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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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participates in Aviation Rotation 19-2

    Airmen assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed as one unit under the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland.
  • Atlantic Stripe: Molding, mentoring and developing today’s NCO

    Approximately 70 Airmen, Soldiers and NATO service members from across Europe came together at Ramstein Air Base, Germany for the annual Atlantic Stripe conference, a highly selective, four-day professional development seminar aimed at deliberately developing junior noncommissioned officers to become better Airmen and leaders.
  • 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.
  • Sabers participate in INIOHOS 19

    Airmen, aircraft and support equipment from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron began flight operations in Greece for INIOHOS 19 on April 1, 2019. They joined air forces from Greece, Italy, Israel and NATO AWACS taking part in the Hellenic air force-led multinational flying exercise.
  • 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 AT&T combined. All from 21 million people — about the population of the state of New York — in modern slavery. Human trafficking cases include sex trafficking of both adults and children, forced labor, and debt bondage, among others.
  • Third AF leadership visits Spangdahlem Air Base

    Maj. Gen. John Wood, Third Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Cruz Munoz, Third Air Force command chief, talks with base leaders at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 11, 2018. Third Air Force advocates for and provides direct support to their wings to enhance combat readiness in support of USAFE-AFAFRICA objectives. (U.S. Air
  • Spangdahlem wraps up successful two-week readiness exercise

    The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted a two-week exercise here March 5-15, testing the base population’s response to a variety of potential scenarios. The exercise was about readiness, assurance, and deterrence, said Lt. Col. Oliver Lause, 52nd FW Inspector General.
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