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  • Greatest sacrifice: B-24 Liberator pilot identified, repatriated after 73 years

    As his B-24 Liberator started a spiraling descent after encountering hostile anti-aircraft fire over Bulgaria, 1st Lt. John Crouchley knew what he had to do. Holding tightly onto the controls and desperately fighting with two badly damaged engines, he made sure his nine-strong crew escaped with their lives before the aircraft hit the ground. It was June 28, 1944, and the crew of “The Miss Yankee Rebel” were on their way home from a bombing mission in Romania. Those nine Airmen lived to see another day; their pilot perished along with his aircraft.
  • The Bloody Hundredth support Exercise Trident Juncture 18

    Airmen and KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to Rovaniemi, Finland, in support of NATO-led exercise Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, 2018. Trident Juncture was the largest NATO exercise since 2002, and included 31 countries and more than 50,000 military members.
  • Vietnam veteran speaks about integrated resiliency, suicide prevention with Team Mildenhall Airmen

    Looking into the mirror, a man doesn’t recognize the person who stands before him. The reflection is covered in a countless number of scars; scars of a tragic past and an event that forever changed his life. However, these wounds enable him to share his message of fighting back and not allowing the darkest times to overshadow the brightest moments. The world can be a frightening and daunting place, but the man scarred for life ensures he lives a life of resiliency and encourages those who need his help.
  • Bloody Hundredth deploys KC-135s to Amari Air Base, Estonia

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing deployed KC-135 Stratotankers to Amari Air Base, Estonia, Nov. 1, 2018.  Along the way, the tankers refueled F-15E Strike Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath and flew in formation with the fighters.
  • British civilian dedicates more than 50 years service to Airmen and families

    She enters the room with her golden curls, in a dress full of vibrant blues, greens and purples that she has worn on many prior occasions, but this was a very different one. This was a day of reflection, of memories and stories and one she knew would be the hardest of them all.
  • USAFE-UK focuses on Interoperability through Emergency Management Seminar

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom held their annual Emergency Management seminar bolstering Interoperability among the tri-base wings and local emergency responders on Oct 17, 2018.
  • Joint Base Flight Commander Course enhances officer management skills

    U.S. Air Force flight commanders from around the U.K. came together Oct. 25-26, 2018, at the RAF Mildenhall Professional Development Center for a Joint Base Flight Commanders’ Course. The course is held quarterly and is intended to provide new officers and commanders information on how to effectively lead and manage enlisted personnel.
  • A Bloody Hundredth KC-135 refuels Finnish, Canadian F-18s for Exercise Trident Juncture 18

    The Bloody Hundredth KC-135s and crew are supporting NATO allies and partners for Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Rovaniemi, Finland. The exercise takes place Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 2018. The exercise is NATO’s largest exercise since 2015, with more than 50,000 troops from 31 nations. TRJE18 increases security by deterring possible threats and enhancing interoperability among NATO allies and partners.
  • RC-135: Team Mildenhall Airmen enable mission

    The U.S. Air Force long ago recognized future wars would not solely be fought on air, ground, or sea, and to prepare for that reality, the use of electronic warfare was crucial. Electronic warfare is comprised of jamming communication systems, and electronic support protection tactics, such as infrared homing to distract missiles. The mission of the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall focuses on support, collecting intelligence and data.
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