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  • Sabers share expertise with Ukrainian officers

    Four Ukrainian armed forces logistics officers traveled to Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 to learn about U.S. and NATO standards of aviation logistics operations. During their five-day visit, the Ukrainian officers received several in-depth briefings from members of the base which covered areas as broad as the 52nd Logistics Readiness
  • 8th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Spang for chief induction ceremony

    The eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force was among those congratulating seven chief master sergeant selectees during a chiefs' recognition ceremony here Jan. 20. Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam E. Parish was the guest speaker at the event. "It is a good hard, tough mission that you have here and you have unbelievable people
  • Retrospective: Sabers accomplished much in 2006

    The 52nd Fighter Wing met wing mission goals in-garrison as well as remained vigilant in support of contingencies over the past year. In 2006, Sabers tackled deployments, exercises and hosted large-scale events, all the while being constantly ready to project superior combat power. In the first part of the year, the Secretary of the Air Force,
  • Five EOD troops recieve Bronze Star Medals for actions downrange

    Five Airmen from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Device Flight were presented Bronze Star Medals for their performances supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. "Tech. Sgts. Jennifer Burch, Josh Gidcumb, Master Sgt. Danton Humphries, Senior Master Sgts. Dale Moser and Shawn Witten joined the ranks of Airmen who have earned Bronze
  • Steps to detect breast cancer, build awareness

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. There is also, a one in eight chance that a woman will be diagnosed during her lifetime. Screening mammography provides women with the best opportunity for early breast cancer detection. There are several steps that are recommended to
  • Sabers hone deployment skills

    The 52nd Fighter Wing wrapped up Saber Crown 07-01 Oct. 5, a wing-level deployment exercise that highlighted and challenged Sabers on some of the critical skills they need to remain proficient at as they go about their daily missions. This was the first exercise after the normally heavy permanent change of station moves that take place over the
  • Deployed Saber Airman passes refueling milestone pumping 1,625,431 gallons of JP8

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Historical records are often used to measure a person's success in any given field. These benchmarks often become the goals for those who seek to obtain elite status by being known as the best in their chosen profession. One record that is probably not listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, but is important to the success
  • Life support technicians keep pilots safe

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- Five life support technicians with the 22nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron work split shifts to ensure the equipment entrusted to their team is in stellar condition for the pilots and their mission. More than 270 Airmen were here Aug. 8-25, supporting the 22nd EFS in Exercise Viper Lance 2006, an air-to-air
  • A-10s surge for offensive

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Six U.S. and Coalition troops peer out from a remote position on a ridge top in Afghanistan. At sunset on the third day of their vigil, a large force of Taliban extremists carrying heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades surround and pin down the team. By design, an Air Force joint tactical air controller is
  • Smart Card Logon begins July 31

    Beginning July 31, Sabers are required to have a personal identification number for their Common Access Card to log on to their government computers. For wing members, this means they will no longer need to type in a username and password to log on to military networks, rather, they will use a Smart Card Logon. The SCL is designed to combat network
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