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  • Air Force medics bring Army Special Forces background to 501st

    A setup of two separate medical clinics under one wing – the 501st Combat Support Wing – is a unique aspect to an already unique mission. But even more unique are the two commanders who lead them and the similar backgrounds they share. Lt. Col. Elizabeth Hoettels, commander of the 423rd Medical Squadron, and Lt. Col. Robert Heil, commander of the 422nd Medical Squadron, are both prior Army soldiers, both came from a Special Forces background, and both are now serving squadron command tours at the 501 CSW. The chances seem quite unlikely.
  • Squadron of the Future: Creating more effective defenders

    RAF Croughton is at the forefront of innovation, creating the most effective defenders in the Air Force.
  • Airmen from the 426th ABS support NATO exercise

    Exercise TRIDENT JUPITER 19-1, one of the largest NATO exercises in recent history, concluded at ten different locations across Europe Nov. 14.
  • Faces of Fairford: Contracting

    Meet Staff Sgt. Samatha Henderson, 509th Contracting Squadron contracting officer, and 2nd Lt. Shawn Edgecomb, 509th Contracting Squadron officer in charge of operation flights, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to RAF Fairford, England, in support of Bomber Task Force Europe.
  • Faces of Fairford: Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL)

    Meet Master Sgt. Ralph Smith, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel supervisor, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to RAF Fairford, England, in support of Bomber Task Force Europe.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
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