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RAF Mildenhall names newest dedicated flying crew chiefs

U.S. Air Force Col. David Hood, 100th Maintenance Group commander, gives closing remarks at the 100th MXG dedicated flying crew chief ceremony at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Oct. 7, 2021. Hood thanked distinguished Airmen for keeping adversaries at bay, noting the crew chiefs "Carry the weight of the wing on their shoulders." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Viviam Chiu).

A group of airmen from the 100th Operations Support Squadron, 351st Air Refueling Squadron and 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are distinguished for agile and responsive air refueling around the world. The dedicated flying crew chiefs for aircraft 61-0292, "The Savage", were Staff Sgt. Alejandro Flores and SrA Chandra Beratto. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Viviam Chiu).

U.S. Air Force Maj. Melissa Glindmeyer, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, presents Staff Sgt. Tyler Collins, 100th AMXS crew chief, with a dedicated flying crew chief certificate alongside Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Burgess, 100th AMXS superintendent, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 7, 2021. The ceremony paid tribute to the history between the Bloody Hundredth, the 100th Maintenance Group and its partnership with the 100th Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Viviam Chiu).

The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's newest dedicated flying crew chiefs received coveralls, certificates, and responsibility over several aircraft during the Dedicated Flying Crew Chief Induction ceremony at Royal Air Force, Mildenhall, England, Oct. 7, 2021. The DFCC induction ceremony honored distinguished Airmen who have distinguished themselves through agile and responsive air refueling enabling strong and historic bonds between aircrew and groundcrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Viviam Chiu.)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England --

The DFCC induction ceremony distinguished Airmen who have demonstrated agile and responsive air refueling, enabling strong and historic bonds between aircrew and groundcrew. The ceremony paid tribute to the history between the Bloody Hundredth, the 100th Maintenance Group and its partnership with the 100th Operations Group. U.S. Air Force Col. David Hood, 100th Maintenance Group commander, gives closing remarks at the 100th MXG dedicated flying crew chief ceremony at Royal Air Force Mildenhall. Hood thanked the DFCCs for keeping adversaries at bay, noting the crew chiefs "Carry the weight of the wing on their shoulders."