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  • 100th ARW readies contingency dorms

    Airmen of the 100th Air Refueling Wing have been working together to assist fellow Airmen whose travel has been halted here due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Members of the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 100th Force Support Squadron prepared contingency buildings for the transient Airmen to occupy.
  • Mildenhall officer uses passion for gaming, storytelling to engage with local children, families

    As a child, Alette Smith grew up reading bedtime stories to her younger sisters. As a captain in the U.S. Air Force, she now uses her passion for storytelling to create tabletop and online gaming sessions for children. Originally, Smith created the fantasy tabletop role-playing gaming sessions and workshops for children and their families around where she lives in Cambridge, as a way of introducing herself to the local community.
  • Tackling COVID-19, one mask at a time

    Team Mildenhall always puts the health and safety of our Airmen, families, local national members and community first while ensuring the mission is accomplished. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have global impact, the Department of Defense has issued guidance that instructs Airmen and base community members to wear protective face masks when physical distancing of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained.
  • Team Mildenhall cleaning team: a necessary preparation in COVID-19 fight

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Special Operations Wing and other mission partners at RAF Mildenhall, England, have contributed forces to assemble a group Airmen committed to the health of base personnel. The creation of the base “cleaning team” is one of many steps the installation has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • 100th LRS flight service center: 'We’ve got what you need’

    At RAF Mildenhall, those who call the flight line home do everything they can to put the pieces of an aircraft puzzle together and put jets in the air; but the job couldn’t be done without a little-known shop on base – the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron flight service center. This behind-the-scenes team of Airmen is essential to the mission because they serve as a vital link between maintenance squadrons on base and the clients from which parts are acquired.
  • Unit control centers battle COVID-19 by accounting for Airmen

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing unit control centers at RAF Mildenhall, England, play an important role in accounting for Airmen quarantined or isolated during the COVID-19 lockdown. Stood up at the discretion of the wing commander during a contingency, each UCC serves as an information focal point for a squadron.
  • RAF Mildenhall Airman maintains resilience amid COVID 19

    Resilience is the ability to withstand or adjust to challenges. All Airmen learn a little something about that in their journey to becoming members of the United States Air Force. Technical Sgt. Emerson Nuñez, 100th Air Refueling Wing public affairs noncommissioned officer in-charge of community and media relations, and his family increase their resilience through a balanced schedule of telework, family activities, recreation and physical distancing, during a two-week quarantine at their home.
  • Even while physical distancing, firefighters ensure base populace, community stays safe

    Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department is taking extra measures to ensure their first responders remain healthy and ready to serve the RAF Mildenhall community. While response capabilities to cover aircraft, structural, hazardous material and medical emergencies have not diminished, the firefighters are taking extra precautions when considering medical exposure.
  • Staying strong during the COVID-19 lockdown

    The COVID-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom has restricted many of the freedoms we normally enjoy, but during this time of quarantine, physical distancing and heightened sanitary practices, it has provided me an opportunity to establish some beneficial routines. I initially thought it would be a challenge with the gyms closed to complete my normal workout, but I realized after several days in lockdown that my home and the outdoors provide everything I need to stay fit. Running is the primary activity I use to get exercise, and it can be done outside on a track or the streets. I have also substituted lifting weights for pushups, which I can do almost anywhere. Although I am disappointed that I can longer go to the gym, adjusting how I exercise ensures I remain in good shape and am capable of meeting the demands of the mission.
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