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Default Air Force Logo Mental well-being is as important as physical well-being
There is a lot in the news lately about suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury, mild-traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder that can affect military families. TBI and MTBI can occur when the head is struck or shaken violently in a fall or an explosion. PTSD can occur when someone experiences a life-threatening or horrific
0 9/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo Rome was built in a day during vacation Bible school
Who said Rome wasn't built in a day? It wasn't the children who, in August, gathered at the Spangdahlem Chapel for Vacation Bible School, themed "Rome, Paul and the Underground Church." Rome was built in a day, at least a depiction of it as the chapel was transformed into different Roman scenes including Paul's' underground church, a Roman prison,
0 9/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo What is a massage, how can it help me?
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching,
0 9/01
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Aida, a 7-year-old German Shepherd, is an explosive detection dog with the 52nd Security Forces Squadron.  She is one of three military working dogs who have been put up for adoption and will be going home with their handlers.  The 106th Congress passed a public law November 2000 allowing law enforcement agencies, military working dog handlers, and people from the general public to adopt them in.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart) Military Working Dogs: Adopt a friend for life
When most people think about adopting a pet, they think about the Humane Society not retired military working dogs. The 106th Congress passed a Public Law Nov. 6, 2000, allowing law enforcement agencies, military working dog handlers and other capable caretakers to adopt them. Military working dogs cannot work their entire lives, and unlike human
0 8/31
2009
Default Air Force Logo Why does the world "Fear the hog"?
 The 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit began 2008 with a five-month deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, where it generated more than 1,300 combat sorties expending more than 65,000 30 mm bullets in direct support of the war on terrorism. Later in the year, the 81st AMU took charge of a depot-level repair on main landing gears for 13th Air
0 8/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Sometimes it is okay to quit
Many would agree quitting is a negative thing. Quit school and have no formal education. Quit a job and have no income. Quit the team and lose the camaraderie. But quitting some things can have a positive effect on personal, social and physical well-being. Like smoking. According to the Health and Wellness Center's data collected through various
0 8/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate Women’s Equality Day: Get involved in positive change
What is Women's Equality Day? This recognition day, held Aug. 26., is meant to celebrate the strides women have made, beginning with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, granting women the right to vote. The obvious reason women banded together in the late 1800's and early 1900's was the drive to be treated equal
0 8/18
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Bruges, Belgium, boasts charming canals, authentic architecture, dozens of chocolate shops and a myriad of museums. The city is less than a four-hour drive from Spangdahlem Air Base, offering plenty of options for a quick weekend getaway. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Kathleen Polesnak) Chocolate, seafood and waffles: Bruges in a nutshell
While Venice and Amsterdam both boast shimmering canals, complete with boat rides and quaint architecture, there's another city not far from Spangdahlem Air Base with windy waterways and plenty of style - Bruges, Belgium. It's no wonder this city is known as the "Venice of the north." Here, pointed brick roofs jut into the blue sky and low arching
0 8/18
2009
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Clive Bond is the new golf pro at the Eifel Mountain Golf Course. He brings 27 years of golf experience to Spangdahlem AB.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Wilson) Golf pro makes Spangdahlem new home
A new Saber came putting and swinging into town in June, landing at the Eifel Mountain Golf Course. Children, adults and everyone in between can to take advantage of the new golf pro's expertise through private lessons, group lessons or the Kids for Golf program until the beginning of September. Golf Pro Clive Bond brings 27 years of golf
0 7/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Into the future: A transformation in progress
If one of today's Spangdahlem Air Base Airmen came back to the Eifel a mere six years from now, the Airman would certainly be surprised at the changes to the base. With base-wide construction projects on the move, ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies will speckle the base calendar in the near future. While the entire transformation project
0 7/28
2009
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