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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Brig. Gen. Chris Weggeman, left, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, gives his remarks during the retirement of Chief Master Sgt. Sandra Miller, 52nd FW command chief, inside the Club Eifel ballroom here June 8. Miller retired after 29 years of service and more than 150 people attended the ceremony to celebrate her transition into civilian life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Command chief retires after 29 years of service

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Tyler P. Van Wyk, 52nd Operations Group knowledge operations apprentice, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of May 24-30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) Super Saber Performer
Name: Airman 1st Class Tyler P. Van WykUnit: 52nd Operations GroupDuty title: Knowledge operations apprenticeHometown: Cocoa Beach, Fla.Years in Service: One yearWhy joined: I joined with the goal of improving not only my formal education, but my life skills, so that I may better myself for the rest of my life.Family: In my family I have my mom and
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove speaks to the attendees at the 2011 International Air Reserve Symposium at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2011.  Breedlove told the audience, which included several air force leaders from partner nations, that the U.S. Air Force relies on the reserve components to provide its core contributions to national security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Darron Salzer)(Released) Air Force vice chief nominated to be next USAFE commander
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced May 11 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove to be the next U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander.If confirmed by the Senate, Breedlove will replace Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who the president nominated to become the next Air Force chief of staff after Gen. Norton
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron stand in a fire-team formation during the National Police Week retreat ceremony outside the wing headquarters building here May 21. The ceremony consisted of the playing of retreat followed by the German and American national anthems and the lowering of each country’s flag. The ceremony closes National Police Week by honoring law enforcement members who gave their life for the safety and protection of others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Retreat ceremony signals end of National Police Week

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Senior Airman Diana Geeter, 703rd Munitions Support Squadron communication security accountant, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of May 17 – 23. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Super Saber Performer
Name: Senior Airman Diana Geeter Unit: 703rd Munitions Support Squadron Duty title: Communications security accountantHometown: Memphis, Tenn.Years in Service: Four yearsWhy joined: I joined to become an Airman and make a difference in myself and others. Family: My family is important to me, and I will do whatever it takes to make sure they know
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman Jod Nicholson, center, 52nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, clenches while being tazed during a non-lethal weapons demonstration for National Police Week outside the Spangdahlem Commissary May 14. The 52nd SFS put on multiple demonstrations such as military working dog capabilities, weapons and combat vehicle displays and taser demonstrations to give spectators an insight into various aspects of security forces capabilities. National Police Week is held annually during the week of May 15 and honors all law enforcement members who have died. National Police Week events continue this week with an annual ruck march around the base May 16 at 10 a.m. and the defender decathlon May 17 beginning at 9 a.m. on Perimeter Road here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) National Police Week kicks off with SFS displays

0 5/15
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Default Air Force Logo Welsh nominated as next CSAF
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced May 10 that the president has nominated Gen. Mark A. Welsh III to be the next chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Norton Schwartz, who has served in the position since August 2008."I'm tremendously honored and deeply humbled by the nomination to serve as the next Air Force chief of staff,"
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Victor M. Estupinan, 52nd Dental Squadron dental laboratory craftsman, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of May 3 – May 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) Super Saber Performer
Name: Staff Sgt. Victor M. EstupinanUnit: 52nd Dental SquadronDuty title: Dental laboratory craftsmanHometown: Cali, ColombiaYears in Service: Eight years and nine monthsWhy joined: I come from a military family and always wanted to join the service. Initially, I wanted to join the Army. After talking to friends, I decided the Air Force was a
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Col. Chris Weggeman, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the 2011 Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet at Hangar 1 here April 21. Airmen from the 52nd Maintenance Group and 52nd Munitions Maintenance Group attended the banquet to recognize contributions made by maintenance professionals to mission readiness throughout the year. The banquet also included awards for Airmen and teams who went above and the beyond the established standards for their job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) FW recognizes 2011 Maintenance Professionals of the Year

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DUFFEL, Belgium – The 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard performs ceremonial drills during colors at an annual remembrance ceremony held here April 22. The ceremony is held to remember a B-17G Flying Fortress, Pluto’s Avenger, that crash landed Feb. 22, 1944, in Duffel. People from throughout Europe travel to the aircraft-crash site memorial each year to participate in the ceremony, which honors the four crew members who were killed in action during the crash. The honor guard works to support the local community’s ceremonies by performing at more than 20 memorial and recognition ceremonies each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Remembering Pluto's Avenger

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