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  • 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.
  • Tails from the hardstand: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares ‘Bloody Hundredth’ memories

    “It was right after Pearl Harbor happened that my best friend and I decided to join up with the U.S. Army Air Corps,” recalled retired Master Sgt. Dewey Christopher, a former 351st Bomb Squadron crew chief, 100th Bombardment Group and World War II veteran. “We went to Oklahoma City to sign up and by Dec. 17, 1941, I was in the service.” Christopher recently visited RAF Mildenhall as guest of honor at a ceremony renaming the Professional Development Center after him, and shared some of the stories from when he was stationed in England during World War II.
  • Third Air Force commander’s mission and vision

    Every leader throughout the course of history has had to live up to the task of gathering information coming at them from all sides, know the strengths and weaknesses of the people they surround themselves with and then take action. Critical decision making is the epitome of effective leadership, and determines whether the mission will succeed or fail.
  • 100th SFS: Defending our forces

    They have been known by many names: cops, police, security forces, guardians of the gate and defenders. Some may say the word “Defender” is the most appropriate. According to Merriam-Webster, a defender is one who drives away danger or protects from attack and for the men and women of the 100th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, this definition seems well suited.
  • 100th AMXS Airmen perform maintenance in Romania

    U.S. Airmen with the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron headed out to Bucharest, Romania to train alongside with Romanian air force F-16s March 11-15. This was the second time the 100th Air Refueling Wing supported and performed air refueling sorties with the F-16s in Romania.
  • Jets in the air, 100th AMXS put them there

    The health of the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at RAF Mildenhall is of the utmost importance as it is the only air refueling mission in the European and African theaters of military responsibility. Every day, these tankers take to the sky to provide fuel support to not only their U.S. Air Force brethren, but to ally and coalition forces in the hope of mission success.
  • USAFE Airmen conduct aeromedical evacuation training above Germany

    Members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Ramstein Air Base performed training aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 23, 2019. During the training, members practiced emergency medical scenarios, including patients suffering worsening health conditions, cardiac emergencies, aircraft decompression and emergency ditching of an aircraft.
  • Female FARP member – Fuels gas and breaks barriers

    Under complete darkness noises coming from every direction whirling around her, she focuses through the haze of her night vision goggles as she pulls more than 760 feet of heavy refueling hoses from one aircraft to another. Her face is full of sweat and her heart pounds, as a CV-22 Osprey hovers as it prepares to land before her.
  • Greatest sacrifice: B-24 Liberator pilot identified, repatriated after 73 years

    As his B-24 Liberator started a spiraling descent after encountering hostile anti-aircraft fire over Bulgaria, 1st Lt. John Crouchley knew what he had to do. Holding tightly onto the controls and desperately fighting with two badly damaged engines, he made sure his nine-strong crew escaped with their lives before the aircraft hit the ground. It was June 28, 1944, and the crew of “The Miss Yankee Rebel” were on their way home from a bombing mission in Romania. Those nine Airmen lived to see another day; their pilot perished along with his aircraft.
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