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  • SERE training: Doing what it takes to survive

    You're on a routine flying mission over the wash. You've done it a million times before, at least two or three a week. The difference this time is you'll be put to the test. The aircraft is going down; within seconds you have to draw on all your training. As you make an emergency jump out of your aircraft, all noise must be silenced and only one
  • Men are spouses too (part 2)

    The term dual-income is used to describe a household where both parents have full-time jobs. But, when it comes to the Murrie family, that term does little to describe the intense schedules they maintain. "I commute to New York, N.Y., and then I start work," said Jon Murrie, an American Airlines pilot married to Col. Eden J. Murrie, 100th Air
  • Men are spouses too (part 1)

    It's 6 a.m., and the kids are up before you. The baby's hungry and crying in the crib. The other two children are tugging at the blankets telling you they want breakfast. You literally roll out of bed and head downstairs telling yourself that your 4-month-old son drinks milk, not coffee, from his bottle. As you walk the kids to the bus stop, your
  • Mother Nature haunts headquarters

    While the leaves are turning that special orange that causes some people to think about pumpkin carving and sweet potato pie, creepy crawly critters are doing their part to dress the season right. Halloween trick-or-treaters will be venturing out soon to celebrate the season's spookiest holiday. Many units have family fall festivals in the works as
  • Travel journal #6: Africa Alive

    Surrounded by animals that made us feel a little like we were in a scene from "The Lion King," an enjoyable day out was had by all when we went to Africa Alive, near Lowestoft, recently. It takes about 90 minutes to get there from Mildenhall, and we arrived at 10 a.m., right at opening time. We also went on an American holiday, which meant even
  • Fire Prevention Week in full swing

    Fire Prevention Week kicked off Sunday and runs until Saturday. The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department had activities organized and Sparky the Fire Dog visited Beck Row Primary School and the RAF Mildenhall Child Development Center Tuesday, and checked IDs at the main gate from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday. Sparky and his
  • Hanging out with the Mighty Ducks

    Staff Sergeant Steven Welch from the 352nd Operational Support Squadron, left, and 100th Maintenance Group Commander Col. Michael Saville examine the Historic National Hockey League Stanley cup at the O2 arena in London, England Sept. 28, 2007.
  • From sequins to silver suits ... RAFM helps children's TV presenter achieve dream of being a firefighter

    "Turn over ... Speed ... All quiet! ... Action!" Firefighters here got a small taste of life in the movies Monday and Tuesday, when Gethin Jones, Welsh presenter of the long-running children's television program, "Blue Peter," spent two days with the 100th Civil Engineer Fire department, filming for an upcoming program. The show has been running in
  • Fabulous Fungi: Find them in Suffolk

    In the county of Suffolk alone, there are said to be as many as 4,000 different Fungi, and October is a very good month to look for them. We have a variety of habitats in nature reserves and country parks within easy reach of RAF Mildenhall. The fungi most familiar to us is the edible field mushroom; the inedible varieties being commonly referred
  • Fletcher takes final flight

    After nearly 35 years of service to his country, Maj. Gen. Paul Fletcher concludes his flying career Sept. 20.Following the flight, the general landed his C-21 in crosswinds reaching 25-knots. General Fletcher will retire Nov. 1. During his assignment at RAF Mildenhall, General Fletcher was the commander of the 16th Air Force War fighting