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  • 99th ERS Change of Command

    The 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, currently deployed to RAF Fairford, held a change of command ceremony June 24, 2020, to welcome Lt. Col. Brian Staniszewski as the new commander of the 99th ERS and recognize Lt. Col. Peter Gryn as he finishes his tour at RAF Fairford.
  • RAF Croughton warehouse delivery workers adapt and overcome

    Four warehouse technicians from the 422nd Air Base Squadron at RAF Croughton have been delivering daily food shipments to RAF Fairford, driving more than eight thousand miles in three months.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New era of air power at RIAT 16

    For a moment there is a relative quiet, only the buzz of conversations and laughter of children. Then once again sound falls like a hammer as another jet begins to throw itself into the sky, trailing colored smoke as it strives to impress the crowd of eager onlookers. The 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo is in full swing.The Royal International
  • Ready to receive: fueling the force

    All sorties have at least one thing in common, regardless of airframe, mission, flight time or payload.All aircraft need fuel.When visiting forces come to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, it’s the responsibility of the 501st Combat Support Wing to make sure the fuel they need is available.“This is what we train all year for,” said Frank Dailey, 420th
  • Ready to receive: feeding the force

    Between a hearty breakfast before a long day of work, or a filling dinner after hours of exertion, few things can ensure a productive day quite like a good meal.To make sure visiting forces can stay on top of the mission, the dining facility at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, has to be woken up.From cling wrapped appliances in an unused kitchen to
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