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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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Sponsor Program

Make sure you contact your gaining unit so a sponsor can be assigned to you.

No matter how many times you've moved, or even if you've been to Spangdahlem before, you need to contact your sponsor. They can help make sure you're aware of current pre-arrival requirements, in-processing details and other pertinent information. Your sponsor will assist you, as well as any family members and pets, with a smooth transition to Spangdahlem.

Your new unit will appoint a sponsor for you; if you're not contacted in a timely manner after receiving your assignment, reach out to your gaining unit or 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center. To contact the A&FRC, call DSN 314-452-6422 or email

Upon your arrival, your sponsor will assist with transportation to the base and work with you throughout your in-processing steps. Your first step will be in-processing with the 52nd FSS's Military Personnel Flight. First Stop takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.

Next, you will attend Newcomers Orientation, which takes place every Wednesday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Newcomers Orientation includes the driver's safety briefing, which is needed before you can be issued you USAREUR driver's license. To register for Newcomers Orientation or for more information, call the A&FRC.


As you're preparing financially to make the move, be aware that getting settled in Germany comes with significant up-front costs, such as security deposits, registration fees and more. Talk with your sponsor about specific costs for your family, housing, and vehicle situation.

A comprehensive information resource can be found by visiting
Spangdahlem's Military Homefront website.

Good luck and welcome to Germany!

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