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Default Air Force Logo Changing to a healthier lifestyle
Winter is cold and dark, and people often feel tired and without energy. Many share these thoughts and uncomfortable feelings on grey winter days. A good way to overcome this state of mind is to make a change toward a healthier lifestyle to feel fit again. The Spangdahlem fitness center along with the health and wellness center offer programs to
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SPANDGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lindsey Mahfouz, 52nd Security Forces Squadron member from Lincoln, Calif., stand in front of the 52nd SFS Fallen Defenders Memorial March 1, 2013. Mahfouz designed and arranged the construction of the memorial with the help of fellow 52nd members. The memorial honors nine security forces Airmen who died in the line of duty after 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Released) SFS Memorial: more than just pictures, names
Editor's note: This is an interactive story. Click the blue text beneath each photo to read more about the pictured individual above.U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson was the first name added to the list. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tamara Mayer, 52nd Security Forces Squadron commander, thought she would ask her Defenders some
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MONTE REAL, Portugal – An Airman from the 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit checks the inside of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after a mission in Monte Real, Portugal, Feb. 13, 2013. REAL THAW seeks to provide a realistic operating environment that accurately reflects current theaters of operation, provide adequate training to multinational participants while coordinating joint operations assets on land, air and sea, and improve interoperability between allied forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon/Released) Finishing Strong: 81st maintainers rock final exercise
A radio squawk sounds across the maintenance hangar. The call sets Airmen of the 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit into motion like clockwork. Some grab tool boxes and laptops, others reach for their hearing protection.It's an orchestrated effort that every single Airman in that room knows by heart.As they step out of the hangar, a cool Atlantic
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GARMISCH, Germany -- The puck drops between the Spangdahlem Sabers of Spangdahlem Air Base and the Bayern Raiders of Visleck Army Garrison hockey teams as they face off in the 2013 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Championship on 15 Feb.  Eleven teams from NATO, the U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force played four to five games in this championship tournament. The KMC 1 Eagles from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, took the first place trophy home. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Katrina Cheesman/Released) Ice hockey championship builds camaraderie in military community
The whistle blew and the hockey players' blades scarred the gleaming ice as they skidded to a stop at the line, spraying clouds of ice. Both teams faced each other at the line and raised their sticks to salute their opponents as the first 2013 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Ice Hockey Championship match began on February 14, 2013. The three-day
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APIAY AIR BASE, Colombia -- Tech. Sgt. Adrian Jackson, 204th Military Intelligence Battalion weather operator from Charleston, S.C., gets transported by an Army helicopter during his deployment to Apiay Air Base, Colombia. Jackson is a member of the 52nd Fighter Wing weather flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. He volunteered to deploy and is supporting the battalion as they work with Colombian forces to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance missions against the war on terrorism and drugs. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/Released) Welcome to the jungle: Forecaster supports counterdrug operations
He didn't know where it was to or what it was for, but when Charleston, S.C., native Tech. Sgt. Adrian Jackson heard a short-notice tasking to deploy was open, he volunteered immediately.However, when Jackson volunteered he had only been here two months."Because he was new to base, he was ineligible to deploy for six months; however, he wanted to
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Lien, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief from Twig, Minn., returned to duty shortly after doctors found and repaired a blockage in his right artery. Despite his healthy lifestyle, the chief still fell at risk for heart disease. Heart disease is responsible for 25-percent of deaths in the United States, according to a recent study by the American Heart Association. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon/Released) Chief recalls near-death experience
Chief Master Sgt. Richard Lien takes health seriously.The 48-year-old base fire chief follows a concrete exercise plan 7-days a week and watches his nutrition plan closely.Regardless of the weather outside or his busy schedule, he makes the time to pass an Air Force physical fitness test every day.A PT test a day, followed by a brisk 2.5-mile walk,
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SPEICHER, Germany – A baker at a local supermarket sells baked goods to patrons Jan. 29, 2013. Most supermarkets have a bakery located inside or outside their facilities. Fresh breads are available, including whole grain products, broetchen, donuts and cake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/Released) Do’s of shopping in the local area
People don't have to walk far to find a supermarket in Germany these days as most villages have at least one nearby that offers anything from beets to bread to beer. Although they are miniature versions compared to the ones found in the United States, every supermarket in Germany typically carries a large variety of products, including most items
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BITBURG, Germany - An ice cleaning truck regularly takes its rounds at the Bitburg ice rink to make the ice clean and shiny again. When ice cleaning is in progress, people can take a break and enjoy a hot beverage at the rink’s fast food restaurant. Also available at the rink are a German football table and a rock climbing wall for visitors to use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/Released) Ice skate into shape with friends, family
 Ice skating is fun for many reasons. Not only is it a good work-out, but to many people, it is a wonderful feeling to gently glide over the smooth ice. In Germany and the Eifel region, ice-skating continues to be a popular sport during the winter months. It's a fun way to stay in shape and spend time with friends and family. The Bitburg rink is
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Most German families set up an Advent wreath in their homes. The Advent wreath became popular in northern Germany soon after World War I.  Since the 1930s, it's become popular throughout German-speaking parts of Europe. The wreath is made of fir branches with four candles, one of which is lighted on each Advent Sunday until all four are burning together. Then it's Christmas. The fourth candle will be lit Sunday, Dec. 23 at people's homes. (Courtesy photo/Released) How Germans celebrate Christmas
During the holiday season, Germans celebrate Christmas much the same way as Americans. They decorate Christmas trees and put up decorative lights, but in other ways, the countries observe the holiday differently.While Germans like to spend a quiet evening with their families and sometimes wait until that day to put up and trim their trees,
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The Trier Christmas Circus is in town From Dec. 18-30, offering shows for anyone interested in seeing acrobatic acts, animal shows, clownery and more. People can expect to see new show highlights and animal acts at this year’s event. Santa Claus will celebrate with the attendees at a holiday party after the debut show 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/Released) Get into the holiday spirit at Trier's Christmas Circus
The ancient Roman city of Trier is becoming the site for a spectacular holiday event, the 8th annual Trier Christmas Circus, which takes place Dec. 18-30 at the city's Moselauen fairgrounds, located at In den Moselauen 1, 54293 Trier. Show times are 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., except for Dec. 18, the day of the debut. The debut takes place 7:30 p.m. On
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