement ceremony Jan. 29 in the 52nd CES conference room. Mrs. Bialluch's job was significant to the Air Force and 52nd Fighter Wing because she was responsible for all 52nd CES manpower resources. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Retiree rewarded for 43 years of service
Not very many things symbolize dedication like spending the majority of a lifetime in service to the U.S. government. Dedication was something Helga Bialluch demonstrated for more than 43 years working in the 52nd Fighter Wing before retiring Jan. 29.Some of her accomplishments include being selected to represent the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron at
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2010
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