Making Over Spang:

US Air Forces in Europe is continuing to revamp Spangdahlem AB, Germany, part of an effort that included absorbing some of the airlift activity from the former Rhein-Main. Scott Schonauer of Stars and Stripes reports that the portion of the old base’s makeover that includes housing, a new exchange, commissary, schools, fitness center, clinic, air traffic control tower, and more, will cost about $250 million. The base already has begun tearing down old housing. And, it opened a new transportation training center there earlier this year. Gen. Tom Hobbins, head of USAFE, says the command plans to consolidate isolated units at bigger facilities such as Spang.