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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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  • German Culture, Laws, and Rules

    Germany has a lot of laws and rules that are sometimes difficult for us to understand, but if you know the reason why it is that way perhaps it will be easier to live with.

  • Getting Here

    To Spangdahlem from Frankfurt International Airport1. Exit the airport and follow the signs direction Weisbaden Autobahn A-3 2. Stay on Autobahn A-3 direction Koblenz 3. Once in the vesting of Koblenz you need to take the Koblenz Autobahn A-48 exit 4. Stay on Autobahn A-48 direction Trier 5. Take

  • Getting your Driver’s License

      Requirements to Drive**For any questions regarding vehicle registration or driver's licenses, call the vehicle registration office at 452-6620.Drivers must have a U.S. Army Europe driver's license to drive in Germany, no exception. An international driver's permit alone does not give you authority

  • Household Goods Shipment

    Shipment As you prepare to pack for your new assignment to Spangdahlem, you'll need to consider the differences that you'll encounter with housing space, storage space and electricity. House SizeSome German houses and apartments have smaller rooms, hallways and staircases than what you are

  • How to Get Around

      On-Base TransportationThere are various methods of getting around on base, even without a car.BicyclesBikes can be ridden on base, but proper safety equipment, such as helmets, must be worn. Cyclers are not permitted to ride their bikes on sidewalks.Driving YourselfIf you are stationed at

  • In-Processing

    Essential Newcomer's Information as of May 20, 2020 (with COVID-19 adjustments):- Newcomer's slides part 1- Newcomer's slides part 2 First Stop upon arrival will be to your unit’s Commander’s Support Staff.  Your CSS will initiate your unit’s in-processing and will schedule your Finance

  • Inspector General

    What is the Inspector General?In the 52nd Fighter Wing, the inspector general serves as a grievance channel. We provide a place for people to bring a complaint when they see no other way to fix their problem. When we receive a complaint, our job is to dig into the facts surrounding that issue to get

  • Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromaerinnen

    The Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromaerinnen (Trier Mutterhaus) is located at Feldstrasse 16, 54290 Trier, Germany. The Trier Mutterhaus offers 24/7 Emergency Services; specializing in pediatric emergency care. It has a dedicated pediatric emergency room supported by pediatric wards specializing in

  • Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Bruder

    The Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Bruder (Trier Bruderhaus) is located at Nordallee 1, Trier, Germany. The Trier Bruderhaus offers 24/7 emergency services, a comprehensive array of emergency services and has been designated by German authorities as the official state center for emergency care in


    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is located at Dr. Hitzelberger Straße, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany.  LRMC is the largest American hospital outside the United States that provides primary and tertiary (specialized) care, hospitalization and medical treatment for more than 52,000 local American

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