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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Gayle Feist, 52nd Operations Support Squadron weather technician, points out possible weather fluctuations that may affect operations here June 14. The 52nd OSS Weather Flight prepares weather forecasts that are used by fighter squadrons and other base agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon) Weather flight plays crucial role in flying operations
Weather plays an important factor in the accomplishment of a variety of missions on base; preparations for two fighter squadrons, construction workers and school bus dispatchers are dependent on the weather forecast.The 52nd Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight is a key piece of the puzzle that decides if base operations will continue or be
0 6/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo Library offers resources for Saber community
Have you visited your base library lately? Spangdahlem Air Base's library is one of the most popular locations on base, seeing more than 500 people on an average day since last year's consolidation of resources from two bases into this one location. The base library is located in Bldg 148 and is open seven days a week. The library now contains more
0 6/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Rheinland-Pfalz Tag spot to experience local state culture, high carat entertainment
For three days in a row, the Eifel will become the site for a mega cultural event this year. This event is the annual Rheinland-Pfalz day held in the city of Pruem May 27-29. Every year, the state of Rheinland-Pfalz selects a different city to host the event. It's probably not a coincidence that the city of Pruem was chosen to host this year's
0 5/20
2011
There are only a few medieval towns in Germany that are as rich in history as the Franconian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Located some 420 meters above sea level and overlooking the valley of the Tauber River, its beautiful gates, towers and massive walls present a silhouette that continues to impress the never-ending flow of visitors. (Courtesy photo) Rothenburg ob der Tauber has a rich history
There are only a few medieval towns in Germany that are as rich in history as the Franconian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Located some 420 meters above sea level and overlooking the valley of the Tauber River, its beautiful gates, towers and massive walls present a silhouette that continues to impress the never-ending flow of visitors.Traces
0 5/12
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen and other base members perform together during the monthly Open Jam Night at the Brick House here May 3. The Brick House’s Open Jam Night allows base members to showcase their musical talents for an audience once month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Spangdahlem musicians take over the Brick House
Airmen gathered to play music and relax at the Brick House during Open Jam Night here May 3.The recently renovated Brick House is known for hosting touring bands, gaming tournaments, and volunteer opportunities, but, until now, it has not had a night to let Airmen put on their own musical show. The new music studio addition to the Brick House gives
0 5/11
2011
KEUKENHOF, Holland--Outdoors, the bulbs are only in bloom eight or nine weeks each year, but they’re cultivated in glass houses year-round. For the two months that Keukenhof is open to the public, a grand display of 500 different varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other bulbs can be seen. The annual international flower parade takes place April 16. This year’s theme is “Germany, the Land of Poets and Philosophers”. Approximately 800,000 visitors come to see the flowers at Keukenhof every year. Around 20 percent of the visitors come from Germany. (Courtesy photo) Dutch Flower paradise open for season
This time every year, when the Dutch bulb fields burst into a rainbow of colors, thousands of people flock to the lovely country site of Keukenhof, The Netherlands, also known as the heart of the Holland bulb district.BackgroundKeukenhof was founded in 1949 when a group of prominent Dutch bulb-growers from the area around Lisse (between Haarlem and
0 4/15
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – To help Airmen better understand good sleep habits and patterns, a sleep class is taught 11 a.m. – noon on the fourth Friday of every month at the Health and Wellness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) Medics offer sleep hygiene and fatigue class
Sleeping is a simple concept for people to grasp. Those who get the right amount feel rested, and those who lack rest are in dire need of it. Right?Instructors from the aerospace and operational physiology flight say otherwise. They feel there is more to the equation, and once a month they explain that the mechanics of sleeping properly are simple
0 4/14
2011
PREIST, Germany - A young man from the community of Preist, a community located outside of Spangdahlem, lights a bonfire. In the Eifel region the first Sunday of Lent is called “Huettensonntag,” Following an ancient tradition townspeople believe that by lighting huge bonfires they can chase away winter spirits. Using straw and brushwood, the young people of the village built a so called “hut” that set on fire in the evening. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Iris Reiff) Bonfires: Say goodbye to winter
If anyone is wondering about the bonfires seen in the area earlier this month -- many with a large cross on a pole - they're just local villages carrying out a very old tradition.In the old days, carnival customs often included the chasing away winter. During parades and plays, men wrapped in straw or twigs were led through the villages -- a custom
0 3/22
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Members from the 52nd Fighter Wing play electric guitars in the Brick House’s music studio March 11. The studio officially opened on March 3 and has electric guitars, a drum set, a keyboard and recording equipment available to all base members 18 years and older from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) Airmen improve Brick House usage with renovations
Spangdahlem's Brick House isn't a typical Air Force community center. Not only does it have plasma TVs, wireless internet and the latest gaming stations, it also features a new music studio, and has been renovated for events such as dance parties and unaccompanied Airmen's nights.Thanks to Senior Airman Jonathan Krejci, 52nd Equipment Maintenance
0 3/21
2011
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Sylvia Pierce, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Survival Skills Training instructor, explains the roles of a post-attack reconnaissance team during CBRNE Survival Skills Training March 15. The training prepares Airmen to survive and operate in a contaminated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon) CBRNE training prepares Airmen for worst
Before Airmen deploy in support of overseas contingency operations, they must be prepared for any challenge they may face. The 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Training Section provides the skills Airmen need to survive in a contaminated environment.The EM training section provides a detailed, hands-on training experience during
0 3/16
2011
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