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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Leach, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system journeyman and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discuss the confined space trainer, a new innovation developed by the squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 12, 2018. Secretary Wilson visited RAF Mildenhall to engage with Airmen from the 100th ARW and discuss innovations and strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee) Secretary Wilson returns to RAF Mildenhall, discusses innovation, strategy
When then second lieutenant Heather Wilson joined the Air Force in 1985, her very first assignment was to the 3rd Air Force at RAF Mildenhall. Now, as the Secretary of the Air Force, Wilson returned to RAF Mildenhall July 12 to learn about the new innovations the Airmen here have since created and to speak about the National Defense Strategy. “It’s been 30 years since I’ve been at RAF Mildenhall, and seeing how much it has changed, I can see that driving innovation is still one our top priorities,” Wilson said.
0 7/20
2018
A U.S. Airman from the 100th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop tacks an oxygen mask to secure the threading of a mask lining at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 24, 2018. The AFE shop is the insurance of the aircrew and keeps emergency kits prepared in case of an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee) RAF Mildenhall saving lives one oxygen mask at a time
When an in-flight emergency happens, the last thing anyone wants to question is the condition of an oxygen mask, which could be the barrier between life and death. The 100th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop makes it their goal for that question never to be asked. The AFE shop is the insurance of the aircrew and keeps everything prepared just in case of an emergency.
0 5/09
2018
A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to 352d Special Operations Wing passes the air traffic control tower during landing at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 9, 2018. The ever-watching eye of the air traffic controllers from the 100th Operations Support Squadron keeps our skies and aircraft safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee) RAF Mildenhall ATC: Keeping the skies safe
With 24-hour operations and constant movement on the flightline, air traffic controllers are the guiding voice for all aircraft entering RAF Mildenhall airspace, keeping millions of dollars' worth of aircraft and pilots safe. How do they do it? The ever-watching eyes of the air traffic controllers from the 100th Operations Support Squadron keeps our skies and aircraft safe. They are the backbone to mission success at RAF Mildenhall.
0 4/24
2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks with 93-year-old World War II veteran Raymond Odom during Odom’s dog tag presentation at Arbor Rose Assisted Living Facility in Farmerville, La., Feb. 2, 2017. Odom was reunited with his lost dog tags during the 8th Air Force 75th Anniversary event after more than 70 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran
A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage. Raymond Odom, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, sat patiently in a large chair on stage as he waited for the unveiling of a memento he lost while serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces in England more than 70 years ago.
0 2/06
2017
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