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  • 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.
  • USAF KC-135R Stratotankers provide air refueling capabilities for Exercise Cold Response 20

    The air refueling capabilities for Exercise Cold Response 20 are fully operational at Ørland Air Station, Norway, with the arrival of KC-135R Stratotankers assigned to the 168th Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, and the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.
  • 100th MXS: Aircraft structural maintenance maintains readiness

    The Airmen of the 100th Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft structural maintenance shop preserve and extend the life of components for all Team Mildenhall airframes. The aircraft structural maintenance shop, sometimes called sheet metal, also includes the corrosion control section, and performs multiple tasks that enable RAF Mildenhall aircraft to continue to execute the mission. Their ability to keep parts and aircraft serviceable relies on a variety of tasks such as painting, sanding, hammering, repairing and maintaining aircraft parts.
  • Protocol: perfection at all costs

    The hustle and bustle surrounding any ceremony or high-level visit on any Air Force installation around the world requires a lot of moving parts to be put in the right place for ultimate success. Whether it’s having people in the right place at the right time, ensuring subject matter experts are prepared to provide mission briefs to showcase RAF Mildenhall’s capabilities, or simply making sure all hospitality needs are met, the 100th Air Refueling Wing Protocol office steps up to the plate every time.
  • HAW delivers BOWST to RAF Mildenhall

    The Heavy Airlift Wing is part of the Strategic Airlift Capability, a multinational initiative that provides participating nations access to military airlift capabilities. A C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the HAW, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, delivered a Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer to RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST trains boom operators for real-world operations while saving money and flying hours. It also allows instructors to evaluate students in a variety of scenarios while receiving real-time information on the student's progress, in a safe environment.
  • 100th LRS Vehicle Maintenance drives the mission

    Staff Sgt. Garrison West, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generating vehicle equipment maintenance supervisor, checks the battery box of a semi-truck assigned to the 100th LRS, Jan. 6, 2019, at RAF Mildenhall, England. The vehicle maintenance shop keeps the daily maintenance up-to-date on all the vehicles assigned to the 100th LRS
  • 100th ARW supports German Typhoons

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing supported German Eurofighter Typhoons over Germany, Dec. 4, 2019. The Bloody Hundredth is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice.
  • Combat crew communication secures secrets

    Anytime, day or night, KC-135 Stratotankers and other transient aircraft that pass through RAF Mildenhall hold vital communication codes which allow the team to get the mission done. This critical information is organized, packaged and passed onto aircrews by Airmen from the 100th Operations Support Squadron combat crew communications team, and securing messages is the name of the game.
  • RAF F-35s train with US Air Force B-2 bombers for the first time

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England, flies above the English countryside near Dover with two RAF F-35 jets, August 30, 2019. This is the first time UK F-35 Lightening jets have conducted training with the U.S. B-2 stealth bomber. (Courtesy Photo)
  • 100th ARW supports Rapid Forge

    In coordination with U.S. European Command, the U.S. Air Force deployed F-35A Lightning IIs and F-15E Strike Eagles to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, as part of Operation Rapid Forge under the Department of Defense's Dynamic Force Employment Concept.