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Default Air Force Logo Energy conservation reason behind light bulb change
A European Union ban released in September calls for the replacement of less-efficient light bulbs with 100-watt compact fluorescent bulbs, abbreviated as CFL, in homes in the EU. Bulbs of other wattages must be replaced by Sept. 1, 2012. The new ban forbids producing and importing incandescent bulbs, but the sale of such bulbs is currently not
0 10/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Many Thrift Savings Plan options available to Airmen
The Thrift Savings Plan is a U.S. government-managed, 401k-type payroll-deduction program designed to provide tax-deferred retirement plan for servicemembers and federal civilian employees. Military members can contribute any whole percentage of basic pay, as long as the annual total of the tax-deferred investment doesn't exceed $16,500 for the
0 10/26
2009
Default Air Force Logo Healthy Halloween smiles
As Halloween draws near, children's heads are most likely swirling with thoughts of ghostly ghouls, creepy costumes and gigantic treat bags. The potential risk for candy-coated cavities is the last thing on the minds of little pirates and princesses. Sugar is just one of the ingredients needed to start the harmful process of tooth decay. So, how
0 10/26
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Jennifer Erschfeld throws a tethered ball at bowling pins whiles volunteers cheer her on Oct. 8. Jennifer was one of about 100 children with special needs from Bitburg’s St. Martin’s School and Department of Defense Dependants Schools-Europe to attend the Special Children’s Day held at the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center. The event required about 200 volunteers to help the children with games, lunch and an award ceremony at the end. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) Americans, Germans participate in 13th Special Children’s Day
A sea of yellow and blue sprawled across the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center gym Oct. 8 when 100 German and American special needs children visited the base for Special Children's Day. More than 200 base volunteers donned bright yellow T-shirts to assist the children - sporting blue T-shirts - with participating in a Special Olympic-style sports
0 10/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Halloween Events
The following are scheduled Halloween events for Spangdahlem Air Base and Bitburg Annex: - Oct. 29: There will be a Children's Costume Party 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Club Eifel. The event is free for members' children. The cost is $6.95 for adult members, $3.95 for non-members' children and $7.95 for adult non-members. There will be games, food and
0 10/09
2009
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
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