Flying with the 100th ARW
It's 5am on a dreary Monday morning more likening to a day in November rather than early July. I was asked to meet at the main gate at RAF Mildenhall home of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing which fly the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, on arriving at to the operations building of the 100th ARW, 351st ARS you are greeted with a large sign displaying the initials NKAWTG-Nobody Kicks Ass Without Tanker Gas.
352nd Special Operations Wing
The 352nd Special Operations Wing based at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk is an essential part of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command and over the past 3 years has evolved massively. Having stood up in March of this year, the 352nd Special Operations Wing (SOW) is the newest wing within AFSOC which consists of six squadrons. Ashley Wallace flies with the squadrons to report on what the latest platforms bring to the 352nd SOW.
NATO E-3A AWACS Operations
Over 3 years of NATO E-3A operations in Afghanistan, in light of ISAF, came to an end when the last E-3A AWACS landed at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany on September 25, 2014. It was one of many events for the E-3A Component last year. We visited Geilenkirchen to review 2014 and to look forward to what the future brings for the E-3A Component.
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