• RAF Mildenhall spouses master resiliency, mindfulness, yoga

    A Mindfulness and Resiliency Event, hosted by the Community Support Coordinator for RAF Mildenhall and Key Spouses was held here on Jan. 10. The day began with a presentation on mindfulness and resiliency strategies by MRT-certified spouses, then a restorative yoga session at a yoga studio in Newmarket and finished with English tea and pastries at a tea shop.
  • RAF Mildenhall Airman wins Innovation of the Quarter

    Master Sgt. Christopher R. Monroe, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron superintendent of facilities operations, won the Team Mildenhall Innovation of the Quarter Award for October to December 2018. During his time as the unaccompanied housing superintendent for the 100th CES, Monroe developed the idea to use dorm e-cards to replace the conventional key and lock on the doors. His idea also included a kiosk that issues temporary e-cards to Airmen who lose, break or misplace their e-card, reducing the expense and time spent on replacing dorm room keys and allowing the old door locks to be salvaged and used elsewhere on base.
  • Artist creates mural for new mothers

    As newly minted mothers make their way back into the workforce, one of the toughest dilemmas they face is finding a private lactation space. Fortunately, for the new mothers in the 100th Communications Squadron, an old supply room has been officially designated as the Mothers’ Room. The private space allows nursing moms to have a secluded lactation area available whenever they may need it. However, there was one thing missing – ambiance.
  • CSAF, CMSAF visit Team Mildenhall during the holidays

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Team Mildenhall Dec. 26, 2018. Goldfein and Wright stopped at RAF Mildenhall after visiting Airmen deployed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. They met with Airmen throughout the base to discuss their contributions to the mission and hear how Air Force leadership can better support them.
  • RAF Mildenhall Airmen help local children ‘radio’ Santa

    Young faces lit up with joy and excitement filled the room when children from Great Heath Academy had the chance to talk to Santa Dec. 18, 2018, with the help of Airmen from the 100th Communications Squadron.
  • Bloody Hundredth Airmen propel mission to success

    The running of loud engines and the smell of jet fuel is a common occurrence for Airmen in the aerospace propulsion career field, working to keep the aircraft flying. Tasked with maintaining KC-135 Stratotanker engines, aerospace propulsion is part of the 100th Maintenance Group. From there, the Airmen are either assigned to the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, working with the engines on the flightline, or the 100th Maintenance Squadron, working in the back-shop doing inspections or major maintenance.
  • Team Mildenhall Dental Clinic: Bright smiles lead to mission success

    Whether it comes to brushing teeth vigorously or flossing to ensure cavities do not take shape, dental hygiene is a critical component of the overall health of Team Mildenhall Airmen, and crucial to ensuring mission stoppage does not occur.
  • Fearless flyers teach lesson of bravery, courage, honor

    “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few,” said Winston Churchill. These words may have been spoken in regards to the young Royal Air Force pilots who stopped Hitler’s Luftwaffe at England’s doorstep during the Battle of Britain, but I don’t think truer words could be used to describe the young, fresh-faced men and women who should have been finishing their education, finding love and enjoying life. Instead, they were called upon to fly thousands of feet into the air, inside steel “coffins,” zooming at hundreds of miles per hour to escape near death and peril - many not being able to escape their demises.
  • Hearts Apart, children's holiday party kicks off holiday season at RAF Mildenhall

    A different atmosphere filled the aircraft hangar, with sounds of holiday music and children creating ornaments and decorating their own cookies to enjoy later. With big smiles on their faces, they participated in the activities 21 Team Mildenhall squadrons set up for them during this year’s Hearts Apart event and Children's Holiday Party.
  • Mildenhall Chaplain changes lives for three decades

    “I knew my life’s calling, but I tried to run from it as far as I could for as long as I could,” said Chaplain Capt. Kennie Neal, 100th Air Refueling Wing chaplain. “I knew I was called to minister the Gospel, and my ministry was the Air Force.” Chaplain Neal spent 19 years in the enlisted force and decided to see what the officer side was like from a spiritual perspective.