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  • Space A saves money for flexible travelers

    A typical roundtrip ticket from Germany to the United States can cost anywhere from $600 to $800. A typical roundtrip space-available flight to the United States can cost less than $30.What’s the catch? -- Only a little flexibility and patience.Space-A traveling is open to most Department of Defense ID cardholders, and the name means exactly what
  • Spangdahlem Airmen train with Romanians in first-ever exercise

    Approximately 160 Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base helped execute the first-ever Air Force fighter training mission in Constanta, Romania, July 18 - 31.The two-week combined exercise, named ROMEX ’05, brought U.S. Army and Air Force members together with Ministry of National Defense Romania personnel, and offered the opportunity to anchor ties and
  • Spangdahlem A-10 flies into history

    One of the 52nd Fighter Wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flew into history July 22, becoming the first A-10 in U.S. Forces in Europe and the sixth A-10 in the Air Force to achieve 10,000 flying hours.Col. Scott West, 52nd FW vice commander, had the honor of flying tail number 952 as it achieved 10,000 hours of flight time.“(One of) the reasons
  • USAFE University offers professional training success

    More than a year after its charter signing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe University continues to expand its course catalog, garnering an increasingly large student body.The university has been the nerve center for professional training courses and programs available within the command since April 2004.“USAFE University was established to focus and
  • USAFE youth 'camp' out, have fun in space

    Historically, summer camp is about how to tie a knot, build a fire or learn how to kayak down a river without a compass. But for some U.S. Air Forces in Europe youngsters from Ankara and Incirlik Air Bases, Turkey, learning about zero gravity, flight control and pounds of thrust for a solid rocket motor in a six-day space camp in Izmir, Turkey,
  • Airmen maintain airlift operations in Africa

    The early morning roar of eight propellers from two C-130s here is music to the ears of the aircraft maintenance Airmen watching over them.To members of the 86th Air Expeditionary Group maintenance team, it means the mission to deliver Rwandan Defense Forces peacekeepers to the Darfur region of the Sudan can continue.“The roar sounds like four fans
  • Teamwork moves Rwandan troops

    It takes a lot more than Hercules to move Rwandan Defense Force members to the Darfur region of the Sudan.The C-130 “Hercules” needs a team working together to make sure things go right.There were ten crew-members on each of the flights working together to ensure the approximately 13-hour round-trip mission into Sudan was successful."There are so
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  • New cargo mission increases operations on Incirlik flightline

    The first C-17 Globemaster III carrying cargo to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom arrived and departed here June 1.With the new cargo hub operating out of Incirlik, the people on the flightline are seeing a lot more action.“Before, it was kind of quiet,” said Chief Master Sgt. Daniel McLaughlin, 728th Air Mobility Squadron maintenance
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