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  • 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.
  • Dorm app innovation improves Airmen quality of life

    A senior noncommissioned officer developed an app to streamline the process of how dorm residents submit work order requests at RAF Mildenhall, England. Master Sgt. Erika Jones, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron airmen dorm leader superintendent, credits her innovation to the support of her team at the Unaccompanied Housing Office.
  • Lean and mean; CPI helps spark innovation

    One priority for the Air Force is innovation, with innovation the Air Force is able to develop into a smarter, faster and more lethal force. Continuous Process Improvement was put in place to help spark innovation within squadrons by not only making them better, but also leaner by completing tasks with less resources.
  • 100th AMXS, 100th MXS test innovative in-ear headset

    An innovative in-ear headset is being tested by the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 100th Maintenance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England. The device, which uses the bones in the user’s ear to transmit sound waves, provides both communication and hearing preservation capabilities to Airmen working in noisy environments.
  • Bolt inspection tool wins Team Mildenhall innovation award

    Tech. Sgt. Steven Izaguirre, 100th Maintenance Squadron NCO-in-charge of the Non-Destructive Inspections Section, won the Team Mildenhall Innovation of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2019. As part of the NDI team, Izaguirre and his Airmen inspect aircraft parts to ensure they are anatomically sound, free of cracks and defects.
  • Could 'smart' tools be the future of maintenance?

    Airmen from the 100th Maintenance Squadron attended a technology demonstration to learn about the latest digital tools at RAF Mildenhall, Jan. 31, 2019. A Snap-on Industrial representative showcased a digital tool box and digital inspection kit, which could help streamline the 100th MXS mission and push them toward becoming a more technologically advanced force.
  • Secretary Wilson returns to RAF Mildenhall, discusses innovation, strategy

    When then second lieutenant Heather Wilson joined the Air Force in 1985, her very first assignment was to the 3rd Air Force at RAF Mildenhall. Now, as the Secretary of the Air Force, Wilson returned to RAF Mildenhall July 12 to learn about the new innovations the Airmen here have since created and to speak about the National Defense Strategy. “It’s been 30 years since I’ve been at RAF Mildenhall, and seeing how much it has changed, I can see that driving innovation is still one our top priorities,” Wilson said.
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