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Featured Fact Sheet:  USAFE

U.S. Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is a major command of the U.S. Air Force. It is also the air component of the U.S. European Command, a Department of Defense unified command.
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  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Studio

    Studio photography is by appointment only and available for: official portraits as required by AFI and applications for special duty assignments that require photos; Chain-of-command boards/bios for leadership squadron level and above (commander, deputy/vice commander, senior enlisted leader and

  • 52nd Maintenance Group

    The 52nd Maintenance Group provides safe, reliable maintenance for the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, support equipment and munitions resources with a trained, professional and dedicated force supporting 52nd Fighter Wing taskings in support of USAFE and NATO objectives.

  • 52nd Medical Group

    The 52nd Medical Group supports the 52nd Fighter Wing’s mission of providing full spectrum airpower to joint and allied commanders. 52 MDG provides quality medical and dental services to nearly 9,500 beneficiaries at Spangdahlem Air Base and  4 geographically separated units, or GSUs.

  • 52nd Mission Support Group

    The 52d Mission Support Group delivers world class mission support ensuring the wing is able to conduct wartime and contingency missions.

  • 52nd Munitions Maintenance Group

    The 52d Munitions Maintenance Group provides four fully capable US Munitions Support Squadrons (MUNSS) responsible for the ownership, custody, accountability and release of war reserve munitions supporting NATO forces. 

  • 52nd Operations Group

    The 52nd Operations Group is paramount to ensuring the suppression of enemy air defenses. Deter Aggression with combat-ready Airmen capable of executing the full spectrum of our mission taskings and capabilities.

  • Airports

    Frankfurt International, Frankfurt-Hahn and Luxembourg airports are the most commonly used airports in the local area. In addition, Ramstein AB and Spangdahlem AB each have passenger terminals, which provide daily space-available and rotator flights to various locations around the world.

  • Attractions

    Information on 22 attractions in the area that will help you fully take advantage of your time here.

  • Child Care and Youth Services

    A full of array of programs are offered at Spangdahlem. The membership carries all through USAFE centers once a family has become a "member" of the CDC and/or AYA.

  • Currency

    Foreign money can be exchanged in banks (your local community bank/credit union or German banks), where exchange rates are better than in hotels, tourist information or currency exchange shops.

52nd Fighter Wing

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Mission: Deliver Airpower options to deter and combat aggression.

The 52nd FW maintains, deploys and employs F-16CM Fighting Falcons in support of NATO and the national defense directives.

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Wing History

Base history

   Spangdahlem AB and the 52nd Fighter Wing have a rich history. The wing has seen many people and aircraft come and go throughout the years, but one thing remains the same. The 52nd has always been prepared to SEEK ATTACK DESTROY.

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   The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.

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Base Personnel

The Public Affairs office is unable to redirect calls or provide phone numbers. If searching for a phone number on base, call the base operator.

Calling from CONUS:
Comm: 011-49-6565-61-1110
DSN: 314-452-1110

Calling from Germany:
Comm: 06565-61-1110
DSN: 314-452-1110