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  • Reservist Offers Options

    For Master Sgt. Billy Blair, it’s always a great day and yet another chance to offer guidance to separating Active Duty members. Blair is the newly assigned Air Force Reserve In-Service recruiter at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. He is available to answer your questions and review opportunities in the Air Force Reserve. His office is also able
  • The flightline never sleeps: AMXS Airmen operate at night

    The launch and recovery of aircraft, engine maintenance and servicing life-saving equipment are just samples of the many tasks needed to support the flying mission of the 52nd Fighter Wing. The Airmen of the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are experts in adaptability, able to operate in a vast range of environments and elements to support the
  • Spangdahlem Airman selected for US Air Force Honor Guard

    Training to be a ceremonial guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard occurs at Joint Base Anacostia-Boiling, D.C. It is a two-month long intense program that includes everything from physical training to standing at attention as students train on color guard, firing party, pallbearers, drill team, or the Pentagon detail, consisting of a
  • Watch me lift: Spangdahlem powerlifting champion

    There is a certain technique to deadlifting more than 300 pounds, and one Airman here has become very good at it.5 feet 1 inch tall weighing 125 pounds, Staff Sgt. Patricia West, 52nd Command Post senior emergency actions controller, showed her award winning technique when she competed and won first place female competitor in the 2017 and 2018
  • Modern-day slavery: Spangdahlem recognizes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    Despite centuries of efforts to rid the world of slavery, it continues to exist today.According to the International Labor Organization, human trafficking and forced labor generates $150 billion in profits annually from the enslavement of approximately 21 million people.  That is more profit than is made by Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Verizon and
  • George ‘Big Man’ Price celebrates 90 years of life

    He is known as “Big Man,” and the Powerhaus Fitness Center gymnasium here is named after him. George Price, 52nd Force Support Squadron special events coordinator, celebrated his 90th birthday January 4, 2019, here.“I feel very good. I’m glad I’m still around. A lot of people my age have already hit the dust, and I am going to hang around as long
  • LaFlamme brothers: Identical twins, identical Air Force careers

    Growing up, they were known around their small town as “the twins.” Their mother dressed them in matching outfits as infants, and they participated in the same school activities. Although they gained their own identity as they got older, they now have the same job and wear the same uniform.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jacob and Zachary LaFlamme are
  • Don't let the holidays turn you into "The Grinch"

    The holiday season can be an extremely busy, stressful time of the year. The season is packed with obligations, activities and expectations. In order to manage holiday stress, in a positive way, consider the following tips. Prioritize Think about what matters most to you during the holidays — family, travel, traditions, relaxation, etc. Focus you
  • 480th Fighter Squadron commander surpasses 2,000 flying hours

    Lt Col Mike Richard, 480th Fighter Squadron commander, surpassed 2,000 flying hours on October 18th, 2018, in the airspace around Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • Tactical aircraft maintainers ensure F-16 safety

    Out of all the crew chiefs here, very few are tactical aircraft maintainers tasked with the responsibility of inspecting F-16 Fighting Falcon intakes and exhausts.These inspections can only be performed by certified crew chiefs, ensuring aircraft are safe to fly.“It doesn’t just come — it’s a recommendation,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Martin