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  • 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135s refuel F-35s for Theater Security Package

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over the Baltic Sea July 13, 2019. The F-35 is deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to demonstrate U.S.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits 100th ARW Airmen

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, met with Team Mildenhall Airmen as part of his visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2019. Harrigian spoke to Airmen about the importance and uniqueness of the only permanent air refueling mission in Europe and Africa, and highlighted his vision since assuming command in May.
  • Bloody Hundredth, 48th LRS team up for RHINO training

    Airmen from the 100th and 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron worked together to complete Readiness Honed In Operations home station training day at RAF Lakenheath, England, July 13, 2019. The training was the first dual-wing RHINO training day for ground transportation Airmen that encompassed expeditionary, contingency and specialty skills training such as basic expeditionary airfield resources base setup, along with integrated defense and vehicle recovery.
  • Tails from the hardstand: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares ‘Bloody Hundredth’ memories

    “It was right after Pearl Harbor happened that my best friend and I decided to join up with the U.S. Army Air Corps,” recalled retired Master Sgt. Dewey Christopher, a former 351st Bomb Squadron crew chief, 100th Bombardment Group and World War II veteran. “We went to Oklahoma City to sign up and by Dec. 17, 1941, I was in the service.” Christopher recently visited RAF Mildenhall as guest of honor at a ceremony renaming the Professional Development Center after him, and shared some of the stories from when he was stationed in England during World War II.
  • New USAFE-UK director hosts summer reception, welcomes civic leaders

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom hosted their annual summer reception and welcomed new director Col. Mark Ciero June 21, 2019, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Ciero took over as director on March 15, 2019, and hosted the reception to meet civic leaders and discuss the unique role the U.S. visiting forces have throughout the United Kingdom.
  • RAF Mildenhall maintenance officer awarded Bronze Star

    Major Aaron Darty, 100th Maintenance Squadron operations officer, was presented the Bronze Star at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 1, 2019, for his meritorious achievement while at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Since Dec. 6, 1941, men and women who served in any capacity in or with the U.S. military, have been awarded the Bronze Star by distinguishing themselves through heroic or meritorious achievements or service in a combat zone.
  • All hands on deck: Airmen respond to unexpected B-52 landing

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, made an unexpected appearance on the RAF Mildenhall flightline June 17, 2019, after experiencing an in-flight emergency, but landed safely and no one was injured. The aircraft had been operating in the European theater in support of several exercises in the region. Members from throughout Team Mildenhall were put into action – maintenance, command post, air traffic control from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, a B-52 subject matter expert from the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, and more.
  • From enlisted marine to 100th ARW commander: dreams, hard work pay off

    At first glance, Col. Troy Pananon, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, seems to be what many U.S. Airmen would expect a U.S. Air Force wing commander to be: energetic, driven, sociable and of course, intelligent. What might not be apparent are the struggles he faced in his quest to become the Airman he is today.
  • From Fiji to finance

    Thousands of miles of vast ocean separate the tiny Fiji islands from the United States. This distance, however, wasn’t enough to stop Maj. Triven Pillai from emigrating to America and working his way up to his current position as 100th Comptroller Squadron Commander at RAF Mildenhall. Pillai grew up on the Fiji Islands, a former British colony with an estimated population of almost 900,000. Although he had fond memories of his childhood, the country he grew up in had few opportunities and amenities available to him. When Pillai’s parents decided to leave the country in 1998, they still did not have cellphones or computers.
  • Exercise Point Blank fires on all cylinders

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, refueled several F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, in support of Exercise Point Blank, over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise focused on fourth and fifth-generation aircraft integration. It is important to integrate fourth and fifth-generation aircraft capabilities within the European theater since our allies and partner nations within Europe are operating the F-35.
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