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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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Children, Youth Education
Department 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 located on-base pending the completion of the new high school building.

As of Fall 2017 students can attend classes form K-12 on base. Bus service is available for families with school-age children living on the local economy. School registration begins early August, however, you may register your child or children at any time during the school year.

For more information, to include registration requirements and dates, check out the
DoDDs-Europe Web site.

Spangdahlem Elementary School
DSN: 314-452-6881
Comm: 011-49-6565-61-6881
Spangdahlem Middle School
DSN: 314-452-7205/7255
Comm: 011-49-6565-61-7205/7255

Eifel Student Transportation Office
DSN: 452-5352 / 5340
Com: 011-49-656561-5352 / 5340

Eifel School and Bus Information Hotline:
DSN: 452-9BUS (9287)
Comm: 011-49-6565-61-9287

Private Schools
Americans can use the local German schools; however German language skills are needed beyond kindergarten. German kindergartens are the most frequently used of all the German programs by Americans. The older the child, the more German language skills are necessary.

Special Education
Currently, services for the severely-impaired are not available. Please contact the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps P.O. Box 1492, Washington, D.C. 1-800-999-5599.

Adult Education
The Spangdahelm Education Center is the focal point for education information for the Saber community. Educational services are available for all active duty, retired military personnel, families and Department of Defense civilians. Various associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees are offered by the universities in the area.

Other services offered at the Education Center are as follows: education counseling, testing, financial aid counseling on tuition assistance for active duty military members and spouses, Montgomery GI Bill, commissioning counseling, Community College of the Air Force, Professional Military Education and much more.

Air Force Spouse Tuition Assistance
The Education Center provides tuition assistance for spouses of active duty Air Force enlisted members and officers who accompany their military spouses to overseas locations. The focus of the program is on degree completion or certificate programs providing increased occupational opportunities for spouses.

Air Force Aid Society Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
This program provides $2,000 grants to children and spouses of service members. The program is competitive and grant recipients are selected according to needs. For more information or to see if you are eligible, visit

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program
This is an employment assistance program providing up to $4,000 in financial assistance to military spouses. For more information or to see if you are eligible, visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/default.aspx.

Other Scholarships
A number of local scholarships for spouses and children are awarded at Spangdahlem. For more information, call the 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center at DSN: 314-452-6422.

Special Education
Contact the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, PO Box 1492, Washington, D.C.
Phone: 1-800-999-5599

Services for the severely impaired are not available. Access problems exist at the high school for the physically impaired.

Developmental School/Preschool IS available
For children currently in a program or who are 2.5-18 years old, report to the nearest elementary, middle or high school.
For children 0-2.5 years old who are NOT currently in a program, report to Air Force Services for Exceptional Children (AFSEC)

Exceptional Family Member Program
Please check back at a later date for updated info

Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)
Telephone: DSN: 452-8238; Commercial: 06565-61-8238
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Location: Bldg 161

Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) provides services to support families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, or special learning needs. It delivers Early Intervention Services (EIS) to eligible infants and toddlers and their families in domestic and overseas areas.

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