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Water survival training provides life-saving skills for aircrew

This post was originally published by RAF Mildenhall - RAF Mildenhall Latest News

March 28, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine

As a mayday signal crackled over the radio, thunder sounded, rain poured down heavily and 6-foot waves crashed in their faces, aircrew from Team Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath's Liberty Wing battled their way through water, slowly making their way over to a life raft rocking back and forth in the darkness.

Forming a human chain, they clambered over the side to the relative safety of the raft, blindly feeling around for the next person in the chain and dragging him inside. The only light to guide them came from glowsticks tied to their helmets and the outside of the raft, along with the occasional flash of lightning.
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Training continues, pilots reunite in Poland

This post was originally published by Aviano Air Base - Aviano Headlines

March 28, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon captains walked out to the flightline, joking and reminiscing about their days spent at undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. -- embracing the opportunity to train together once again, this time in the skies over Poland.

Capt. Jordan Wilkie, 555th Fighter Squadron pilot, is currently a part of an off-site training mission with the Polish air force. But, this isn't the first time Wilkie has interacted with Polish pilots. He trained three Polish students when he was a first assignment instructor pilot from 2008 to 2011.
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Team Mildenhall holds tabletop exercise

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March 28, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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Teamwork, PT tested among ALS students

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March 28, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

Students of the Aviano Airman Leadership School Class 14-C participated in a combat challenge during their last week of training, March 24 here. Students tested their physical fitness and teamwork while competing in pairs for the fastest time through the challenge. Students were also encouraged by various first sergeants around the base while completing the course.
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Square D Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Rachel Lewis

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March 28, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine



Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Rachel Lewis

Unit: 100th Air Refueling Wing Command Post

Duty Title: Emergency Actions Controller

Time in Service: 11 years

Time at Mildenhall: 3 years, 8 months

Hometown: Honolulu

Hobbies: Traveling, ballet, painting, surfing and snorkeling

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Single Airman Staying Strong kickoff

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March 28, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

The Single Airmen Staying Strong program held a kickoff event here, March 25.  The event featured a discussion panel with three of Aviano's top female athletes. The discussion panel shared experiences about fitness and stress release tips with guests. SASS is a mentorship program for Team Aviano members to share their experiences and wisdom with other Airmen. The group aims to help support and mentor single females, but is open to all Team Aviano members.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander talks force management at NATO base

This post was originally published by Spangdahlem Air Base - Spangdahlem Top Stories

March 28, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander visited the 470th Air Base Squadron at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, March 24, 2014.

The visit gave Gen. Frank Gorenc a chance to experience firsthand the squadron's community and mission of supporting the NATO E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System.

The squadron's unique mission fulfills Gorenc's vision of ready Airmen integrating with allies and partners in conducting missions ranging from humanitarian relief to combat operations using command and control assets.
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U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets visit RAF Mildenhall

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March 27, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets visit RAF Mildenhall

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March 27, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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Incirlik Readiness: 39th MDG Airmen exercise for readiness

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March 27, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles designed to highlight mission readiness at Incirlik Air Base.

Airmen from the 39th Medical Group were part of a readiness exercise March 25, here.

Readiness exercises are a vital to ensure the 39th ABW is prepared for emergency situations or contingency operations. As first responders medical group Airmen play a critical role is ensuring the base can perform its mission.

During this particular exercise the medical response team cared for Airmen who were simulated as being injured and exposed to radiation. They transported the 'patients' and demonstrated their decontamination actions.
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Pick of the ‘Lik: Senior Airman Shelby Reynolds

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March 27, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

Senior Airman Shelby Reynolds, 39th Comptroller Squadron cashier, was awarded this week's "Pick of the 'Lik" March 26, here.

After replacing the former cashier, Reynolds enhanced the check cashing approving procedures for deputy disbursing officers. He has also made it his priority to purge the system of check cashing agreements that date back to 2008.

On top of taking on cashier duties, he continues to serve as one of the wing's primary government travel card program managers.
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ESD portal helps Airmen solve issues, find solutions

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March 27, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

The Air Force's Enterprise Service Desk has developed some new self-help tools that are now available to help answer and resolve basic network issues and questions.

The site is accessible through the AF portal with the use of a members' common access card by searching "ESD portal."

From there, Airmen can use the "Self-help Search" option to view information technology solutions for issues relating to email configurations, how to map a network drive or printer and how to set up a personal folder storage.
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Spangdahlem observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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March 27, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

"Our Nation must continue to confront rape and other forms of sexual violence as a deplorable crime," said President Barack Obama in a 2011 proclamation. "Too many victims suffer unaided, and too many offenders elude justice. As we mark National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we recommit to building a society where no woman, man, or child endures the fear of assault or the pain of an attack on their physical well-being and basic human dignity."

While sexual assault awareness is practiced every day at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, the 52nd Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office and victim advocates are teaming up to put on events throughout SAAM in April. This year's awareness theme is "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault."
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Romania, US partner to strengthen NATO

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March 27, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

Members of the Romanian air force visited the 52nd Fighter Wing this week in the first of a series of engagements designed to assist Romania in standing up its first F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter squadron.

U.S. Airmen provided a familiarization tour encompassing several aspects of F-16 operations and support, allowing Romanian air force officials to begin building a framework for their own operations.

In October of 2013, Romania signed a contract to acquire 12 F-16 fighter aircraft from Portugal, starting the process of replacing their current fleet of Russian-built MiG-21s and giving Romania its first NATO-compatible fighter aircraft.
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New arts and crafts facility opens in community center

This post was originally published by RAF Mildenhall - RAF Mildenhall Latest News

March 26, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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