Feature Search

  • ALS: Setting up supervisors for success

    When it comes to leaders, Airmen fit the description with the values ingrained into them through words from the Airman’s creed: “Wingman; Leader; Warrior.” When it comes to leading first-term Airmen at Spangdahlem Air Base, that task primarily belongs to Pitsenbarger Airman Leadership School graduates.ALS focuses on developing junior enlisted
  • 52 FW command chief: ‘Taking care of Airmen is my J-O-B’

    The two most memorable moments of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Edwin Ludwigsen’s, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief, military career oddly involved him exiting his father’s car. The first occurred when he parted ways with his father before boarding a bus in Spring Lake, North Carolina, headed to U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland
  • Romanian soldier, U.S. continue NATO’s mission of peace

    The 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted their first coalition forces partner student into their European Transportation Training Center’s aircraft deicer qualification training course on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from May 30 to June 10, 2016. Romanian Land Forces Warrant Officer, Bogden Cosma, Heavy Airlift Wing vehicle maintenance
  • Air Control: A team effort

    In a building covered with countless antennae and surrounded by barbed wire, a group of Airmen work around the clock to provide radar surveillance, allowing for coordination of aircraft movements and airspace availability. The 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Southwest Asia, also known as Kingpin, is composed of U.S. and coalition
  • ANG Airmen dish out healthy meals, resourcefulness during TSP

    “Lunch is ready!” shouted Staff Sgt. Justin Bonner, a munitions Airman assigned to the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.   Bonner and several fellow Airmen, currently deployed as part of the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, volunteer their
  • Rockets blaze new hope for young cadets

    Seventeen young boys and girls watch as their rockets soar into the sky, its screams still echoing across the plains.Seventeen young cadets watch as the rocket explodes - tiny orange embers highlighting the peak of the rockets' venture.Seventeen young potential leaders run to the fields, hearts filled with excitement and mouths shouting
  • 'You either win or you learn': a tale of resilience

    She traded tax forms in a sterile office for strikes and grapples in an auditorium surrounded by peers cheering her on.On Feb. 20, 2016, Mariah Johnson, a 52nd Force Support Squadron value-added tax officer, realized that she took the first step to making the sport her own. She entered her first Jiu-Jitsu competition.Johnson gripped her opponent's
  • 52nd LRS Airmen fuel forward ready now

    F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron don't have the luxury of pulling into the gas station to fill up. It takes a dedicated team to provide thousands of gallons of fuel to the F-16s and other essential equipment across base. The 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight is responsible for the different
  • KC-135 Stratotanker fuels 480th EFS in Greece

    The first time the U.S. Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the U.S. Air Force today, has made quite a few innovations since then.A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron, 927th Operations Group, MacDill Air Force Base,
  • Munitions Airmen lock'n'load FTD success

    What do you call an airplane that has no munitions? An airplane!Jokes aside, the 52nd Fighter Wing doesn't just fly airplanes; the 52nd FW flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft.That same airframe, assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, and the Airmen entrusted with flying, maintaining and supporting them are all currently