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  • 9th EBS arrives at RAF Fairford for BTF 23-3

    Two B-1B Lancers from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrived at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, May 23, 2023 for Bomber Task Force Europe 23-3. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ready to receive: housing the force

    An aircrew wearily climbs from their plane, the country they are in is unfamiliar and the comforts of home are an ocean away.Despite the foreign soil beneath their feet, they still know a warm bed is waiting for them.A place to sleep can make all the difference, especially for men and women working