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  • Sabers units get the point: 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

    The 52nd Fighter Wing has more than 30 units on and off base, working day-in and day-out to fulfill the mission of defending American and allied interests and building partner capacities. Throughout the year, 52nd FW Public Affairs will highlight each of the wing's units as together they serve a critical role in fulfilling this mission. Long,
  • The art of baking: Learn more about delicious German breads, pastries

    Strolling through the streets of a city or local village in your host country, you will find that there are many family-owned and operated bakeries. The technical skills, the love and the passion for this unique craft have been passed on for many generations.Germans are very proud of their baking culture.A variety of different breads, rolls,
  • Lighting the Way

    The 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Airfield Lighting team consists of three people who inspect the lights on the airfield every morning. They directly impact the mission at Spangdahlem Air Base by ensuring that all 3,000 lights on the airfield are functioning properly.
  • Suddenly... you're in a car wreck

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first of a three-part series on driving safety concerning what to do if you're in a wreck, what to do if you see a wreck and what security forces patrolmen do to respond to a wreck. It's a typical winter morning in Rheinland-Pfalz, and you're driving through snowfall on your way to work at Spangdahlem.You pass by
  • With deployers gone, 606th base mission continues

    The deployed members of the 606th Air Control Squadron returned to their home station Jan. 15 after several months in southwest Asia. But while the deployed conducted their mission in far off countries, the people still at Spangdahlem remained to fulfill their squadron's promise to be "the inspector of the skies." While in minimum manning stage,
  • Saber units get the point: 52nd Maintenance Group

    The 52nd Fighter Wing has more than 30 units on and off base, working day-in and day-out to fulfill the mission of defending American and allied interests and building partner capacities. Throughout the year, 52nd FW Public Affairs will highlight each of the wing's units as together they serve a critical role in fulfilling this mission. The
  • What's your role? Air control!

    Members of the 606th Air Control Squadron deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom July 2013. When they departed, Airman 1st Class Alex Lollar, a radio frequencies transmissions systems technician from Pensacola, Fla., stayed behind to hold down the fort.Lollar, who was promoted to senior airman in September, continued to
  • Deployment manager processes people not 'paperwork'

    As 606th Air Control Squadron Airmen returned home from Southwest Asia Jan. 15, Spangdahlem's Air Terminal served as the epicenter of emotion for many Saber families. The gathering, complete with Airmen wrapping their military fatigue-clothed arms around their spouses, children and friends, brought closure to a chapter in their lives until now
  • Mission Exposed

    Detachment 17 offers more than 70 courses to Airmen throughout the 52nd Fighter Wing. These courses include the miniature and micro-miniature module test and repair, weapons flightline course, and principles of instruction. At the detachment, 12 instructors from nine different careers teach Airmen on these various subjects teaching their respective
  • AFA starts anew at Spangdahlem

    The Air Force Association is active at many Air Force bases around the world, but for the last 10 years the Spangdahlem chapter has been dormant. Spangdahlem leadership was recently notified that if a new council wasn't set up, the chapter would be permanently terminated. Just weeks later, Spangdahlem AFA Chapter #534 crossed the first major hurdle
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