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Airman 1st Class Kevin Screen, 488th Intelligence Squadron, prepares his harness for training. The harness ensures he will remain safe while climbing in an emergency.
Members of the 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron, Kapaun Air Base, Germany, provided the training to 10 Airmen from the 488th IS Aug. 1 through 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clark Staehle) Ten 488th IS Airmen 'hang around' during climbing certification
A squadron from Germany who teaches tower rescue training and climbing certification to Air Force units across Europe recently gave a few pointers to Team Mildenhall's 488th Intelligence Squadron. "This training will give them the ability to help if someone gets stuck or there's an injury on a tower," said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bayne, 488th
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Senior Master Sgt. Jude Hebert, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron material maintenance flight superintendent, reviews a value-stream map. The map allows leadership to easily identify and eliminate non-value-added processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clark Staehle) AFSO 21 breathes new life into old system
The 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron has streamlined the way its receiving shop does business. Using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, the material maintenance flight began assembling a team from the traffic management, vehicle operations and supply offices here. The material maintenance flight is responsible for receiving cargo
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Default Air Force Logo Keep knives at home, out of public places
It's essential to be aware of local laws and customs while living in the United Kingdom. Not only are there strict rules concerning firearms, but also strict rules concerning knives. Some knives are considered offensive weapons. The Criminal Justice Act of 1988 prohibits possession in a public place of any article that has a blade or is sharply
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Default Air Force Logo Former CMSAF shares insight on leadership
Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam Parish visited RAF Mildenhall Aug. 3, as a special guest for the Senior Noncommissioned Officers Induction Ceremony. During his visit, he spoke with First-Term Airmen Center students, had a staff call for junior NCOs, and ate lunch with the Chiefs' Group and first sergeants. Chief Parish enlisted in
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Matt Linder and Tim Frederick are congratulated by England fans after their team’s win over Italy-America.  (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Nine family members place second in regional baseball tourney in Poland
A youth baseball team, comprised mostly of children of Airmen from RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath, placed second in a tournament July 17 with a record of 5 and 2. The team, the London Youth Baseball League All Stars, represented England in the Junior League European, Middle East, and Africa Regional Tournament, held in Poland. While there, the team
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Mildenhall base to celebrate KC-135 birthday
RAF Mildenhall will commemorate the birthday of KC-135s with a ball to celebrate 50 years of the jet's service. "50 years goes well beyond what the plane was supposed to be used for," said Capt. Matt Ghormley 100th Operations Group and Air Force Ball co-chairman. "The plane is 50 years old and it's still exceeding our expectations. It has the
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The Air Force team left a plaque on the summit, dedicated to the memory of the crew of Wrath 11 who died in an aircraft accident in Albania in March 2005. The plaque states, "May the mountains be a playground for their souls." (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Rob Marshal) Personal quest keeps Air Force flag flying at top of world
Guided by moonlight and headlamps to the crater rim of Mount Kilimanjaro, the "Pied Pipers" of the mountains worked their way around the 19,300-foot rocky summit. As they reached the summit marker July 16, the sun finally cracked the horizon, treating them to a spectacular view of Africa coming to life.Eight others - led not by pipes, but by two
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Keith Mutton, left, rewards Goldie, a 9-year-old lanner hawk, with chicken meat at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, on July 27. Mr. Mutton owns and operates Phoenix Bird Control Services, a company helping the base run its bird aircraft strike hazard program. The aim is to rid the base of birds that pose bird strike problems for aircraft operating from there. The Moroccan lanner can launch from Mr. Mutton’s arm at up to 40 miles per hour to chase away and ward off unwanted birds which are safety threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung) A Bird in hand is better than two in the engines

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Default Air Force Logo Drinking, driving doesn't 'AADD' up
Airmen Against Drunk Driving supports about 24,000 people at RAFs Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Feltwell, and they will help almost all of them find a safe way home if their plans fall through. The organization's vision is to have zero DUIs and eliminate all future alcohol-related driving incidents by providing military members, family members and
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Default Air Force Logo 2007 force-shaping message released
Air Force officials recently announced new force-shaping initiatives to meet the required 2007 fiscal year end-strength numbers. The new initiatives are designed to bring the officer numbers down as the enlisted end-strength numbers are on target for 2007. Officials said more than 8,000 officers must separate either through attrition, retirement or
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