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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
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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
Senior Airman Artis Gandy, 52nd Communications Squadron postal clerk Mother's Day wishes
Senior Airman Artis Gandy, 52nd Communications Squadron postal clerkHow do you feel about Mother's Day?"It's a good holiday to honor your mother, and let her know how you feel and make her feel special."What are your plans for this coming mother's day?"I plan to call my mother to tell her I love her and that I care about her."Staff Sgt. Stephanie
0 5/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Beware of mischief on German Labor Day
German Labor Day is approaching when the "witches" will be strolling through town. There is a special reason not to leave things outside and to park the car in the garage that time. It's "witches night," happening April 30, the night before "Tag der Arbeit" or Labor Day, a federal German holiday. Starting around bedtime and until the next morning
0 4/22
2010
IRREL, Germany -- Around Irrel and Echternach people can hike through beautiful forested area along rocks and gorges at the popular German-Luxembourg Nature Preserve, which is only located only 45-minutes away from the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) Irrel offers relaxing outdoor recreation
People don't have to go far from the base to find a beautiful recreational area. Whether one would like to take a hike through the woods, along rocks and gorges or simply experience beautiful scenery, it's all possible at popular German-Luxembourg Nature Preserve, located only 45 minutes from the base between Bitburg and the Luxembourg town of
0 4/07
2010
A member of the band “Aischzeit” plays an Alp horn to entertain guests during the official opening of the Bitburg Bier festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) Bitburg invites to annual festival
The annual Bitburg Bier festival, very similar to a Bavarian-style October festival, takes place March 12 through April 13 this year, with opening celebrations scheduled for 7 p.m. March 12. City officials will tap the first keg of beer during the opening at the large Bavarian festival tent, located on former Bitburg Flugplatz, or Airport. Entry
0 3/12
2010
PREIST, Germany - A young man from the community of Preist lights a bonfire. In the Eifel region, the first Sunday of Lent is called “Huettensonntag.” Following an ancient tradition, townsfolk believe the lighting of huge bonfires can chase away winter spirits. The young people of the village build a hut from straw and brushwood that is later set on fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff) Lent brings many customs and traditions
Fasting was introduced thousands of years ago prior to the beginning of the Christian calendar by the ancient cultures of Egypt and Babylonia. Lent recently began Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 this year, and will last 40 days, until the Saturday before Easter. If not for health reasons, the fasting time is typically based on religious ideas.But, why fast
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2010
Mustaches like this can be spotted throughout the month of March among Airmen. This phenomenon is collectively known as Mustache March. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) The prickly truth about Mustache March
Across the Air Force during the month of March, many will notice the gradual development of mustaches on Airmen, retired and newly recruited. Some will be full-bodied, shaped, trimmed and clean, while others may be patchy, uneven and sickly.Some would argue history of this phenomenon dates back to the dawn of time. But the real story of mustaches
0 2/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo Valentine's Day wishes
Members of the 52nd Fighter Wing send Valentine's Day wishes to their friends and family.From Master Sgt. Toshia Mitchell, 52nd Comptroller Squadron"Mitch,My lover, my friend, my angel on earth. I am me because of you, and because of you I am complete. I am a better person because of you. I have never known a love like this. I love you more and
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2010
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