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German ambassador visits Spangdahlem, strengthens German-American partnership

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, center, sits in on a briefing with leadership at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Kreft visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to learn more about the Wing's emphasis on mission, Airmen, and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, center, sits in on a briefing with leadership at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Kreft visited the 52nd Fighter Wing to learn more about the Wing's emphasis on mission, Airmen, and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, climbs up to the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Kreft was able to view the aircraft as well as other components of the 52nd Maintenance Squadron during his base tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, climbs up to the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Kreft was able to view the aircraft as well as other components of the 52nd Maintenance Squadron during his base tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, far left, poses for a photo with 52nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Kreft observed the Airmen as they loaded weapons onto the aircraft during a training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, far left, poses for a photo with 52nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Kreft observed the Airmen as they loaded weapons onto the aircraft during a training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, left, and U.S. Air Force Col. Timothy Trimmel, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, center, view a model of Spangdahlem Air Base at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, January 13, 2020. Kreft toured the base and visited an aircraft hangar and a control tower to learn about how Airmen at Spangdahlem contribute to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, left, and U.S. Air Force Col. Timothy Trimmel, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, center, view a model of Spangdahlem Air Base at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, January 13, 2020. Kreft toured the base and visited an aircraft hangar and a control tower to learn about how Airmen at Spangdahlem contribute to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, center, speaks with U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, left, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Epperson informed Kreft of Spangdahlem's mission in the Eifel, and spoke about the importance of Airmen and their contributions to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German ambassador to Luxembourg, center, speaks with U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, left, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020. Epperson informed Kreft of Spangdahlem's mission in the Eifel, and spoke about the importance of Airmen and their contributions to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

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