Air control squadron returns from deployment

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Members of the 606th Air Control Squadron returned to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 15 following their deployment to Southwest Asia, where they provided air defense of the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 606th ACS is a self-sustaining squadron consisting of maintenance, supply and approximately 19 other specialties. The unit provides daily command and control to the 480th Fighter Squadron here in addition to the occasional control of E-3A Sentry AWACS from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, and visiting aircraft from around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe scope of operations.

To view stories, photo and video products on the 606th ACS' departure as well as their return home, visit,,  or visit the Spangdahlem Air Base blog at .

For more information, call the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at DSN 452-6012 or 06565-61-6012.