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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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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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. While there, you will call FTAC to be registered for class. First term airmen are excused from attending Newcomer's Orientation, as you'll be provided the same information during your class.

If you arrive with an extended wait until the next FTAC class, you can attend the driver's safety portion of Newcomer's Orientation in order to obtain your USAREUR driver's license.

The week-long FTAC class provides new airmen a thorough, comprehensive introduction to the base mission, completes their in-processing requirements and prepares them to be a strong member of the Saber team.

If you're a new airman headed to Spangdahlem, visit Spangdahlem's Military Homefront website.

If you haven't been contacted by your sponsor, call the M&FRC at DSN: 314-452-6422 or email 52mss.dpf.all@us.af.mil.

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

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Comm: 011-49-6565-61-1110
DSN: 314-452-1110

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Comm: 06565-61-1110
DSN: 314-452-1110