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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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Unaccompanied Baggage

Unaccompanied baggage is shipped airfreight to Germany. Typically your unaccompanied baggage will be available to you within 35 to 60 days of shipment. Check with your transportation office for your authorized weight allowance and ensure that your baggage is under that weight. Overweight unaccompanied baggage may not be able to be shipped via air, therefore increasing shipment time.

Mailing items to yourself is also an option. Contact your origin transportation office for information and authorization to do so. Keep in mind, your mail will take longer to reach Germany than a package would take stateside, but this option may be faster than shipping as unaccompanied baggage.

Recommended Items to Pack in Unaccompanied Baggage:
■ Cleaning supplies
■ Linens, blankets & towels
■ Books & toys for children
■ Next season's clothes (weather in Germany can change unexpectedly)
■ Military items & professional items (not uniforms or paperwork)
■ Tools
■ TV & VCR/DVD players
■ Desk lamps
■ Alarm clock (electric clocks will only function properly if they are 220-volts)
■ Baby furniture, such as a crib or playpen, walker, etc.

To avoid confusion, schedule unaccompanied baggage, household goods and temporary storage pick-ups on separate days.

Don't forget, there are many resources to ease the transition to Spangdahlem. Lending closets offer many items to borrow for up to 60 days: cookware, dishes, utensils and some small appliances. Ask your sponsor to send you the current list of loaner items from the 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The 52nd CES Furnishings Management Office has furniture and the A&FRC has dishes and other household items to borrow while you wait for your household goods shipment to arrive and for the duration of your tour.

For more information, visit http://www.move.mil/home.htm.

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