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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen join Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Michael Pierce and Edgar Mendez in a combat fitness workout at the fitness assessment cell Aug. 8, 2013. The 52nd Force Support Squadron sponsored the visit, in which four UFC fighters toured the base, signed autographs and demonstrated how they stay fit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) UFC fighters visit Spangdahlem

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Wiggins, 52nd Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training from Forsyth, Ga., removes himself from under a parachute canopy during water survival training July 19, 2013. Pilots are tested on the ability to disentangle themselves from under a canopy to build muscle memory in case they encounter a similar situation in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) SERE instructors teach water survival skills

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LASK AIR BASE, Poland -- Polish air force commander Lt. Gen. Lech Majewski speaks with  U.S. services members from Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 17, 2013, during a two-week aerial training course. The general visited the base to view firsthand the partnership between his country and the United States. The training is conducted through Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released) Polish air force identifies strategic need for US Av-Det
The commander of the Polish air force visited U.S. service members here as part of an operations tour of Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group July 17, 2013.Lt. Gen. Lech Majewski met and spoke with aviation detachment leadership and Aviano Air Base, Italy, Airmen who are the third overall aircraft rotation to the two-week training course."It's a
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LASK AIR BASE, Poland -- A line of Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft line the taxiway here July 16, 2013. The U.S. and Polish air forces flew two training missions today as part of a two-week partnership building effort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released) Joint training validates NATO peace commitment
Poland and the United States continue their aerial training at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group here as they move into the operational aspect of the flying program.The training is catered to create a realistic wartime environment, and the mission planning is a collaboration between the leadership of the Polish air force and the aviation
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Default Air Force Logo Air control squadron trains to deploy
Airmen from the 606th Air Control Squadron recently attended an intense combat readiness training course.Skills learned from this training enable the squadron to deploy and maintain a bare base site completely self-sufficient. "We have radar guys, we have radio frequency transmission guys, everything from vehicle maintenance, our own whole vehicle
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Default Air Force Logo Vienna Document tour encourages transparency
More than 60 delegates from nearly 60 countries will visit Spangdahlem Air Base June 27, 2013, to gain an understanding of the daily maintenance and operations of a combat air base.The visit is part of the Vienna Document 11 agreement, which is a politically binding measure designed to enhance confidence and security among the participating
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Phillip Threlkeld, 52nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of May 23-29, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released) Super Saber Performer
Name: Senior Airman Phillip ThrelkeldUnit: 52nd Operations Support SquadronDuty title: Air traffic control journeymanHometown: Huntsville, Ala.Years in Service: Three yearsWhy joined: I joined the Air Force to support my family, serve my country and see the world.Family: My wife, Amber, and my daughter, EmmaHobbies: Traveling, hiking, geocaching
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LASK AIR BASE, Poland - Members of the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, arrive at Lask Air Base, Poland, for Aviation Detachment Rotation 13-2, May 9, 2013. More than 100 Airmen will be working with the Polish Air Force for the first F-16 fighter aircraft rotation and second overall this year. The first rotation took place at Powidz Air Base with the C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kenya Shiloh/released) 115th FW Airmen train with Polish air force
Nearly 100 Airmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, arrived at Lask Air Base, Poland, to train in a joint theater security cooperation event with the Polish air force. This event, hosted by the U.S. Aviation Detachment 1, is geared toward enhancing the skills of U.S. and Polish F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hogan, 81st Fighter Squadron director of operations from Olympia, Wash., receives an American flag from Senior Airman Christopher Nichols, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron specialist May 14, 2013. This tactical sortie is scheduled to be the last before the squadron’s inactivation in June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Pomeroy/Released) Spangdahlem launches final A-10 sortie in Europe
The U.S. Air Force launched the final A-10 Thunderbolt II tactical sortie in Europe at Spangdahlem AB May 14, 2013.The airframe belongs to the 52nd Fighter Wing's 81st Fighter Squadron, which inactivates in June."I'm proud to be a part of the last sortie," said Lt. Col. Jeff Hogan, 81st director of operations and a pilot from today's flight. "It's
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Default Air Force Logo Av-Det partners with Poland as first F-16 rotation arrives
The first rotation of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 176th Fighter Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, departs for the U.S Aviation Detachment, Lask Air Base, Poland, this week. More than 90 men and women from the 115th FW will train and integrate with their coalition partners at the Av-Det Rotation
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