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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Airmen and families gather to play in a chess tournament in the Brick House at Spangdahlem Air Base March 24, 2013. The tournament was hosted by the 52nd Force Support Squadron Community Center. The prizes included $150 for second place and an empty wine barrel for the first-place winner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released) Checkmate, Saber

0 3/27
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- It's a tradition in the Eifel area for
children to walk around through the community with so called Good Friday
Rattles, wooden noise-makers of various kinds, which are supposed to replace
the ringing of the bells from Green Thursday, March 28 this year,
until Easter, March 31 this year. By making the noise, the small
ones invite Christians to worship. This is done usually three times a day,
at 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/Released) How Germany observes Easter traditions
Easter time is slowly approaching, and in Germany, the Easter season and holidays are associated with a number of local customs and traditions.Gruendonnerstag, or Green Thurs¬day, is always four days before Easter, this year's being March 28. Gruendonnerstag is not a federal holiday in Germany but plays an important role in rural customs of earlier
0 3/21
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Tech. Sgt. William Blazejewski Jr., 606th Air Control Squadron NCO in charge of quality assurance, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of March 21 - 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) Super Saber Performer
Name: Tech. Sgt. William Blazejewski Jr.Unit: 606th Air Control SquadronDuty title: NCO in charge of quality assurance Hometown: Niagara Falls, N.Y.Years in Service: Nine yearsWhy joined: I joined the Air Force so I could get a quality education and for the chance to serve my country.Family: My family is my father, William; mother, Laurie; brothers
0 3/21
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Butchers from Bitburg offered
roasted pork meat at a Beda Market event in 2009. Besides tasting
traditional food items, visitors can expect to see crafts made by local
craftsmen, classic vehicles and much more. This year's event will take place
March 15-17. Stores will open from 1-6 p.m. March 17, which is a Sunday.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/Released)
‘Bier city’ of Bitburg holds annual Beda market
For the 34th time in history, the Bitburg annual Beda market will open its doors to visitors from all over the Eifel area, the Trier region and the country of Luxembourg, March 15-17. If weather permits, about 80,000 people are expected to arrive for this year's event at which more than 150 exhibitors will present their products and services. Among
0 3/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tuition assistance available in face of Air Force suspension
The U.S. Air Force suspended military tuition assistance March 11 due to ongoing Defense Department budget cuts.As of now, the branch will no longer accept any new financial-aid requests from Airmen who need help paying for college."All is not lost here, and how (Airmen) approach this is important," said Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs, 52nd
0 3/13
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Aaron Ptacek, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, shoots a basket during a basketball game inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center Dec. 19, 2012. Playoffs for intramural basketball will begin in February 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) FSS stomps EMS at intramural basketball

0 12/21
2012
WITTLICH, Germany – Lucy, the daughter of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cameron and Jessica Lyman, was Wittlich Hospital’s 600th newborn delivered in 2012. According to doctors at the hospital, the milestone signifies a slow, yet steady, increase in American births at the hospital. (Courtesy photo/Released) Wittlich Hospital delivers this year's 600th newborn
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cameron and Jessica Lyman welcomed their third child into the world Dec. 10 at 09:50 a.m. at the Verbund-Krankenhaus Bernkastel-Wittlich.As they celebrated the birth of their daughter, Lucy, the hospital also celebrated the 600th newborn delivered this year.This milestone signifies a slow, yet steady increase in
0 12/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo Pearl Harbor: Air Force legacy on day that would 'live on in infamy'
"It was the first time I had ever seen a plunging dive bomber and it was an awesome sight. Nothing in warfare is more frightening," said Pvt. Wilfred D. Burke, 72d Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field, whose experience in the attacks on Pearl Harbor are recorded in "7 December 1941: The Air Force Story" compiled by the Pacific Air Forces Office of
0 12/07
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – The Spangdahlem Musikverein band plays holiday songs during the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 29, 2012. The band entertains the audience before and after the tree lighting ceremony annually. More than 200 community members joined together to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Tree lighting ceremony marks holiday season

0 12/03
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. William Wardell, 52nd Operations Group superintendent from Brick, N.J., serves a plate of vegetables to Capt. Kirsten Nicholls, 52nd Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section chief from Palmdale, Calif., during the Thanksgiving meal inside the Mosel Hall Dining Facility Nov. 22, 2012. The facility hosted a holiday meal that allowed more than 200 Airmen and family members to enjoy a traditional meal served by leaders from around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Leaders serve at Thanksgiving meal

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