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  • 423rd MDS recognized for AFRICOM joint support

    Leadership from the U.S. Africa Command Directorate for Intelligence at RAF Molesworth presented coins of excellence to five Airmen of the 423rd Medical Squadron at RAF Alconbury, England, June 11, 2020, as part of a new initiative called AFRICOM Aces. AFRICOM Aces recognizes mission partners who have gone above and beyond in the performance of their job.
  • RAF Alconbury firefighter saves his daughter’s life

    A U.K. national firefighter was recognized for his heroism at RAF Alconbury, England, June 16, 2020, for saving his daughter when she was choking on May 16.
  • 501 CSW Legal Office ensures legal readiness for deployers

    The 501st Combat Support Wing legal office gathered a group of 423rd Security Forces Squadron defenders into the courtroom to provide a will ceremony and the first group deployment brief of its kind in four years June 2, 2020, at RAF Alconbury, England.
  • RAF Croughton warehouse delivery workers adapt and overcome

    Four warehouse technicians from the 422nd Air Base Squadron at RAF Croughton have been delivering daily food shipments to RAF Fairford, driving more than eight thousand miles in three months.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3rd AF CC visits 501st CSW

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Wood, Third Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, Third Air Force command chief, visited 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen and facilities and recognized outstanding performers in the wing.
  • Joint readiness through unity

    The 423rd Air Base Group and U.S. Africa Command Directorate for Intelligence at RAF Molesworth worked together to facilitate Joint Immersion Day, Feb. 20, 2020, and build a bridge between service members at RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth.
  • Air Force medics bring Army Special Forces background to 501st

    A setup of two separate medical clinics under one wing – the 501st Combat Support Wing – is a unique aspect to an already unique mission. But even more unique are the two commanders who lead them and the similar backgrounds they share. Lt. Col. Elizabeth Hoettels, commander of the 423rd Medical Squadron, and Lt. Col. Robert Heil, commander of the 422nd Medical Squadron, are both prior Army soldiers, both came from a Special Forces background, and both are now serving squadron command tours at the 501 CSW. The chances seem quite unlikely.
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