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  • Base offers support for family members of deployed

    Amidst change rippling across the Air Force, active duty members aren't the only ones to fill more than one person's shoes on the job. Hundreds of RAF Mildenhall spouses fill the job of two parents as their wives and husbands deploy. "I can empathize," said Tech. Sgt. William Dominy, Airman, Family and Readiness Center readiness chief. "I've been a
  • Youth center hosts 'Day for Kids'

    Fun was the name of the game at the Day for Kids Sept. 15 at the RAF Mildenhall Youth Center. Five hundred children and parents attended the celebrations, held from noon to 4 p.m., and joined in games including three-legged races, sack races, soccer games and family flag football. Children were also able to ride on homemade go karts in the gym,
  • Team Mildenhall closes out a week to honor the strong

    As the 21-gun salute and taps echoed across the base, a week of events for the annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Week of Remembrance ended with a special retreat ceremony, Friday, held at the RAF Mildenhall flagpole. Airmen massed in formation representing Team Mildenhall to pay tribute to those who have come before us and paid such an
  • 'We Will Cover You'

    Some in darkness - some during the heat of the day, Airmen from RAF Mildenhall willingly gave 10 minutes of their time to support the Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action 24-hour vigil. The base hosted the vigil as part of the annual POW/MIA Week of Remembrance, complete with a display of combat boots to represent the military members who have been
  • Rolling Thunder: Cyclists ride in remembrance

    Twenty motorcyclists from RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath rode in a convoy between the bases Sept. 18 as part of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action/Fallen Comrade week events. Riding slowly through Beck Row, Holywell Row and Lakenheath, with the lead rider flying the POW flag from the back of his motorcycle, they finished at Liberty Park's "Lest
  • 'Walk for Hope' helps others

    RAF Mildenhall held a "Walk for Hope" event Sept. 14 at Heritage Park's running track to help raise money for the Women of Hope project. The project raises money to help Afghan women widowed through the war on terror. It uses 100 percent of its funds to educate the women on how to make and sell goods, and teaches them hydroponic gardening so they
  • Faces of RAF Mildenhall

    During a seminar I attended last month I had the opportunity to listen to a high-ranking enlisted leader in the U.S. Air Force. One thing he said that stuck out in my mind was that "Airmen today are war fighters." That rang true when I met Airman 1st Class Alicia Muro. She not only faces operational challenges at her home station every day, but she
  • Remembering 9/11: We were stunned, shocked, sickened

    I was scheduled to fly a refueling mission that morning with the B-1s out of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. I woke up early, got ready, and was about to leave the house when Marcy, my wife, told me that an airplane hit the World Trade Center (She was watching Good Morning). I had no idea what was going on, but I also knew I had a show time
  • Remembering 9/11: Everyone knew this was going to change everything forever

    I was at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., half-way through pilot training. I'd just completed T-37s and was moving on to T-1s, and was going through the academic portion. We were in class when we heard that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. At first we assumed it was just a small plane - we didn't have any televisions on at that point. But
  • Remembering 9/11: It felt so surreal

    On Sept. 11, 2001 I was deployed to a base in Saudi Arabia outside Riyadh. It just happened to be where (retired) Gen. (Norman) Schwarzkopf ran the first Gulf War. It was late in the afternoon in Saudi, and five of my closest friends and I were in the hot tub in the complex there, which had a pool and gym right next to it. Working one day on, one