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HLANE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK, Kingdom of Swaziland - Staff Sgt. Matthew Bright 
provides video documentation support for a U.S. Africa Command military exercise August 9, 2009. After nearly being removed from service for weight problems, Sergeant Bright has begun a diet and exercise regimen that has helped him lose more than 50 pounds in the last year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. James Nichols) New PT standards: my quest to cut the gut
Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin and Doug Heffernan all have something in common - they're all obese men who carry a lot of weight in their mid sections.They have what's called visceral fat. I do too. Visceral fat is what causes your stomach to feel hard like muscle, even though you're still fat. That means the fat is under the muscle, pushing your abs
0 7/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo Enjoy the summer festival season
Summer is a busy season around Spangdahlem Air Base and the Eifel. Take some time to get familiar with the region and its customs by attending some of the following activities this summer.The wine town of Traben-Trarbach will host its annual Moselwein festival, offering wine sampling July 9-12.An open-air rock concert featuring a mix of punk rock
0 7/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo Annual Flying Hour Program
Have you ever tried to plan out your life in complete detail day by day for a whole year? "I think on January 15, 2011, I will do my third oil change on my car since I will have driven 15,000 miles up to that point."Have you ever wondered why we fly so much or so little at times? Here is a little insight into how the 52nd Fighter Wing develops the
0 7/01
2010
BINSFELD, Germany -- Col. Tip Wight, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, competes against German and U.S runners during the 2009 German-American run in Binsfeld. The colonel placed at the top among male runners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) Binsfeld invites to annual German-American Friendship Run
The community of Binsfeld values the friendship it has with its American neighbors. Many friendships have developed across decades between the base and the community. That's why members of the Binsfeld sports association developed the idea of hosting a sports event incorporating Germans and Americans, while showcasing a long-lasting friendship. The
0 6/23
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- People from all around the base rush the stage June 10 in the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center as the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch played a free show. About 500 military members, friends and family filled the gymnasium just days after the band played at Rock am Ring, one of Germany’s largest music festivals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Norris) Meet the guys of Five Finger Death Punch
The heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch played a free show for about 500 military members, friends and family members here at the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center June 10, just days after playing at Rock-am-Ring, one of Germany's largest music festivals.I had just returned from a week of camping and concerts at that enormous festival, and to my
0 6/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo Out and about in June
Participate in and register now for the seventh German-American Friendship run in Binsfeld June 27. A limited number of free T-Shirts will be given away for early registration. To register ,email lauf-binsfeld@web.de or call 06575-610. For more information go to www.sv-binsfeld.de . Also read an article about the run on this web site. The annual
0 6/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo Getting to know the vice commander
Colonel S. Clinton Hinote is the vice commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. He is a 1992 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to his assignment to the 52nd FW, he served as the commander, 3rd Fighter Training Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.When were you notified of your assignment to Spangdahlem? What
0 6/15
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- A group of local cheerleaders walk in a previous Rheinland-Pfalz Tag parade. This year’s parade, which is an event featuring 4,000 participants made up of 130 groups from all over the state, will take from 3-5 p.m. June 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) Rheinland-Pfalz Tag full of state culture, entertainment
It is not right at the doorstep of the base, but it is certainly worth the two-hour trip.Neustadt an der Weinstrasse is located at the heart of Palatinate wine region, close to the Alsace border of France and surrounded by small wine villages, castles, forests and a sea of vineyards. Because of its charming character and perfect location, it is
0 6/11
2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airman 1st Class Larissa Lillard, 52nd Security Forces Squadron police services, is the 52nd FW Top Saber Performer for the week of June 4 - June 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson) Top Saber Performer
Name: Airman 1st Class Larissa P. LillardUnit: 52nd Security Forces SquadronDuty title: Police servicesHometown: Buffalo, Okla.Years in Service: Two yearsWhy joined: Education and travelFamily: Mother, father, three brothers and five sistersHobbies: Traveling and sportsFavorite aspect of job: My job provides me with a guarantee of participating in
0 6/04
2010
Default Air Force Logo World's longest wine street festival to celebrate 18th year
The Mosel valley will become the El Dorado for cyclists and pedestrians for the 18th year in a row on May 30 when roads between Winningen, Cochem and Schweich belong to cyclists and walkers only. The 180-kilometer stretch will be closed to vehicle traffic 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., transforming this area into a recreational roadway.According to organizers,
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2010
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