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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Leach, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system journeyman and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discuss the confined space trainer, a new innovation developed by the squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 12, 2018. Secretary Wilson visited RAF Mildenhall to engage with Airmen from the 100th ARW and discuss innovations and strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee) Secretary Wilson returns to RAF Mildenhall, discusses innovation, strategy
When then second lieutenant Heather Wilson joined the Air Force in 1985, her very first assignment was to the 3rd Air Force at RAF Mildenhall. Now, as the Secretary of the Air Force, Wilson returned to RAF Mildenhall July 12 to learn about the new innovations the Airmen here have since created and to speak about the National Defense Strategy. “It’s been 30 years since I’ve been at RAF Mildenhall, and seeing how much it has changed, I can see that driving innovation is still one our top priorities,” Wilson said.
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Eric Rosenstock, Alpha Warrior pro athlete and coach, briefs Team Mildenhall Alpha Warrior competitors on how to use the Alpha Warrior battle rig at the Northside Fitness Center on RAF Mildenhall, England, July 13, 2018. The battle rig can be used to test individual physical fitness and for unit physical training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Groening) Are you Alpha enough for the ‘battle station’?
Team Mildenhall Airmen have the opportunity to test their physical fitness skills with a new Alpha Warrior obstacle course, the ‘battle station,’ at the Northside Fitness Center. The Alpha Warrior program is an initiative established by the Air Force Services Activity. The program is designed to enhance Airmen’s physical fitness.
0 7/17
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Heffernan, 100th Maintenance Squadron flight aerospace propulsion journeyman, poses for a photo in the composite tool kit section at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 6, 2018. Using Continuous Process Improvement methods, Heffernan and his team created a simple process to order tools and equipment for his flight, reducing order time from 90 days to one day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelly O’Connor) Mildenhall maintenance innovation slashes order time by 98 percent
Imagine shopping online for an item that must arrive quickly and realizing the order process will take 90 days. Ninety long days to place the order in the cart, hit ‘pay,’ and wait for the package to arrive. Senior Airman Joshua Heffernan, 100th Maintenance Squadron flight aerospace propulsion journeyman, experienced this same problem while working in the composite tool kit (CTK) section in 2017. When customers tried to order tools and equipment, the process took an average of three months. Heffernan saw the frustration and wanted to swap out the old process with a new, step-by-step one.
0 7/11
2018
Former Staff Sgt. Lewis Herron, top left, 350th Bomb Squadron tail gunner, poses with the rest of his crew from the “Heaven Sent” B-17 Flying Fortress, standing from left to right, Tech. Sgt. Glenn Smiley, 2nd Lt. Gerald Klecker and Tech. Sgt. William Jarrell; kneeling left to right, Tech. Sgt. Michael Garemko, 1st Lt. Tom Anderson, Staff Sgt. Angelo Cioffi and 1st Lt. Fred Schmidt, during their time stationed at Thorpe Abbots, England, during World War II. The 100th BG became nicknamed “The Bloody Hundredth” after suffering significant losses. (Courtesy photo provided by the 100th Bomb Group Foundation/Released) Commentary – Drawing courage from the legacy of the Bloody Hundredth
We pride ourselves on being the most lethal Air Force in the world, but that means our job is inherently dangerous. Just like the Airmen who flew, fought and won before us, we have to accept the nature of our business, and do whatever it takes to establish air dominance and ensure international peace.
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Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Duncan Arnold, RAF Liaison Officer,  presents the Royal Air Force baton relay team a plaque for completing their part in the RAF 100 Baton Relay, during their visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, June 29, 2018. The RAF is celebrating 100 years and are visiting 100 bases around the U.K. in 100 days in celebration of 100 years of the RAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Groening) Passing the baton: Celebrating 100 years of the RAF
The RAF is celebrating 100 years and are visiting 100 bases around the U.K. in 100 days in celebration of 100 years of the RAF. U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Amrhein, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Smith, 352nd Special Operations Wing commander, thank the Royal Air Force baton relay team for visiting the base and congratulated them on completing their part in the relay at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 29, 2018.
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U.S. Air Force commanders from RAF Mildenhall and their honorary commanders pose for a photo in front of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during Honorary Commanders Day at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 26, 2018. The Honorary Commanders’ program brings together dignitaries and leaders from the local community in an effort to foster community relations for the base, by assisting commanders with networking in the surrounding areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Benjamin Cooper) Honorary commanders gain first-hand experience of RAF Mildenhall mission
Honorary commanders flew on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker to gain an insight into the 100th Air Refueling Wing mission during RAF Mildenhall Honorary Commanders Day June 26. The Honorary Commanders’ program brings together dignitaries and leaders from the community in an effort to foster mutual understanding and trust by assisting base commanders with networking in the surrounding areas.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Miller, 100th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks into his radio while Staff Sgt. Kristina Santos and Military Working Dog Ukkie stand ready in response to a simulated protest incident during an exercise at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 20, 2018. Such exercises are regularly scheduled to test responsiveness and readiness of base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney) RAF Mildenhall Airmen test capabilities during readiness exercise
RAF Mildenhall Airmen tested their emergency response and self-aid buddy care capabilities June 19 - 20 during an exercise on base. The two-day exercise tested Airmen using different simulated scenarios, such as protesters, a base access breach and a vehicle incident with injuries.
0 6/22
2018
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Hansen, USAFE-UK director, speaks to British community and local military leaders at the annual Summer Reception at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 8, 2018. The USAFE-UK director serves as the U.S. European Command’s country representative in the United Kingdom and is entrusted with maintaining the force readiness for UK based units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Benjamin Cooper) New USAFE-UK director hosts summer reception, welcomes civic leaders
U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom hosted their annual summer reception and welcomed a new director June 8, 2018, at Middleton Hall here. Brig. Gen. Andrew P. Hansen arrived on station to take on his new role as USAFE-UK’s director less than two weeks ago. He hosted a barbeque to welcome civic leaders and to discuss the unique role the U.S. Visiting Forces have throughout the United Kingdom.
0 6/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force implements new parental leave policy, secondary caregivers given 21 days
In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child.
0 6/08
2018
Seven U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., sit on the flightline at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 1, 2018. The Thunderbolts are passing through RAF Mildenhall on their way to support the U.S. Army Europe-led exercise Saber Strike 2018. Saber Strike 18 promotes regional stability and security while strengthening partner capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Benjamin Cooper) RAF Mildenhall supports A-10s in Europe
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., arrived here June 1, 2018.The Thunderbolts passed through on their way to support the U.S. Army Europe exercise Saber Strike 2018. Saber Strike 18 promotes regional stability and security while strengthening partner
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