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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – The Orahood family enjoys spending time together outside. Master Sgt. Allen and Dawn Orahood recently adopted their daughter Sarah AlisonMei from China. Sergeant Orahood is assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Group. Courtesy photo Bringing Sarah home
One mother in China prays for a good life for the baby girl she cannot keep. Thousands of miles away, an American mother in Germany prays for the daughter she hopes to hold. Both pray for the same child, Sarah. Seven years before Sarah was born, Allen and Dawn had two boys and another on the way. Dawn had always dreamed of a large family and a
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2008
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Senior Airman Nicole Vaughn, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, spends time with a young Iraqi girl, a patient at the Air Force Theater Hospital here, as part of a job swap program. The program allows Airmen outside of the medical career field to spend a day shadowing hospital personnel. Airman Vaughn is deployed from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo /Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes) Flight operators go to the operating table in career field swap
Many Airmen never get the opportunity to see first-hand what Airmen outside their career field do on a day to day basis, let alone experience it. That's exactly what the 'swap' program at the Air Force Theater Hospital here at Balad Air Base allowed a handful of Airmen to do. Airmen from the 23rd and 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadrons swapped
0 6/21
2008
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Dr. Susan Sabers, Red Cross volunteer and optometrist, examines a patient. Since 2005, she examined more than 1,400 patients as a 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron volunteer, saving the Air Force nearly $142,000 in outsourcing costs to civilian physicians. Courtesy photo MDG bids farewell to dedicated volunteer
The permanent change of station season brings with it both happiness and sadness for many. Both active duty and family members are all affected with many being significantly missed with their departure. The 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron has such a person in Dr. Susan Sabers, Red Cross volunteer and optometrist. Dr. Sabers (yes, "Sabers" is her
0 6/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo An excerpt of women's history
In the early nineteenth century, women were considered second-class citizens whose existence was limited to the interior life of the home and care of the children. Women did not have the right to own property, maintain their wages or sign a contract, much less vote. It was considered improper for women to speak in public. Women were considered
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Heroes from the Home Front
From home-baked goods to dog tags to microwavable entrees, the Airmen of the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron AMMO Flight have received care packages from all over the world from loved ones, or Heroes from the Home Front. The flight is primarily comprised of Airmen deployed from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and Spangdahlem Air
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Outs and abouts
Local events Blues rock can be heard at March 22 at 9:30 p.m. in the Freudenburg Ducsaal. Listen to music by the newcomer band "Soul and More" at March 23 at 8 p.m. in the Wittlich "Hotel Lindenhof." The band plays songs from singers such as Lionel Richie, James Brown, the band Earth, Wind & Fire and Al Jarreau. Tickets are available in Wittlich at
0 3/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Outs and Abouts
Outs and abouts Enjoy the musical "Magic of the dance" March 15 at 8 p.m. in the Trier "Europahalle." Tickets are between 35-99 Euro. For further information, call the Ticket-Hotline at 0651-7199 - 996. Attend an Irish Folk concert by the "Rambling Rovers" March 15 at 8 p.m. in the Trier "Tuchfabrik", located at "Wechselstrasse 4." The band
0 3/17
2008
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Jayme Cupples cuddles with Skittles, a cat that has been “lost” since October. Skittles will be reunited with her family here when Tech. Sgt. Errol Gibson make a permanent change of station move from Incirlik AB, Turkey, to Spangdahlem AB, Germany. (Courtesy photo) Lost cat shows how military ‘family’ works together
Staff Sgt. Tina Hernandez knows first hand what it's like to be supported by the U.S. Air Force "family." She wasn't late on a bill or stranded anywhere. Well, she wasn't stranded, but her cat was. Through a long chain of events and help by a then-faceless kind-hearted couple, as well as a soon-to-PCS technical sergeant, Sergeant Hernandez and her
0 2/28
2008
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – The Cochem Castle is thought to have been built around the year 1020. The Information, Trips and Travel office offers a Cochem Castle tour and medieval dinner Nov. 24. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore) Cochem and Rittersdorf castles: dinners range from primitive fun to delightfully posh
Forget White Castle and Burger King when you're in Europe - here you can eat in a real castle and dine with the "king." Whether your taste runs toward getting down-and-dirty for a finger-licking medieval dinner or perhaps a more refined meal where the glint of the candlelight reflects off your dainty wine glass, both Cochem and Rittersdorf castles
0 2/15
2008
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Sun light shines through windows at the Trier Cathedral. The cathedral is currently under construction. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jenifer Calhoun) Outs and Abouts
Local event Listen to music Feb. 22 at the "Trier Jazz Gipfel," located on Trier Tuchfabrik. The event starts at 8 p.m. Listen to Rock music by "Wishbone Ash" Feb. 22 at the Freudenburg "Ducsaal." The event kicks off at 9 p.m. A Jazz concert take places Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Bitburg "Bistro Alibi." See the musical "Rock me Amadeus - Falco
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2008
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