Spangdahlem Air Base

Vipers join Raptors, Eagles at Kadena: F-16CM jets from Spangdahlem support the on-going phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D aircraft to the US

Vipers join Raptors, Eagles at Kadena: F-16CM jets from Spangdahlem support the on-going phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D aircraft to the US

While deployed to Japan, the highly maneuverable, multi-role F-16s will work in conjunction with Kadena-based assets and F-22A Raptors deployed… Read More

1 year ago

Spangdahlem F-16 jets are the first active-duty USAF Vipers to receive AN/APG-83 SABR AESA radars

The 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base is the first active-duty USAF F-16 fighter squadron to receive AN/APG-83 SABR… Read More

2 years ago

US ends Spangdahlem Air Base’s Mission, moves 52nd Fighter Wing F-16s to Aviano

As Europe's only SEAD fighter squadron, the 480th FS is assigned 28 F-16 Fighting Falcons to provide expeditionary combat capability… Read More

4 years ago

This F-16 is the First Viper in Europe, 2nd in USAF inventory to clock 10,000 flight hours

The aircraft also broke the USAF record for being the fastest F-16 to reach 10,000 flight hours. Aircraft 91-0343, a… Read More

4 years ago

Spangdahlem F-16 Crashes, Pilots Ejects Safely

The F-16 crashed at about 3 p.m. near Zemmer, western Germany, during a routine training sortie. On Oct. 8, 2019… Read More

5 years ago

F-16 from USAF Viper Demonstration Team does Emergency Landing at RIAT 2019 after Experiencing Issue with right Horizontal Stabilizer

Following the damage, Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz spoke to the tower and stated that he thought his arrestor hook had… Read More

5 years ago

OHIO ANG DEPLOYS 12 F-16s TO ESTONIA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE

The F-16 plans to fly approximately 60 missions per week Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) has deployed 12 F-16s along… Read More

6 years ago