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  • Tomorrow's leaders get first-hand look at life after academy

    While most college students enjoy the summer out of school, cadets at the Air Force Academy use their break for a look into the future. Operation Air Force sends groups of cadets to Air Force bases around the world -- even some in the Middle East this year -- to give them a taste of what life will be like when they’re commissioned.For the past two
  • Aviano unit receives DOD-level award

    The Department of Defense recently announced the winners of the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards for 2005 and a U.S. Air Forces in Europe unit come out on top.The 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, was recognized as a DOD-level award winner in the small unit category.The Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards
  • Ramstein Group recognized for being 'lean'

    A Ramstein Air Base, Germany, organization was recently recognized as the 2005 Lean Recognition Award winner for the command.The 86th Maintenance Group was chosen as the USAFE-level award winner for innovative streamlining of processes and organizing work environments to improve productivity, cut costs and improve the quality of life in the work
  • Ramstein Airmen honored as General Lew Allen award nominees

    Two members of the 86th Airlift Wing were recently selected as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s nominees for the 2005 General Lew Allen, Jr. award.Maj. Matthew C. Gamblin, was nominated for the award in the officer category, and Senior Master Sgt. Reginald Glover was selected as the USAFE-level nominee in the senior NCO category. Both Airmen are
  • CRG 'builds bridge' for new mission at Spangdahlem

    About a dozen members of the 817th Contingency Response Group from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., arrived here July 28 to provide temporary airlift command and control capability for the incoming 726th Air Mobility Squadron in support of the Rhein-Main Transition Program.The 817th CRG, under the 621st Contingency Response Wing, acts as a bridge and
  • Ramstein AT team lauded as best in DOD

    Providing antiterrorism and force protection management for the largest support wing in the Air Force is a task within itself. But on top of that, the 435th Air Base Wing antiterrorism and force protection team is responsible for six bases, three wings, seven groups, 24 squadrons, 15 geographically separated units and 48,000 personnel, who all
  • 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