From loading weapons on aircraft to inspecting or fixing parts, Airmen work long hours on the flight line to keep planes in the wild blue yonder.
In addition to this, a select group of Airmen do something more to help the local community and base.
Aircraft armament systems Airmen across the Air Force select one quarter of the year to volunteer in their local communities to give back as an entire career field.
Roughly 40 2W1 Airmen from Spangdahlem chose to support the to Bitburg Middle/High School during their annual homecoming parade and pep rally.
“Ensuring the students’ safety during the evening’s chants, parade and bonfire remained their top priority,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ernest Hatley, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron NCO-in-charge weapons maintenance and event lead.
The Airmen not only helped for the school event; they also raised money for a local German orphanage.
Though homecoming came to an end, Spangdahlem’s 2W1 Airmen will continue to give back to the base and local communities.