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A child celebrates with International Four Days Marches Nijmegen participants from the U.S. Army 361st Civil Affairs Brigade and U.S. Air Force 52nd Fighter Wing before crossing a bridge in Nijmegen, Netherlands, July 15, 2014. Military participants gave out small souvenirs to on looking children cheering and celebrating throughout the march. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released) 100-mile road to 'glory'
The sun had not even risen, yet the hustle and bustle of hundreds of troops had been echoing throughout the camp for hours. Some fought off sleep, while others seemed to have been electrified with anticipation. Either way, as time passed by, all rushed to ensure their ruck had the required weight and enough food and water before heading to the
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nelson Monica, a 52nd Operations Support Squadron control tower watch supervisor from Washburn, Wis., maintains situational awareness around the airfield July 14, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The control tower falls under the Airfield Operations Flight which controls all airfield and air traffic activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released) 52nd OSS: Griffins feed the fight
Four squadrons fall under the 52nd Operations Group, and each has their own unique history. For the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, its history dates back to the 1940s.According to the 52nd OSS fact sheet, the unit constituted Jan. 25, 1943, as the 52nd Airdrome Squadron. The 52nd AS activated in February 1943 to help support the 2nd Air Force
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brook Hamilton, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician from Phoenix, attaches a radiation monitor to an ANDROS F-6A EOD robot during a suspicious package exercise at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 2, 2014. EOD technicians use radiation and chemical weapon monitors to ensure a safe environment before sending in an expert to survey the scene. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released) Technicians undergo explosive training
Threats to the United States come in many forms and degrees. They are real, and they happen every day. One flight in the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron trains to eliminate those threats to the best of their abilities: the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight. The flight works to mitigate any risk of damage or injury to American and friendly assets. EOD
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Belgians, Americans 'living the dream' at 701st MUNSS
Most anniversaries for Belgium in 2014 bear very somber undertones: a plane crash, a costly liberation, the loss of a family members and friends gone way too soon. It all comes at a great expense, underscoring how freedom is never free. The last time Belgians and Americans presumably took arms in combat in this particular Limburg field, they most
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Donald Stichter, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron NCO in charge of munitions inspection from Lakewood, Colo., finishes the ING Luxembourg Night Marathon May 31, 2014, in Luxembourg. Stichter finished in the race in less than four-and-a-half hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released) Airman competes in first ever marathon
 "The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon," said Fred Lebow co-founder of the New York City Marathon.Some people hope that when they compete in a marathon they can finish it in one piece."I would like to
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stefon Newton, 52nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician from Shreveport, La., dismantles a restraint harness at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 24, 2014. The harness connects the pilot to the parachute and survival kit for use in case of in-flight emergencies and must be serviced every 30 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released) 52nd Operations Group fulfills the mission everyday
When people think of the 52nd Operations Group, certain things may come to mind--aircraft zipping through the sky, runways being cleared and inspected, or the voice on the ground controlling the sky. All these things and more make up the 52nd OG."The mission of the 52nd OG is to train, deploy and, if necessary, employ combat power to the national
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shannon Hennessy, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler from Colusa, Calif., plays with her military working dog, Katya, after an obedience training course at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 27, 2014. The 52nd SFS military working dog unit uses German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois as the breed of choice for training and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released) Security Forces takes aim at protecting Spangdahlem
The 52nd Security Forces Squadron is doing more than just scanning ID cards. They are providing Airmen, families and all other base members a safe place to live and work, while protecting all U.S. Air Force assets and preforming the law enforcement mission for the 1,300 Sabers in the 40 kilometer-wide area around Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Souder, a firefighter assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron and Bellevue, Neb., native, runs beside fellow participants in the Jog for Joe Memorial 5K at the base track at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 20, 2014. Nearly 500 Airmen and their families participated in the run to commemorate the loss of Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski, a 52nd CES explosive ordnance disposal flight technician, who was killed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom May 26, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released) 'So worth it': Sabers Jog for Joe
As firefighters began putting on their dense flame-retardant gear, a group of explosive ordnance disposal Airmen arrived next to them, slipping their arms through the thick sleeves on their protective suits.Their appearance upon completion looked not unlike a wrapped-up child who couldn't move his arms before braving a harsh snow on the walk to the
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Scott Weeks, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter from Green Bay, Wis., looks on as his team member Gerd Mueller, 52nd CES firefighter crew chief from Gransdorf, Germany, hoists a 40-pound weight at the annual Szczecin Firefighter Combat Challenge competition in Szczecin, Poland, Aug. 9, 2013. Hoisting the weight simulates pulling tools or an additional hose from a building roof needed to combat a real fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) Saber firefighters to host firefighter combat challenge
The Spangdahlem firefighter challenge team will host the Mosel Firefighter Combat Challenge July 5-6 at Ediger-Eller, Germany. The U.S. Fire Administration first developed the challenge to assess the physical performance of firefighters--years later it turned into a unique sport recognized worldwide. This year's challenge involves more than 200
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A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron works on a government vehicle June 10, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 52nd LRS Vehicle Management Flight manages more than 700 vehicles in the 52nd Fighter Wing fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Nuckolls/Released) 52nd LRS ensures mission readiness
Logistics - the things that must be done to plan and organize a complicated activity or event that involves many people. This may just be a definition from Merriam-Webster, but the word means something much more significant to Saber Nation: Mission Success!It's also the word the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's 450 personnel follow to keep the
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