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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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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
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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
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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
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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,
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Shelly Swanstrom, left, and her husband, Master Sgt. Todd Swanstrom, 100th CES, dig up soil while volunteering for the “Supergrounds Project” at Glade Community Primary School in Brandon July 17.  The project consisted of building a vegetable patch for the gardening club and a wildlife area for the minibeast (insect) club prior to the start of the new school year in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Jeanette Copeland) Five 100th CES Airmen volunteer for local after school project

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Default Air Force Logo Volunteers save RAF Mildenhall $607,000
Team Mildenhall volunteers gave away more than half a million dollars in 2005. "Based on a report from last year, 34,284 volunteer hours were donated, worth about $607,000," said Lona Berndt, Airman and Family Readiness Center community relations technician. "That's just in reported hours. We find only about 30 percent (of volunteers) report hours.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force ball tickets on sale Aug. 1
Get ready for Mildenhall's biggest bash of the year! RAF Mildenhall is set to host a ball to celebrate the Air Force's 60th year of existence and the 50th anniversary of the KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft Sept. 9. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and can be purchased through first sergeants, group points of contact and select locations still being
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Default Air Force Logo FitLinxx provides Airmen, families path to reach fitness goals
Many of RAF Mildenhall's Airmen are well versed when it comes to the FitLinxx Program, however some who are relatively new to USAFE bases may not know what the program is. "FitLinxx is a commercial program designed to log workouts," said Master Sgt. Tiffani Johnson, 100th Services Squadron. "In the past, people had to log things in a notebook. They
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