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  • Pathfinders install resilient telecommunication network at RAF Fairford

    The 501st Combat Support Wing Plans and Programs Office is working with contractors to install new communication lines throughout the grounds at RAF Fairford, England.
  • 501st mission partner innovates against COVID-19 spread

    With COVID-19 creating difficulties and instability in global supply chains, healthcare workers around the globe are challenged to keep up with increasing demands for personal protective equipment. James Anderson is a mission partner to the 501st Combat Support Wing, where he works as a geospatial intelligence analyst at RAF Molesworth’s U.S. Africa Command Directorate for Intelligence. In the face of this need, he has voluntarily created and donated over 1000 protective face shields for medical personnel in the local community to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Team Mildenhall cleaning team: a necessary preparation in COVID-19 fight

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Special Operations Wing and other mission partners at RAF Mildenhall, England, have contributed forces to assemble a group Airmen committed to the health of base personnel. The creation of the base “cleaning team” is one of many steps the installation has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Unit control centers battle COVID-19 by accounting for Airmen

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing unit control centers at RAF Mildenhall, England, play an important role in accounting for Airmen quarantined or isolated during the COVID-19 lockdown. Stood up at the discretion of the wing commander during a contingency, each UCC serves as an information focal point for a squadron.
  • 727th AMS Air Freight Office helps equip warfighters

    The 727th Air Mobility Squadron Air Freight Office at RAF Mildenhall, England, serves a pivotal role in delivering mission-critical assets to the warfighter through their loading and unloading of cargo. The cargo processed by the air freight office occupies one of three stages: arrival, departure, or temporary storage in their warehouse. The method by which each item comes in and goes out varies.
  • Pathfinder History: RAF Alconbury’s Medal of Honor recipient

    A U.S. Army Air Forces pilot stationed at RAF Alconbury, England, received the Medal of Honor in 1943 for his bravery during a flight over Germany during World War II.
  • 100th CES Emergency Management Airmen plan, train for readiness

    The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Office at RAF Mildenhall, England, contributes to mission readiness through their oversight of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training and their creation and maintenance of base plans. The largest component of the office’s efforts is directed at the biweekly CBRN defense skills class. Training approximately 90 people per week, Emergency Management Airmen teach the course and educate deploying and home station Airmen on the skills they need to effectively respond to a CBRN threat.
  • 100th CES “Dirt Boyz” foundational to mission success

    The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and construction equipment shop at RAF Mildenhall, England, performs a critical role in establishing perimeter security and runway access essential for the success of the Bloody Hundredth mission. Known as “Dirt Boyz,” pavements and construction equipment Airmen use a variety of tools to complete their construction projects, including handheld equipment like shovels, chainsaws, sledgehammers, levels and post hole diggers, while also relying on airfield sweeper vehicles and front-end loaders.
  • 48th Fighter Wing Airmen participates in survival training

    Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing use a map to determine their location during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training course at Stanford Training Area near Thetford, England, March 4, 2020. The course trained aircrew personnel on how to use various tools and equipment to aid rescue and recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • 48th Fighter Wing Airmen participates in survival training

    Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing use a map to determine their location during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training course at Stanford Training Area near Thetford, England, March 4, 2020. The course trained aircrew personnel on how to use various tools and equipment to aid rescue and recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
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