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Default Air Force Logo Sabers who drive safely can avoid becoming a statistic
Quarterly flight safety meetings are full of information from campfires to automobiles. Everywhere you look, someone is throwing the word "safe" in your face. Why? Those in the safety business are taught to ask "Why?" several times. For example, why is safety omnipresent in everything the Air Force does? There may be reasons behind the
0 11/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Spangdahlem hosts CDDAR Training
It has been said it takes a thousand Airmen, with almost as many different skill sets, to get an aircraft into the air for a sortie; but most people don't know what it takes to lift an aircraft after it has crashed or become otherwise disabled. There are Airmen here who know exactly what needs to be done if such an unfortunate event occurs. The 52
0 11/09
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Scott Carrol, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrates how to put on a class-A hazmat response suit during an on-scene commander's course Oct. 30. The course gave individuals training and certification to be a commander of an incident or work in an emergency operations center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Course prepares participants to lead on scene

0 11/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo Combat Comm provides crucial capabilities
The phrase "communication is key" is used so often not many people stop to think about how important it really is. During a deployment to Romania for Operation Dacian Thunder, members of the 81st Fighter Squadron and its supporting units enlisted the help of the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to keep them connected
0 10/29
2009
CAMPIA-TURZII, Romania -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron stands ready on the flightline here Oct. 22 for an early-morning take-off. The 81st FS conducted more than 100 sorties during Dacian Thunder, a month-long combined exercise with the Romanian air force focused on enhancing their ability to execute combat search and rescue, air-to-air and air-to-ground, and weapons delivery missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Kathleen Polesnak) 81st FS conducts combined training with Romanian air force
The 81st Fighter Squadron has teamed up with the Romanian Air Force to conduct training and exchange perspectives to help boost mission capabilities and foster collaboration among NATO partners. About 250 Airmen and five A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 52nd Fighter Wing are part of Dacian Thunder, a combined training exercise with the Romanian air
0 10/27
2009
Default Air Force Logo Energy campaign strives for reduction in consumption
The U.S. uses more energy than any other country in the world, according to Energy Information Administration official energy statistics from the U.S. government, also amounting to more energy consumption that all European countries combined. To decrease the amount of energy expended, U.S. Air Forces in Europe kicked off a year-long campaign to
0 10/15
2009
Default Air Force Logo Units undergo ATSEP, SEPWO
As the most-inspected wing in the Air Force, the 52nd Fighter Wing again underwent an evaluation Oct. 19-23 - this time the overall air traffic system was under the microscope. Various units on base, such as weather, the civil engineer squadron, safety, airspace management and a number of others, were evaluated on their support of the flight
0 10/15
2009
SOUTHWEST ASIA -Master Sgt. Darryl Harris, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, engages the main power switch here Oct. 5, 2009. Sergeant Harris oversaw electrical operations coordinating 12 Airmen to bring electricity to 22 tents housing more than 200 soldiers. Sergeant Harris is deployed from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and grew up in Detroit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr) Lights, Power, Air Conditioning

0 10/15
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Sean Marsich and Airman 1st Class Jacob Abplanalp, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron entomology shop, recover a python that was released to control the rodent population here Oct. 6. The entomology shop is responsible for all rodent and pest control on the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathanael Callon) Keeping pests at bay

0 10/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Spangdahlem's economic impact to the Eifel
As many economies worldwide continue to weather a tough recession and cope with the challenges of unemployment, Spangdahlem Air Base continues to positively impact the Eifel region's economy. This economic effect is founded on the sheer number of people tied to the base. The 52nd Fighter Wing is the home to more than 14,000 personnel who work and
0 10/05
2009
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