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  • Sabers who drive safely can avoid becoming a statistic

    Quarterly flight safety meetings are full of information from campfires to automobiles. Everywhere you look, someone is throwing the word "safe" in your face. Why? Those in the safety business are taught to ask "Why?" several times. For example, why is safety omnipresent in everything the Air Force does? There may be reasons behind the
  • Saber’s Newest Sitter Network

    If you're a parent, try to imagine a candlelit dinner in a beautiful restaurant with views of the Eifel and not a chicken nugget in sight or strolling through one of the many holiday markets knowing your kids are well taken care of in your own home. If you're a teenager, try to imagine being able to go out or buy something special without having to
  • Tobacco Awareness Month raises concerns for health, fitness

    The Health and Wellness Center is ramping up their efforts against tobacco use in November in recognition of Tobacco Awareness Month by setting up informational booths at the welcome center, post office and Brick House to raise awareness of tobacco cessation programs. HAWC representatives are visiting Bitburg and Spangdahlem Middle Schools and
  • Energy conservation reason behind light bulb change

    A European Union ban released in September calls for the replacement of less-efficient light bulbs with 100-watt compact fluorescent bulbs, abbreviated as CFL, in homes in the EU. Bulbs of other wattages must be replaced by Sept. 1, 2012. The new ban forbids producing and importing incandescent bulbs, but the sale of such bulbs is currently not
  • Many Thrift Savings Plan options available to Airmen

    The Thrift Savings Plan is a U.S. government-managed, 401k-type payroll-deduction program designed to provide tax-deferred retirement plan for servicemembers and federal civilian employees. Military members can contribute any whole percentage of basic pay, as long as the annual total of the tax-deferred investment doesn't exceed $16,500 for the
  • Healthy Halloween smiles

    As Halloween draws near, children's heads are most likely swirling with thoughts of ghostly ghouls, creepy costumes and gigantic treat bags. The potential risk for candy-coated cavities is the last thing on the minds of little pirates and princesses. Sugar is just one of the ingredients needed to start the harmful process of tooth decay. So, how
  • Energy campaign strives for reduction in consumption

    The U.S. uses more energy than any other country in the world, according to Energy Information Administration official energy statistics from the U.S. government, also amounting to more energy consumption that all European countries combined. To decrease the amount of energy expended, U.S. Air Forces in Europe kicked off a year-long campaign to
  • Sabers fall back for DST

    The end of daylight saving time is just around the corner, waiting to give Sabers an extra hour of snooze time - or so it feels like when daylight saving time ends in the fall. Oct. 25 marks the end of daylight saving time, as those in the region turn their clocks from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. Or, if people aren't keen on waking up at 3 a.m. to change the
  • Americans, Germans participate in 13th Special Children’s Day

    A sea of yellow and blue sprawled across the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center gym Oct. 8 when 100 German and American special needs children visited the base for Special Children's Day. More than 200 base volunteers donned bright yellow T-shirts to assist the children - sporting blue T-shirts - with participating in a Special Olympic-style sports