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  • Expeditionary battle management operators: Right info, right time

    During lightning-fast air combat, every decision makes an impact, and for 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron command and control battle management operators here, choosing the right aircraft for the right mission is just another day on the job."If our ground forces need air support, we send it," said Senior Airman Jamar, a 71st EACS weapons
  • Bernkastel celebrates its popular Middle Mosel wine festival this weekend

    Bernkastel, a famous holiday site, celebrates its traditional wine festival of the middle Mosel Aug. 30 - Sept. 2. More than 20 wine growing towns will participate in the fest, the largest of its kind along the Mosel. When visitors arrive in Bernkastel, the center of the Mosel wine industry, they can experience the delicious Riesling wines at one
  • Slam-Dunk Friendships in the Eifel

    Twelve talented youths from Spangdahlem Air Base ventured out into the German community to share their talents and gain a unique cultural experience: playing basketball with their German neighbors. The Bitburg Basketball Club and their young players welcomed the basketball skills, and the friendships, of the American players, who ranged from ages
  • Leukemia survivors earn their wings

    The U.S. Air Force is well known for taking care of its own.From base tours to special events, the community comes together in even the darkest times to support each other.One hardship that some families face is the fight against cancer. To make this fight easier, communities offer love, support and time.Members from Spangdahlem AB reached out to a
  • Green Knights encourage different way to ride

    A local chapter of an international motorcycle club at Spangdahlem AB encourages camaraderie and safety among its riders.The Eifel Riders Green Knights Chapter 27 has 32 active members who act in a mentorship capacity to bring together riders of all experiences.The overall intent of the organization is to offer new or inexperienced riders a breadth
  • Share your stories: Library accepts donations

    The summer months are commonly known military-wide as permanent change of station season. As movers prepare to leave, they may have stories to leave behind, and there is one base organization that is happy to collect every tale. "Instead of people bringing books to the (Airman's) attic, they should bring them to the library," said Ute
  • Spangdahlem, Ramstein Airmen compete in Szczecin firefighter combat challenge

    The Spangdahlem and Ramstein firefighter combat challenge teams participated in the annual Szczecin Firefighter Combat Challenge in Poland Aug. 9-10, 2013.The Szczecin Firefighter Combat Challenge is an event where firefighters from the international community come to compete in a simulated firefighter scenario-based obstacle course consisting of
  • Medieval times in Manderscheid

    The medieval castle festival of Manderscheid is just around the corner. From Aug. 24-25, the middle ages will be featured at Oberburg and Niederburg, the Eifel's most beautiful castle ruins. The castles and the nearby meadow field will turn into stage areas for jousting tournaments with lances, swords and bows. Furthermore, minnesingers and
  • Beating the heat in the Eifel

    With temperatures climbing in the Eifel Region, people are looking for places to cool off near the base, like a swimming pool or a fresh-water lake near the base. With over 20 public pools, numerous lakes and natural outdoor swimming pools, the Eifel is a real bathing paradise. Below find only a few "cooling-off" options, that are available to
  • Saber Nation Welcomes New Group Commanders

    Below is a listing of group-level changes of command held from May through fall 2013 for units in the 52nd Fighter Wing:52nd Operations Group - U.S. Air Force Col. Robert P. Winkler assumed command from U.S. Air Force Col. David Lyons June 28, 2013.52nd Mission Support Group - U.S. Air Force Col. Nathan A. Rump assumed command from U.S. Air Force