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  • Pathfinders install resilient telecommunication network at RAF Fairford

    The 501st Combat Support Wing Plans and Programs Office is working with contractors to install new communication lines throughout the grounds at RAF Fairford, England.
  • Pathfinder families commemorate V-E Day

    As Europe celebrated the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, military families learned about its significance through an educational initiative hosted by the 423rd Force Support Squadron, May 8, 2020, at RAF Alconbury, England. While keeping with COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines, the self-guided walking tour on base was geared toward teaching children and families the events that led to the end of World War II as they exercised.
  • Pathfinder postal teams maintain readiness during COVID-19

    Postal teams from across the 501st Combat Support wing have continued to maintain operational readiness during COVID-19 as the central postal distribution hub for U.S. service members stationed in the United Kingdom.
  • Meet the 501st CSW’s Youth of the Year winners

    The 501st Combat Support Wing is pleased to announce its 2020 Youth of the Year recipients are Janiah Beach from RAF Croughton and Yasmine Moukadam for RAF Alconbury. In order for each teen to have won for their installation they had to apply and win at the youth center level for their respective installations.
  • A life of service: British liaison reaches 59-year milestone

    Fifty-nine years ago, in 1961, Mrs. Valerie “Val” Lucas took a position with the 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom, as the legal office’s British liaison officer. Having just finished college, she took a position with the Ministry of Defence, helping the base populous interact with local UK authorities. Val recalls that upon her arrival to RAF Alconbury, the construction of the legal office and other buildings were still unfinished.
  • The unique challenge of working in Norway

    The 426th Air Base Squadron is a small unit and so Airmen and civilians who work there have to wear many hats. One of those Airmen is Tech. Sgt. Leon Charles, NCOIC of the administration flight. Charles has lived in Norway for a little over a year and works directly for the commander of the 426th. As the only personnel specialist in the unit, his
  • 501st mission partner innovates against COVID-19 spread

    With COVID-19 creating difficulties and instability in global supply chains, healthcare workers around the globe are challenged to keep up with increasing demands for personal protective equipment. James Anderson is a mission partner to the 501st Combat Support Wing, where he works as a geospatial intelligence analyst at RAF Molesworth’s U.S. Africa Command Directorate for Intelligence. In the face of this need, he has voluntarily created and donated over 1000 protective face shields for medical personnel in the local community to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 423d MDS goes the extra mile to ensure safety

    Airmen from the 423d MDS performed qualitative fit tests, drive-thru COVID-19 testing and face mask giveaways to help in the effort to prevent the spread and transmission of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Pathfinder Spouses lend a helping hand during unprecedented times

    During the past few months, nations across the world have been faced with an unprecedented pandemic that has forced people to make changes to their lifestyles that they may not have previously anticipated. Multiple military spouses and volunteers throughout the 501st Combat Support Wing have been helping the effort to make sure everyone has the tools they need to prevent the spread of the pandemic by creating over 700 cloth face coverings and counting to support those in need.
  • COVID-19 Mission Readiness

    The 501st Combat Support Wing displays mission readiness during COVID-19.