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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.
  • Whatever It Takes to Soar: RAF Alconbury youth speaks with Blue Angels pilots

    A RAF Alconbury youth at the Child and Youth Programs spoke with U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilots during a virtual discussion panel with other members of the Boys and Girls Club of America Sept. 9, 2020.
  • RAF Alconbury program lends families a helping hand

    The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) program provides support to children who have developmental or special educational needs in their homes or classrooms.
  • 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.
  • Year of the Pathfinder: Retiring wing chaplain reflects on diversity

    “Everybody is welcome, and everybody has worth and value.” said Lt. Col. Jerry Sather, 501st Combat Support Wing chaplain. After 41 years of military service, Sather shared stories about his experiences and his reflection on diversity in the military.
  • 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.
  • RAF Alconbury firefighter saves his daughter’s life

    A U.K. national firefighter was recognized for his heroism at RAF Alconbury, England, June 16, 2020, for saving his daughter when she was choking on May 16.
  • 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.
  • Pathfinders install resilient telecommunication network at RAF Fairford

    The 501st Combat Support Wing Plans and Programs Office is working with contractors to install new communication lines throughout the grounds at RAF Fairford, 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.
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