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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tessa Boyea, 52nd Contracting Squadron contracting officer from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., ensures payments are up-to-date on a contract on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2014. Administrative paperwork takes up a large portion of Airmen’s time because of the complexity of some contracts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released) Unit Spotlight: 52nd Contracting Squadron
"The 52nd Contracting Squadron is an organization made up of not just military personnel, but also U.S. civilians and local national personnel, all working together to support or enable all the other unit's or agencies' missions," said Maj. David Zimmerman, 52nd CONS commander from Lincoln, Neb. "In any case, if they need supply service or
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2014
Default Air Force Logo German Labor Day to be celebrated this week with May poles, parties and dances
Thursday, May 1, is German Labor Day, a federal German holiday celebrating the working class and associated with annual May Day traditions, including a 'witches' night.'German businesses may be closed, and German people will be out with families and friends, participating in walks and outings. Some will use the day to go fishing, bike riding or
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2014
A dental mold stands on the work area of a dental laboratory technician at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 23, 2014. The mold was used to match a crown fitting for a patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert/Released) Unit Spotlight: Dental keeps Sabers smiling
The 52nd Fighter Wing has more than 30 units assigned, working day in and day out to fulfill the mission of defending American and allied interests while building partnership capacity. Throughout the year, 52nd FW Public Affairs will spotlight each of the wing's units, as together they serve a critical role in fulfilling this mission. This week's
0 4/29
2014
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Intelligence Flight, review a map of Germany during training at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Members have to get specialized training on the F-16 Fighting Falcon before being mission capable for the 480th Fighter Squadron. Slots were cut last year and without training, the Airmen couldn’t deploy or support the mission. To avoid mission failure, the intelligence flight here was the first and only to teach the F-16 Intelligence Formal Training Unit at home base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siekert/Released) Forward, Ready, Now: Stepping Up Despite Sequestration (Part III)
Our Airmen are innovative and mission-oriented...and despite the hard-hitting sequestration and budget cuts over the last two years, they still complete the mission through creative and effective ways. It isn't ideal, they said, but when America asks them to sacrifice and step up to the plate, that's just what they do.This is part three of a
0 4/29
2014
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Samuel Purser, a 52nd Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician from Fayetteville, Ark., takes a patient's blood pressure inside the family health clinic April 22, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Members of the family health clinic see more than 20 patients a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released) Unit Spotlight: 52nd Medical Operations Squadron
Each of the 52nd Medical Group's squadrons serve a purpose, and work congruently to help accomplish the group's mission. The Airmen of the 52nd Medical Operations Squadron provide the nucleus of the medical group."We really are the heartbeat of the medical treatment facility, because we provide all the clinics that actually see the patients," said
0 4/23
2014
Tech. Sgt. Angela Olguin, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, instructs Airman 1st Class Keith Bochert on properly placing explosive charges on munitions slated for disposal at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.  The two EOD Airmen have been deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron since mid-January. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Burke Baker) 'Here comes the boom'
Although it is a job that has been glorified by Hollywood in recent years, the men and women who have earned the right to call themselves Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians know that the job is anything but. It's flat out hard work.With temperatures reaching into the mid-90s on a supposedly "spring-like" day, the EOD technicians from the 386th
0 4/23
2014
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jared Ralphs, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 17 F-16 Flying Falcon fighter aircraft crew chief instructor, disposes of bulk items at the Spangdahlem Recycling Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 16, 2014. Any service member may drop off bulk trash items such as couches or desks while preparing for a permanent change of station move as long as they bring a copy of their orders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert/Released) Recycling center celebrates Earth Day everyday
While people may observe Earth Day on only April 22, the Spangdahlem Recycling Center works everyday to effectively dispose of material for the smallest footprint on the environment.The base recycling center circulates more than 600 cubic meters of recyclable goods and 1,100 cubic meters of trash each week to keep Spangdahlem clean and green. With
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2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Silk, 703rd Munitions Support Squadron combat arms NCO in charge and Woodbury, Vt. native, updates records in his office at Volkel Air Base, the Netherlands, April 2, 2014. Silk, a fourth generation military member, also coordinated with the host nation to integrate U.S. personnel into Volkel’s Dutch shooting team, which was awarded second place in this year’s annual competition against all other Dutch Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Warren/Released) 703rd MUNSS Airman goes above and beyond
In the profession of arms, weapons and weapon proficiency take a central role. No matter which career field one holds, armed combat serves at the historical core of all military service. At Volkel Air Base, the Netherlands, one security forces Airman goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure not only the weapons proficiency of the base
0 4/14
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Martin, 701st Munitions Support Squadron emergency actions controller, speaks to members of his local football team, the Limburg Shotguns, near Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium. Martin coaches the team, giving Belgians and Americans the opportunity to interact and learn from each other. (courtesy photo) 701st MUNSS Airman uses football to strengthen partnership
Football is a way of life for most Americans. Whether playing the game, watching it on TV or hearing about it in the news, most people living in the U.S. are exposed to the sport from childhood. One Airman from the 701st Munitions Support Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 52nd Fighter Wing, used his love of football to help
0 4/09
2014
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan Ansel, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron senior munitions inspector from Ephrata, Pa., inspects crates of aircraft counter measure flares Feb. 26, 2014 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Munitions are inspected to insure that they are serviceable and ready to use on an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) Forward, Ready, Now: Stepping Up Despite Sequestration (Part II)
Our Airmen are innovative and mission-oriented...and despite the hard-hitting sequestration and budget cuts over the last two years, they still complete the mission through creative and effective ways. It isn't ideal, they said, but when America asks them to sacrifice and step up to the plate, that's just what they do.This is part two of a
0 4/09
2014
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