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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
0 8/06
2006
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
0 8/06
2006
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
0 8/06
2006
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
0 8/03
2006
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
0 8/02
2006
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.
0 8/02
2006
Default Air Force Logo Unsafe passing could cost more than driving priveleges
An increase in accidents and fatalities during recent years has led to two more roads in the local area being added to the local no-passing policy. "The roads have been added because of several recent accidents along these 'new' roads," said Lt. Col. Gary Slack, 100th Air Refueling Wing Safety Office chief. "In two cases, we had accidents where
0 8/02
2006
Tech. Sgt. John Stott looks out the left side of his MH-53M Pave Low helicopter as it escorts a Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion transporting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from Cyprus to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, July 24.  Sergeant Stott is part of the 352nd Special Operations Group, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, deployed to Cyprus to help transport Americans who are voluntarily departing Lebanon.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brian Ferguson) Mildenhall Airmen deploy to Cyprus to help evacuate Americans from Lebanon
Where am I flying? What is a C-17? Where is McGuire Air Force Base? Finding the answers to these simple, yet difficult, questions is the responsibility of four 352nd Special Operations Group members recently deployed from RAF Mildenhall to Larnaca, Cyprus. The four were sent to assist in the departure of American citizens, which to date, had
0 8/02
2006
Senior Airman Jared LeMasters, and Senior Airman Zack Novotny, both of the 132nd Civil Engineer Squadron out of Des Moines, Iowa, lay a brick foundation at the site of a future sports facility which will be located behind the Hardstand Gym and Wellness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Clements) Air National Guard unit helps build new sports complex
Team Mildenhall broke ground recently on a new sports facility with the help of a unit from Iowa. The 132nd Civil Engineer Squadron is helping with the construction of three gazebos, according to Master Sgt. Peter Djordjevic, 132nd CES. The squadron will lay the brick foundation while they're here. While it may seem strange to some people to send a
0 8/02
2006
Staff Sgt. Dan Tiedmann balances a tire for a vehicle in the newly configured tire shop. Tires need to be replaced regularly to ensure the vehicle remains safe.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyrona Pearsall) 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Shop gets 'lean'
With a little planning and a lot of good old fashioned common sense, Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron are working smarter instead of harder these days. According to Chief Master Sgt. Brian Ward, 100th LRS Vehicle Fleet manager, using the principles of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, or AFSO 21,
0 8/02
2006
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