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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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52nd Maintenance Group

Group Summary
The 52nd Maintenance Group provides safe, reliable maintenance for the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, support equipment and munitions resources with a trained, professional and dedicated force supporting 52nd Fighter Wing taskings in support of USAFE and NATO objectives. Additionally, the group performs maintenance on General Electric F110 engines for two fighter wings and various deployed locations throughout multiple geographic Areas of Responsibility.

Subordinate Units
The 52nd Maintenance Group is organized into two squadrons:

The 480th Fighter Generation Squadron (480th FGS) provides mission capable aircraft for the 480th Fighter Squadron through safe and professional maintenance. The squadron consists of one Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which is responsible for the servicing, inspection, maintenance, launch, and recovery of assigned F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft valued at $742M and $11M in support equipment to ensure aircraft availability and combat ready effective pilots for all assigned missions.

The 52nd Maintenance Squadron (52nd MXS) serves as the intermediate-level maintenance organization providing safe and reliable maintenance supporting the 52nd Fighter Wing and tenant units. Additionally, the squadron is responsible for the Central Repair Facility, performing maintenance on F110 GE engines worth over $345M in support of two F-16 fighter wings and various deployed locations throughout the CENTCOM AOR. 

Contact Information
52nd Maintenance Group
Unit Mailing Address:  52 MXG, Unit 3561, APO AE 09126
Email:  52mxg.ccs@us.af.mil; 52mxg.cce@us.af.mil
Commercial/DSN:  +49 6565 61 6035/DSN:  314-452-6035

480th Fighter Generation Squadron
Unit Mailing Address:  52 AMXS, Unit 3715, APO AE 09126
Email:  52amxs.ccs@us.af.mil
Commercial/DSN:  +49 6565 61 4039/DSN:  314-452-4039

52nd Maintenance Squadron
Unit Mailing Address:  52 MXS, Unit 3645, APO AE 09126
Email:  52mxs.css.commandersecretary@us.af.mil
Commercial/DSN:  +49 6565 61 6467/DSN:  314-452-6467

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