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  • 52nd CS Airmen: Spangdahlem's virtual backbone

    Crises seldom allow for preparation and often disrupt the natural flow of life when it comes to work, school, and every day routines. This was the case for Airmen from the 52nd Communications Squadron, who have been tasked with providing virtual private network capabilities to the entire 52nd Fighter Wing throughout March 2020, a battle started by COVID-19.
  • Spangdahlem GCA Airmen keep aircraft safe through physical distancing

    For some people, physical distancing is a new concept, but certain U.S. Air Force Airmen here practice it daily to make the mission happen.Airmen from the 52nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Ground Controlled Approach radar facility make sure aircraft remain safe in the airspace through aspects such as remaining separated.“Using
  • 52 FW Airmen practice physical distancing during ACE

    Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing conducted an Agile Combat Employment exercise here, March 23 -26, 2020, to ensure readiness while enforcing the recent physical distancing and hygiene safety measures, due to the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
  • 52nd MDG maintains equipment despite COVID-19

    The 52nd Medical Group is supporting the base by continually providing critical services while combating the spread of COVID-19. The 52nd MDG provides medical and dental services to keep Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing ready to ‘fight tonight’, but also maintains medical tools essential to combat Coronavirus.
  • Sabers stay mission-ready with readiness exercise

    The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted a readiness exercise here March 23-26, testing the base population’s response to a variety of potential scenarios.“A readiness exercise has a few goals,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. James Broncheau, 52nd Fighter Wing inspector general, director of inspections.  “First, to give the wing commander an assessment of how ready
  • PRESS RELEASE: Members of 52FW tests positive for COVID-19

    Two U.S. Air Force service members stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), March 26, 2020.
  • Sabers’ dedication leads to COLA increase

    A challenge to Airmen and families at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany over the last few years has been the reduction of the overseas Cost of Living Allowance, and trying to find ways to increase it has been a priority.The 52nd Comptroller Squadron recently found a way and helped provide Spangdahlem AB with the second largest COLA increase for U.S.
  • MWD checkups ensure pups are fit to bite

    Once a month, military working dogs at Spangdahlem Air Base are thoroughly checked by the base veterinarian in what is called a “spot” checkup, which ensures the dogs are healthy and can perform to the best of their abilities. On March 5, 2020, the MWD’s of Spangdahlem AB received their monthly checkups to ensure the dogs were capable of completing their mission here: be ready to deploy, defend the base, and provide deterrence against threats.