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Catch your breath in Ireland

If you haven’t stopped in your tracks, had your breath catch in your chest or just said, “WOW!” lately, then you might be due for a trip to Ireland. After just returning from a four-day trip to the beautiful emerald … Continue reading

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Volleyball — bigger than just a game

Six NATO nations gathered for a little friendly competition March 25, 2014 for the Headquarters Allied Air Command Inter-Nation Sports Programme Volleyball Championships which took place in Amsterdam over the course of three days. Twenty-three Airmen stationed around the world … Continue reading

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Counting stars at the Luxembourg Rockhal

One of the things I really enjoy about living in Europe is how easy it is to grab dinner or a movie in a different country and still get home at a decent hour. This weekend I found a fun … Continue reading

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Fighter shakes off defeat

Intelligence analysts — desk jockeying, paper pushing nerds, right? Wrong. One Airman doesn’t let the fact that he works at a desk hold him back from staying active. Senior Airman Sean Whitaker, 52nd Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst from Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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Fostering the Elite

Professionals. The best of the best. The elite. These are all terms that come to mind when thinking about the 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard. But what exactly does the honor guard do? “The honor guard is a direct link … Continue reading

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Air Force takes a stand

Sexual assault … an inexcusable crime, a heart-breaking offense, and a terrible act of wrongdoing. Lately, the Department of Defense has had its fair share of sexual assault cases. But what exactly is the U.S. Air Force doing about it? … Continue reading

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SERE Challenge: ACCEPTED

On a beautiful Wednesday morning on Spangdahlem Air Base, Sabers from all different units came together for a nice stroll, only they were wearing 30-pound backpacks in their full uniforms rucking seven miles. After working up an appetite, what could … Continue reading

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Gridiron Reunion

The sound of excitement fills the aircraft hangar early on a bright Saturday morning. Anxious families have been awake for some time, preparing … waiting. Anticipation of the reunions soon to come overwhelm the crowd as an aircraft’s tires hit … Continue reading

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Stroller boot camp

Just had a baby and want to shed that baby weight? Or maybe you are pregnant and want to find a workout that’s just for you. Stroller Boot Camp is a strength and cardiovascular training program appropriate for pregnant women … Continue reading

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Bigler: Coffee with Mrs. Welsh

Remember Melissa Bigler, wife of deployed Staff Sgt. Tyler Bigler from the 606th Air Control Squadron? Here she is having coffee with Betty Welsh, wife of U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, and Athena Cody, wife of … Continue reading

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