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Michael Grant, Loomacres Wildlife Management Cell senior wildlife biologist, displays a bird kite on RAF Mildenhall, England June 12, 2017. Grant, the lead supervisor of the Bird Air Strike Hazard Program, used his specialized knowledge and experience with wildlife on the flightline to help develop procedural guidelines for the use of the bird kites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)  Bird kites: New tool to bolster BASH program
It takes coordination from all base units to support the flying missions on RAF Mildenhall, and safety is an operational priority of that mission. Maintaining a safety program requires dedication and innovative thinking, such as looking to the local community for means of mitigating birds on the flightline. Team Mildenhall’s 100th Air Refueling Wing Safety Office teamed up with the Bird Air Strike Hazard Program to incorporate the use of bird kites.
0 6/20
2017
General information surrounding the Air Force Enlisted Evaluation Board process. Airmen should direct all other questions to the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102, or via email at AFPC.PB@us.af.mil. (U.S. Air Force infographic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) How well do you understand the AF enlisted evaluation board process?
The Air Force promotion system promotes the most fully-qualified noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officers based on the quality of their records and other weighted factors, while recognizing an individual Airman’s potential for advancement to the next rank. Enlisted evaluation board panels consider more than 35,000 promotion records each
0 6/19
2017
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, prepares to transfer fuel to a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., off the coast of Spain, June 13, 2017. Two B-2s deployed to the U.K. to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Bomber deployments enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Deter and Assure; 100th ARW increases bomber’s global reach
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, prepares to transfer fuel to a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., off the coast of Spain, June 13, 2017. Two B-2s deployed to the U.K. to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Bomber deployments enhance the
0 6/19
2017
Two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons break away after refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over Latvia, June 14, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Wings over Latvia

0 6/14
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andy Alvarez, 100th Force Support Squadron Gateway Dining Facility assistant manager, poses for a portrait photo May 31, 2017. Alvarez was selected as one of six members of the Chairman’s Joint Chief of Staff dining mess at the Pentagon. Service members from all branches of the U.S. military were eligible to apply for the elite position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) Chef’s journey from DFAC to Pentagon
Sometimes the Air Force provides the career opportunities that ignite an interest in someone. Other times, a civilian enlists into the military with previous career interests and ability; as a result, that Airman may use their military career as a means to excel in a field they are passionate about. Tech. Sgt. Andy Alvarez, 100th Force Support Squadron Gateway Dining Facility assistant manager, was selected as one of six members of the Chairman’s Joint Chief of Staff dining mess at the Pentagon.
0 6/14
2017
Master Sgt. John Houtz, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline hydraulics, is part of the Total Force Citizen Airmen team waits until the rain stops on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base,
Poland, June 12, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Nations' forces to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) BALTOPS Prep through Weather

0 6/12
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Hoskins, left, 100th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Liu, new 100th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, June 6, 2017, during a change of command ceremony on RAF Mildenhall, England. The ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which one officer relinquishes command and passes it to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) 100th CES welcomes new commander
U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Hoskins, left, 100th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Liu, new 100th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, June 6, 2017, during a change of command ceremony on RAF Mildenhall, England. The ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which one officer relinquishes command and passes
0 6/09
2017
Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland,
one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Fueling the Fight

0 6/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator
The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed decision on whether or not to elect the new retirement system. The BRS goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
0 6/07
2017
Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting the exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. and U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andres, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany will be supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off
Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.
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