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  • 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
  • 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
  • Halloween Events

    The following are scheduled Halloween events for Spangdahlem Air Base and Bitburg Annex: - Oct. 29: There will be a Children's Costume Party 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Club Eifel. The event is free for members' children. The cost is $6.95 for adult members, $3.95 for non-members' children and $7.95 for adult non-members. There will be games, food and
  • Stamp collecting hits the Eifel

    October is National Stamp Collecting Month. The United States Postal Service founded this program in 1981 as a way to introduce children 8-12 years old to the hobby of collecting stamps. The program is aimed at increasing awareness about the recreational benefits of stamp collecting for all ages and to appreciate the artistry that goes into
  • A&FRC provides relationship retreat for couples

    As Airmen, there is one focus - the mission. Yet, there are countless pieces that make up the mission. Airmen constantly hear: Deployments. Do more with less. Priorities. High operations tempo. Redeployment. Reintegration. After seeing servicemembers getting weighed down, the Airman & Family Readiness Center stepped forward to see how they could
  • Tops in Blue Announcement

    Tops In Blue, an all active-duty Air Force unit of amateur performers, will perform here Oct. 14 in the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center gymnasium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The event is free. This year's theme is "To Dream." Tops In Blue is an expeditionary entertainment unit that provides
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