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  • D-Day 75: U.S. forces in U.K. support airborne operation

    The 352nd Special Operations Wing and the Special Operations Command in Europe parachute-jumped into Normandy, June 9, 2019, in commemoration of the 75th D-Day anniversary, to honor the airborne operation conducted by Allied forces and the Battle for La Fiere Bridgehead, near Sainte-Mère-Église, France, June 6-9, 1944. 
  • On D-Day, Pathfinders Light the Way

    In light of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this feature is part of a brief historical series highlighting the 501st Combat Support Wing’s storied legacy supporting D-Day operations in World War II.Since becoming active in 1944 the 501st Combat Support Wing, then known as the 482nd Bomb Group, has conducted combat operations throughout its complex
  • On D-Day, Fairford Fights

    In light of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this feature is part of a brief historical series highlighting the 501st Combat Support Wing’s storied legacy supporting D-Day operations in World War II.The world was on fire. War raged in the North Atlantic, the Pacific, across the snowy plains of Russia and in the deserts of North Africa. Allied forces
  • 501st Combat Support Wing orchestrates UK’s largest munitions supply movement of the decade

    From May 15th to the 19th, logistics and munitions Airmen and personnel from the 501st Combat Support Wing completed the United Kingdom’s largest munitions supply movement in a decade. “The overall mission was to resupply our munitions areas, primarily the 420th Munitions Squadron,” said Maj. Jose Quintanilla, 501st CSW logistics readiness officer.
  • RAF Alconbury conducts Police Week Challenges

    RAF Alconbury hosted a series of physical challenges in honor of National Police Week May 15.The 423rd Security Forces Squadron tested their abilities by compiling teams and challenging each other. The events ranged from strength training to team coordination exercises.Each challenge was broken into events starting with:Event one: Two rounds of
  • Medical Airmen Enhance Total Force with Joint Training

    Medical professionals from the 184th Medical Group Kansas Air National Guard and 48th Medical Operations Squadron enhanced their total force capabilities by training with the Airmen assigned to the 423rd Medical Squadron at RAF Alconbury and 422nd Medical Squadron at RAF Croughton, over the past two weeks. During this integration and professional
  • Bomber Task Force deployment concludes at RAF Fairford

    RAF Fairford recently hosted a United States Strategic Command Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Six B-52s arrived at RAF Fairford between 14-15 March, along with over 400 support personnel, who made RAF Fairford their home for a few weeks.
  • 8th Air Force Commander visits Bomber Task Force in Europe

    Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Airmen during a U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force in Europe at RAF Fairford, April 4. The team spent the day traveling to more than 10 different base facilities to talk
  • 422nd SFS utilizes new MILO Range Combat Simulator

    Airmen from the 422nd Security Forces Squadron conducted Milo simulation training at RAF Croughton, April 9.The Milo system is the squadron’s newest training addition improving response, readiness and awareness.The MILO system, along with a dynamic inflatable shoothouse, was purchased using Commander’s Readiness Funds, which are allocated to each
  • Mi Amigo flypast, memorial service touches millions

    In a time of war, it is often true that a brief life burns brightly. For many of the 416,800 Americans who sacrificed their lives for freedom during World War II, their brief moments are known as part of a greater tide of courage that freed Western Europe of genocidal oppression. For the ten men of the Mi Amigo, however, their defining moment is remembered forever by the city of Sheffield.