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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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St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus

The St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus is located at Koblenzer strasse 91, Wittlich, Germany. 

The St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus offers 24/7 Emergency Services. It can treat a wide range of trauma, surgical, internal medicine, OB/GYN, and pediatric emergencies (maintains a pediatrics ward with pediatrician on staff 24/7). 

For more information:
* Call -- 06571150
* Visit -- www.krakenhaus-wittlich.de
* Locate a Web map -- https://www.google.de/maps/place/St.+Elisabeth-Krankenhaus.
Directions route #1 through Wittlich city streets:
*  From either Spangdahlem or Bitburg proceed toward the A60 Autobahn and head east, turn right onto the A60, toward the city of Wittlich;
* Take exit #10, the second exit after Spangdahlem exit, toward Wittlich West;
* Turn left at the T-intersection toward Wittlich-Cochem;
* Go straight thru 1st traffic circle (towards Cochem)
* Exit at the right prior to the overpass and turn left onto SchlossStrasse at the traffic light;
* You will then turn left on to Kurfursten strasse and stay on this road for approximately a quarter mile;
* Turn right onto Burgstrasse / L52 and stay on this road for approximately 200 yards;
* At the next traffic circle take the 2nd exit onto Koblenzer strasse (you will see a sign - red cross - for the hospital)
* Travel on Koblenzer strasse, up a hill, for approximately 1.5 miles. The St Elizabeth Krankenhaus will be on the left. 

Directions route #2 around Wittlich city proper - less traffic:
* From either Spangdahlem or Bitburg proceed towards the A60 Autobahn and head east (turn right onto the A60) towards the city of Wittlich
* Take exit # 10 (second exit after Spangdahlem exit) towards Wittlich West
* Turn left at the T-intersection towards Wittlich-Cochem
* Go straight thru 1st traffic circle (toward Cochem)
* At the 2nd traffic circle take the third exit to the right towards WIL-Luxem
* At the 3rd traffic circle take the first right towards Luxem
* Once you enter Luxem it is the second road to the left (Zum Altenberg); road has a large white sign with "Sportplatz Luxem" on it.
* Turn right up the hill on Zum Altenberg and you will remain on this road for half a mile winding through a heavily wooded area (watch speed since the road is narrow with two-way traffic.
* Turn left at the next intersection (KoblenzerStrasse) and proceed for .2 miles. You will see another sign for the "Sportplatz". The St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus will be on your right .

Travel Time: Approximately 35 minutes from Bitburg or 20 minutes from Spangdahlem. Route #2 is approximately 3 - 5 minutes longer but with less traffic than route #1.

GPS Coordinates: 
50.000912, 6.893059

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