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  • Diverse maintenance tasks ensure Bloody Hundredth’s support of global reach mission

    Maintainers within the 100th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication, Aerospace Ground Equipment and Maintenance flights ensure 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotankers can deliver aerial refueling around-the-clock. From repairing tow bars to inspecting aircraft components for cracks, Airmen complete a variety of maintenance tasks in support of the Air Force’s global reach mission.
  • 86 VRS, Army expedite repairs

    Through innovation and resourcefulness, the 86th VRS has saved time and money by establishing a new partnership with local Army supply to expedite military tactical (M-series) vehicle repairs at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • 100th AMXS Jet Shop ‘engine doctors’ keep KC-135s healthy

    The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop at RAF Mildenhall, England, maintains all KC-135 Stratotanker engines on base. The shop repairs F108 turbofan engines and conducts periodic inspections, ensuring the KC-135s are ready to deliver rapid global aerial refueling around-the-clock.
  • 100th MXS Fuel Systems shop keeps aircraft flying high

    The 100th Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems shop supports the Team Mildenhall mission through the repair of aircraft fuel systems. The shop provides maintenance to all permanently stationed aircraft on base, which includes the KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130J Commando II, CV-22B Osprey, and RC-135 Rivet Joint.
  • 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.”
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