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  • 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.
  • RAFF holds Planning Conference

    30 key stakeholders from four 501 CSW units within the UK, came together to discuss syncing operations in support of short notice contingency operations.  The main goal of the meeting is to provide 1st class reception and bed down to long range bomber units who might be tasked to respond to a world event within our theater. 
  • 501st CSW dedicates 'Buddy Benches'

    RAF Alconbury and RAF Croughton dedicated 'Buddy Benches' Jan. 15 and 16. The buddy benches provide a way for lonely children to ask for help. The way the benches work is a student takes a seat on the wooden bench and when seen, other children offer to play with the seated students. Buddy Benches began in the U.S. and there are now several hundred
  • Honoring CMSgt Richard Etchberger - Medal of Honor

    Airmen from the 501st Combat Support Wing gathered together to watch an episode of the Netflix “Medal of Honor” series, featuring U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger, at RAF Alconbury, England on Dec. 19, 2018. During the event, Airmen from the 501st CSW had the opportunity to speak directly with one of Chief Etchberger’s sons, Cory
  • Total Force Airmen advance 423rd CS mission

    The 423rd Communications Squadron received manpower assistance and extra support from the 193rd Special Operations Wing from July to November.The assistance helped improve efficiency and coverage throughout the 423rd CS.“This has been a very positive symbiotic relationship, as a traditional guardsman this has allowed for more consistent training
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