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  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day: SNCO couple reflects on experiences during COVID-19

    Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on May 8 to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices spouses make for their loved ones in the Armed Forces. Military spouses are the “glue” that holds families together when their family member must report for duty at a moment’s notice.
  • 52d OSS ensures pilot safety, positive outcome after F-16 crash

    “The first moment I knew that everybody had my back was when I pulled the ejection handle,” said Capt. Stuart Wilson, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, whose aircraft lost partial power during routine training in the fall of 2019.Wilson went home that day to his wife and children because U.S Air Force Airmen from one particular squadron here are
  • A Day in the Life: 52nd Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering

    On the third floor of building 175 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, 17 members of the 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering flight work to ensure the long-term safety and health of members of the 52nd Fighter Wing.
  • 52d FW innovation team betters workflow, quality of life

    People have strived to make life just a little bit better since the beginning of mankind. These days, inconveniences are much smaller. For instance, a broken phone screen could jokingly be called a “first-world problem.”However, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Connelly, 52nd Maintenance Squadron precision-guided munitions production supervisor,
  • 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
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day: Son remembers father lost for 30 years

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Low clouds filled the winter, night sky in North Vietnam. A bombardier navigator and his pilot partner steered their A-6 Intruder aircraft through the hills and valleys of the region’s Hanoi province. At the time, the A-6 was a state-of-the-art, attack aircraft – designed to navigate all kinds of weather. The two U.S. Navy officers weaved their way through the haze acting as a decoy aircraft – distracting enemy, surface-to-air, missile targeting systems and enabling other U.S. military aircraft to successfully carry out air strikes in the area.
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