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  • Modern-day slavery: Spangdahlem recognizes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    Despite centuries of efforts to rid the world of slavery, it continues to exist today.According to the International Labor Organization, human trafficking and forced labor generates $150 billion in profits annually from the enslavement of approximately 21 million people.  That is more profit than is made by Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Verizon and
  • Defender delivers baby at gate

    Most installation entry controllers expect to come into work and perform their usual duties to defend the base from unwelcomed visitors. Occasionally, something interesting happens and they respond accordingly. Then, there’s the unexpected.For Senior Airman Cadairo Domino, 86th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, the unexpected came to him through
  • LaFlamme brothers: Identical twins, identical Air Force careers

    Growing up, they were known around their small town as “the twins.” Their mother dressed them in matching outfits as infants, and they participated in the same school activities. Although they gained their own identity as they got older, they now have the same job and wear the same uniform.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jacob and Zachary LaFlamme are
  • 480th Fighter Squadron commander surpasses 2,000 flying hours

    Lt Col Mike Richard, 480th Fighter Squadron commander, surpassed 2,000 flying hours on October 18th, 2018, in the airspace around Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • 480th Fighter Squadron commander surpasses 2,000 flying hours

    Lt Col Mike Richard, 480th Fighter Squadron commander, surpassed 2,000 flying hours on October 18th, 2018, in the airspace around Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • Wheels to reels

    A swarm of motorized bikes buzzed like bees as they traversed the terrain. Tires dug into the track, flinging mud behind them. A young boy determined to beat the clock was then confronted by a ten foot roller, a speed deterrent not meant to be jumped. As he climbed the mountainous dirt pile, a competitor collided with him mid-air, catapulting him
  • 521st AMOW is ready to fight anytime, anywhere

    When some people think of warfighting, they often think about the battle itself. But as the saying goes, “getting there is half the battle.”This is why leaders of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing take their mission of providing air mobility to combat zones very seriously.“We continue to play a critical role in moving munitions, troops, and
  • The core values apply even on the internet

    Since the late 1990s, people around the world have used social media networks to share their ideas and connect with friends. People from all walks of life, including the military, use social media to band together and form online communities. However, social media also became a place for people to vent out their frustrations and express strong
  • Maintaining post-Cold War treaty on Ramstein

    At any moment, any of 30 counties can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein. The 30 countries are Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signatories, which they created to control the number of combat capabilities such as combat aircraft in Europe. To prepare for such an inspection, Ramstein conducted a CFE inspection exercise Dec. 6.
  • Jack of all trades

    Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs NCO in-charge, isn’t a communications Airman by trade, he’s a water and fuels systems maintenance Airman pulled from the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron. He is self-taught in computer programming, satellite and ground command and control radio systems.
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