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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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May 29, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Rank / Name: A1C Perry, Benjamin

Unit: 704 MUNSS

Duty title: Food Specialist

Hometown: Whittier, CA

Years in Service: Two Years

Why joined: To better my future and education as well as serve my country.

Family: Martha Ann Perry is my mother, Candace and Michelle Perry are my two older sisters and Joseph Perry V is my older brother.
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Sabers to participate in summer safety challenge

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May 29, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

The 2014 Critical Days of Summer Campaign runs May 23 through Sept. 2 with this year's theme, "Risk: Double checks, not second thoughts."

The Air Force's campaign aims to get the word out about safety during the summer, a period marked by an increase in reported incidents.

"Our goal is always zero mishaps," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Yerger, 52nd Fighter Wing Safety office ground safety manager. "We understand that is unrealistic, so we add in zero 'preventable' mishaps. If someone fails to yield and hits you, you have no control in that situation, but you do control the situation if you fail to yield while driving."
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‘Shoulder-to-shoulder,’ Israelis, U.S. forces complete Juniper Cobra 14

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May 28, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Israeli and U.S. service members concluded Juniper Cobra 14, a five-day bilateral computer-simulated defense exercise, May 22.

The exercise focused on interoperability between the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. European Command while enhancing Israel's qualitative military edge. While the defensive exercise scenario encompassed the overall situation in the Middle East, JC14 is not related to any specific current events.

Hundreds of both nations' soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen gathered at Hatzor Air Base May 22 for the closing ceremony and parade to mark the end of the seventh large-scale ballistic missile defense exercise between the U.S. and Israel since reaching a 2001 bilateral agreement to hold regular training.
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Airmen fueling the fight

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May 28, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Israelis, U.S. complete historic medical exercise

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May 28, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Spangdahlem Airmen strengthen partnerships at Berlin Air Show

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May 28, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Five Spangdahlem Airmen spoke with trade vendors and aviation enthusiasts May 20-25, 2014, at this year's Berlin Air and Trade Show, or ILA, to promote strengthened partnerships with NATO and to discuss aircraft capabilities with attendees here.

Two F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft were on display and the crew members were available throughout the day to speak with aircraft enthusiasts and spectators about the capabilities of the F-16. Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa bases and their aircraft also attended the event, which typically is host to more than 200,000 visitors.
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Spangdahlem Airmen honor the fallen through sweat

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


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‘Stronger together,’ Israelis, U.S. complete historic medical exercise

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

During a simulated life-or-death scenario, U.S. and Israeli medical teams completed a medical evacuation exercise May 20 throughout Israel.

The exercise -- held in conjunction with the missile defense-related Juniper Cobra 14 exercise -- simulated treating six patients and transporting them to an Israeli hospital and then airlifting them to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, depending on their condition.

"The Israelis have world-class health care, so we're not concerned about the quality of care-- that's indisputable," said U.S. Air Force Maj. Liana Vogel, U.S. Air Forces in Europe senior medical planner. "We're not here to test their ability to care for our service members; we're here to test our ability to work with them to see if we can keep track of our patients from the point of injury to the air evacuation to make sure that they are getting care in a timely manner."
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Luxembourg-American Cemetery and Memorial hosts Memorial Day event

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May 25, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

A Memorial Day ceremony took place May 24, 2014 at Luxembourg-American Cemetery and Memorial to honor the service members buried here who died while serving their country in World War II.

More than 5,000 men and women from the U.S. armed forces are buried here including U.S. Army Gen. George S. Patton.

"We gather to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform, and more importantly, we join to remember their service and sacrifice," said U.S. Air Force Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander. "Whether serving in time of war or peace, America's military forces have been sustained by one common driving belief and that belief is in freedom."
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Congratulations to our newest master sergeants

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

Congratulations to the following individuals who were selected for promotion to master sergeant:

Bakken Charles
, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Bohl David, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Boykin Brian 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron

Buehler Clinton, 52nd Communications Squadron

Buus Anthony, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron

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Sabers compete in Iron Airman competition

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

Sabers competed in an Iron Airman competition May 22, 2014, at the Combat Fitness Center.

The competition put on by the Wing Staff Agencies, challenged competitors with seven different events.

"We wanted to take fitness to the next level and make it competitive," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andre Thomas, 52nd Fighter Wing Chapel Corps chapel support. "We also added in a few football elements to add a little challenge to the competition and make it fun."

The participants competed in a pushup, situp, pullup, 400 meter run, punt, kick, and pass events.
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Super Saber Performer

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

Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Aymee Nicot -Bardguez

Unit:
52nd Comptroller Squadron

Duty title:
Deputy Disbursing Officer

Hometown:
N/A

Years in Service:
7 years

Why joined:
I wanted to do something that would make a difference, one that would help people but allow me to grow, to get an education, to become a better person than I was.
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Farewell message from Col. Julazadeh

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

Outgoing 52d Fighter Wing Commander, Col. David Julazadeh, says a final farewell to the Saber Nation.

 
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It’s not just a “female problem”

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May 21, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

It's true: all victims of sexual assault are not female. In fact, according to the DoD Annual Report on Sexual Assault, more than 12 percent of sexual assault victims are male. Underreporting of this crime poses a serious challenge to military readiness. Don't be blinded by stereotypes or stigmas; every Airmen is responsible for stepping in when something is not right, even in seemingly awkward situations. We all 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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Eat, drink, don’t be wary

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May 21, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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