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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
0 7/10
2012
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
0 7/02
2012
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
0 6/28
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman James Ingalls, 886th Civil Engineer Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, helps Capt. Matthew Borawski, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, don a bomb suit to run in the “Jog 4 Joe” 5K fun run at the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center track here June 22. The 52nd CES EOD Flight organized the race to honor Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, an EOD technician who was killed in action May 26, 2011. Money raised from the run was donated to the EOD Memorial Foundation and the Fisher House Foundation. The Pitsenbarger Airman Leadership School dedicated an auditorium to Hamski after the run. Hamski’s Community College of the Air Force diploma was later accepted by his mother, Mary-Ellen Winston, during the Spring 2012 Commencement ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) 'Initial success or total failure' - Ultimate sacrifice not forgotten
"Initial success or total failure" is the unofficial slogan of the U.S. Air Force's explosive ordnance disposal technicians.The technicians work tirelessly in conflicts and engagements to disarm roadside bombs, clear routes and help achieve mission success. Their workspace while deployed is a complex and lethal battlefield, and the members of this
0 6/26
2012
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Trier’s old city will celebrate its traditional, or old city festival, for the 32nd time in history from June 22-24.  An entertainment program will be offered for the three days. There will be five larger and three smaller stages and all activities take place mainly between the Porta Nigra and Neustrasse. An amusement park, an art market and various traditional German and international cuisine food booths can be found in the streets of Trier for the festival. Food booths will be lined up throughout the pedestrian zone and around the stages. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Iris Reiff/released) Trier hosts 32nd annual Altstadtfest
Trier celebrates its 32nd annual Altstadtfest, or old city festival, June 22 - 24. Activities at the festival, which is known to be the largest event of its kind in the region, are set up in different spots throughout the center of town, mainly between the Porta Nigra and Neustrasse.Attractions include an amusement park, art market, traditional
0 6/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo Explore the Eifel fair, events
People can sign up to participate in excursions or find out local travel information at the Explore the Eifel fair between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 11 at Club Eifel.The fair is also an alternate duty location, meaning Sabers who do not attend the fair must be at work. Civilian employees should coordinate with their supervisors for a time to visit the
0 5/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Have fun in sun, prevent injuries
Spring is here bringing not only sunny days and warmer weather, but the opportunity to enjoy outside workouts.Before people step outside to exercise, the 52nd Fighter Wing Safety Office and 52nd Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy Flight recommend they consider following rules of the road and injury prevention tips to include: · Where
0 5/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Money, money, money when it's due it's not funny
"Amount due," is a short, but scary phrase.To keep from seeing this phrase and phrases like it on a leave and earnings statement, the 52nd Comptroller Squadron has pin-pointed some common statement errors specific to Spangdahlem AB. They also have recommendations to help keep Airmen out of financial holes and provide them tools to dig themselves
0 4/18
2012
DIERKIRCH, Luxembourg – This diorama scene, located at the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg, shows U.S. Army medics as they evacuate a wounded Soldier via a World War II Doge Ambulance. A series of large-scale life-size dioramas, thematic exhibits, weaponry, vehicles, countless original photographs and many personal artifacts tell the story of the liberation of Luxembourg by the United States and allied forces in 1944-45 as well as the history of the “Battle of the Bulge,” at the museum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/released) National Museum of Military History in Diekirch brings history alive
The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has a long tradition of welcoming guests from all over the globe. Luxembourg is among the cultural capitals of Europe, attracting countless foreign visitors every year. For many American military members and their families stationed in Europe, Luxembourg has also become quite popular to discover because of the rich
0 3/15
2012
KONYA, Turkey -- Airman 1st Class Ryan Jelstrom, aircrew flight equipment, fits Staff Sgt. Jasen Hasland, avionics technician, with life support equipment before his orientation flight during Exercise Anatolian Falcon 2012, March 12. During the bilateral training exercise the 480th Fighter Squadron flew missions with the Turkish air force to practice air interdiction, attack, air superiority, defense suppression, airlift, air refueling and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) Last to let you down: Aircrew flight equipment team supports AF12
There is a seemingly silent group of Airmen here who work diligently to support Exercise Anatolian Falcon 2012 hoping their work and attention to detail goes unnoticed until the very last mission has made it home.The Airmen are from the 52nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop, and they are charged with the duty of maintaining
0 3/13
2012
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