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The 52nd Fighter Wing — Spangdahlem Air Base’s host wing — maintains, deploys and employs F-16CJ and A/OA-10 aircraft and TPS-75 radar systems in support of NATO and the national defense directives. The wing supports the Supreme Allied Commander Europe with mission-ready personnel and systems providing expeditionary air power. The wing also supports contingencies and operations other than war.

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Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base) News

Enlisted evaluation, promotion changes

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July 31, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

In a letter to U.S. Air Force Airmen from Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

Fellow Airmen,

Two months ago we sent you a note to introduce the Airman Comprehensive Assessment. It was the first of many steps we'll take as we purposefully evolve our enlisted evaluation system to ensure job performance is the most important factor when we evaluate and identify Airmen for promotion. You may have heard us discuss the steps we're taking in public forums; we both understand you want--and deserve--greater details. This letter highlights where we are heading beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016.
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New Air Force Strategy Document: Strategic agility is our future

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July 31, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Editor's Note: for the updated Air Force Strategy document, released July 30, 2014, please go here: http://airman.dodlive.mil/files/2014/07/AF_30_Year_Strategy_2.pdf   ---- As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current times: the accelerating pace of change.
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Sabers participate in joint training

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July 30, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Super Saber Performer

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July 24, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Name: Staff Sgt Hector Cortes

Unit: 701st MUNSS

Duty title: Information Assurance Officer

Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.

Years in Service: 10 years

Why joined: Family tradition, money for college

Family: Married to Megan Cortes, a radio frequency transmissions technician also assigned to the 701st MUNSS. One 18-month-old-daughter, and another baby girl due in August.

Hobbies: Traveling, taking photos.
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Wanted: Airmen selfie videos

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July 23, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine



Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!

The 2014 American Airman Video Contest, which began July 1, is open to all Airmen -- uniformed, civilian, Guard and Reserve -- who want to share their story of being an Airman. The contest rules have been relaxed to allow participants to shoot up to a one-minute video, or selfie, talking about their story as an Airman or about the unique mission they do every day. The content of the video is limited only by the imagination.
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Saber Nation inducts newest senior NCOs

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July 22, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Civil Air Patrol develops youth into leaders

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July 18, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Many have counted down to the day they could join the armed forces and serve their country, but what about beginning service at the age of 12?

Through the Civil Air Patrol, teens ages 12-18 can grow and learn with a strong mission geared toward aerospace education, leadership in the cadet program and emergency services.

Spangdahlem has its own program and is looking for more young leaders to get involved.

"No matter what it is that you're interested in, Civil Air Patrol has something for you," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chad Morris, 52nd Mission Support Group deputy commander from AltaVista, Va., and senior member of CAP. "And at the same time, it doesn't matter what you want to do in life. Leadership, planning, organization and goal orientation are great skills to learn early on and that is what CAP is centered on."
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Super Saber Performer

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July 17, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Name: Airman 1st Class Tessa Boyea

Unit: 52nd Contracting Squadron

Duty title: Contract Specialist

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Years in Service: 2 years

Why joined: I wanted a challenge, and a sense of stability, security, and pride.

Family: Mother, father, two sisters, brother, and a doberman

Hobbies: Bodybuilding, ice hockey, crosswords, guitar, reading

Favorite aspect of job: The camaraderie and development within the unit and individually.
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Airman’s Attic receives influx of donations

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July 17, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

The number of items donated to the Airman's Attic here has nearly tripled due to the summer months' high rate of service members transitioning to and from Germany.

The Attic acts as a collection and distribution point that aims to help military families offset their living expenses by providing a central facility to shop for donated items at no cost.

"The more donations we receive means more items for the Airmen," said Caroline Pritchert, Airman's Attic coordinator. "We treat them like they're our family, since they're so far from home. We're as friendly as possible and really hope they can get the stuff they need to make their stay overseas enjoyable."
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New wing leadership holds first commander’s call

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July 17, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

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July 17, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII.

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, or DSET, which currently prompts users to provide a digital signature when an email contains an active hyperlink or attachment, is being reconfigured to scan emails and attachments for PII. DSET was first introduced to Microsoft Outlook in 2009 by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

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Parade showcases cultures at European Folklore Festival

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July 15, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

A parade took place July 13 that showcased nearly 30 cultures at the European Folklore Festival in Bitburg.

The annual European Folk Festival in Bitburg is a great way to experience European culture right here in the Eifel.

Bitburg invites base members to join in the activities each year. The Bitburg Folklore festival is also a great way for Americans to see and enjoy traditional, European outfits.

To view photographs of the event, click on Spangdahlem Air Base's Flickr link.
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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

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July 15, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization today.

The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years.

"I will work to ensure the world's best Air Force is the most capable at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Everyone knows our economy is still not where it should be; we have a responsibility to ensure that every dollar adds value to the taxpayers and our national defense."
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European folk festival this weekend

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July 11, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

This weekend, Bitburg will celebrate its European Folk Festival today through Monday with a variety of different events, featuring many folk dancing ensembles from Europe and other continents - all participants will be dressed in their traditional outfits, representing their own country and region - will entertain visitors from far and near with traditional folk dances and music. This festival typically attracts thousands of people, who flock into the famous beer city for four days straight.
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Spangdahlem welcomes new Saber Lead

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July 11, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Before hundreds of Sabers, local leaders and an F-16 Fighter Falcon fighter aircraft, U.S. Air Force Col. Peter Bilodeau took command of the 52nd Fighter Wing during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar 1 here July 11.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony in which Bilodeau, former commander of the 8th Operations Group at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, took charge of the wing led by the former commander, Col. David Julazadeh.
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