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  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Spangdahlem, promotes interoperability, readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, hosted an event here Aug. 16, 2018, to highlight Iron Hand 2018, the F-22 Raptor Flying Training Deployment to Europe, attended by local community leaders and media. The general’s main emphasis was on the interoperability of 4th- and 5th-generation aircraft and the readiness posture of the U.S. Air Force in Europe. F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, part of the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, arrived at Spangdahlem Aug. 8, 2018, and will remain in the theater for several weeks for the FTD.
  • Chaplains in training visit Spangdahlem

    Seminary students go through a lengthy process prior to becoming ministers, and the training is even more in-depth to become military chaplains.U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieutenants Madison Hayes and Lennox Vu, Readiness and Integration Organization Detachment 5 Chaplain Candidate Program candidates, visited Spangdahlem Air Base this summer in preparation
  • U.S. Air Force F-22s arrive in Europe for Flying Training Deployment

    The U.S. Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, at Tyndall AFB, Fla., to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Flying Training Deployment.The F-22s arrived Aug. 8 and will remain in Europe
  • U.S. Airmen teach local children American culture

    A group of Airmen took American traditions off-base and into a local Bitburg school to help foster community partnerships between the 52nd Fighter Wing and local youth. Airmen from the 52nd Maintenance Squadron avionics backshop spent time with students from the Otto-Hahn Realschule plus Bitburg class 18F to teach them about growing up in the
  • UPDATE: Airman found deceased on local highway

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Vandervort, assigned to the 52nd Medical Operations Squadron, was found unresponsive on the A60 autobahn, near Spangdahlem AB, and declared dead at approximately 2:20 p.m. on July 31, 2018. Vandervort was a 29-year-old medical technician from Orange, California, who served in the Air Force since May 26, 2009. He
  • Spangdahlem Airman found deceased on local highway

     A Spangdahlem Air Base Airman was found unresponsive on the A60 autobahn, near Spangdahlem AB, and declared dead at approximately 2:20 p.m. today.The identity is being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification.  The cause of death is under investigation, and more details will be released as they become available.Direct queries to the
  • CMSAF Wright, wife visits Spangdahlem AB

    Airmen filled Hangar 1 to standing room only on the hottest day of the year for an all call with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 27, 2018. Wright addressed several topics he wanted to emphasize, including proposed changes to high year of tenure, adjustments to the Weighted Airman Promotion
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