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Default Air Force Logo Christmas markets mark beginning of holiday season
This month Germany will turn into a winter wonderland when many cities begin setting up their traditional Weihnachtsmaerkte, or Christmas markets. Whether it is Nuernberg or Dudeldorf, the atmosphere is the same. Many people joyfully welcome the beginning of the holiday season. Most markets will open around Nov. 23 and stay open until shortly
0 11/30
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman Ryann Werner, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions crew member, is the 2010 Spangdahlem Female Athlete of the Year.  Airman Werner has played intramural volleyball, coached 11-12 year old soccer, played on the women’s base soccer team, traveled to England for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe soccer tournament and was voted to the USAFE All-Star soccer team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) 52 FW honors Saber Athletes of the Year
Every year, each U.S. Air Forces in Europe base nominates a male and female athlete based on squadron contribution, exceptional physical fitness and sports participation. The 2010 Spangdahlem Athletes of the Year are Senior Airman Ryann Werner, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions crew member, and Senior Airman Gregory
0 10/28
2010
BITBURG, Germany -- Skaters of all ages including those who would like to learn the fun activity can be found at the Bitburg ice rink on any day of the week.  Information about learning possibilities, practice hours, entry prices or how to become a member of an ice skating association or ice hockey club can be obtained at the ice stadium at 06561-8447 or via email at Eissporthalle.bitburg@t-online.de. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) 2010 ice skating season starts in Bitburg
Ice skating continues to be a popular sport in Germany at this time of the year. It's a fun way to stay in good shape and spend time with friends and family. Two ice rinks can be found in the Eifel area, one of which is in Trier and the other right outside the base, in Bitburg. The Bitburg rink was opened to the public in 1982. The rink is now open
0 10/27
2010
OSANN-MONZEL, Germany—Parents and children from the Spangdahlem Homeschooling Group recently visited the local Sailer-Cipolla winery in Osann-Monzel to help collect apples and learn how to make apple cider. On a previous trip, the group learned how to pick grapes and saw how grape juice is made. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) Sweet memories
Parents and children from the Spangdahlem Homeschooling Group recently conducted a field trip to a local Mosel winery in Osann-Monzel where they helped the vintner and learned how to make apple cider.About 20 children from the Spangdahlem Homeschooling Group attended the trip to the Sailer-Cipolla winery, helped collect apples and learned how to
0 10/21
2010
GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR FORCE BASE, Bulgaria - A sweeper cleans foreign object debris from the flightline during Operation Thracian Star Oct. 13. The operation was a three-week combined exercise that gave both U.S. and Bulgarian Airmen the opportunity to train together and strengthen relationships (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) FOD fighters: keeping the flightline clean
Two Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base's 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron were recently sent to Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria to support Operation Thracian Star by keeping a serious enemy of the 480th Fighter Squadron's F-16 Fighting Falcons off the flightline. The enemy is foreign object debris and the Airmen drive sweepers before and after
0 10/13
2010
Default Air Force Logo Halloween safety poem
Sunday is All Hallows Eve, when children trick-or-treat,but don't forget the safety tips to keep them on their feet.The nights are dark and foggy and the children hard to see,they run about excitedly, maybe even in the street.Are their costumes brightly colored, so the children can be seen?And safe from trips or falls that might bring them to their
0 10/13
2010
Default Air Force Logo 5 things contracting squadron does for you
In the hustle and bustle of our mission-oriented Air Force, it is easy to take for granted all the work happening behind the scenes to keep operations going - much of this work is accomplished by the 52nd Contracting Squadron."There are a lot of things we do behind the scenes that nobody knows about," said Elizabeth Garza, 52nd CONS assistant
0 10/04
2010
KANDERSTEG, Switzerland -- Breath taking views from the Swiss Alpine mountains are one attraction of the annual Kandersteg International Scout Camp Swiss Adventure. It is hosted by the Navigators, an international and interdenominational Christian missionary organization, and offers young adults an opportunity to enjoy Labor Day away from day-to-day routines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Troy Dontigney) Swiss adventure
Two young men are baptized in a fountain of near-freezing cold water, old friends wave goodbye and new friends trade hugs and contact information. The group of approximately 50 then prays together before climbing into buses, vans, trains and rental cars to begin the long journey back home. This is the scene every Labor Day at the Kandersteg
0 9/24
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - Senior Airman Michael Williams, 52nd Communications Squadron ground radar systems journeyman, checks polarizers on a radar system Sept. 9. Airman Williams is responsible for performing preventative maintenance on the radar systems for proper functioning that provides a vital link between the control tower and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Radar system supports Air Force mission
The Air Force has some of the most devastating aerial weapon systems on the globe. The 52nd Communications Squadron supports that mission using radar to keep planes airborne.The 52nd Fighter Wing has two ground radar systems that monitor aircraft."The jets could not fly without coordination from the control tower provided by our radar systems,"
0 9/23
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Peterson, 52nd Munitions Maintenance Group loading standardization superintendent, coordinates site visits for several of the geographically-separated units belonging to the 52nd Fighter Wing. Sergeant Peterson inspects the units to ensure they follow guidelines to meet mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force/courtesy photo) On the road again--the life of a 52 FW Inspector
Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Peterson, 52nd Munitions Maintenance Group loading standardization superintendent, spends half of every month traveling to some of the various geographically separated units under the 52nd Fighter Wing.Sergeant Peterson's current job description entails oversight for weapons safety and maintenance, weapons loading and
0 9/23
2010
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