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  • Combat survival training essential to mission

    There may be a time when 52nd Fighter Wing aircrew members' duty to "Seek, Attack and Destroy" take an unanticipated twist. A pilot and his crew may be forced to eject from an aircraft and parachute into a hostile environment due to aircraft failure or enemy missile attacks. This is why all 52nd FW pilots and crew are required to attend Combat
  • Propulsion flight picks up Bagram mission

    When F-16s can't take off downrange because of engine failures, it's up to about 90 Airmen here to fix them. Keeping F-16s aloft at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Balad Air Base, Iraq, and here has been the 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight's responsibility for almost a decade. Another downrange location added engines to the inventory
  • Pyrmont Castle – hidden in the valley

    People who have enjoyed the breathtaking Neuschwanstein, hilltop Cochem or newly-renovated Vianden castles and would like to see additional castles in the local Eifel area have the option of visiting Schloss Pyrmont. Located a mere 50 kilometers from Spangdahlem Air Base, this castle is an ideal excursion for soaking up history and enjoying a day
  • Visiting picturesque Mainz

    About 200,000 tourists from around the world visit Mainz, Germany, every year to enjoy the city's culture, history and scores of must-see attractions for first-time visitors. Countless exhibits, shops and restaurants dot the city's old town section, which also features religious structures, museums, theaters, halls and half-timbered houses. Of the
  • Top Saber Performer

    Staff Sgt. Trevis Walker, 701st Munitions Maintenance Squadron, is the 52nd Fighter Wing's Top Saber Performer for the week of Sept 25 - Oct. 1. Name: Trevis Walker Unit: 701st Munitions Support Squadron Duty title: NCO in charge of support Hometown: Chattanooga, Ten. Years in Service: Five years Why joined: I joined for school and to get out and
  • Tricare options make dental upkeep simple

    The field of dental health has come a long way in the last 100 years. Painful toothaches, bleeding gums, bad breath and difficulty eating were common at the turn of the century, and many people age 65 and older had already lost most or all their teeth. Today, things are very different and most people work hard to take care of their teeth. Many
  • Take a day trip to visit Maria Laach Abbey

    Fields, green woods, a deep blue lake and a monastery. Every year 2 million tourists, pilgrims, art-lovers and curious people from all around the world visit Maria Laach, a popular day-excursion site. Well-posted signs from the A-61 Autobahn, left of the Rhine River, point you in the right direction. From the huge parking lot there are direct views
  • Mental well-being is as important as physical well-being

    There is a lot in the news lately about suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury, mild-traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder that can affect military families. TBI and MTBI can occur when the head is struck or shaken violently in a fall or an explosion. PTSD can occur when someone experiences a life-threatening or horrific
  • Rome was built in a day during vacation Bible school

    Who said Rome wasn't built in a day? It wasn't the children who, in August, gathered at the Spangdahlem Chapel for Vacation Bible School, themed "Rome, Paul and the Underground Church." Rome was built in a day, at least a depiction of it as the chapel was transformed into different Roman scenes including Paul's' underground church, a Roman prison,
  • What is a massage, how can it help me?

    Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching,