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Bonfires: Say goodbye to winterBonfires: Say goodbye to winter
Bonfires: Say goodbye to winter

PREIST, Germany - Local villagers in Preist, a community located outside of Spangdahlem, observe the lighting and burning of the bonfire in their neighborhood. By tradition, the fire has a special significance: on one hand it is a symbol for the sun and on the other hand it purges the village by burning the evil. Historically winter was considered evil since it brought a lot of hardship and worries. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/22/2011

Bonfires: Say goodbye to winterBonfires: Say goodbye to winter
Bonfires: Say goodbye to winter

PREIST, Germany - A young man from the community of Preist, a community located outside of Spangdahlem, lights a bonfire. In the Eifel region the first Sunday of Lent is called “Huettensonntag,” Following an ancient tradition townspeople believe that by lighting huge bonfires they can chase away winter spirits. Using straw and brushwood, the young people of the village built a so called “hut” that set on fire in the evening. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/22/2011

Brickhouse music studioBrickhouse music studio
Brickhouse music studio

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – 52nd Force Support Squadron Recreation Assistants Heather Moher and Ashley Hall, play a rock song together in the Brick House’s music studio March 11. The studio officially opened on March 3 and has electric guitars, a drum set, a keyboard and recording equipment available to all base members 18 years and older from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson)
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Posted: 3/21/2011

Brickhouse music studioBrickhouse music studio
Brickhouse music studio

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Todd Credaroli, 52nd Force Support Squadron music center coordinator, plays a song with Heather Moher and Ashley Hall, both 52nd Force Support Squadron recreation assistants, and Airman 1st Class Curtis Duke, 52nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, in the Brick House’s music studio March 11. The studio officially opened on March 3 and has electric guitars, a drum set, a keyboard and recording equipment available to all base members 18 years and older from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson)
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Posted: 3/21/2011

Brickhouse music studioBrickhouse music studio
Brickhouse music studio

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Members from the 52nd Fighter Wing play electric guitars in the Brick House’s music studio March 11. The studio officially opened on March 3 and has electric guitars, a drum set, a keyboard and recording equipment available to all base members 18 years and older from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson)
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Posted: 3/21/2011

Brickhouse music studioBrickhouse music studio
Brickhouse music studio

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Curtis Duke, 52nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, sings a contemporary rock song while playing the electric guitar in the Brick House’s music studio March 11. The studio officially opened on March3 and is open to all base members older than 18 from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson)
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Posted: 3/21/2011

Renovating the BrickhouseRenovating the Brickhouse
Renovating the Brickhouse

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Airman Jonathan Krejci, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron conventional munitions crew chief, works on wiring in the ceiling of the Brick House Nov. 24, 2010. Airman Krejci and Senior Airman Matthew Connelly, 52nd EMS munitions plans and scheduler, spent approximately 1,200 hours renovating the Brick House to build a new music studio. The music studio officially opened on March 3 and has electric guitars, a drum set, a keyboard and recording equipment available to all base members 18 years and older from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Connelly)
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Posted: 3/21/2011

Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE trainingSurvival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training
Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Samantha Green, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Survival Skills Training instructor, asks students about different color results on M8 chemical agent detection paper during CBRNE Survival Skills Training here March 15. Survival Skills Training instructors teach students how to prepare for an attack, properly don individual protective gear and perform post-attack reconnaissance sweeps during the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/16/2011

Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE trainingSurvival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training
Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Sylvia Pierce, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Survival Skills Training instructor, explains the different color results on M8 chemical agent detection paper during CBRNE Survival Skills Training March 15. Survival Skills Training instructors teach students how to prepare for an attack, properly don individual protective gear and perform post-attack reconnaissance sweeps during the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/16/2011

Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE trainingSurvival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training
Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Samantha Green, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Survival Skills Training instructor, explains the correct wear of individual protective gear to Airmen during CBRNE Survival Skills Training March 15. Survival Skills Training instructors provide Airmen with hands-on training to prepare them for overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/16/2011

Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE trainingSurvival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training
Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Samantha Green, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Survival Skills Training instructor, corrects an Airman’s protective gear during CBRNE Survival Skills Training March 15. Instructors provide Airmen with hands-on training to prepare them for overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/16/2011

Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE trainingSurvival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training
Survival skills instructors provide critical CBRNE training

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Sylvia Pierce, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Survival Skills Training instructor, explains the roles of a post-attack reconnaissance team during CBRNE Survival Skills Training March 15. The training prepares Airmen to survive and operate in a contaminated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/16/2011

Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda marketFun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market
Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market

BITBURG, Germany – A basket maker demonstrates his craft at the Bitburg Beda market festival tent at a past event. The handicraft market offers information on many topics to include energy conservation and environmental protection. Visitors can obtain tips for purchasing everyday house and handicraft items and outdoor equipment. Handicraft, to include smith works, wood items, spring baskets and others, will be featured through displays and presentations at the fair. Regional food products and beverages will be available to taste and purchase. Entry is free. Opening times are noon to 6 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 and 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/15/2011

Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda marketFun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market
Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market

BITBURG, Germany – Hearts, hearts and more Gingerbread hearts are among the vast sweets and candies available at booths typically set up in the streets of Bitburg, Germany, for the Beda market every year. Bitburg was called Beda in Celtic times, from which the market’s name originates. Entry is free. Opening times are noon to 6 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 and 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/15/2011

Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda marketFun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market
Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market

BITBURG, Germany – Outside the Bauernhalle, or Farmers’ Market hall, butchers cut up roasted pork and serve it to visitors at a past Beda market event in Bitburg, Germany. Bitburg was called Beda in Celtic times, from which the market’s name originates. Entry is free. Opening times are noon to 6 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 and 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/15/2011

Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda marketFun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market
Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market

BITBURG, Germany – A farmers’ market will highlight local culture and regional food specialties, including fruit, vegetables, meat, bread and other items March 18-20. Coffee and homemade cake will be served at the market located inside the Bauernhalle, or Farmers Market hall, located on Triererstrasse in Bitburg, Germany. Bitburg was called Beda in Celtic times, from which the market’s name originates. Entry is free. Opening times are noon to 6 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 and 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/15/2011

Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda marketFun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market
Fun and shopping opportunities at the Bitburg Beda market

BITBURG, Germany – A special art and handicraft market, including jewellery, Easter decorations and other handmade items, will take place March 18-20 at the “Haus der Jugend“ or Youth House in Bitburg, Germany. Bitburg was called Beda in Celtic times, from which the market’s name originates. At the Beda Market, people will be able to find large-scale exhibitions. Entry is free. Opening times are noon to 6 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 and 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/15/2011

Super Saber PerformerSuper Saber Performer
Super Saber Performer

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany –Staff Sgt. Christina Camp, 726th Air Mobility Squadron air mobility control center senior controller and training NCO in charge, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of March 11-17. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Fredericks)
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Posted: 3/11/2011

Spangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new seasonSpangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new season
Spangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new season

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany –John Allen, 606th Air Control Squadron, swings at a softball during batting practice on varsity field 1 March 8. The Spangdahlem Sabers Men’s varsity softball team is currently holding tryouts and practice until March 18. The team competes in tournaments throughout Europe, playing against other Air Force, Army, and Navy teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)
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Posted: 3/10/2011

Spangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new seasonSpangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new season
Spangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new season

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany –Steven Bousquet, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 17, swings at a softball during batting practice on varsity field 1 March 8. The Spangdahlem Sabers Men’s varsity softball team is currently holding tryouts and practice until March 18. The team competes in tournaments throughout Europe, playing against other Air Force, Army, and Navy teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)
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Posted: 3/10/2011

Spangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new seasonSpangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new season
Spangdahlem Sabers Men's varsity softball team get ready for new season

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany –Daniel Wiggins, 52nd Operations Support Squadron, catches a softball thrown by John Downey, 52nd Mission Support Group, while they wait for batting practice to start on varsity field 1 March 8. The Spangdahlem Sabers Men’s varsity softball team is currently holding tryouts and practice until March 18. The team competes in tournaments throughout Europe, playing against other Air Force, Army, and Navy teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)
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Spangdahlem women at work

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Tech. Sgt. Fay Craigmile, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection craftsman, poses for a photo here March 9. Sergeant Craigmile has been in the Air Force 11 years and is from Larkspur, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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Posted: 3/10/2011

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Spradley, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician, poses for a photo here March 8. Sergeant Spradley has been in the Air Force nine years and is from Albuquerque, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Tech. Sgt. Lisa Bowers, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems craftsman, poses for a photo in her work center here March 8. Sergeant Bowers has been in the Air Force 13 years and is from Modesto, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Gruetzbach, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team chief, poses for a photo here March 8. Sergeant Gruetzbach has been in the Air Force 10 years and is from Council Bluffs, Iowa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Heidi Tuley, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, poses for a photo next to an A-10 Thunderbolt II’s 30mm cannon here March 8. Sergeant Tuley has been in the Air Force four years and is from Philadelphia, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Danielle Minamyer, left, 606th Air Control Squadron senior director; and Airman 1st Class Leah Semik, 606th ACS surveillance technician, pose for a photo in their work center here March 8. Captain Minamyer is from Tucson, Ariz., and has been in the Air Force six years. Airman Semik is from Memphis, Mich., and has been in the Air Force two years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Bonnie Dokh, 52nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller, poses for a photo at the gate here March 8. Airman Dokh has been in the Air Force 10 months, and her hometown is Houston. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Jennea Allen, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels systems maintenance technician, poses for a photo in her work center here March 8. Airman Allen has been in the Air Force one year, and her hometown is Henry, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air BaseRobert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base
Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Janis Wood, Airman and Family Readiness Center, explains the Spouse Online Computer Knowledge and Skills course to Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, during his visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air BaseRobert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base
Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Master Sgt. Thomas Bivens, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, explains the recent upgrades to the A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet to Robert L. Gordon III, left, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, during Mr. Gordon’s visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air BaseRobert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base
Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Col. Jackson Fox, left, 52nd Operations Group commander, explains the 81st Fighter Squadron’s mission and what the squadron accomplished while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, during Mr. Gordon’s visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, speaks with military spouses at a Moms Offering Moms Support Club meeting during his visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air BaseRobert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base
Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Robert L. Gordon III, left, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, speaks with Spangdahlem Elementary School Principal Richard R. Alix, center, and Assistant Principal Marsha Swanson during his visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, looks through a picture book presented to him by the Spangdahlem School Age Program during his visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Robert L. Gordon III visits Spangdahlem Air Base

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Marjorie Egger, Spangdahlem Air Base school’s sports coordinator, explains various sports programs available to children to Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, during his visit here March 9. Mr. Gordon visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to better understand programs available to family members and community programs on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Command Civilian Award for Valor presented to Joann StidhamCommand Civilian Award for Valor presented to Joann Stidham
Command Civilian Award for Valor presented to Joann Stidham

BUECHEL AIR BASE, Germany – Col. Christopher Weggeman, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, presents Joann Stidham, wife of Tech. Sgt. Christian Stidham, 702nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron in Buechel Air Base, Germany, the Command Civilian Award for Valor Feb. 24. Ms. Stidham was presented the award for her role in saving a then 2-year-old boy’s life in Faid, Germany, in May 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Tammy Robel)
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Posted: 3/8/2011

Bitburg celebrates FaschingBitburg celebrates Fasching
Bitburg celebrates Fasching

BITBURG, Germany—Women dress in colorful costumes and capture the city hall here March 3. After capturing the city hall, the women parade through the city’s streets. In most German cities and towns, including Bitburg, Wittlich and Speicher, it is a tradition for the ladies to “capture” the local city halls and take the city key from the mayor. This occurs at 11:11 a.m. Fat Thursday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
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Posted: 3/4/2011

Bitburg celebrates FaschingBitburg celebrates Fasching
Bitburg celebrates Fasching

BITBURG, Germany-- Women play games to celebrate Fasching here March 3. After capturing the city hall, the women parade through the city’s streets. In most German cities and towns, including Bitburg, Wittlich and Speicher, it is a tradition for the ladies to “capture” the local city halls and take the city key from the mayor. This occurs at 11:11 a.m. Fat Thursday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
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Posted: 3/4/2011

Bitburg celebrates FaschingBitburg celebrates Fasching
Bitburg celebrates Fasching

BITBURG, Germany-- Women dress as old ladies and capture the city hall here March 3. After capturing the city hall, the women parade through the city’s streets. In most German cities and towns, including Bitburg, Wittlich and Speicher, it is a tradition for the ladies to “capture” the local city halls and take the city key from the mayor. This occurs at 11:11 a.m. Fat Thursday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
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Posted: 3/4/2011

Bitburg celebrates FaschingBitburg celebrates Fasching
Bitburg celebrates Fasching

BITBURG, Germany—Men guard the mayor to celebrate Fasching here March 3. After capturing city hall, the women parade through the city’s streets. In most German cities and towns, including Bitburg, Wittlich and Speicher, it is a tradition for the ladies to “capture” the local city halls and take the city key from the mayor, and for the men to guard the mayor and his key. This occurs at 11:11 a.m. Fat Thursday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
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Posted: 3/4/2011

Bitburg celebrates FaschingBitburg celebrates Fasching
Bitburg celebrates Fasching

BITBURG, Germany— People dress in colorful costumes to celebrate Fat Thursday for Fasching here March 3. During Fasching, or Fastnacht, often referred to as Germany's silly season, thousands of clubs host costume balls, dances and Kappensitzungen, or joke sessions. The celebration begins on Fat Thursday with Weiberfastnacht, or Ladies Fasching. Fasching is a time to chase away winter spirits and welcome the warmer seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
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Posted: 3/4/2011

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Super Saber Performer

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany –Airman 1st Class Adande Andrade, 52nd Fighter Wing Judge Advocate general law paralegal, is the Super Saber Performer for the week of March 4-10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
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Posted: 3/4/2011

Fasching 2011Fasching 2011
Fasching 2011

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—A former Spangdahlem Air Base member gets his tie cut by a group of women during last year’s Fasching events in Wittlich. It’s a tradition that day for women to walk around and cut off men’s ties with scissors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/3/2011

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Fasching 2011

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany--Women dressed as old ladies and wearing matching masks capture the city hall in Bitburg on Fat Thursday in 2010. After capturing city hall, the women parade through the city’s streets. In most German cities and towns, including Bitburg, Wittlich and Speicher, it is a tradition for the ladies to ‘capture’ the local city halls and take the city key from the mayor. This occurs at 11:11 a.m. Fat Thursday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/3/2011

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Fasching 2011

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Dancers walk and perform in last year’s Fasching parade in Binsfeld. Most Eifel region communities, regardless of their size, will host parades March 6-8 this year; but the most famous German parades are on Rose Monday, March 7, in the cities of Cologne, Mainz and Duesseldorf. Rose Monday parades are also held in most cities along the Rhine River, as well as in Aachen and Munich. In these locations people can find the typical big city events and spectacular shows. Thousands of observers stand in the streets, cheering, singing and dancing. In addition, millions of people watch the parades on television. Children bring bags along to collect the candies and sweets parade participants hand out or throw into the crowds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)
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Posted: 3/3/2011

52nd EMS defeats Wing Staff Agencies in intramural volleyball opener52nd EMS defeats Wing Staff Agencies in intramural volleyball opener
52nd EMS defeats Wing Staff Agencies in intramural volleyball opener

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany –Nicholas Holmes, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, serves the ball during an intramural volleyball match here Feb. 28. The 52nd EMS defeated the 52nd Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team during the first match of the season. EMS took the first game 25-23 and the second game 25-14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/1/2011

52nd EMS defeats Wing Staff Agencies in intramural volleyball opener52nd EMS defeats Wing Staff Agencies in intramural volleyball opener
52nd EMS defeats Wing Staff Agencies in intramural volleyball opener

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Members of the 52nd Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team watch play during an intramural volleyball match here Feb. 28. The 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron defeated the WAS team during the first match of the season. EMS took the first game 25-13 and the second game 25-14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)
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Posted: 3/1/2011

    

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