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  • Comin’ in hot: F-16 Fighting Falcons receive “hot pit” refueling

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Maxwell, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief checks the intake of the jet engine of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a “hot pit” at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2017. A “hot pit” is the refueling of an aircraft while its engine is still running. During the refueling process, the aircraft
  • Combat Shield inspection certifies Saber readiness

    The 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Avionics Shop here underwent a Combat Shield evaluation March 20–24. A Combat Shield evaluation team from the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, conducted the annual inspection to gauge the effectiveness of the threat-detection systems and countermeasures aboard the F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned here.
  • Pitsenbarger ALS Class 17-C graduates

    Congratulations to the following 36 Senior Airmen from Class 17-C who graduated from the Pitsenbarger Airman Leadership School at Club Eifel on base Mar 30, 2017.
  • 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participate in Frisian Flag 2017

    The 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, comprised of approximately 300 Airmen from the Louisiana Air National Guard, and F15s from both the Louisiana and Florida ANG, have deployed to Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, as part of a Theater Security Package.
  • Commander, command chief build live munitions

    U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, speaks with Airmen from the 52nd Maintenance Squadron munitions section about the impact munitions have when piloting an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a Saber leadership “out and about” event at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 27, 2017. The 52nd MXS offered the hands on experience
  • Live fire training: 52nd MSG leaders can take the heat

    Airmen from the 52nd Mission Support Group experience a rollover fire during a live fire exercise at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 23, 2017. A rollover fire happens when gasses from a fire in a room or enclosed area rise to the ceiling and ignite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)
  • Theater security package arrives in Europe

    The 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron began its Theater Security Package mission this week in Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
  • Spangdahlem breaks ground on new Middle/High School

    Members of the base, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense Education Activity educators and local government and construction officials participated in a ground breaking ceremony at the future site of the Spangdahlem Middle/High School March 16, 2017. Although construction on the school was already underway, the ceremony was an opportunity to come together and recognize all of the organizations responsible for the project, which is the final stage in a multi-year commitment to consolidate 52nd Fighter Wing assets to Spangdahlem and return Bitburg Air Base to the host nation.
  • A fond farewell to the Airmen of the 606th

    On Jan. 8, 2015, the office of the Secretary of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation review, resulting in the realignment of several missions in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany was one of several affected bases, the announcement resulted in the relocation of the