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  • 100th Maintenance Group Wins Maintenance Effectiveness Award

    The 100th Maintenance Group won the Category 2 Maintenance Effectiveness Award for 2019, recognizing it as the top medium-aircraft maintenance unit in the Air Force. The Maintenance Effectiveness Award is presented annually to the unit who has most successfully managed resources to provide safe and serviceable equipment for sustained use in peacetime and wartime.
  • 100th MXS Airman innovates leak detection technology

    A 100th Maintenance Squadron Airman at RAF Mildenhall, England, has designed a device that decreases the time needed to detect leaks within aircraft fuel tanks. Staff Sgt. Patrick Leach, 100th MXS aircraft fuels systems craftsman, created the Pressurized Leak Detection Cup with the help of the aircraft structural maintenance flight.
  • 100th MXS Airman innovates leak detection technology

    A 100th Maintenance Squadron Airman at RAF Mildenhall, England, has designed a device that decreases the time needed to detect leaks within aircraft fuel tanks. Staff Sgt. Patrick Leach, 100th MXS aircraft fuels systems craftsman, created the Pressurized Leak Detection Cup with the help of the aircraft structural maintenance flight.
  • Aerospace ground equipment: no airpower without ground power

    As a global air refueling and combat support forward operating base, RAF Mildenhall projects airpower through unrivaled air refueling and provides combat support across Europe and Africa. However, to complete this mission, it takes hard work and dedication from the Airmen of the 100th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment shop, who live by the creed of “there’s no airpower without ground power.”
  • 39 MXS lifts Incirlik to new heights

    Members of the 39th Maintenance Squadron's transient alert crash and recovery section showcase the capabilities of their newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags. The section uses lifting bags to enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. As one of several recovery methods, lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and postured to support NATO’s southern region.
  • 86 MXS and 86 AMXS launch ‘black letter’ aircraft

    After going through a long checklist, on Aug. 29, 2019, the 86th Maintenance Squadron and 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pushed out an aircraft known as a “black letter aircraft.”
  • Different strokes: Airman combines love for drawing, Air Force

    With one paint brush secured in her right hand and another tucked behind her ear she effortlessly applies bright-yellow paint to her newest masterpiece. When presented with the chance to combine her love for drawing with her love for her job, one Airman jumped at the opportunity to create a mural for her squadron’s heritage room. The loud music blaring over the speakers in the background fits today’s mood, but it doesn’t matter because drawing is always her happy place. Though the environment has changed throughout the years, from doodling notebook sketches to drawing on canteens, they all symbolize one thing: an Airman’s love for creating new things.
  • The 728th AMS: Solutions, execution, evolution

    “It’s always been done this way.” This is a phrase that’s been said at almost every job around the world. It is a phrase that time and time again has halted the possibility of increased initiative, safety, time management and more. Members of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron are putting an end to that and crafting new ideas from some of their most creative members: junior Airmen and new NCOs. To encourage creativity and empower the squadron’s future leaders, leadership at the 728th AMS created a Solutions Group, which is comprised of members from across the squadron. The Solutions Group solves work-related issues they have either experienced or noticed and brainstorm ways to fix those problems.
  • Ramstein wraps up Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01

    Ramstein wrapped up Operation Varsity 19-01, a week-long exercise testing the response capability of multiple base agencies.
  • Ramstein hosts week-long exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Pravel, 86th Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules crew chief, wears mission-oriented protective posture gear during Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 28, 2019. During the exercise, participants stayed in a protective shelter until given the all clear. (U.S. Air Force photo
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