Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany is home of the 52nd Fighter Wing which deploys and maintains the Block 50 F-16C. But after 70 years, the U.S. Air Force’s use of Spangdalem as a fighter base may be drawing to a close.  The sole remaining fighter squadron is the 480th, a unit with a long history.  The base, with its close proximity to Eastern Europe and the Persian Gulf, should remain useful for a while longer.

If the 480th is pulled out, that leaves the Block 40 F-16’s at Aviano Airbase in Italy. Aviano is the home of the 510th Fighter Squadron and the 555th Triple Nickel.

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