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  • New PT standards: my quest to cut the gut

    Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin and Doug Heffernan all have something in common - they're all obese men who carry a lot of weight in their mid sections.They have what's called visceral fat. I do too. Visceral fat is what causes your stomach to feel hard like muscle, even though you're still fat. That means the fat is under the muscle, pushing your abs
  • Enjoy the summer festival season

    Summer is a busy season around Spangdahlem Air Base and the Eifel. Take some time to get familiar with the region and its customs by attending some of the following activities this summer.The wine town of Traben-Trarbach will host its annual Moselwein festival, offering wine sampling July 9-12.An open-air rock concert featuring a mix of punk rock
  • Annual Flying Hour Program

    Have you ever tried to plan out your life in complete detail day by day for a whole year? "I think on January 15, 2011, I will do my third oil change on my car since I will have driven 15,000 miles up to that point."Have you ever wondered why we fly so much or so little at times? Here is a little insight into how the 52nd Fighter Wing develops the
  • Binsfeld invites to annual German-American Friendship Run

    The community of Binsfeld values the friendship it has with its American neighbors. Many friendships have developed across decades between the base and the community. That's why members of the Binsfeld sports association developed the idea of hosting a sports event incorporating Germans and Americans, while showcasing a long-lasting friendship. The
  • Meet the guys of Five Finger Death Punch

    The heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch played a free show for about 500 military members, friends and family members here at the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center June 10, just days after playing at Rock-am-Ring, one of Germany's largest music festivals.I had just returned from a week of camping and concerts at that enormous festival, and to my
  • Out and about in June

    Participate in and register now for the seventh German-American Friendship run in Binsfeld June 27. A limited number of free T-Shirts will be given away for early registration. To register ,email lauf-binsfeld@web.de or call 06575-610. For more information go to www.sv-binsfeld.de . Also read an article about the run on this web site. The annual
  • Getting to know the vice commander

    Colonel S. Clinton Hinote is the vice commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. He is a 1992 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to his assignment to the 52nd FW, he served as the commander, 3rd Fighter Training Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.When were you notified of your assignment to Spangdahlem? What
  • Rheinland-Pfalz Tag full of state culture, entertainment

    It is not right at the doorstep of the base, but it is certainly worth the two-hour trip.Neustadt an der Weinstrasse is located at the heart of Palatinate wine region, close to the Alsace border of France and surrounded by small wine villages, castles, forests and a sea of vineyards. Because of its charming character and perfect location, it is
  • Top Saber Performer

    Name: Airman 1st Class Larissa P. LillardUnit: 52nd Security Forces SquadronDuty title: Police servicesHometown: Buffalo, Okla.Years in Service: Two yearsWhy joined: Education and travelFamily: Mother, father, three brothers and five sistersHobbies: Traveling and sportsFavorite aspect of job: My job provides me with a guarantee of participating in
  • World's longest wine street festival to celebrate 18th year

    The Mosel valley will become the El Dorado for cyclists and pedestrians for the 18th year in a row on May 30 when roads between Winningen, Cochem and Schweich belong to cyclists and walkers only. The 180-kilometer stretch will be closed to vehicle traffic 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., transforming this area into a recreational roadway.According to organizers,
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