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Default Air Force Logo Stamp collecting hits the Eifel
October is National Stamp Collecting Month. The United States Postal Service founded this program in 1981 as a way to introduce children 8-12 years old to the hobby of collecting stamps. The program is aimed at increasing awareness about the recreational benefits of stamp collecting for all ages and to appreciate the artistry that goes into
0 10/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo A&FRC provides relationship retreat for couples
As Airmen, there is one focus - the mission. Yet, there are countless pieces that make up the mission. Airmen constantly hear: Deployments. Do more with less. Priorities. High operations tempo. Redeployment. Reintegration. After seeing servicemembers getting weighed down, the Airman & Family Readiness Center stepped forward to see how they could
0 10/05
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tops in Blue Announcement
Tops In Blue, an all active-duty Air Force unit of amateur performers, will perform here Oct. 14 in the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center gymnasium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The event is free. This year's theme is "To Dream." Tops In Blue is an expeditionary entertainment unit that provides
0 10/05
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class David Bickerstaff and Senior Airman Nataly Baron, both from the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, sign in at a 5-kilometer fun run here Oct. 1. The run was one of many events held on Spangdahlem Air Base as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) Fun run raises breast cancer awareness

0 10/05
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Steven Schexnayder, 606th Air Control Squadron, carries his unit’s guideon during a 24 hour run/walk to raise money for Operation Warmheart here Oct. 2. People participating in the run raised money through pledges for Operation Warmheart, which benefits Spangdahlem Airmen in times of financial need. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) 24-hour run/walk raises money for community

0 10/05
2009
Default Air Force Logo Revamped layaway program provides "Shop Now, Pay Later" option
The Bitburg Main Store and Spangdahlem Powerzone Real Sports Store are reintroducing and, in some cases, expanding layaway options. Clothing, handbags and shoes are still eligible for 30-day layaway, but full payment on many other items can be put off for up to 60 days when shopping at the exchange. This extra time means families at Bitburg and
0 10/05
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Gary Day, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire instructor, calls out raffle numbers during a 2008 National Fire Prevention Week activity at Spangdahlem Air Base. The 2009 Fire Prevention Week will include school visits by Saber firefighters and Sparky, the National Fire Protection Association mascot, as well as a parade at 11 a.m. Oct. 10 starting at the Eifel Lanes Bowling Center, through housing and ending at Spangdahlem Elementary School. (Courtesy photo) Spangdahlem to host Fire Prevention Week activities
More than 200 people died in a massive fire about 130 years ago that also left many devastated and homeless. The massive blaze that left a once-booming city in ruins is now commonly known as the Great Chicago Fire. The fire burnt from Oct. 8-10, 1871, destroying homes, offices, public buildings and land. Forty-nine years later, then President
0 9/28
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Sabers participate in a rarely-offered Zumba class Sept. 25. Zumba incorporates dance and fitness, allowing its users to burn between 700 to 800 calories an hour. The class may be offered more frequently to sabers in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Staci Miller) Zumba provides alternative work out
About 80 people came to the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center to experience Zumba, a new fitness dance craze, Sept. 25. Zumba is a mixture of Latin, hip-hop and reggaeton. It incorporates dancing and fitness, allowing its users to burn between 700 to 800 calories an hour. Zumba began about seven years ago and is being taught at more than 40,000
0 9/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Active-duty Sabers to receive flu vaccination
Active-duty Sabers who missed the Sept. 29 mass flu vaccination in building 103 will have another chance to get immunized between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the same location. While this round of vaccinations is for active-duty members only, additional Department of Defense ID cardholders may receive flu vaccinations later in October. The
0 9/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tricare Entitlement Program: How to make it work for you
It is important for you and your family to have the best health possible. Health Benefits Awareness month has ended, but with a final note, there are some important things for you and your family to know about your health care entitlements. As servicemembers residing in Germany, it is possible that travel has become part of your lifestyle. If so,
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2009
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