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From left to right, Lt. Col. Seanna Less, 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander; Chief Master Sgt. Hope Skibitsky, 48th Medical Operations Squadron superintendent; Senior Master Sgt. Tara Thompson, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron flight chief; Sue Winegardner, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Richard Winegardner, 352nd Special Operations Wing commander; and Kara Neave, 100th Operation Support Squadron flight data analyst, speak at the Women’s History Month speakers’ panel March 24, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The open forum allowed the panel to speak on personal experiences distinguished by gender stereotypes or inequality and for attendees to ask questions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

Trailblazing women among us
It’s no argument that the role of women in society has developed drastically throughout history. Trailblazing women have influenced generations and today’s achievers to continue to challenge gender stereotypes and fight for equality. That powerful influence can be found close to home by hearing the story of women we encounter in our daily lives – it’s just a matter of listening.
0 3/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Kyle Klineman, left, 194th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of installation personnel readiness, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Danielle Mercer, 100th FSS Installation Personnel Readiness section chief, review deployment folders with Staff Sgt. Aaron Web, right, 100th FSS unit deployment manager, March 23, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Deployers must out-process the base through IPR to ensure they have met all the requirements need for their deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Big job, small office: IPR ensures Airmen deployment ready
A small office assigned to the 100th Force Support Squadron has a huge responsibility when it comes to readiness. The Installation Personnel Readiness office ensures all outgoing Airmen are ready to deploy.
0 3/27
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Teal, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot and aircraft commander poses for a photo in front of a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, March 3, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. This is the wing’s lead jet and is the only RAF Mildenhall aircraft to display the 100th ARW’s 25th Anniversary logo as nose art. Teal’s father, a former navigator in the U.S. Air Force, was also stationed at RAF Mildenhall and arrived Feb. 1, 1993, exactly one year after the activation of the 100th ARW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) Following in his father’s flightpath: KC-135 navigator, pilot son continue 100th ARW heritage
Patrick Teal first arrived at RAF Mildenhall with his family Feb. 1, 1993, when he was almost 4 years old. His dad was a U.S. Air Force captain and navigator on the first KC-135 Stratotankers in the new fleet brought over after the activation of the 100th Air Refueling Wing in 1992. Now he’s back in his own right as a pilot and aircraft commander on the KC-135s at the very same wing at which his father served, and couldn’t be happier.
0 3/24
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Group apply camouflage paint to their faces March 8, 2017, at the Stanford Training Area, England. A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor trained Airmen how to properly apply face paint based on the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan) Tri-base Airmen survive and thrive through SERE training

0 3/23
2017
Blacksmithing tools hang from a wooden post Feb. 11, 2017, in Suffolk, England. Blacksmithing began during the “Iron Age” and over the years the tools evolved to better assist the handler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long) Defender by day, blacksmith by night
As the sweat rolls down his face, it collects in his thick, military groomed mustache. The U.S. Air Force technical sergeant pulls the glowing red metal out from the 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit forge and begins to work the steel. Holding the metal with tongs, he strikes it with a hammer. This process continues until the metal starts to take on the desired shape. Soon this chunk of steel is transformed into a shining knife.
0 3/23
2017
Empty cages, collars, water buckets and feed bowls sit on display, along with the ashes of Military Working Dogs Gandi and Luc, at the memorial ceremony held in their honor March 21, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Both military working dogs passed away recently due to illness. Team Mildenhall leadership, Airmen and civilians attended the service to pay their last respects to the MWDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) 100th SFS handlers mourn loss of two MWDs
The 100th Security Forces Squadron kennels received a double blow of sadness when two military working dogs passed away recently. A memorial ceremony was held in their honor March 21, 2017, at the RAF Mildenhall Chapel. As the K-9s final roll call was called on radio, followed by the sound of “Taps” echoed around the chapel, a row of military working dogs and their handlers formed up to pay their respects to the late MWDs Gandi and Luc. Team Mildenhall members also gathered to say a final goodbye to the K-9s.
0 3/21
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U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Torkelson, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, speaks with Airmen March 16, 2017, on Naval Station Rota, Spain. Torkelson and Chief Master Sgt. Curtis Stanley, 100th ARW command chief, toured facilities where Airmen work to see how they are settling in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan) 351st EARS relocates to NAVSTA Rota
Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, recently relocated from Istres-Le Tube, France, to Naval Station Rota, Spain, in support of Operation Juniper Micron. The 100th ARW has been providing air refueling capabilities for French forces combat operations in Mali and North Africa since 2013, even during the big move to Spain, which occurred due to flightline construction happening in Istres.
0 3/21
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class DeSean Gunter, 100th Communications Squadron client systems technician, prepares pancakes in the base chapel March 21, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Volunteers and members of the Airmen Committed to Excellence council joined together to make breakfast for junior enlisted personnel across base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Volunteer chefs 'ACE' free breakfast for fellow Airmen
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Desean Gunter, 100th Communications Squadron client systems technician, prepares pancakes in the base chapel March 21, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Volunteers and members of the Airmen Committed to Excellence council joined together to make breakfast for junior enlisted personnel across base. (U.S. Air Force
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Michelle Trimmell, military spouse and mother, recently fulfilled her dream of becoming a musician. Being so closely knit with the military lifestyle, Trimmell wants her music to give those who have no affiliation or education of the military an awareness of the everyday sacrifices military members and their families make through her music. (Courtesy Photo) U.S. Air Force Veteran, spouse, mother supports military through music
In 1988, just barely out of high school, and wanting to make her own way in the world, Michelle Trimmell, boarded the first flight of her life on her way to basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. Serving in the U.S. Air Force as a weather specialist, she rapidly fell in love with the military lifestyle. “Once I was active duty, I became focused on serving my country and more aware of some of the sacrifices and price that it entails,” Trimmell said. “To this day some of my fondest memories were those of when I was in the military—I loved serving.”
0 3/20
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Members of Team Mildenhall prepare their plates during Hearts Apart March 16, 2017, at the fire department on RAF Mildenhall, England. This month’s theme was based on St. Patrick’s Day. Participants enjoyed free food, a bouncy castle, photos with a “Leprechaun” and a magic show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) 100th AMXS hosts Hearts Apart
Members of Team Mildenhall prepare their plates during Hearts Apart March 16, 2017, at the fire department on RAF Mildenhall, England. This month’s theme was based on St. Patrick’s Day. Participants enjoyed free food, a bouncy castle, photos with a “Leprechaun” and a magic show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)
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