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  • Saber Nation lands in Iceland

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft arrives at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, July 25, 2019. Over 100 Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, are in Iceland in support of NATO alliance commitments. Other NATO allies have also conducted this mission in the past, including: France, Denmark, and Italy. (U.S. Air
  • Rapid Forge begins at Spangdahlem Air Base

    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, takes off at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 16, 2019, during Operation Rapid Forge. Rapid Forge aircraft are forward deploying to bases in the territory of NATO allies in order to enhance readiness and improve
  • Norwegian F-35 maintainers service American jets in historic first-time visit

    For the first time outside the U. S., Norwegian and American F-35 Lightning II maintainers worked together on their aircraft June 17, 2019. A team of five maintainers and four pilots from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Norway for the historic cross-servicing event, during which the maintenance teams received and turned two American F-35As after their arrival from Finland.
  • EC-130 Compass Call trains with F-16s during Aviation Rotation 19-2

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Roche, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the top of an EC-130H Compass Call during Aviation Rotation 19-2 at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, June 13, 2019. The Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system used to deny, degrade and disrupt the enemy's ability to communicate. (U.S. Air Force
  • F-35s fly with Finnish F-18s

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to join formation while en route to Turku, Finland, June 13, 2019. The F-35A flew alongside two Finnish F-18 Hornet aircraft as part of a Theater Security Package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante
  • 2019 Eifel Krabben IED Rodeo

    Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training June 3-13, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
  • Base readiness exercise ends

    The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted a week-long readiness exercise here April 14-19, testing the base population’s response to a variety of potential scenarios.
  • 52nd Fighter Wing tests F-16 electronic warfare capabilities

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted members of the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida for Combat Shield, March 25-29, 2019.Combat Shield is an annual program conducted to provide Air Force units an assessment of their aircrafts’ radar warning system, electronic countermeasure pod, missile
  • Spangdahlem AB master sergeant wins Spark Tank competition

    Master Sgt. Jonathan Maas assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, was named the 2019 Spark Tank winner during the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 28, in Orlando.
  • Theater security package deploys to Estonia

    AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — Twelve F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard landed at Amari Air Base, Estonia, Jan. 14, as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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