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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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Participants of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Challenge Inspection Tabletop Exercise discuss roles and expectations of each agency, June 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The exercise included members from RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Alconbury, and personnel from the Joint Arms Control Implementation Group. The Arms Control Treaty Compliance Officer led the event to ensure preparedness of all agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) Team Mildenhall hosts CFE treaty compliance exercise
Members from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, 48th Fighter Wing and 501st Combat Support Wing Plans and Programs offices participated in a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Challenge Inspection tabletop exercise May 31 to June 2.
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To enhance club membership, Air Force Clubs is rolling out a new member portal to provide a tailored app, real-time event notifications, club specials, digital ID club card with a print option and dues payment options. To learn more, visit www.myairforcelife.com. Officials urge retirees to transition club membership to virtual portal
For many Air Force retirees, a club membership is one way to stay connected to the service they love. Air Force Services Activity officials are encouraging retirees to activate their new Air Force Club Member Portal accounts before losing that connection.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Arwa Cavendar, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, provides a pre-ceremony inspection prior to the Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017, at Madingley Memorial Cemetery in Cambridge, England. The event included a wreath laying, fly overs and a firing of volleys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Groening) U.S. Service members honor the fallen during Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony

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An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares for the first sortie  of the day at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 25, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Continued, realistic interoperability exercises, such as ACE 17, allow the U.S., allies and partner nations to build their aerial expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Airmen of the world meet at Arctic Challenge 2017
For the past week, Airmen from 11 separate nations have been meeting in the skies over Sweden, Finland and Norway. Now in its third iteration, Arctic Challenge is the largest European air exercise of the year, seeing more than 100 aircraft and 1,000 service members participate over a period of two weeks. The goal of the exercise is increasing interoperability between the air forces of NATO and partner countries when conducting large-scale operations. The exercise scenarios are based on a mandate from the United Nations to project a multinational stabilization force should it be needed.
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A Royal Air Force A330 Voyager transfers fuel to a Royal Air Force Typhoon during the European Tanker Symposium May 11, 2017, over England.  The Voyager uses a hose-and-drogue air refueling system to refuel the Typhoon. The purpose of the flight was to evaluate the mixed tanker formation at the same departure with two different countries.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano) Air Forces unite at European Tanker Symposium

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Master Sgt. (retired) Dewey Christopher, 100th Bombardment Group veteran and former B-17 crew chief, poses for a photograph May 10, 2017, in the old air traffic control tower at Parham Airfield Museum, England. Christopher and other 100th BG veterans, along with their families and other members of the 100th BG Foundation, joined 100th Air Refueling Wing members on a heritage trail visit of former World War II bases in East Anglia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) 100th BG veterans, families revisit 100th ARW heritage
History and heritage joined forces May 8 to 13 at RAF Mildenhall when veterans, children of veterans, and other family members of the 100th Bombardment Group Foundation visited RAF Mildenhall. Their trip also included visits to many former World War II bases and airfields around East Anglia, including Thorpe Abbots – home of the 100th Bomb Group.
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Lt Col. Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal was a legendary pilot who was assigned to the 418th Bomb Squadron from September 1943 to September 1944 at Thorpe Abbots, England. Rosie flew 52 missions, rather than the average 25. Rosenthal is part of the 100th Air Refueling Wing heritage as the 100th Operations Group auditorium was renamed the “Rosenthal Auditorium” in May 2012. The pilot’s son, Dan, visited RAF Mildenhall and former World War II bases in East Anglia May 8 to 13 during a visit from members of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the 100th Bombardment Group Foundation website, Ernest Havecker, Eileen Rosenthal and Jodi Womack.) Legacy of heroes: Son of ‘Rosie’ Rosenthal shares father’s war stories
Lt. Col. Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal is one of the most well-known pilots from the 100th Bombardment Group, famous for flying many more missions than most, taking care of his men and leading “Rosie’s Riveters.” The many awards he earned include the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star with Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross (both American and British), Purple Heart with Cluster and the Croix de Guerre.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker May 19, 2017. The KC-135 is assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England. Both aircraft are on their way to support Arctic Challenge 2017, a multinational exercise encompassing 11 nations and more than 100 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney) Mildenhall, Lakenheath aircraft on way to Arctic Challenge
An F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker May 19, 2017. The KC-135 is assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England. Both aircraft are on their way to support Arctic Challenge 2017, a multinational exercise encompassing 11 nations and more than 100 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David
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RAF Mildenhall is supporting the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign from April 7 to May 19, 2017. The campaign focuses on raising funds for four affiliate Air Force charities: the Air Force Aid Society, the Air Force Enlisted Village, the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the LeMay Foundation. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano) AFAF helps Airmen, families in times of need
All Airmen face difficult times at some point in their lives. Fortunately they have the support of foundations which are made possible by donations from their fellow Airmen.
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