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  • Sabers honor MLK through reading drive

    In advance of the federal holiday, Spangdahlem's Airmen Against Drunk Driving council and the base's child development centers hosted the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Reading is a Civil Right" reading drive Jan. 12-16.The project involved more than 50 Airmen reading nearly 200 books to more than 100 children between the ages of 1 and 5
  • Airmen lock'n'load at competition

    The 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hosted the annual weapons load competition Jan. 9, 2015 at Hangar 1 here. The competition consisted of four quarterly winners for 2014 battling head-to-head for the title of Weapons Load Crew of the Year."It's a skillful way to enjoy our career field," said U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Craig Brandenburg,
  • DoD announces changes to affect Spangdahlem

    The office of the Secretary of Defense announced Jan. 8 the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation review, which will realign several missions in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.Under the EIC, the Department of Defense will make changes to the mission at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, including the relocation of the
  • U.S. Air Combat Exercise Iron Hand 15-2 enhances interoperability

    Pilots from all U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa's fighter airframes came together at Spangdahlem in December to participate in a five-day training exercise called Iron Hand 15-2."Iron Hand 15-2 is unique because it is a U.S.-only air combat exercise with the intent of enhancing interoperability," said Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd
  • Congressional delegation visits Spangdahlem

    Five U.S. congressmen toured the 52nd Fighter Wing during an immersion visit Dec. 17, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base and Buechel Air Base, Germany.  As part of their trip to Europe, the congressional delegation visited the 52nd FW to learn about the wing's mission and talk with its Airmen."We always want our troops to know that they're close to our
  • Luxembourg, US leaders commemorate Battle of the Bulge

    Nearly 200 Luxembourgers and Americans observed the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during a commemorative ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2014.Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg; Xavier Bettel, prime minister of Luxembourg; Robert Mandell, U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg; U.S. Air Force Gen.
  • Biomedical Sciences Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary

    The Air Force recognizes the achievements of the men and women who compose the Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) by designating Jan. 26-30, 2015, as BSC Appreciation Week.This year is noteworthy as it marks the 50th anniversary of the BSC.The BSC's roots date back to 1917, when the Sanitary Corps was established to combat infectious diseases. The
  • 3rd Air Force commander visits Spangdahlem

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, completed his immersion tour of the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 10, 2014.Roberson, a previous wing commander at Spangdahlem from 2006-2008, toured the new facilities that were not here during his command. He also met with
  • Congratulations to 2014 USAFE/Air Force award winners

    Congratulations to the following 2014 award winners:A1 Annual AwardsForce Support Field Grade Officer of the Year--------Maj. Michael D. McGrath, 52nd Force Support SquadronSpecialist of the Year--------Krista J. Mann, 52nd Force Support SquadronFlight Chief of the Year--------Ms. Angela Mirich-Holder, 52nd Force Support SquadronA1 Special
  • Spangdahlem hosts state environmental official

    Base members hosted a local government environmental representative Nov. 20, 2014, to highlight programs and technology Spangdahlem has in place to ensure no hazardous chemicals are introduced into the environment.Dr. Ulrich Kleemann, President of SGD-Nord, the environmental protection organization for the Rhineland-Pfalz region, toured the base
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