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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Cipolla, 52nd Medical Support Squadron, explains the process of pruning grapes to base members and their families who volunteered to assist a local vintner with the harvest in the Mosel community of Osann-Monzel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff) Base members assist with harvesting Eifel gold
A group of approximately 50 Sabers, most of them assigned to the 52nd Medical Group, the 52nd Fighter Wing Chapel and the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office, visited a local vintner's estate Oct. 17 in the Mosel community of Osann-Monzel to offer their assistance with the ongoing harvest there. The invitation was extended by Staff Sgt. Joseph
0 10/26
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Rocks and gorges like the Teufelsschlucht can be spotted when hiking through the German-Luxembourg nature preserve near the towns of Irrel and Echternach. The area around Echternach is also known as the Petit Swiss, or Small Switzerland, and attracts walkers and hikers from all over the region. The nature preserve is located approximately 45 minutes away from Spangdahlem Air Base. (Courtesy photo) Nature preserve offers ample hiking, leisure activities
With fall's arrival, Sabers may take in the changing season from green to yellows, orange and red as they hike through the woods along rocks and gorges, or simply take a leisurely stroll through the German-Luxembourg Nature Preserve located approximately 45 minutes away from the base. The preserve starts in Irrel, a German town located near the
0 10/15
2009
Chaplain's Assistant Badge.  U.S. Air Force graphic. Image is 7x3.25 inches @ 300 ppi. Chaplain assistants celebrate 100th anniversary
Sixty years ago Chaplain Charles Carpenter, the first U.S. Air Force chief of chaplains, saw the need to designate a career field for chaplain assistants. He envisioned the assistants as more than clerk-typists, as they were known for the last few decades, and recommended a specialized duty title for enlisted Airmen working for the
0 10/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo Combat survival training essential to mission
There may be a time when 52nd Fighter Wing aircrew members' duty to "Seek, Attack and Destroy" take an unanticipated twist. A pilot and his crew may be forced to eject from an aircraft and parachute into a hostile environment due to aircraft failure or enemy missile attacks. This is why all 52nd FW pilots and crew are required to attend Combat
0 10/09
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Senior Airman David Frost, Staff Sgt. Sergio Mejia and Airman 1st Class Christian Davey, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeymen, inspect parts on an engine to prepare it for re-installation at the propulsion flight maintenance shop Sept. 24. The 52nd CMS Propulsion Flight repairs and ships an average of eight to 10 engines to Afghanistan every month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Nathanael Callon) Propulsion flight picks up Bagram mission
When F-16s can't take off downrange because of engine failures, it's up to about 90 Airmen here to fix them. Keeping F-16s aloft at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Balad Air Base, Iraq, and here has been the 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight's responsibility for almost a decade. Another downrange location added engines to the inventory
0 9/28
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Schloss Pyrmont, a castle located a mere 50 kilometers from Spangdahlem Air Base, is an ideal excursion for soaking up history and enjoying a day in the Eifel. (Courtesy photo) Pyrmont Castle – hidden in the valley
People who have enjoyed the breathtaking Neuschwanstein, hilltop Cochem or newly-renovated Vianden castles and would like to see additional castles in the local Eifel area have the option of visiting Schloss Pyrmont. Located a mere 50 kilometers from Spangdahlem Air Base, this castle is an ideal excursion for soaking up history and enjoying a day
0 9/28
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Mainz, Germany, the capital of the German federal state Rhineland-Palatinate, is an exceptional travel location boasting countless sites to include shops, restaurants, religious structures, museums, theaters and half-timbered houses. The city is located on the west bank of the river Rhine and is approximately 100 kilometers from Spangdahlem Air Base. (Courtesy photo) Visiting picturesque Mainz
About 200,000 tourists from around the world visit Mainz, Germany, every year to enjoy the city's culture, history and scores of must-see attractions for first-time visitors. Countless exhibits, shops and restaurants dot the city's old town section, which also features religious structures, museums, theaters, halls and half-timbered houses. Of the
0 9/21
2009
Courtesy photo Top Saber Performer
Staff Sgt. Trevis Walker, 701st Munitions Maintenance Squadron, is the 52nd Fighter Wing's Top Saber Performer for the week of Sept 25 - Oct. 1. Name: Trevis Walker Unit: 701st Munitions Support Squadron Duty title: NCO in charge of support Hometown: Chattanooga, Ten. Years in Service: Five years Why joined: I joined for school and to get out and
0 9/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tricare options make dental upkeep simple
The field of dental health has come a long way in the last 100 years. Painful toothaches, bleeding gums, bad breath and difficulty eating were common at the turn of the century, and many people age 65 and older had already lost most or all their teeth. Today, things are very different and most people work hard to take care of their teeth. Many
0 9/14
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -The Maria Laach abbey is home of more than 60 monks. They obey the commandments of Saint Benedikt of Nursia, who in the sixth century preached a balance of work and prayer. The abbey is located left of the Rhien River off the A-16. (Courtesy photo) Take a day trip to visit Maria Laach Abbey
Fields, green woods, a deep blue lake and a monastery. Every year 2 million tourists, pilgrims, art-lovers and curious people from all around the world visit Maria Laach, a popular day-excursion site. Well-posted signs from the A-61 Autobahn, left of the Rhine River, point you in the right direction. From the huge parking lot there are direct views
0 9/14
2009
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