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  • The Indiana Jones of Alconbury: uncovering Alconbury history

    Paul George Bellamy’s interest in military aviation began when he was a little boy, playing at RAF Grafton Underwood, a World War II-era U.S. Army Air Force base.
  • Identical twins, firefighters serve Alconbury-Molesworth more than 30 years

    Brothers and firefighters Andy and Phil Batten have been serving the RAF Alconbury-RAF Molesworth community for a combined time of over 30 years.What makes these brothers unique, other than working together in the same building with the same job as firefighters, is that they’re identical twins.“Its good fun, we work well together and work well as a
  • A Life in the Forces

    His office is the nicest one he’s had in his 34 years of service in the Royal Air Force. “Even as a two-star, this is the biggest and best,” says Squadron Leader Paul Atherton, Royal Air Force Commander at RAF Croughton, with a pleasant laugh.  There’s much more to a lifetime in the Forces than a nice desk though, and for Sqn Ldr Atherton, it
  • RAF Croughton hears the story of a Holocaust Survivor

    Silence fell over the crowd as a petite lady stepped in front of the podium and addressed her audience.“It’s important to recognize evil when you see it, before it gets too tight a grip,” she said. “It’s very easy to fall into a trend. People are sometimes too timid, or too shy to say, 'I don't agree.' We’re all each other’s
  • Chaplains develop skillset

    Chaplains from the 501st Combat Support Wing hosted the Young Adult Summit to develop their skillsets by learning to work with young Airmen in Cambridge, England, April 30, 2019.Capt. (Ch) Brendan Mbagwu, 501st CSW chaplain, collaborated with religious leaders associated with the U.S. Air Force, Cambridge University, RAF U.K. chaplains and visiting
  • 422nd SFS utilize new inflatable barriers

    The 422nd Security Forces Squadron conducted force-on-force training with their new interchangeable wall system at RAF Croughton, March 22.The new system can be deployed using air and is grounded with weights. The walls allow instructors to move the buildings and train for different scenarios at any time. The new system also eliminates the need to
  • Pathfinder Family: Brothers Carry on Family Legacy

    Few imagine leaving home to join the military, even fewer imagine doing it with a sibling. For Staff Sgt. Damian Moulder and his brother Senior Airman Cory Moulder, the unlikely circumstance of being stationed together within the same wing, at the same base, in the same squadron and with the same job is exactly what happened.The brothers work at
  • RAF Alconbury Welcomes Defender Babies

    The 423rd Security Forces Squadron at RAF Alconbury welcomed 13 newborn babies in 2018. The new parents are adjusting to caring for their newborns and working as Air Force defenders. RAF Alconbury strives to make the transition to parenthood easier for servicemembers. “It was very nerve-racking when we found out,” said Senior Airman Heather Ricks,
  • Working and Living in Norway

    It was a bright and chilly day at the NATO Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway. Jennifer Comstock, the School Liaison Officer for the 426th Air Base Squadron, is working at her computer, typing away. She welcomes visitors into her office with a cheerful smile and loves to talk about the experience of living in Norway. This is her first time
  • Increasing lethality: Defenders leverage innovation through training

    On any given day – rain, shine or otherwise – the Airmen of the 501st Combat Support Wing’s two security forces squadrons are charged with protecting the thousands of personnel who enter and exit the wing’s seven geographically separated units.