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  • The making of an A-10C pilot: "Graduation"

    It was a celebration here Aug. 20 as 1st Lt. Dan Griffin and his 11 classmates became the Air Force's newest A-10C Thunderbolt II attack pilots. Their afternoon graduation ceremony was held at the base theater in front of family, friends, their instructor pilots and teachers and base leaders. It culminated 27 weeks of some of the most intense
  • Trier toy museum offers fun for young and old

    Toys have always been the world in miniature. In the 18th and 19th centuries there were simple wooden and moving toys. At the turn of the century, after the technical revolution, cars came into the nursery and in the 50s there were tremendous innovations reflected in the toys of today. Dolls, too, have changed according to the fashion of the day. A
  • Munich’s Octoberfest: Germany’s biggest bash is just around the corner

    One of the biggest bashes in Germany is the Munich October Festival, or Oktoberfest. It runs for 16 days, ending on the first Sunday in October. The huge "Volksfest" is held on the Theresienwiese in Munich with a large number of visitors and an immense consumption of beer and white sausage.The reason for its creation was a wedding in 1810 in the
  • Essential tools for your kit

    Recurring survival evasion resistance and escape training conducted at Spangdahlem is necessary so high risk isolation personnel don't become rusty in the event they are in an adverse situation. The Department of Defense recognized the expanded need for SERE training across the board touching a variety of air force specialty codes including careers
  • The Bad Duerkheim Wurstmarkt, where strangers become friends

    The Bad Duerkheim Wurstmarkt wine festival, held on the famous Rheinland-Pfalz Weinstrasse, or wine road, is an annual festival that takes place during two weekends in September. The Bad Duerkheim Wurstmarkt is scheduled for Sept. 10-14 and Sept. 17-20 this year. Although the fair is called Wurstmarkt, which literally stands for sausage market, the
  • USAF lab tech teaches Afghans

    What do American pop culture and lab practices like drawing blood have in common?Just ask one technical sergeant who mish-mashed his people and technical skills to teach Afghanis essential medical procedures downrange.Tech. Sgt. Cole Mason, 52nd Medical Group laboratory NCOIC, was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as one of three
  • 2010 Diversity Day schedule of events

    The 52nd Fighter Wing will celebrate various cultures Aug. 26 with its second annual Diversity Day. This day-long event will highlight the many races, religions, ethnicities, cultures, languages and more that make both the 52nd FW and the Air Force a diverse and culturally-rich environment. All Sabers and their families are invited to participate
  • 52nd Mission Support Group: the foundation of the wing

    Boasting cops, firefighters, housing, warehouses, eateries, power lines, phone lines, dotted lines and more, the 52nd Mission Support Group may seem more like a small town than a robust collection of Air Force specialties and assets. That's why Col. Jodine Tooke, 52nd MSG commander, likened herself to a mayor of a small town, overseeing about 3,000
  • Bernkastel turns into party site for annual Middle Mosel wine festival

    Bernkastel, a famous holiday site, celebrates its traditional wine festival of the middle Mosel Sept. 2-6. More than 30 wine growing towns will participate in the fest, the largest of its kind along the Mosel.Visitors to Bernkastel, which is the center of the Mosel wine industry, can experience the delicious Riesling wines at one of the town's old
  • Past meets present at the Manderscheid historical castle festival

    The ruins of two splendid fortresses will form an impressive background for a historical castle celebration Aug. 28-29 at the health resort in Manderscheid, located in the heart of the Eifel. Americans are invited to join the celebrations of this festival which is unique in the area.At the Turnierweise jousting meadow at the foot of the Niederburg,