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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Tech. Sgt. Tena Briscoe, unit deployment manager of 606th Air Control Squadron of Baltimore, Md., poses next to her file cabinet at her squadron's headquarters Jan. 13, 2014. As UDM, Briscoe ensures each individual Airman is prepared for pending deployments and for their eventual return back to their home station. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden / Released) Deployment manager processes people not 'paperwork'
As 606th Air Control Squadron Airmen returned home from Southwest Asia Jan. 15, Spangdahlem's Air Terminal served as the epicenter of emotion for many Saber families. The gathering, complete with Airmen wrapping their military fatigue-clothed arms around their spouses, children and friends, brought closure to a chapter in their lives until now
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft gun spins during a flightline weapons course inside a bay at the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 17 Jan. 17, 2014. The detachment offers more than 70 courses including the flightline weapons course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released) Mission Exposed
Detachment 17 offers more than 70 courses to Airmen throughout the 52nd Fighter Wing. These courses include the miniature and micro-miniature module test and repair, weapons flightline course, and principles of instruction. At the detachment, 12 instructors from nine different careers teach Airmen on these various subjects teaching their respective
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Default Air Force Logo AFA starts anew at Spangdahlem
The Air Force Association is active at many Air Force bases around the world, but for the last 10 years the Spangdahlem chapter has been dormant. Spangdahlem leadership was recently notified that if a new council wasn't set up, the chapter would be permanently terminated. Just weeks later, Spangdahlem AFA Chapter #534 crossed the first major hurdle
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2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Military Saves Campaign kicks off February 25, and runs through March 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Pomeroy/Released) A&FRC helps Sabers squeeze every penny
As the U.S. Congress members address the state of the national budget, this may be a good time for individuals to evaluate their own spending. The Spangdahlem Airman & Family Readiness Center offers free group and individual budget management counseling to all Department of Defense ID cardholders."Checking your finances will ensure you are on track
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Loomis Hamilton, a blues musician from Galveston, Texas, plays his guitar during a complimentary concert at the Brick House Dec. 13, 2013. More than 50 Spangdahlem Airmen and their families attended the event at the community center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden / Released) Texas musician's blues lifts Brick House
As a stage for acts and visits by musical groups like Shinedown, Lindsey Stirling and KISS, the Brick House served as Saber Nation's epicenter for rock and soul music. The aura of past jam sessions from different genres caked the house's walls, adding to venue's ambiance as well as a challenge for new bands to add to the room's legacy.  But the
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The Trier Christmas Circus will be in town again, Dec. 23 through Jan. 5 at the Trier Moselauen fairgrounds. Shows are especially attractive to families with smaller children and all circus lovers. As always, Santa Claus will celebrate a holiday party with the circus visitors.  Performances are scheduled daily, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., except for Dec. 29 and Jan. 5, when there is one show at 11 a.m. and a second one at 3:30 p.m. There will be no shows on Dec. 24 or on New Year’s Day. (Courtesy photo) Trier Christmas Circus 2013
"Are you going to the Christmas circus this year?" People have been asking this question a lot recently and it is quite obvious that the 9th annual Weihnachtszirkus of Trier has started to become a traditional treat in the Trier region and broader Eifel area. According to organizers, this year's Weihnachtszirkus will promise to be a spectacular
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A performance by a holiday choir, made up with pre-selected Eifel residents, who sang during last year’s “Christmas Moments” show in Trier, was certainly among the highlights of the evening. Base members are welcome to attend concert shows in Daun, Dec. 6,  Ramstein, Dec. 18 or Trier, Dec. 23, always at 8 p.m. and help spread good holiday spirit, at the same time support charity while honoring friendship and respect for each other, which is a theme for Christmas Moments. (Courtesy photo)   Christmas Moments welcomes base members in the Eifel with sixth concert holiday show
For the sixth time in a row, the Trier Christmas Moments holiday show concert, presently touring Luxembourg and Germany, will stop in the Eifel and Ramstein areas. Throughout the holiday season, Thomas Schwab and his professional music ensemble will be hosting three concerts in the neighborhood of Spangdahlem Air Base; the first one at 8 p.m. Dec.
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany--Glass ornaments like this star are popular items that people can find at local Christmas markets. Other popular gift items are pyramids, nutcrackers, incense smokers, music boxes and figurines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/Released) Find charming holiday markets right at the doorstep of Spangdahlem
For many of us the nicest season of the year begins in November, when Germany turns into a Christmas wonderland. At this time, almost every mid-size to bigger community in the country will have their own unique Christmas market, attracting visitors from all over the globe, who flock in to welcome the holiday season. Most Christmas markets in
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany-- Sankt Nikolaus, the German version of Santa Claus, visits children Dec. 5, 2012, the night before Sankt Nikolaus Day Dec. 6, 2012. He presents gifts and discusses the good and bad things the children did throughout the year. Additionally, he also asks the children to recite a poem or sing a Christmas song. Sometimes, Hans Muff, dressed in black and rattling a chain, accompanies Sankt Nikolaus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff) Sankt Nikolaus visits children in the Eifel
Wednesday, Dec. 6, is Sankt Nikolaus Day, a part of the German Christmas tradition, when children receive small gifts in their shoes which they leave outside the evening prior. This day is set aside to commemorate Bishop Nicholas of Myra, who lived in the 4th Century. According to legend, this clergyman gave gifts to the three daughters of an
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SPANGAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - The Signs of Suicide ( SOS) program promotes suicide awareness and prevention in middle schools and high schools throughout the Department of Defense Education Activity. SOS program helps teens deal with depression, suicide
Get good grades, score high on the SAT, play sports, join a club, apply to college, practice, study ... repeat. These are just some of the stressors teens and tweens face on a daily basis. For some, the amount of stress could be so strong that they tend to withdraw from their friends and family or become sad or angry, often for long periods at a
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