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100TH AIR REFUELING WING|
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The 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) is a large, diverse organization which conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. Located at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, the wing directs reception and mobilizes for contingency operations. The 100th ARW refuels U.S. and partner nation military aircraft over a span of more than 20 million square miles using its 15 assigned KC-135 Stratotankers. The wing further supports more than 10,000 people consisting of dependents and retirees and about 5,000 military and civilian personnel, including U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom and four associated partner units. The 100th ARW is organized into three groups.
100th Operations Group: The 100th Operations Group provides critical air
refueling capabilities to Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force Special
Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), United States European Command (EUCOM), United States African Command (AFRICOM), and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies. The group's two squadrons conduct operations throughout Europe,
Africa, and Southwest Asia using 15 assigned KC-135R aircraft and
successfully integrate deployed KC-135/KC-10 aircraft supporting peacetime, contingency, and Single Integrated Operations Plan (SIOP) missions.
The 100th Operations Support Squadron provides full-spectrum, critical
operational support to include mission planning, flight scheduling,
intelligence, combat crew communications, survival training, weather,
airfield operations, air traffic control, life support supervision, flight
records management, and flight data analysis.
The 351st Air Refueling Squadron provides KC-135 aircrews and employs 15 aircraft for training, operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation,
and airlift missions for US and NATO fighter, bomber, support, and
reconnaissance aircraft in the airspace over the Atlantic Ocean, Europe,
Africa, and Southwest Asia.
100th Maintenance Group: The 100th Maintenance Group is accountable for a full spectrum of aircraft and equipment maintenance, ensuring refueling operations, tactical airlift, special operations and strategic ISR readiness throughout the EUCOM, AFRICOM and Southwest Asia theaters. The group provides mission-ready aircraft as the sole organic air refueling capability in theater for USAFE, ACC, AFSOC and AMC. Additionally, 100 MXG maintains regional fuel systems repair capabilities for all KC-135 aircraft while deploying Airmen and equipment in support of NATO, EUCOM, CENTCOM and AFRICOM. The group is comprised of three squadrons.
The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron manages and performs on-site maintenance to 15 KC-135R aircraft, including launch, recovery, special inspections, service, troubleshooting and component replacement. It also supports air refueling by providing maintenance recovery teams for all KC-135 aircraft operating within Atlantic, European and Southwest Asian theaters.
The 100th Maintenance Operations Squadron is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the overall maintenance production effort, ancillary training, plans and scheduling, analysis and assessing health of the fleet (HOF) to effectively execute flying program for 15 KC-135s valued at $930M. To accomplish this, it manages $8.6M in fiscal programs, facilities, and deployments as well as oversees base test, measurement and diagnostic equipment.
The 100th Maintenance Squadron performs aircraft, component and ground maintenance support of assigned ACC, AFSOC, AMC, USAFE, AFRICOM and transient aircraft. The squadron also maintains combat readiness and deploys personnel and equipment in support of NATO, USEUCOM and USSOCOM operations throughout Europe and Africa.
100th Mission Support Group: The 100th Mission Support Group consists of five squadrons that support four U.S. Air Force MAJCOM flying programs. The group ensures the capability of the base to deploy, receive, employ and sustain Air Expeditionary Forces. The group also provides base support and quality of life facilities, material and services to approximately 16,800 military, civilian, dependent and retirees. This includes personnel working in USAFE-UK, the 501st Combat Support Wing, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army and five other partner units, all of whom are stationed across two main operating bases and 32 separate locations.
The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron supports diverse RAF Mildenhall missions for more than 12,000 personnel from ACC, AFSOC, AMC, USAFE and the U.S. Navy. Through its 330 personnel, the squadron sustains real property, environmental, fire protection and emergency management. It is responsible for the $2.2B physical plant comprising 9,200 feet of runway, 1,163 acres, 1,165 facilities and 109 housing units. The squadron also maintains 58 mobility teams totaling 135 personnel for 24-hour response to emergencies.
The 100th Communications Squadron operates and maintains a $78M voice and data network, installed air traffic control and landing systems, current and emerging radio, transmission and satellite communications systems for the 100th ARW, USAFE-UK, ACC, AMC, AFSOC partner units and eight geographically separated units (GSU). The squadron provides full service postal operations and information management services for more than 12,000 assigned personnel and dependents. The squadron also protects base information systems from intrusion and attack.
The 100th Force Support Squadron provides in-garrison and deployed customer support to 4 COCOMs and units in 4 MAJCOMs, including USAFE-UK and three wings with units at 32 separate locations. The squadron includes personnel services, testing, readiness, manpower, education, sustainment, recreation, and mortuary programs. It also supports the morale and welfare of more than 16,000 customers, enhancing readiness, esprit de corps and quality of life. The squadron maintains fiscal control of non-appropriated funds.
The 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides comprehensive logistics support to the 100th ARW and six partner units. The squadron stores, inventories and distributes supply assets and fuel; manages, operates and maintains vehicles; provides passenger travel, cargo movement and house-hold goods shipments; coordinates and directs base deployment/reception; trains unit deployment managers, deployment work center personnel and equipment managers; and manages support agreements and War Reserve Materiel.
The 100th Security Forces Squadron provides integrated defense of personnel/assets, in-garrison and deployed, in support of COCOM requirements. The squadron executes the year-round force protection and law enforcement mission for the 1,100-acre base hosting the 100th ARW, USAFE-UK and other partner units. The squadron protects RAF Mildenhall's 16,800 military, civilian, dependent and retiree personnel through critical security programs, including installation access control. The squadron also maintains readiness of 44 unit type codes (UTC) with $7M in deployable equipment assets.
(Current as of Mar 13)
100th Air Refueling Wing, Public Affairs Office; RAF Mildenhall, Unit 4890, Box 190; APO, AE 09459; DSN 238-2654 or 011+44+1638542654; e-mail: email@example.com.