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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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  • Currency

    European States Officially Using the Euro Andorra Austria Belgium CyprusCzech RepublicEstoniaFinland France (including most French territories) Germany Greece IrelandItaly Kosovo Luxembourg MaltaMonaco MontenegroNetherlands Portugal San Marino SlovakiaSloveniaSpain (including most Spanish


    The legal status of U.S. service members stationed in Germany is governed by special international agreements, such as the NATO status of forces agreement. Active-duty service members and family members are governed differently under SOFA rules. Ensure you read through and familiarize yourself with


    The mission of Detachment 1 is to foster bilateral defense ties, enhance regional security, and increase interoperability among NATO allies through combined training exercises with periodic rotational aircraft. On June 13, 2011, the United States and Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding,


    Ueber viele Jahre hinweg gibt es nunmehr ein bewegtes Zusammenleben zwischen den Militaerangehoerigen des Flugplatzes Spangdahlem und der umliegenden Bevoelkerung. Dieses enge, freundschaftliche Verhaeltnis mit der Bevoelkerung resultiert in erster Linie aus dem taeglichen Kontakt zwischen der

  • Education

    Children, Youth EducationDepartment of Defense Dependent's Schools operates schools on Spangdahlem Air Base with classes ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade. The elementary schools are for grades K-4, the middle schools are for grades 5-8, and the high school is for grades 9-12 and is now

  • Employment Opportunities

    There are different source of employment at Spangdahlem Air Base. Keep in mind however that there are fewer options here than at  your typical an overseas environment.If you are interested in working for DoDEA, information related to teaching positions can be found at www.dodea.edu Information

  • Energy: Utilities in Germany

    Utilities are more expensive in Germany than in the United States. Additionally, utilities are paid in local currency, the Euro, which means costs will vary based on the exchange rate. Bills are much different in Germany than in the United States; here, you may pay monthly or quarterly depending on

  • Finance

    Finance The 52d Comptroller Squadron Finance Operations Flight provides pay and entitlements support to military and civilian employees. Walk-in customer service hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call DSN 314-452-6763 or email

  • Finding A House

    The Spangdahlem Housing Office assists eligible service members and civilian employees in securing a home on the economy, or on the Air Base. AFI 32-6000 - “The Housing Flight is the only installation agency authorized to provide housing referral and relocation services.”Accompanied members may

  • First Term Airmen

    All first term airmen are required to attend the First Term Airmen's Center upon arrival at Spangdahlem. Courses are one week in length, and run semi-monthly. Immediately upon arrival, you'll attend the 52nd Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel in-processing, or Intro. Intro takes place every

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