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  • The Tale of Two Vipers: 100th ARW supports 52nd FW ACE movement

    Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flew alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, during an Agile Combat Employment movement throughout the European theater, before

  • 480th FS demonstrates interoperability with German Tornados

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flies alongside two German Air Force PA-200 Tornado aircraft assigned to Tactical Air Wing 33, Büchel AB, Germany, May 12, 2023. The Tornado aircraft are temporarily stationed at

  • 52 FW Airmen maintain readiness, perform hot-pit refuel

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron participate in a hot-pit refueling at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 13, 2023. Hot-pit refuels save time by allowing the aircraft to be refueled without shutting down the engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Plyl

  • Spangdahlem Aircrew conduct Night flying

    Airman 1st Class John Esquivel, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2022. The combat readiness of an aircraft is established by dedicated crew chiefs, alongside other Airmen of different Air

  • Welcome Back: Record-Breaking F-16 Squadron Returns

    Hundreds of families reunited with Airmen assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during the squadron’s return to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 12, 2016. Approximately 300 of the Airmen, who serve in flight, maintenance or support roles for the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter