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  • Vice president visits RAF Mildenhall, greets Airmen

    Several Airmen here got a chance to shake the hand of the United States vice president July 2 during a stop at the base en route to an undisclosed location. Airman 1st Class Victoria Smith, 100th Security Forces Squadron, said when she arrived at RAF Mildenhall a month ago, she never imagined she'd be helping guard the vice president and shaking
  • New PTSD program answers need for comprehensive treatment

    Symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder include continual nightmares, avoidance behaviors, denial, grief, anger and fear. Some Soldiers, battling these and other symptoms, can be treated successfully as an outpatient while assuming their normal duties. For others, however, returning to work and becoming their old selves again
  • COMUSAFE speaks to NCOA students, addresses Air Force challenges

    Maintaining the status as the world's premiere Air Force has its challenges, but it's how Airmen perceive those challenges that makes the difference between success and failure, said U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander Gen. Roger A. Brady. "We are going through challenging times," said the commander, who addressed 143 Kisling NCO Academy students
  • 56th RQS assist in saving sailor over East Atlantic

    Two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters from the 56th Rescue Squadron finished a two-day mission Saturday, which led them 400 miles off of the west coast of Ireland to save a sailor on a cargo ship who was overcome with severe abdominal pain. The search and rescue team transloaded the patient, in stable condition, to medical personnel in Shannon, Ireland,
  • VIDEO: RAF Mildenhall air assets aid in rescue operation

    Five aircraft from the United States and England worked together to pluck a man complaining of abdominal pains from a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and transport him to a medical facility in Shannon, Ireland June 26. For video click HERE.
  • USAFE challenges base teams in HAZMAT response

    The best Full-Spectrum Threat Response Strike Teams in U.S. Air Forces Europe came here and were ranked through competition in the 2009 USAFE Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Challenge June 22-26. Six scenarios based on real-world hazardous material events challenged the responding teams from Aviano, Lakenheath, Ramstein, and
  • 2009 COMUSAFE 4TH of July safety message

    Fellow USAFE Airmen and Families, The Independence Day holiday weekend is special for us Americans. Summer is in full swing, and it's time to enjoy a few days off with family and friends. Unfortunately, long holiday weekends can end badly if we do not pay attention to safety. Please keep your safety and that of your family and friends in your
  • RAF Mildenhall air assets aid in rescue operation

    A KC-135 crew from the 100th Air Refueling Wing assisted in a rescue operation off the coast of Ireland June 26. A total of five aircraft from the United States and England worked together to pluck a man complaining of abdominal pains from a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and transport him to a medical facility in Shannon, Ireland. Two HH-60 Pave Hawk
  • Rescue effort at sea

    An international rescue effort is currently en route to a ship in the Atlantic approximately 700 miles off the west coast of Ireland. A crew member on board container ship "Pascha" has fallen seriously ill and needs urgent medical attention. The ship's distance from land makes it impossible for the traditional sea rescue operations to reach; and
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