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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  – Sydney King, left, and Alexis King, right, both daughters of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jesse King, an avionics specialist with 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, hold up their welcome home sign for their father during Operation Homecoming at the passenger terminal at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2013. Both girls assisted their pregnant mother Andrea during their father’s deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joe W. McFadden) Reunited, a family's hearts beat as one
Saturday's Operation Homecoming included a unique reunion for one Saber family. For five months, half the King family has been away--one through a deployment with the U.S. Air Force and another two who won't be born until October. Tech. Sgt. Jesse King, an avionics specialist with 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, returned to greet his wife
0 9/23
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force credits Airman resiliency to spouse support
Air Force leadership continues to encourage Airmen to embrace a total-person concept, which is a deliberate focus on mental, spiritual, physical and social wellbeing.That wellbeing, or resiliency, grows when an Airman has the full support of the unit, coworkers or family members."Military families make a significant commitment to support our
0 9/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Aircraft maintenance: Supporting the mission in the wild blue yonder
"Red Ball, bravo three, we've got a code three," the pilot calls over the radio, his voice muffled by his oxygen mask.Like magic, a blue van of maintenance crew, including engine and avionics specialists, appeared from around the corner of the flightline to the waiting F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. The production supervisor, already there
0 9/16
2013
During lightning-fast air combat, every decision makes an impact, and for 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron command and control battle management operators at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, choosing the right aircraft for the right mission is just another day on the job. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Expeditionary battle management operators: Right info, right time
During lightning-fast air combat, every decision makes an impact, and for 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron command and control battle management operators here, choosing the right aircraft for the right mission is just another day on the job."If our ground forces need air support, we send it," said Senior Airman Jamar, a 71st EACS weapons
0 9/09
2013
The market square in Bernkastel is only one of the many sites where bands and entertainment will be provided this weekend for the popular Bernkastel Middle Mosel wine festival. Bernkastel is a famous tourist spot and is known for its' magnificent half timbered houses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff) Bernkastel celebrates its popular Middle Mosel wine festival this weekend
Bernkastel, a famous holiday site, celebrates its traditional wine festival of the middle Mosel Aug. 30 - Sept. 2. More than 20 wine growing towns will participate in the fest, the largest of its kind along the Mosel. When visitors arrive in Bernkastel, the center of the Mosel wine industry, they can experience the delicious Riesling wines at one
0 8/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo Slam-Dunk Friendships in the Eifel
Twelve talented youths from Spangdahlem Air Base ventured out into the German community to share their talents and gain a unique cultural experience: playing basketball with their German neighbors. The Bitburg Basketball Club and their young players welcomed the basketball skills, and the friendships, of the American players, who ranged from ages
0 8/29
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Collins, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of Explosive Ordnance Disposal plans and intelligence from Pine Mountain Valley, Ga., demonstrates EOD capabilities for a base tour Aug. 16, 2013. Families of children who receive treatment at a local German hospital were shown around Spangdahlem AB to experience what it is like to be a Saber for a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) Leukemia survivors earn their wings
The U.S. Air Force is well known for taking care of its own.From base tours to special events, the community comes together in even the darkest times to support each other.One hardship that some families face is the fight against cancer. To make this fight easier, communities offer love, support and time.Members from Spangdahlem AB reached out to a
0 8/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Green Knights encourage different way to ride
A local chapter of an international motorcycle club at Spangdahlem AB encourages camaraderie and safety among its riders.The Eifel Riders Green Knights Chapter 27 has 32 active members who act in a mentorship capacity to bring together riders of all experiences.The overall intent of the organization is to offer new or inexperienced riders a breadth
0 8/22
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Library books line the Spangdahlem library’s walls Aug. 8, 2013. The library accepts donations in the following mediums: hard-copy books, audio books, DVDs and CDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) Share your stories: Library accepts donations
The summer months are commonly known military-wide as permanent change of station season. As movers prepare to leave, they may have stories to leave behind, and there is one base organization that is happy to collect every tale. "Instead of people bringing books to the (Airman's) attic, they should bring them to the library," said Ute
0 8/15
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsales, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter from Savannah, Ga., weaves through fire extinguisher obstacles to pass a baton to Airman 1st Class Scott Weeks 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter from Green Bay, Wis., during the annual Szczecin Firefighter Combat Challenge in Szczecin, Poland, Aug. 9, 2013. Teams from Spangdahlem and Ramstein Air Base participated in the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) Spangdahlem, Ramstein Airmen compete in Szczecin firefighter combat challenge
The Spangdahlem and Ramstein firefighter combat challenge teams participated in the annual Szczecin Firefighter Combat Challenge in Poland Aug. 9-10, 2013.The Szczecin Firefighter Combat Challenge is an event where firefighters from the international community come to compete in a simulated firefighter scenario-based obstacle course consisting of
0 8/15
2013
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