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Minister of Rheinland-Pfalz visits Spangdahlem AB

From left to right, Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, Nico Steinbach, state parliamentarian, Ruth Marx, director of community development, U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, and Carsten Goeller, section leader for military forces, pose for a photo in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Lewentz and his team toured the base and expressed their appreciation for the friendship established between Rheinland-Pfalz and Spangdahlem AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

From left to right, Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, Nico Steinbach, state parliamentarian, Ruth Marx, director of community development, U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, and Carsten Goeller, section leader for military forces, pose for a photo in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Lewentz and his team toured the base and expressed their appreciation for the friendship established between Rheinland-Pfalz and Spangdahlem AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, gives a tour of an F-16 Fighting Falcon in a hangar at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Epperson led the tour and gave German parliamentarians insight on the base mission and partnership support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, gives a tour of an F-16 Fighting Falcon in a hangar at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Epperson led the tour and gave German parliamentarians insight on the base mission and partnership support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing Commander, receives a plaque from Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Lewentz gave the plaque to Epperson as appreciation of the friendship and partnership between the 52nd FW and Rheinland-Pfalz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing Commander, receives a plaque from Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Lewentz gave the plaque to Epperson as appreciation of the friendship and partnership between the 52nd FW and Rheinland-Pfalz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, presents photos of past 52nd FW commanders to Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, and Nico Steinbach, state parliamentarian, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Lewentz and his fellow parliamentarians were given a tour of the base and a mission brief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, presents photos of past 52nd FW commanders to Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, and Nico Steinbach, state parliamentarian, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. Lewentz and his fellow parliamentarians were given a tour of the base and a mission brief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, meets with members of the German Parliament at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. The Wing hosted Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, and presented a mission brief of Spangdahlem AB's goals and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, meets with members of the German Parliament at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020. The Wing hosted Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, and presented a mission brief of Spangdahlem AB's goals and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

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