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  • USAFE band energizes U.S., NATO troops downrange

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe newest musical ensemble “Direct Hit” made their first trip downrange 8-10 Feb. during a COMUSAFE trip to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan , Kandahar AB and Kabul , Afghanistan and Al-Udeid AB, Qatar .Band members included Tech. Sgt. Vincent Dublino, Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Lively,

  • AADD saves lives at Lakenheath

    In 2005, Airmen Against Drunk Driving is credited with helping to save 590 lives in the East Anglian community. Its success is credited to the volunteers.“If we didn’t have volunteers, we couldn’t run the program,” said Staff Sgt. Veronica Rowlett, 48th Medical Group and AADD vice

  • Combat Care keeps the family first

    The Combat Care program continues to take care of family members left behind when the military member deploys. The combined team efforts of the family support center, unit commanders, first sergeants and key spouses, shorten the distance for families during times of separation.“The program centers

  • Local national employee wins top-honor civil engineer award

    The phrase ‘Spangdahlem 2015’ sounds like a futuristic sci-fi movie, but to Udo Stuermer, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron engineering flight chief, it is the here and now.Mr. Stuermer’s work on the ‘here and now’ culminated in his recent win of the Harry P. Rietman award, an Air Force civil engineer

  • Two chiefs find acceptance, opportunity in Air Force

    He grew up in the south when segregation was the law of the land. He remembers seeing ‘Whites only’ signs and attending George Washington Carver School, an all black school, until 1969 when desegregation was enforced and he was bussed to the ‘white school,’ Neshoba Central High School, which was a

  • Local nationals keep Aviano flying

    Keeping an air base functioning takes a lot of hard work and commitment from its members. Working alongside their military counterparts, local national employees are often the behind-the-scenes support to Aviano’s mission.“We have about 600 local nationals here working across the military spectrum

  • USAFE vehicle maintenance team ventures to Africa

    A U.S. Air Forces in Europe mobile vehicle maintenance team from Ramstein departs for Mozambique's capital city Feb. 13 to familiarize local defense forces with the U.S. Air Force's fleet support processes.USAFE selected the three-member team, including one Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, NCO

  • 52nd SFS Airmen keep up ops tempo long after sundown

    Calm is likely a welcome relief for the wing’s twilight guardians -- the 52nd Security Forces Squadron members who work every other weekend and are well acquainted with 12-hour-plus graveyard shifts.The responsibility to protect people and aircraft, arguably the Air Force’s two greatest assets, can

  • President signs law against human trafficking

    On Jan. 10, The President of the United States signed into law the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. This is the latest effort in the U.S. Government’s “Zero Tolerance” policy toward human trafficking. Any employee of the Federal Government faces fines, mandatory