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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

Super Saber Performer

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



Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Gregory Westmoreland

Unit: 52nd Fighter Wing

Duty title: Ground safety

Hometown:  Fayetteville, N.C.

Years in Service: 10 years

Why joined: Family tradition

Family: Wife, Renee; Children, Madison, Caleb, Jake and Hailey

Hobbies: Video games, sports, water activities
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Families workout at Fit Family Field Day

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


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Barons suffer first loss of football season against Cougars

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


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Aviation Detachment in Poland receives a new commander

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

A change of command took place for Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group at Lask Air Base, Poland, Sept. 18, 2014.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Spears relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jack Harman after serving two years as the commander for the detachment.

"You've dedicated a year of your lives to improve the mission to increase NATO interoperability, support regional security and build a lasting impression on such a key area of the world," Harman said. "I look forward to working with you and our professional colleagues to continue building partner capacity."
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Taking mentorship to the next level

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


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Spangdahlem holds POW/MIA Ceremony

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September 19, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Kansas Coyotes refuel Spangdahlem fighters

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September 19, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

At more than 28,000 feet above ground, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and its crew assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron in Topeka, Kansas, executed an aerial refueling mission with 52nd Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft Sept. 18 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Aerial refueling is the process of transferring fuel from one aircraft to another during flight to allow aircraft to be airborne longer, extending its range and mission capabilities.

"The F-16 usually has a mission time of about an hour to an hour and a half," said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Andrew J. Taylor, a 52nd FW F-16 pilot. "Being able to use the tankers and refuel in the air is awesome for us. It allows us to do longer missions. We can set up a scenario, go fight and then go get fuel in the air to go back and fight again."
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Mobility Squadrons ‘Round Up’ top performers

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

The 726th Air Mobility Squadron, an Air Mobility Command tenant unit, hosted the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Round Up on Spangdahlem Air Base, pitting several AMC squadrons in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa against one another in one location Sept. 15-16, 2014.

"The round up is an event that we usually do every two years, where we come together as maintenance and aerial port teams to run challenge events in our career field," said  U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wilbur George, 726th AMS aircraft services superintendent and native of Clarksville, Tennessee. "The round up is compiled of a challenge course to see which teams are the best."
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Exercise tests first responders’ readiness

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


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Super Saber Performer

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

Name: Staff Sgt. Iesha Edwards

Unit: 52nd Force Support Squadron

Duty title: Airman Leadership School warthog flight instructor

Hometown: Newport News, Virginia

Years in Service: 7 years

Why joined: I joined so my family and I could travel and get away from our hometown.

Family: I am married to my wonderful husband, Antoine. I have one son, Jaylin, and one daughter, Taylor.

Hobbies: Reading and spending time with family and friends.
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Ammo delivers combat airpower

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September 16, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Spangdahlem celebrates 67th Air Force Birthday

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September 16, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Theater offers free showing of ‘The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne’

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September 16, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

The documentary "The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne" is scheduled to be screened at the Brick House free of charge to service members and their families Sept. 23, 2014, starting at 7 p.m.

"'The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne' is the true story of Augusta Chiwy, a Belgian nurse whose volunteer service in a U.S. Army medical aid station during the Battle of the Bulge exemplifies the best of people in the worst of times," said Mike Edwards, the movie's director.
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New 3rd Air Force commander talks priorities, shares experiences

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September 16, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, outlined his priorities, challenges, leadership philosophy and personal experiences during an interview here Sept. 2.

Roberson indicated that he has three top priorities: motivational mission accomplishment, compassionate care of our Airmen and families, and the constant drive to improve and innovate.

"I use 'motivational and compassionate' because it's more than just mission accomplishment and it's more than just taking care of our Airmen," Roberson said. "I'm a believer that if you take care of the Airmen and the families, they will willingly take care of the mission. In regards to 'improve and innovate,' it's our Airmen out there who are figuring out better ways to do things on a day-to-day basis. That's so critical with the challenges we face today including sequestration, reduced funding and reduced manpower; our mission remains and we can't accomplish our mission w
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Info forum encourages partnership

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


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