Tag: RAF Mildenhall; England; Europe; USAFE; Training; Exercise; Stratotanker; KC- 135; Aircrew flight equipment; afe; 100; OG; OSS
  • 100th ARW takes to the skies for Astral Knight 2019

    Astral Knight 2019, a joint-multinational exercise led by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, aims to demonstrate the defense capabilities of the U.S. integrated air and missile defense system, and will involve a combination of flight operations and computer-assisted scenarios. The exercise’s goal is to enhance the command and control integration, coordination and interoperability of air and land capabilities and overlapping operations into the IAMD enterprise.
  • New Wing Commander takes the reins of the Bloody Hundredth

    A new wing commander took charge of the 100th Air Refueling Wing during a ceremony here, May 31, 2019. Col. Troy Pananon assumed command of the 100th ARW from Col. Christopher Amrhein in front of Airmen, families, and local civilian dignitaries.
  • Team Mildenhall First Sergeant Council named USAFE-AFAFRICA Council of the Year

    The RAF Mildenhall First Sergeant Council was recognized as the First Sergeant Council of the Year at the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Annual Award Banquet at Ramstein Air Base, Germany May 9, 2019. The award recognized the accomplishments of the council which distinguished them from their peers at this year’s event.
  • Mildenhall defenders take on Spartan Race

    Defenders from the 100th Security Forces Squadron competed in the 48th Security Forces Squadron’s “Spartan Race” at RAF Lakenheath as a part of National Police Week, which is a chance for all law enforcement officials to pay respects to the officers who came before them, and also gives the base community the opportunity to support the force as well.
  • Retired squadron commander visits RAF Mildenhall

    Retired Col. Thomas Domingues visited RAF Mildenhall as part of a surprise visit set up by friends and family for his final trip to England May 10, 2019. Domingues graduated from pilot training in 1958 and spent most of his career in Strategic Air Command. He retired as the Chief of Staff of the Air National Guard Headquarters at the Pentagon after 31 years of service. One of his assignments was as the 349th Air Refueling Squadron commander at Beale Air Force Base, California, from 1977 to 1979. His mission there, to refuel SR-71 Blackbirds, often brought him to RAF Mildenhall.
  • EUCOM leaders visit Team Mildenhall

    Members of the European Command Capstone 19-3 class visited RAF Mildenhall, England, May 6, 2019. EUCOM leaders, consisting of members of all five branches of the U.S. military, discussed infrastructure developments with wing leadership and gained an understanding of the resources needed to continue the mission.
  • Diamonds shine bright: 100th LRS first sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Arwa Cavender

    (This feature is the fourth and final part of the four-part “Diamonds shine bright” series on www.mildenhall.af.mil. These stories focus on different first sergeants, highlighting their Air Force story) Walking down a lonely road, unsure of what’s to come on this day or in the future, a young woman who one day would become a mentor to those around, her tries to put a life together and find her path. Walking down the ‘road to nowhere,’ she conjured the thoughts of having nowhere else to go, no family, money or job, until she came across another young woman who wore this tightly-pressed black and gold attire with polished, golden buttons and radiating with confidence.
  • Young or old, 100th MXG maintainers pursue excellence

    It’s a new day on the RAF Mildenhall flight line, and new opportunities to continue the mission and keep jets in the air are everywhere for Airmen who call this place home. They arrive fresh-faced and prepared to take on any challenges in the hopes of curbing any maintenance or logistical issues, which may arise and could cause mission stoppage.
  • Diamonds shine bright: 752nd SOAMXS first sergeant, Master Sgt. Michael Granato

    The fast-paced action of the Joint Base Lewis-McCord flightline, like that of any other in the U.S. Air Force, is an area of constant movement. Airmen zoom around nonstop to provide critical maintenance and support to the jets entrusted in their care. However, for one fresh-faced young Airman, the events to unfold on this particular day would create a lasting impact and open his eyes to a vastly different world he never knew existed until that point.
  • Diamonds shine bright: 100th MXS first sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Michael Jackson

    (This feature is Part two of the four-part “Diamonds shine bright” series on www.mildenhall.af.mil. These stories focus on different first sergeants, highlighting their Air Force story) The philosophy of the men and women chosen to take of care U.S. Airmen, both young and old, has always been one of compassion, understanding and treating others as you would want to be treated, during good times, bad times and times that test all those involved. These “diamond wearers” make the choice to live by a mantra that “Every Airman has a story” and they use this advantage to help everyone in their charge become a better version of themselves.