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Default Air Force Logo Sponsorship makes first impression
Sponsorship makes the critical first impression of a new base anytime military members and families move. Those first few months of transition into a new unit can set the scene for how well or poorly the rest of a new tour will play out.At Spangdahlem, sponsorship is regarded very seriously with a well-established program to ensure new Sabers are
0 10/18
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—Tech. Sgt. Damian Horton, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline expediter, from Cooper City, Fla., receives his flu mist injection during a medical exercise Oct. 16, 2013. The 52nd Public Health Emergency Office leveraged the exercise to demonstrate the wing's capability to service the base population in the event of a disease threat or outbreak as efficiently as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert/Released) Saber medical exercise a 'USAFE first'
As medical technicians hurry to administer lifesaving vaccinations, you watch as the military - renowned for discipline and organization - tries to restore order to a panicked population in the dawn of a global pandemic. You take a step in line to see the next doctor. You tell her you're fine and just need a shot. But, after taking a swab sample
0 10/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo Meet the vice: Passionate about planes and people
Like many Air Force stories, it all started with...planes. It's hard to imagine the approachable, even-keeled Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, as a child running under roaring planes as they flew overhead at Kelley Air Force Base, San Antonio. But one of his most formative memories was when he sat on his dad's lap in the cockpit
0 10/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo Gearing up for winter
As winter approaches Spangdahlem, service members are urged to prepare for the winter season with cold temperatures and slippery roads fast approaching. Col. David Julazadeh, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, expects everyone to use effective operational and personal risk management at the organizational and individual level to achieve mission
0 10/09
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany–Sabers participate in the Energy Action Month 5-K run Oct. 11, 2013. To educate Saber Airmen and instill a sense of ownership in energy conservation, the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager is utilizing various platforms such as advertising posters, an energy information booth, and the 5-K to educate members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) Energy action month charges change
October is Energy Action Month. As part of the monthly celebration, Saber nation is being challenged to be more energy conscious. The Department of Energy is leading the national campaign by providing an opportunity for Airmen to learn more about the impact of energy on the Air Force's mission. "The slogan for this year is, 'I am Air Force energy,'
0 10/03
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Silence at one of the three empty tent halls for the Wittlich October festival after ongoing preparations. This will change, Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., when the festival kicks off. At this time, the mayor will open the first keg of beer and shout out the most famous Bavarian words "Ozapft is," This means that the festival is then officially open. Free beer will be served. A band will lead in activities soon afterwards. Although it is not a must, some people will dress up in Bavarian outfits to blend in and enjoy the fun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff)
"Ozapft is" starts Germany's October festivals
Celebrate an October festival right here in the Eifel, in WittlichFor those base members who don't want to travel all the way to Munich to enjoy the October festival fun, a local festival is an option and will start Sept. 27in Wittlich. The official opening ceremony, when city officials, organizers and guests jointly tap the first keg of beer and
0 9/25
2013
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany— U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bradley Johnson, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander, presents Chief Master Sgts. Leslie Jones and Louis Suarez, both with the 52nd CES, with Meritorious Service Medals at their joint retirement ceremony at the Spangdahlem theater Aug. 29, 2013. Friends, family and coworkers filled the base theater to honor their collective 60 years in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert/Released) End of an era
Of the more than 264,000 enlisted Air Force members, less than 1 percent ever reaches the rank of chief master sergeant. Even fewer serve 30 years, but in a recent ceremony, the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron said goodbye to two 30-year chiefs as they continue their journey outside the military. From the introduction to the computer, many uniform
0 9/24
2013
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
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