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  • Diverse maintenance tasks ensure Bloody Hundredth’s support of global reach mission

    Maintainers within the 100th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication, Aerospace Ground Equipment and Maintenance flights ensure 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotankers can deliver aerial refueling around-the-clock. From repairing tow bars to inspecting aircraft components for cracks, Airmen complete a variety of maintenance tasks in support of the Air Force’s global reach mission.
  • 100th MXS Hydraulics section make large impact through boom maintenance

    The 100th Maintenance Squadron Hydraulics section performed maintenance on the flying boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England. The maintenance was conducted as part of a 24-month periodic inspection on the aircraft.
  • 100th AMXS Jet Shop ‘engine doctors’ keep KC-135s healthy

    The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop at RAF Mildenhall, England, maintains all KC-135 Stratotanker engines on base. The shop repairs F108 turbofan engines and conducts periodic inspections, ensuring the KC-135s are ready to deliver rapid global aerial refueling around-the-clock.
  • 100th MXS Fuel Systems shop keeps aircraft flying high

    The 100th Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems shop supports the Team Mildenhall mission through the repair of aircraft fuel systems. The shop provides maintenance to all permanently stationed aircraft on base, which includes the KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130J Commando II, CV-22B Osprey, and RC-135 Rivet Joint.
  • 352d SOAMXS Support Section engineer 3D-printed face masks

    Two Airmen from the 352d Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based at RAF Mildenhall, England, took initiative when the DoD mandated the wearing of face masks and started using 3D printers to engineer face masks in an effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Bruce, a SOAMXS equipment custodian for the MC-130J Commando II and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carl Martin, a SOAMXS support technician have produced more than 100 masks for their squadron in the past month.
  • 100th MXS Airman innovates leak detection technology

    A 100th Maintenance Squadron Airman at RAF Mildenhall, England, has designed a device that decreases the time needed to detect leaks within aircraft fuel tanks. Staff Sgt. Patrick Leach, 100th MXS aircraft fuels systems craftsman, created the Pressurized Leak Detection Cup with the help of the aircraft structural maintenance flight.
  • 100th AMXS shares maintenance expertise during student visit

    The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hosted a group of engineering students from West Suffolk College Feb. 6, 2020, at RAF Mildenhall, England. The future engineers visited the 100th AMXS to learn about maintenance practices used by the squadron.
  • AGE Airmen: No airpower without ground power

    Walking onto the flightline, the hum of the generators is all you hear over the conversation between pilots and mechanics. The small battery on wheels powers a 49 ton aircraft and prepares KC-135 Stratotankers to fuel the mission across Europe and Africa.
  • 100th MXG Airmen conduct ISO inspection on KC-135

    RAF MILDENHALL, England – The KC-135 Stratotanker first flew for the U.S. Air Force in August 1956, and it continues to be a vital part of the Air Force’s arsenal to this day. Although the KC-135s of the 100th Air Refueling Wing have seen plenty of years, with the teamwork of several different shops within the 100th Maintenance Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron it keeps flying for years to come. One method of keeping the KC-135 operational is an isochronal inspection, or ISO inspection.
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