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RAF Mildenhall hosts Yuletide Reception Dec. 4

Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, welcomes dozens of distinguished visitors from East Anglia to a Yuletide reception held at The Galaxy Club Dec. 4. The DVs met with RAF Mildenhall leadership for the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, welcomes dozens of distinguished visitors from East Anglia to a Yuletide reception held at The Galaxy Club Dec. 4. The DVs met with RAF Mildenhall leadership for the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Dozens of distinguished visitors from East Anglia met with RAF Mildenhall leadership for an annual Yuletide reception at The Galaxy Club Dec. 4. Receptions such as this are vital to foster ongoing community relations. Lady Angela Oswald, 6th Marquess of Exeter; Sir Michael Oswald, 100th Air Refueling Wing honorary commander and former advisor to the Queen; Laura Kunkle, a 48th Fighter Wing contracting officer; and Taylor Kunkle, British-American Community Relations Committee member, gather for a photograph during the Yuletide event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Dozens of distinguished visitors from East Anglia met with RAF Mildenhall leadership for an annual Yuletide reception at The Galaxy Club Dec. 4. Receptions such as this are vital to foster ongoing community relations. Lady Angela Oswald, 6th Marquess of Exeter; Sir Michael Oswald, 100th Air Refueling Wing honorary commander and former advisor to the Queen; Laura Kunkle, a 48th Fighter Wing contracting officer; and Taylor Kunkle, British-American Community Relations Committee member, gather for a photograph during the Yuletide event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

County councillors, area mayors and dozens of other distinguished visitors met with base leadership at RAF Mildenhall for an annual Yuletide reception held at The Galaxy Club Dec. 4. Front row (left to right) was Cllr. Shelagh Gurney, Norfolk County Council chairman; Cllr. Linda Oliver, Cambridgeshire County Council chairman; Roslyn Cresswell, East Cambs District Council mayoress; Cllr. Jane Bailey, Newmarket mayor; and Stacey Manske, RAF Mildenhall Officer Spouse’s Club member and wife of Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander. Back row (left to right) was Cllr. Brian Sulman, Mildenhall Parish Council chairman; Cllr. Malcolm Smith, Forest Heath District Council chairman; Colonel Manske; Cllr. John Rogers, Breckland District Council chairman; Cllr. Peter Cresswell, East Cambs District Council chairman; and David Oliver, Cambridgeshire County Council consort. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

County councillors, area mayors and dozens of other distinguished visitors met with base leadership at RAF Mildenhall for an annual Yuletide reception held at The Galaxy Club Dec. 4. Front row (left to right) was Cllr. Shelagh Gurney, Norfolk County Council chairman; Cllr. Linda Oliver, Cambridgeshire County Council chairman; Roslyn Cresswell, East Cambs District Council mayoress; Cllr. Jane Bailey, Newmarket mayor; and Stacey Manske, RAF Mildenhall Officer Spouse’s Club member and wife of Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander. Back row (left to right) was Cllr. Brian Sulman, Mildenhall Parish Council chairman; Cllr. Malcolm Smith, Forest Heath District Council chairman; Colonel Manske; Cllr. John Rogers, Breckland District Council chairman; Cllr. Peter Cresswell, East Cambs District Council chairman; and David Oliver, Cambridgeshire County Council consort. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, thanked the Galaxy Club staff for their hard work on the annual Yuletide reception Dec. 4. (from left to right) Megan Russell, Galaxy Club Catering manager; Rebecca Dove, wait staff; Zane Kyte, cook; James Pangborn, cook; Ryan Scales, wait staff; and Andrew McCoy, Galaxy Club manager, were all thanked at the end of the evening.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, thanked the Galaxy Club staff for their hard work on the annual Yuletide reception Dec. 4. (from left to right) Megan Russell, Galaxy Club Catering manager; Rebecca Dove, wait staff; Zane Kyte, cook; James Pangborn, cook; Ryan Scales, wait staff; and Andrew McCoy, Galaxy Club manager, were all thanked at the end of the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)