RAF Mildenhall Supports Spangdahlem AB F-16s

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  • By Senior Airman Viviam Chiu
  • 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Team Mildenhall supported six U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and provided approximately 25,000 lbs. of fuel over the area of responsibility, Nov. 29, 2023. During the flight, touch-and-go’s were performed as training to ensure all pilots had mission capable aviation skills. A touch-and-go happens when a pilot lands the aircraft on a runway and takes off again without fully stopping. The 100th Air Refueling Wing is RAF Mildenhall's current host wing and the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater. The 100th ARW’s KC-135s are a force multiplier that extend the reach of fighter, bomber and cargo aircraft.