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  • 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

  • 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

  • Base legal warns drug use by base civilians punishable offense

    Despite rumors to the contrary, all civilian family members and base employees who use drugs are subject to administrative sanctions available to base authorities, even if such "soft" drugs are legal in the Netherlands. Civilians considering purchasing, using, selling or transporting drugs, such as

  • New fuels system eases aircraft refueling in high tempo areas

    Airmen here are refueling aircraft faster than ever before and with fewer people thanks to the next generation of fuels mobility support equipment. The new system is called Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment, or FORCE. This equipment is making life easier here for Airmen and saving the

  • Teachers help accident victim cling to life

    A quarter mile of debris; a demolished guardrail on the right side of the road and a shoe in the middle lane; the hood of a car on the left. This was the scene that two Spangdahlem Air Base members drove up on at approximately 6:45 a.m. May 6 on Autobahn A-1 near Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Karen

  • EOD tech awarded Bronze Star for blasting enemy plans

    Tech. Sgt. Michael Kiley loves beating insurgents at their own game -- they set the bombs with harmful intent and he renders them useless to protect lives. To his credit, the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight craftsman conducted more than 110 missions covering 68,000

  • Sabers come out on top with USAFE 2006 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe announces its winners for the 2006 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award.The 52nd Fighter Wing F-16 Mission Planning Team from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and the 86th Maintenance Squadron Propeller LEAN Initiative Team from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, beat out the

  • BHS students take top honors at National History Day competition

    Three Department of Defense Dependent's Schools - Europe students from Bitburg, Germany, and two from Naples, Italy, took top honors at the annual National History Day competition finals held at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., June 11-15. The event finals were broadcast live

  • Sabers welcome new wing CC, family

    Sabers welcomed a new wing commander June 23 at the 52nd Fighter Wing change of command ceremony in Hangar 1. Col. Darryl Roberson assumed command of the wing and said that he and his wife Cheryl and son Chad were excited and happy to be back in Spangdahlem. "I look forward to working with you and

  • Sabers open doors to German neighbors

    Spangdahlem Air Base hosted an Open House Saturday for the first time since 1998 and approximately 10,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to get a first hand look at the mission and its people. "It feels great that so many people attended but it feels even better knowing we did not have any