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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,
0 9/28
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Saber Madison Westfall, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Robert Westfall, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, takes a shot at the goal during a 9-and 10-year-old youth soccer game here Sept. 19. The youth soccer league focuses on teaching fundamentals, positions and teamwork. The Gators defeated the Sabers 5-0 and now stand at 2-0 for the season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Staci Miller) Youth soccer league kicks into gear

0 9/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Special Children’s Day highlight for local children, community, volunteers
About 100 German and American special needs children from St. Martin's school in Bitburg and Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Europe here will to participate in sports activities at Skelton Memorial Fitness Center Oct. 8. The all-day event, which is one of the largest annual community service events put on by the base, requires 200-plus
0 9/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo UMUC to offer courses in Dublin, Venice
University of Maryland University College Europe will offer two undergraduate field study courses, Dublin, Ireland: A Brief Literary History and Expatriate Writers in Venice: 1800 to Present, offered this October in Dublin, Ireland, and Venice, Italy. Each course is worth three credits. The registration deadline for both courses is Oct. 2. In
0 9/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo H.E.L.P. is here to help people stay healthy
Volunteers from the Spangdahlem community with knowledge in various health-related topics have started a Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program support group to teach people to eat better, live better and become healthier. The group meets Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the Spangdahlem Chapel.  The support group offers fitness demonstrations with
0 9/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo International driver’s license: Essential for European-wide auto travel
Being stationed in Europe has a number of perks. Opportunities are plentiful to learn about new cultures as one travels through the historical, the artistic, the ethnic and the most modern of Europe's sites. Traveling throughout the continent, however, requires transportation - bus, train or auto. If traveling the European Union and beyond via
0 8/25
2009
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