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  • 76 Years After the Crash

    On August 4, 1943, an American B-17 bomber from RAF Molesworth, England took flight on a night training mission but tragically crashed into the slopes of the Arenig Fawr, a mountain in North Wales. All eight American crew members on the aircraft perished that night. In honor of the crew, the local community installed a memorial plaque after the war
  • RAF Fairford remembers 75 years

    1940’s swing music filled the open hangar as an audience poured in to celebrate. Military members, historians, aviation enthusiasts, radio specialists, falconers, and many other locals arrived for the RAF Fairford 75th Anniversary Heritage Day.A B-52 Stratofortress, B-2 Spirit and many single-engine planes lined the runway outside the hangar.
  • Chapel Builds Team Resilience

    The 501st Combat Support Wing Chapel took 23 Airmen tandem skydiving on Saturday 24 August, 2019 to strengthen their Comprehensive Airmen Fitness and promote Spiritual Resiliency. The event began with a morning of training on stress management, where Chaplain (Capt) Hans Decker discussed tools for dealing with life’s pressures. Becoming a wingman
  • An Air Force coder’s tale

    There is an Airman working long hours behind the shadows to protect computer networks from cyberattacks.
  • RIAT 2019 showcases U.S. commitment to NATO alliance

    The world’s largest military air show brought nations from all over the world to RAF Fairford for the Royal International Air Tattoo July 19-21.  RIAT 2019 commemorated 70 years since the formation of NATO, and 50 years since the first manned moon landing. The three-day event saw more than 175,000 attendees and 245 different aircraft from 39 air arms, which represented 25 nations. From those nations, 48 air chiefs or their representatives attended the show.
  • 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
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