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00. AIR/USAFE/ Germany / Spangdahlem airbase ☢

Last modified: 12 Jun 2022
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Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: GErmany

Latitude: 49° 58' 0" N     Longitude: 6° 40' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

   
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Spangdahlem airbase http://www.spangdahlem.af.mil/ activated 52d Tactical Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem in 1971
In the next years the base hosted various units operating F-4D Phantom IIs, EB-66 Destroyers, F-4C Wild Weasels, A-10 Thinderbolts and F-16C/D Falcons. Later on the base also hosted 52d, 752d and 852d Munitions Support Sqns and 470th Air Base Sqn. The base had its own US army airdefence units in the past (1st Batn/1st ADA operating IHAWK and 5th Batn/44th ADA operating Chaparral/Vulcan).

Current:
- 52d Fighter Wing and subordinates with MIDAS TENCAP capability
-- 52 Munitions Maintenance Group commanding 4 dislocated USAF Munitions Support Squadrons (MUNSS) responsible for ownership, custody, accountability and release of nuc. standoff weapons supporting NATO forces in case of war. (701 MUNNS Belgium, 702 MUNSS Germany, 703 MUNSS Netherlands and 704 MUNSS Italy). As the USAF is modernising its stock it is to be expected that all existing bombs will be replaced by the latest version 12 by the end of 2022. ( Federation of American Scientists Strategic Security Blog, 28 February 2020).
-- 480 Fighter Sq operating multirole F-16D block 50

Maingate 4958'50"N 641'13"E http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Spangdahlem_Air_Base_main_gate_in_1998.JPEG
Northgate 4959'38"N 641'55"E http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a0/ff/51/a0ff51c2f8572561f6121984f73c4483.jpg

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