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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

‘That’s why I serve’; Saber Nation welcomes new command chief

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

The 52nd Fighter Wing welcomed U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Gates as the new command chief this month, taking the place of Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs who departed in May.

Gates arrived from Aviano Air Base, Italy, where he served as the 31st Mission Support Group superintendent. Though this is his first assignment as command chief, the prior security forces Airman has a long career of helping Airmen and developing future leaders, including an assignment with the 343rd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. There, he helped shape the next generation of Defenders, as he aims to do now for Saber Nation.
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Spangdahlem AB congratulates staff sergeant selects

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July 10, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Congratulations to the senior airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base who were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. The Air-Force wide selection rate this year for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant was 25.59 percent. Individual scores are now posted on the Air Force Portal.

As a reminder, selections are tentative until the data verification process is complete, which is no later than 10 days after the promotion release date.


AIRINGTON, AUSTIN
ALMAGUER, JOHNNY
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Super Saber Performer

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July 10, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Name: Airman 1st Class Kali S. Birk

Unit: 52nd Security Forces Squadron

Duty title: Security Forces Member

Hometown: Thayer, Illinois

Years in Service: Two years

Why joined: It was always something I said I would do. When the time came, my parents signed off, and I joined.

Family: My mother, step-father and three sisters
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Sabers celebrate Independence Day

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July 8, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Spangdahlem participates in first Mosel Firefighter Combat Challenge

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July 8, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Spangdahlem firefighters hosted and participated in the first Mosel Firefighter Combat Challenge in Ediger-Eller, Germany, July 5-6, 2014.

"A firefighter combat challenge is where all the firefighters from across Europe come together to have fun and compete against each other," said U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jason Theriault, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief. "We have firefighters here from Poland, Slovenia, Great Britain, Canada, France and three U.S. air bases in Europe."
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Don’t stand by

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July 3, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Every Airman is taught to bring a Wingman whenever going out. Wingmen should help each other make good decisions and keep each other safe, but what happens if a Wingman isn't paying attention, or feels uncomfortable stepping in when something is not right?

A recent DoD survey found that junior enlisted bystanders are the least likely to step in. Don't be afraid to step in and make a difference in someone's life. It is the right thing to do. 

All Airmen have a role in combating sexual assault. It is essential that every service member, from all levels of the military, knows that dignity and respect are core values we follow.
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701st MUNSS celebrates Belgian-American Friendship Day

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July 3, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Gray skies and cool sleet couldn't dissuade more than 200 U.S. Air Force and Belgian Armed Forces Air Component service members and families as they celebrated the 701st Munitions Support Squadron's Belgian-American Friendship day here June 27.

The tradition dates back more than six decades - a festivity commemorating less of a specific date and more about the two countries close ties stemming from the Allied liberation of the country in World War II.

"On behalf of the 701st MUNSS, we're proud to host this celebration in recognition of more than six decades of Belgian-American partnership here at Kleine Brogel Air Base," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Benton, 701st MUNSS commander. "We are honored to consider you not only as our brothers- and sisters-in-arms, but as our close friends and family."
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Super Saber Performer

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July 3, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Sylvia Smith

Unit: 52nd Aerospace Medical Squadron

Duty title: Public health craftsman

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Years in Service: 9 years

Why joined: I joined the Air Force to follow in my parents' footsteps and to serve my country.

Family: My husband Tech. Sgt. DeShawn Smith and our beautiful children Ashia and Seth.
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F-16s return from integrated NATO training

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July 3, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Radio technicians fix the frequency

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July 1, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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American Idol rocks Saber Nation

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


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Phase inspection ensures mission readiness

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


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Spangdahlem releases 2013 Consumer Confidence Report

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

The consumer confidence report summarizes all drinking water sampling performed by the 52nd Medical Group of the water system here during the past full calendar year and provides consumers with a snapshot of their everyday water quality. To view the entire report click here.

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Spangdahlem AB congratulates technical sergeant selects

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June 27, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Congratulations to the staff sergeants from Spangdahlem Air Base who were selected for promotion to technical sergeant. The Air-Force wide selection rate this year for promotion to the rank of technical sergeant was 17.43 percent. Individual scores are now posted on the Air Force Portal.

As a reminder, selections are tentative until the data verification process is complete, which is no later than 10 days after the promotion release date.

BIERMAN, CHRISTOPHER
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Youth program’s summer schedule heats up

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June 27, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

School is out, summer is in, Spangdahlem has plenty to offer for Saber children of all ages.

The 52nd Force Support Squadron youth programs provides great opportunities for children and teens during the summer time with camps, trips and other activities at cost.

The program serves two different sections: the teen center and the school age program.

The teen center offers great opportunities for teens 9-18 years old to get out with others their age and enjoy the summer.
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