Tag: RAF Mildenhall
  • 100th ARW increases readiness with new KC-135 variant

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing received a new model of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Nov. 24. The 100th ARW is the last active-duty unit in the U.S. Air Force to receive the model, which is known as the Block 45 variant.
  • From oil driller to B—17 tail gunner, 100th Bomb Group, WWII veteran shares story

    Being constantly on the move was nothing new to Joe Urice, retired B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft tail gunner. Even at a young age, he was no stranger to relocation – which set him up well for life in the military – as his father, and eventually he, worked in the oil industry.
  • 100th ARW leadership participates in Remembrance Day event

    British Army and U.S. military service members stood alongside each other during a Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty in wars and other military conflicts since the onset of World War I. Remembrance Day is held in November of each year with the red poppy as the symbol of remembrance. 
  • Team Mildenhall hosts high sheriffs and deputy lieutenants for familiarization visit

    High sheriffs and deputy lieutenants from the Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire counties of England visited Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Oct. 21. High sheriffs and deputy lieutenants are appointed officials and play an important role in maintaining and growing the relationship between RAF Mildenhall and the local community. They toured the base as part of a familiarization visit to learn about Team Mildenhall's mission sets and global impact.
  • 100th ARW refuels B-1B Lancer aircraft during Bomber Task Force mission

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled a B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during a Bomber Task Force mission over Europe Oct. 19. The Bomber Task Force Europe mission series requires a joint and coalition force to support strategic bomber deployments within the European theater, which amplifies readiness and promotes interoperability between rotational bomber aircrew, NATO allies, and coalition partners.
  • 100th OG burns piano to mark end of successful flying year, honors lost US service members

    The 100th Operations Group set fire to a piano to mark both the end of a successful flying and fiscal year for 2021, and honor the memory of the 13 U.S. service members who lost their lives in the Kabul airport bombing in Afghanistan in August, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 1, 2021.
  • Learn the sounds of fire safety: Fire Prevention Week

    The 100th Civil Engineer Squadron coordinated events to raise awareness about fire safety to local students at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 3-9, 2021.
  • 100th ARW refuels Romanian F-16s

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing conducted a refueling mission with Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over Romania Oct. 7.  Training with allies enhances the collective security of the European continent, and refueling different aircraft improves the wing's ability to provide rapid air refueling support throughout Europe and Africa. 
  • 100th ARW Commander's call

    U.S. Air Force Col. Gene Jacobus, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, speaks at his first commander’s call at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 4, 2021. Jacobus spoke to Airmen about the mission, his expectations and readiness.
  • 100th AMXS supports Air Force's global reach mission

    The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted post-flight maintenance on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Aug. 31.  The squadron supports the Air Force's global reach mission by maintaining KC-135s, which deliver air refueling capability throughout Europe and Africa and provide the critical air refueling “bridge” allowing the expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment’s notice.