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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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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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Default Air Force Logo Extreme Summer offers prizes for services participation
The Extreme Summer program is in full swing and runs until Aug. 31. Prizes include a car and motorcycle for adults, and Disneyland trips and bicycles for children. Every 100th Services Squadron event is a potential points-earner for children and adults alike, whether they participate in youth-center events, Information, Tickets and Travel trips, or
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From left to right, Airman 1st Class Austin Hendrix, Staff Sgt. Mark Marcuson and Senior Airman Daniel Montgomery are three of the four maintainers from the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron responsible for KC-135, tail number 62-3562, flying out with a black letter initial July 21. The black letter initial meant  there was nothing wrong with the plane, no work orders were due and nothing needed to be fixed or replaced.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Teresa Pumphrey) Maintainers keep KC-135 flying with black-letter initial
The gray hulking KC-135 sits on the ramp, making the three crew chiefs scurrying around it look like ants. The Airmen work to ready the plane for its next mission, set for the morning of July 21. The jet spools its engines, beginning with the co-pilot's side. The three crew chiefs scatter; two of them move to safety while the third positions
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Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, right, shakes hands with the members of the KC-135 Fuel Cell shop during his visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, July 19.  It was the secretary's first visit to the base since assuming his post in 2005. While here, Secretary Wynne had the opportunity to learn about base-level issues and interface directly with Airmen.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Jeanette Copeland) Question & Answer with SECAF during visit RAF Mildenhall
Q: What is the Air Force going to look like in five years? A: The Air Force in five years is going to be a little bit smaller; it's going to be more agile, it's going to be, I think, smarter. We're going to operate more efficiently. The Air Force in five years is really going to be a product of these great Airmen who are here today, and there's no
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Default Air Force Logo New 100th Operations Group commander reflects on career, mentors, Airmen
The 100th Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall has a new commander. Colonel J.D. Clifton assumed command of the 100th Operations Group July 13. His last assignment was as deputy commander of the 721st Air Mobility Operations Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Although now a group commander, the colonel began his military career with stripes.
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