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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Christian Mueller, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron grounds maintenance, waters flowers near the base theater here Aug. 13. The grounds maintenance crew keeps up the base’s appearance by watering greenery, mowing grass and disposing of dead flowers and bushes on and around the base.  Cleaning the base ensures it is visually appealing for base members, visitors and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Released) Keeping up base appearance instills pride in Sabers
Spangdahlem Air Base's Eifel Pride and the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron's ground maintenance crew ensure the base stays clean throughout the year by picking up debris and taking care of the base's greenery.Both agencies work together to keep up appearances on and around base for visitors, base members and the local community.Eifel pride is a
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Default Air Force Logo Critical Days of Summer tips to drive safe
Winter has long since come and gone, but some of the safety issues that arise during the winter months are also applicable during the Critical Days of Summer. Safe driving is an issue we always need to think of, and while we know the Eifel region is famous for black ice during winter; we also need to remember during the summer months our region is
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Roland Leu, 52nd Fighter Wing falconer, straps a global positioning system on his hunting falcon near Perimeter Road here July 31. Leu is the wing’s only falconer and he uses his four falcons to hunt birds and rodents throughout the year. The falconer keeps rodent and bird populations clear of aircraft and helps reduce the amount of damage and cost of repairs done to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) Falconer keeps aircraft in flight
The 52nd Fighter Wing falconer's mission is to reduce bird and varmint populations to keep aircraft maintenance damages and repair expenditures to a minimum while improving safety for pilots.Roland Leu, 52nd FW falconer, patrols the base multiple days per week to hunt and scare birds and varmints away from airfield operations areas.According to
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Brian Gibson, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron repair enhancement program technician and avionics technician, installs an eyelet set onto a laminate board so he can install components during the Miniature and Micro-miniature Repair Program Aug. 1 at the 372nd Training Squadron’s Detachment 17 here. The 2M course is a U.S. Navy certification program, which teaches Airmen how to do in-house repairs on circuit board components that would otherwise be sent back to the manufacturer or to heavy maintenance for repair or thrown away. Last year, the program saved U.S. Air Forces in Europe $4.8 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Released) Navy course teaches Airmen to save AF millions
Spangdahlem Air Base is one of two bases in the Air Force that teaches the U.S. Navy's Miniature and Micro-miniature Repair Program. The 2M program was initiated here in 1998 to save the Air Force money by training technicians to do in-house repairs on circuit components that would otherwise be sent back to the manufacturer or to heavy maintenance
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DAHLEM, Germany -- Tech. Sgt. Kevin Phillips, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, releases an arrow during archery practice at the Eifel Bow Hunting Club July 26 here. Phillips is an amateur archer who is competing to become a professional at the European 5 Nations Field Series tournament in Ash, Luxembourg, this year. He trains with local archers with whom he builds partnerships through exchanging archery techniques. (U.S.  Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Released) Air Force sets Airman on target
Tech. Sgt. Kevin Phillips stands still with his sight adjusted, eyes on target and breath held as he pulls back his trigger. With the trigger in position, he releases and the wind whistles. Less than a second later, a thud echoes across the field as his arrow meets the center of the target. Phillips has begun his daily archery practice at the Eifel
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GEROLSTEIN, Germany – An AN/TPS-75 transportable Aerospace Control and Warning radar sits atop a hill for Eifel Strike 2012 here July 16.  Eifel Strike is an annual field training exercise during which Airmen build a controlled radar site as well as a control and reporting center to work and live out of for a week. Exercises like this are designed to give Spangdahlem Airmen the practice, skills and experience they need to deploy efficiently and effectively within a moment’s notice in support of contingency operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released) Airspace controllers exercise to support contingencies
The trucks roared in a single file line bound for a new site atop a barren hill.Upon arrival, the travelers unloaded tents, generators, cables, meals and various materials to survive the week.Pre-dawn mist sprawled across the forest-laden hills of Gerolstein as they began building their home for the week July 12 - 20.They trudged through damp
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Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs From the top: New command chief outlines career, way ahead
The new wing command chief arrived here in June.Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief, has since been immersing himself in the culture of the Saber nation and adopting the wing's priorities, goals and vision."It's a privilege to serve in this capacity," Grengs said of his command position. "But at the end of the day, I'm
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Becoming an MTI? There’s an app for that Becoming an MTI? There’s an app for that
There's a smart phone application for just about everything these days, including joining the ranks of the Air Force's military training instructor corps. The app, simply called "Air Force MTI," is free and available for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices."It takes a special person to be an MTI," said Master Sgt. Eric Gaona, an MTI in the 737th
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Oberweis, Germany -- Camille Henry, 52nd Force Support Squadron Pet Spa assistant manager, spends time with Bender, Scottish fold cat, during playtime June 28 in the cat playroom at the pet spa here. Animal caretakers play with cats twice a day. More play times can be added-on to the pet’s stay for additional fees.  The pet spa has 31 dog and five cat indoor kennels, and they can also house exotic animals for base members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/ Released) Take a break, let your pet take one too
The 52nd Force Support Squadron Pet Spa, located in Oberweis, offers many services for base members' four-legged and --sometimes no-legged -- family members. The pet spa is a full-service boarding facility run by animal caretakers who ensure dogs, cats and exotic animals are taken care of in accordance with veterinary standards."I hope our
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BITBURG, Germany - Hundreds of folk-dancing groups from across Europe and other countries have been participating in the annual Bitburg folk festival for 48 years in row. This is a highlight summer event in the Eifel that attracts ten thousands of visitors from across the country and the bordering countries of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. This year, more than 30 folk-dancing and music groups from up to 15 different countries and several different continents are expected to arrive and entertain festival visitors with original dances and music July 6-9 in Bitburg. Among the highlights will be the introduction of all of the folk dancing groups as they walk into the festival tent at 8 p.m. July 7 and a folk festival parade with all participating groups through the streets of Bitburg at 2:30 p.m. July 8. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff /Released) Bitburg invites community to European Folk Festival
Base members are welcome to join the local community in celebrating the 48th European Folk Festival July 6 - 9 in Bitburg.The event is a highlight festival in the Eifel region that attracts tens of thousands of people from all across Germany and the bordering countries of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.About 30 folk-dancing and music groups from
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