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  • 'Air Commando' command chief master sergeant drops in on 352nd SOG

    The top enlisted Air Commando took time out of his busy schedule to visit with the men and women of the 352nd Special Operations Group during a three-day tour of the unit recently. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Gilbert, Air Force Special Operations Command command chief master sergeant, spoke with many of the enlisted personnel across the group's five
  • KC-135 helps firefighters keep up-to-date with training

    Fire trucks and other vehicles from the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department convoyed out to a hardstand on the south side of base Nov. 13, when a KC-135 Stratotanker was the focus of a training exercise. Simulating an aircraft engine fire, the firefighters responded accordingly, as water shot out from two fire trucks onto the aircraft on
  • 3rd Air Force commander visits RAF Mildenhall Airmen

    Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop, 3rd Air Force commander, visited the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Nov. 7. General Bishop discussed the critical role the 100th ARW provides in supporting the U.S. mission throughout the U.S. European Command. Additionally, he stressed the critical support the wing provides to winning the global war on terror through its aerial
  • Mass casualty exercise proves practice makes perfect

    For any Air Force member exercises are a part of being an expeditionary Airman. The training back home is to prepare you for real-world situations. If you are reading this at a deployed location, you are in the middle of a real-world situation -- the war on terrorism. After last week's joint mass-casualty exercise between the Air Force, Army and
  • Dads' class: Offering information, expertise to new fathers

    It's pretty fair to say that after having five children, ranging in age from 10 years- to 6 weeks-old, Capt. Roy Louque, 48th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatrics Clinic nurse, is an experienced dad. And it's that experience that led him to teach the "Dads' Class," held monthly at the 48th MDOS Family Advocacy conference room in the RAF
  • Travel journal #7: Moscow, Russia

    I was told, on a recent TDY trip to Moscow, Russia, that you can't rent a car in Russia and drive it yourself - if you manage to hire one, you have to hire the driver as well. Having been there, I'd say that was very good news, because before I heard that, I was going to advise you - never ever, EVER attempt to drive in Russia! Apart from the scary
  • Play your cards right: Base experts offer tips for building financial fitness

    Personal financial fitness helps to build a strong force. But, problems paying bills can weigh the whole unit down. Free tools and services on base can empower Airmen, not only to avoid money problems, but to become millionaires. Unforeseen Hassle At worst, poor financial management can end in loss of a security clearance, said Mr. Michael Krogh,
  • A little help goes a long way: A little bird told me

    With winter just around the corner, our feathered friends will be facing their hardest time of the year. As the hedgerows of autumn, seen bursting with nature's fruit a short while ago become depleted, birds will be facing the lean months of winter. Our summer visitors will have departed for warmer climes, and we will be joined by some winter
  • Turning colors

    RAF Mildenhall warms up under the sun and hearty fall colors, Oct. 29, 2007.With the time change Sunday, it will be getting darker as time marches on. Base personnel are reminded to heed the reflective belt policy signed by the installation commander. It reads, "During the hours of darkness, or during periods of reduced visibility, all military
  • Halloween is coming soon

    The traditions associated with Halloween go back a long way. However, the tradition of young children going out trick-or-treating is something not very common over here, and has largely arisen in this area because of the substantial American presence. You will find a number of tourist information centers offering organized ghost tours of their