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  • 'That's why I serve'; Saber Nation welcomes new command chief

    The 52nd Fighter Wing welcomed U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Gates as the new command chief this month, taking the place of Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs who departed in May.Gates arrived from Aviano Air Base, Italy, where he served as the 31st Mission Support Group superintendent. Though this is his first assignment as command chief,
  • Spangdahlem AB congratulates staff sergeant selects

    Congratulations to the senior airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base who were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. The Air-Force wide selection rate this year for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant was 25.59 percent. Individual scores are now posted on the Air Force Portal.As a reminder, selections are tentative until the data verification
  • Super Saber Performer

    Name: Airman 1st Class Kali S. BirkUnit: 52nd Security Forces SquadronDuty title: Security Forces MemberHometown: Thayer, IllinoisYears in Service: Two yearsWhy joined: It was always something I said I would do. When the time came, my parents signed off, and I joined. Family: My mother, step-father and three sistersHobbies: Working out, visiting
  • Super Saber Performer

    Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Sylvia SmithUnit: 52nd Aerospace Medical SquadronDuty title: Public health craftsmanHometown: San Antonio, TexasYears in Service: 9 yearsWhy joined: I joined the Air Force to follow in my parents' footsteps and to serve my country.Family: My husband Tech. Sgt. DeShawn Smith and our beautiful children Ashia and Seth.Hobbies:
  • 701st MUNSS celebrates Belgian-American Friendship Day

    Gray skies and cool sleet couldn't dissuade more than 200 U.S. Air Force and Belgian Armed Forces Air Component service members and families as they celebrated the 701st Munitions Support Squadron's Belgian-American Friendship day here June 27. The tradition dates back more than six decades - a festivity commemorating less of a specific date and
  • Super Saber Performer

    Rank / Name: Senior Airman Chad Burt Unit: 703rd Munitions Support SquadronDuty title: Food and recreation journeymanHometown: Enumclaw, Wash.Years in Service: Three and a half yearsWhy joined: I wanted to serve my country and travel.Family: Parents - Ron and Lori; brothers - Travis, Brandon and my twin Justin. Hobbies: Soccer, gym, gaming,
  • Super Saber Performer

    Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Daniel J. FeliceUnit: 52nd Component Maintenance SquadronDuty title: Electronic warfare systems journeymanHometown: San DiegoYears in Service: 5 yearsWhy joined: I wanted the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself.Family: My coworkers.Hobbies: Snowboarding, riding my motorcycle, learning guitar, hiking and
  • Super Saber Performer

    Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Ulices G. Pereira-Velasco Unit: 52nd Dental SquadronDuty title: NCOIC, Dental LogisticsHometown: Ephrata, Wash.Years in Service: 10 yearsWhy joined: I joined the Air Force in a time when I needed guidance and structure in my life. I wanted to have a career that made a difference in other people's lives. I thought the Air
  • AFN commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day

    June 6, 2014 marks 70 years since the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, the largest air, land and sea operation in history, with more than 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and 150,000 service men.The American Forces Network (AFN) will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day with special programming on their television and radio services.
  • Super Saber Performer

    Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Sarah A. HalseyUnit: 52nd Force Support SquadronDuty title: Career development supervisorHometown: Fort Pierce, Fla.Years in Service: 5 yearsWhy joined: I joined to create a better life for myself and to travel the world.Family: I'm extremely close with my mother--she is my rock. I also have three older brothers and a
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