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  • Year of the Pathfinder: Air Force retiree shines through adversity

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Carl Joseph “CJ” Spatz III, a retired air traffic controller and facility manager was diagnosed with a brain tumor March 25, 2019. CJ and his wife, Angela Spatz, 423rd Force Support Squadron work and family life consultant, were expecting their first baby when they received the news.
  • Year of the Pathfinder: Champion shares inspirational lessons

    Staff Sgt. Kaylee Champion, 501st CSW logistics planner, has overcome adversity her entire life. She reflected on the people who have taught her valuable lessons that have kept her going no matter what obstacles she has met in life.
  • 423rd MDS recognized for AFRICOM joint support

    Leadership from the U.S. Africa Command Directorate for Intelligence at RAF Molesworth presented coins of excellence to five Airmen of the 423rd Medical Squadron at RAF Alconbury, England, June 11, 2020, as part of a new initiative called AFRICOM Aces. AFRICOM Aces recognizes mission partners who have gone above and beyond in the performance of their job.
  • 501 CSW Legal Office ensures legal readiness for deployers

    The 501st Combat Support Wing legal office gathered a group of 423rd Security Forces Squadron defenders into the courtroom to provide a will ceremony and the first group deployment brief of its kind in four years June 2, 2020, at RAF Alconbury, England.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • RAF Wing Commander Basil Turner (ret.) remembrance

    The 501st Combat Support Wing salutes RAF Wing Commander Basil Turner (ret.) for his service and dedication to his country as well as being a friend to the USAF.
  • 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.
  • 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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