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  • Controlling an air war; what it takes

    Fourteen enlisted Airmen and officers work 24/7 to control an air war by staring at computers with a plethora of shimmering dots passing over a map showing hundreds of thousands of square miles of airspace.  This is the job of the air battle managers and weapons directors, also known as 606th Air Control Squadron operators. These operators maintain
  • Engineers forge new Combat Fitness arena

    The new Combat Fitness facility inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center is scheduled to be complete Sept 30, 2014. The 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron maintains its ongoing renovation of the old racquetball courts to turn them into the new Combat Fitness facility.The construction began in May 2014 and as soon as construction is complete the 52nd
  • Greek, US training ends with strengthened bonds

    The two-week bilateral training between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces ended Aug. 23. As the U.S. service members departed for their home station at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, the pilots reflected on the outcome of this peacetime training event. "The Hellenic air force and the U.S. Air Force have their own way of doing business, and we are
  • School year starts with safety

    School begins Aug. 25 for most Department of Defense Dependent Schools - Europe. The first days of school are critical for the safety of children. "Just being aware of the influx of students that we have, especially that first day of school there will be more kids and more parents," said Chi Anne McGrew, 52nd Mission Support Group school liaison
  • Congratulations to Spangdahlem ALS class 14-F

    Congratulations to our newest Airman Leadership School graduates of class 14-F. Senior Airman Matthew Anderson, 52nd Equipment Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Corigan Bemis, 606th Air Control SquadronSenior Airman Brigham Brimhall, 606th Air Control SquadronSenior Airman Ashley Burroughs, 470th Air Base SquadronSenior Airman Christopher Conner,
  • Greece, US continue to enhance NATO airpower

    The bilateral training between the Greek and U.S. air forces continues this week with more large-force employments.Fighter pilots normally fly together in what is called a four-ship formation -- four pilots with assigned roles and duties who protect each other. During this week's LFE, multiple groups of four-ships, both Greek and US, must partner
  • US, Poland train for humanitarian missions to Iraq

    Partnering with U.S. Air Force Airmen deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, loadmasters from both nations began training together, Aug. 11, to sharpen the skills necessary for Polish airmen to conduct humanitarian missions to Iraq. "We want to be on the same page," said Polish Sierż (Sgt.) Hieronim Chabras, 33rd Transportation Air Base C-130E
  • Greece partners with US for bilateral training

    Nearly 20 U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed Souda Bay, Greece, for bilateral training with the Hellenic air force Aug. 11-23, 2014. The Hellenic air force is Greece's air force, and the flying training deployment includes large-force training events aimed