GET UP & GO! - April 2021 - ISSUE 16 - 100th Force Support Squadron - RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

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RAF MILDENHALL

100TH FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON

GET UP

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Purple up and support our military youth! OUTDOOR CRAFTs FAIR

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Content produced monthly by the 100th Force Support Squadron Marketing Department, 100 FSS/FSK, RAF Mildenhall, Unit 4702, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8NF Call: 01638 54 2057 E-mail: 100fss.marketing@us.af.mil Website: 100FSS.com 100th FORCE SUPPORT COMMAND Maj. Sara Gurian Commander, 100th Force Support Squadron Mr. Joseph Dyson Deputy Director, 100th Force Support Squadron MARKETING DEPARTMENT Kianna Gousby: Marketing Director Bruce Richardson: Visual Information Specialist Brittany Doran: Visual Information Specialist Rae Lovell: Web Editor Hugh Canavan: Sponsorship & Advertising Coordinator is an unofficial publication for U.S. Forces and their families serving in the UK. The contents of this magazine are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising and sponsorship credits in the Get Up & GO! do not constitute endorsement by the DoD nor Department of the Air Force. Everything advertised here shall be made available for purchase or use without regard to any non-merit factor of the purchaser. Information is subject to change without notice. Please contact facilities directly for the latest details.

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WELCOME Welcome to the first issue of Get Up & GO! since being named the best in Small Budget Brand Activation Marketing across USAFE. During the 2020 MilMark Awards, your 100 FSS Marketing Team took home four out of the seven USAFE level awards. Keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram, 100fss.com, and of course our Get Up & GO! Magazine to see what your award winning marketing team comes up with next.

April is going to be a wonderful month in FSS! As we begin to come out of the national lockdown and rules change, we will keep you informed and entertained. As seen on our cover, April is the Month of the Military Child! We are taking this time to recognize the importance and influence of military families and their children. The children and families of military personnel make tremendous sacrifices, which play a vital role as the foundation on which our military functions. With that in mind we are celebrating our children, longer days, more sun, and kid-friendly fun. Administrative Professionals Day is also on Wednesday, April 21 so be sure to celebrate your hard working support staff with a balloon arrangement from the Bob Hope Community Center! Orders can be placed April 1-20 including free delivery within RAF Mildenhall. Keep up to date through the month by subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter, The Hot 100th, for all the latest details. Sign up at www.100FSS.com/newsletter

Team Marketing @100th_FSS

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IN THIS

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Big thank you to SSgt. Toni Manalo and her son Eli who were fantastic models for our Month of the Military Child cover feature.

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6 – 7 RAF Mildenhall News 8 Auto Hobby 9 Arts & Crafts 10 Airman & Family Readiness Center 12 – 13 Bob Hope Community Center 14 – 15 Get Up & Game! 16 Food Truck Rally & Free Mini Golf 18 The Daily Grind 20 – 21 Fitness 22 – 23 The Galaxy Club 24 – 27 The Library 28 – 29 Outdoor Recreation 30 – 31 RAFM Chapel - Finding a Way to Thrive 32 – 36 Youth Programs // CDC 38 – 39 Information, Tickets & Travel 40 RAF Lakenheath 41 Military Personnel Flight 42 Family Child Care 43 100th FSS Directory

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RAFM NEWS

351st EARS hosts students, teachers for KC-135 tour The 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron hosted elementary and middle school students for a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft tour, at Morón Air Base, Spain, Feb. 26, 2021. Source: www.mildenhall.af.mil

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he tour enabled the 351st EARS to showcase KC-135 capabilities and highlight the Airmen who ensure Operation Juniper Micron success. OJM is the name given to U.S. operations to support French combat operations in Africa. The ongoing KC-135 support provided to the French’s anti-insurgent and counter terrorism operations is vital to the security and stability of the region.

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RAF MILDENHALL NEWS

Active shooter exercise tests RAF Mildenhall’s emergency response EXERCISE! EXERCISE! EXERCISE! Please do not be alarmed – all injuries are simulated and no Airmen were hurt in the making of this scenario! Firefighters played the role of casualties during an active shooter scenario at RAF Mildenhall, England, March 17, 2021.

100th ARW strengthens bond with European allies and partners from Estonia

The 100th Air Refueling Wing participated in exercise Baltic Trident at Amari Air Base, Estonia, the week of March 15. The wing strengthened its relationship with European allies and partners during the agile combat employment event, increasing its lethality and enhancing its interoperability with Estonian, Finnish and German air forces.

100th ARW supports German fighter jets during exercise Baltic Trident A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, refueled German air force Eurofighter Typhoon and German air force Tornado aircraft during exercise Baltic Trident, over Germany, March 18, 2021.

RAF Mildenhall tests base defense during exercise

RAF Mildenhall is testing its base defense readiness in a variety of scenarios including a gate runner, car crash and active shooter. This is a call to get back to basics including testing the readiness of emergency responders and defending the base for potential threats.

Read more at www.mildenhall.af.mil/News

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AUTO HOBBY COMPLEX

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ENVIROMENTAL AMNESTY

FREE Disposal of used oil, antifreeze, batteries & tires Free disposal of used oil, antifreeze and tires at the RAF Mildenhall Auto Hobby Complex until April. 30, 2021

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Arts & Crafts

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50% OFF

FRAMING FEES

THROUGH APRIL Dig out your favorite photos, pictures & keep sakes Place your framing order between April 1 – 30 to receive 50% off fees (frames, matt, glass charged at normal cost)

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Airman & Family Readiness

Take Control of Your Finances Thursday, Apr. 22 • 1 pm – 2 pm

We live in a world where good credit means a lot. Learn about how to use it wisely, how to establish and maintain a good score, and what lenders look for before they issue you a loan or credit card.

Spouse Newcomers Orientation

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Every Wednesday • 9 am - 1 pm Join us every Wednesday for this essential in-processing forum to learn about the area and the wealth of resources available. Also connect with other RAF Mildenhall community members.

Paying Off Student Loans PDC

Tuesday, Apr. 6 • 1 pm – 2 pm Providing awareness of student loan debt management strategies so that you can improve your current financial situation, avoid student loan delinquency and default, and repay student loans as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Monday, Apr. 19 • 9:30 am - 11:30 am Discover how you can help inbound personnel and their families gain a positive first impression of our team, and a smooth relocation to the UK. Open to all that sponsor inbound personnel/families.

Moving Off Base

Wednesday, Apr. 21 • 1 pm - 2 pm Will you be moving to an off-base home? Learn what to consider, including local and cultural issues, as you create your spending plan for your big move.

Key Spouse Initial Training

EZ PCS

Thursday, Apr. 15 • 10 am - 12:30 pm Make your PCS as stress-free as possible. This class is best taken 3 months out from your PCS.

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Team Mildenhall Sponsorship Training

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Friday, Apr. 23 • 9 am - 3 pm Mandatory training for those assigned as a squadron Key Spouse to learn about the program as well as the roles and responsibilities.


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BOB HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER

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Science ExpeFOrRiKmIDeS nts Every Monday through April Check out the Bob Hope Community Center Facebook page (facebook.com/RAFMBHCC ) every Monday. We'll be sharing videos of entertaining, educational and kid-friendly science experiments for the whole month of April.

Follow @RAFMBHCC for all the latest updates

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Outdoor

Crafts Fair Saturday, Apr. 17

Join the Bob Hope Community Center Outdoor Crafts Fair. $10 per table. Limited spaces available, sign up from Apr. 1.

Easter Egg Decorating

Thursday, Apr. 1 • 2 pm – 4 pm Come along and decorate ceramic eggs for Easter!

Family Game Room

Thursday, Apr. 1 • 10 am – 3 pm Come along & play with your family, X-box, Play Station, Traditional board games and Jig saw puzzles. Free pizza lunch at 12:30 while supplies last.

Administrative Professional Day

Wednesday, Apr. 21 Show your appreciation and surprise your hardworking office professional with a balloon arrangement. Order your gift from April 1 – 20. Prices start from $10 with free delivery within RAF Mildenhall locations.

Free Spring Crafts

Available from Apr. 1 until supplies last Pick up a great free spring craft for kids.

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BOB GET UP HOPE & Game COMMUNITY CENTER

GET UP & LEVE L U P AT TH IS GR E AT NEW 1 0 0 FS S FAC I L I T Y ! Words by Rae Lovell

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n an effort to embrace and highlight the interests of its Airmen and increase resiliency, The Air Force is compiling a team of elite gamers. The Air Force Gaming League will compete in the Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short). Evo connects newcomers with seasoned champions for competitions

that will reach across borders, with participants from many different countries and lifestyles. This is where our Airmen join the fun. Airmen of any rank can sign up to join the Air Force Gaming League to compete in this year’s tournament. The 2021 Evolution Championship Series will be held in Las Vegas from

July 21 to August 2. The next round of sign-ups will be later this year, so keep an eye on Air Force Gaming’s Facebook page and the 100 FSS Facebook page to get in on the season two team. Air Force Gaming’s mission is to embrace and encourage an inclusive gaming league for all LEFT: SrA Miguel Vazquez-

Leyva playing Call of Duty at the new Bob Hope Community Center Gaming Room.

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RAF Mildenhall has embraced this mission by creating a Gaming Room in the Bob Hope Community Center Airmen. It is believed that this league will promote resiliency, retention, teamwork, and mental well-being for all service members involved. One Capt. Oliver Parsons is credited with creating Air Force Gaming, the concept was then popularized by a group of Airmen at the Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and has now made it all the way to our base in Mildenhall. RAF Mildenhall has embraced this mission by creating a Gaming Room in the Bob Hope Community Center. The room has been custom-made for console gaming and decorated by our own Team Mildenhall members. It is home to a hand-drawn mural that includes some favorite gaming characters, this is a must-see stop on our base. To reserve time in the Gaming Room, contact the BHCC at 01638-54-2579.

AIRMAN SPOTLIGHT This month we highlight a special member of the 100 Force Support Squadron. Senior Airman; Artist; and Administrative Professional to the 100 FSS Commander. By day, Senior Airman Noah Wilber routes paperwork and assists the commander in keeping her calendar in order. By night, Wilber can be found drawing. He enjoys drawing people or interesting characters, when he is not working out or staying in with some sushi and a good book. Wilber, Wilbreezy to some, gave us a piece of advice for his younger Airman self, and other young Airmen. “Be Yourself”. Concise and to the point. Not unlike Wilbreezy himself. When asked what one super power he would choose, Wilber decided on time travel. He explained that time travel would provide the opportunity to slow time down so that he could accomplish more in a day. Speaking of Wilber’s accomplishments, this year he assisted in drawing a mural for the Gaming Room in Bob Hope Community Center. This is a focal point in RAF Mildenhall’s involvement in the new Air Force Gaming League. As well as an excellent opportunity to see how the passions of our Airmen can be integrated into bettering our lives in the Air Force Community. Stop by BHCC to enjoy some of Wilber’s art.

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THE DAILY GRIND

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APRIL , Specials , Honey Almond Latte

Classic espresso drink with honey base and our healthy alternative almond milk - this can be hot or iced.

Vanilla Cinnamon Cold Brew

Our sweet vanilla syrup with cinnamon powder added to our homemade cold brew - top it off with our alternative oat milk or any milk of your choosing.

Peach Green Tea

Refreshing iced green tea with peach syrup for sweetness - ask for lemonade for a tangy/sweet addition.

HELP US WITH OUR ENVIRONMENT!

Your Daily Grind Barristers are now using straw-less flat lids on most of your iced beverages to help keep waste to a minimum. We have paper straws available if requested but please LET'S GO GREEN! Opt out of excess litter.

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FITNESS

Outdoor

Spin-A-Thon Friday, Apr. 16 • 3 pm – 4 pm HARDSTAND SPORTS FIELDS/PAVILION Spring into health and join us for a fun “Spin-A-Thon" class. Please RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/9040E44A8AD28A0F49-outdoor Open to 16 years & older only. Please contact SSgt Semmer/A1C McKinsey for more information at 01638 54 3735.

Family

Zumba-thon

Saturday, April 24 • 12 pm – 1:30 pm RAFM HERITAGE PARK Celebrating Month of the Military Child Purple up and join us for some fresh air and Zumba as we celebrate and support our military kids. Please RSVP at www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A8AD28A0F49-family Suitable for all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Take it at your own pace and enjoy the tunes. Please contact SSgt Kuhn/A1C Hermann for more information at 01638 54 3735.

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Hardstand: 01638 54 3735 // Northside: 01638 54 2041

Follow @RAFMildenhallFitness for all the latest updates!

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GALAXY CLUB

Good Friday Fish Fry Friday, Apr. 2

Lunch- 10:30 am - 2 pm // Dinner- 4 pm - 9 pm REGULAR: $10 Fried Fish or Shrimp plate

COMBO: $12 Fried Fish and Shrimp plate

Served with with Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese and Green beans.

Tax Day - Spin to Win!

Admin Professional Day

Prime Rib Night

Member Appreciation Breakfast

Thursday, Apr. 15 Spin the wheel through lunch and dinner to get a discount or free food and drink items.

Friday, Apr. 16 • 5 pm – 8 pm Members: $17 // Non-members: $21 Prime Rib, Baked Potato, and Veggies.

Wednesday, Apr. 21 Bring in your Admin Professional and buy a Lunch or Breakfast Meal and a second meal for 50% off.

Saturday, Apr. 24 • 8 am – 11 am Members: Free // Non-Members: $6.95

Follow @RAFMildenhallGalaxyClub for all the latest updates

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Easter Sunday

BRUNCH Sunday, Apr. 4 Galaxy Club • 10 am – 2 pm Members: $17.95 per person Non-members: $21.95 per person // Children (5-12): $12

MENU

• Pancakes • Omelets • Bacon • Sausage • Potatoes • Biscuits and gravy • Smoked turkey • Honey baked ham • Roast beef • Mashed potatoes • Wild rice • Vegetables • Fruit • Salad and desserts

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LIBRARY

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS A DU LT FICTIO N

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

Influence

by Rachel Bloom // ISBN: 9781538745359 A brilliant new thriller starring Riley Wolfe, a master thief and expert in disguise. A steady adventure and intrigue by the author of Dexter

by Sara Shepard; Lilia Buckingham ISBN: 9780593121535 After a video goes viral, everyone knows Delilah Rollins. And now that she's in LA, Delilah's standing on the edge of something incredible.

Rhythm of War

Finding a Way Home

by Brandon Sanderson // ISBN: 9780765326386 The eagerly awaited sequel to "Oathbringer". After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war.

The Last Story of Mina Lee

by Nancy Jooyoun Kim ISBN: 9780778310174 The story traces the far-reaching consequences of secrets in the lives of a Korean immigrant mother and her daughter Margot Lee's mother is ignoring her calls. Margot can't understand why, until she makes a surprise trip home to Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died.

by Larry Dane Brimner ISBN: 9781629797519 When Mildred and Richard Loving are arrested, jailed, and exiled from their home simply because of their mixed-race marriage, they must challenge the courts and the country in order to secure their civil rights. C H I L D RE N ’ S F I C T I ON

Cat Kid Comic Club

by Dave Pilkey // ISBN: 9781338712766 Li'l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence.

YOU NG A DU LT

His Dark Materials Serpentine

by Philip Pullman; Tom Duxbury (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780593377680 A bewitching tale with a fascinating new glimpse of young Lyra and her dæmon, Pantalaimon. This companion to the New York Times bestselling His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust series follows Pullman's beloved characters on a brand new adventure.

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REQUESTING ITEMS

Please use the USAFE Libraries catalog page (usaf-ipac.sirsidynixasp.co.uk) to log into your account, search the catalog, and use the Request Item option.


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Friday, Apr. 23 Dress as your favorite book character and send us your photo for a chance to win a prize. Winner for each category! Kids: 5-12 // Teens: 3-17 // Adults: 18 & older

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Wednesdays at 11 am Join us on our Facebook page for storytime and craft suggestions.

DoD MWR Virtual Spring Reading Challenge

Apr. 1 – 30 Readers must have an account at www.dodvirtualsrp.beanstack.org which is separate from their Beanstack account for RAF Mildenhall. All readers are automatically entered into weekly $20 e-gift card drawings when they log at least an hour of reading Sunday to Saturday. Winners are contacted by email on Mondays.

Month Of The Military Child Outdoor Storytime

Wednesday, Apr. 28 • 11 am Gather in our outdoor garden for a story and a craft.

Spring Clean Book Swap

Friday, Apr. 30 • 1 pm Our monthly book club with a twist. Grab a used or unwanted book for a fun social book swap in our outdoor garden. Please sign up.

Follow @RAFMLibrary for all the latest updates

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Linguistic Library Ladies Enjoy a giggle with Lindsey & Sarah Words by Rae Lovell

Cor Blimey, Gov’na. Put on the kettle, we’ll need a cuppa for this one. Did you catch all of those or do you need a Queen’s English to American English translator? We have the videos for you! Join our RAF Mildenhall Library team for a breakdown of British and American language barrier. Lindsey and Sarah discuss where the languages overlap and where they contradict each other. Take the

opportunity to brush up on our host country’s dialect. Whether to make sure you can blend in with the locals or just so you know why someone may look at you sideways when you say something particularly American. View the digital GET UP & GO! and click the links below to view the all the videos. Make sure to also follow the Library facebook page (@RAFMLibrary) for the latest episodes and all Library updates.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

ARCHERY LEAGUE

Learn and compete in this 6 week challenge!

May 19 – June 16 // Every Wednesday 5:30 pm – 7 pm

No experience needed. Learn the fundamentals of the recurved bow. Coaching and practice with two tournaments on week 3 and week 6.

$45 per person

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Cornwall Golf & Surfing

May 27 – 30 $250 per person // R4R: $175 Enjoy a round of golf looking over the main beach of Cornwall. Join us on this amazing trip and also learn to surf!

Peak District Caving

Saturday, May 29 $50 per person Head deep down into the wonders of the world. Explore, play and learn about historical facts.

Intro to Rock Climbing

June 4 – 6 • Departs Outdoor Recreation at 2 pm $40 per person Learn everything from tying knots to climbing techniques. This is part I of a II part program at one of the UK's best climbing areas. All gear provided.

Wakeboarding & Aqua Park

Saturday, June 5 • Departs Outdoor Recreation at 7:30 am $50 per person Try wakeboarding and visit the Aqua Adventure Park for the day.

Sea Kayaking & Camping

Saturday, June 12 • Departs Outdoor Recreation at 7:30 am $110 per person Join ODR for a weekend of sea kayaking and camping on the beach. No experience needed and all gear provided.

Sea Fishing

Saturday, June 12 $60 per person Experience fishing at sea all day. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Toilet also available on board. Contact Outdoor Rectreation for more information.

Lawnmower & Weedeater Rental Save $5 renting a lawnmower and weedeater (gas or electric) in April. Gas package: $25 // Electric package: $16

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FINDING A Way To Thrive

RAFM Chapel Grows Virtual Presence

Finding a way to thrive throughout the pandemic

by Jennifer DeRedin

THE UNITED STATES Air Force Chaplain Corps was established soon after the USAF was made into a separate military branch by the National Security Act in 1947. The military chaplaincy caters to all faith practices and promotes military members’ right to exercise their respective religion. Like most organizations, the Chaplain Corps, and locally, the RAF Mildenhall Chapel, has had to re-organize their services due to the Covid-19 pandemic - rising to the challenges of “virtual church.” In order to

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accommodate changing UK restrictions, the safety concerns of their constituents, and base guidelines, the chapel has re-invigorated and grown their online presence. According to Multi Media Coordinator, Elder Je’Mahl Ray, current circumstances have forced the chapel to expand in the best way possible, “ We have found a way to thrive, where more people can jump in.” By putting content out on more platforms than ever before, the chapel is giving people - who might not

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Sunday service streaming live to social media channels.

otherwise have the opportunity - “a chance to re-energize and be reminded or encouraged” from wherever they may be, Ray explained. The RAF Mildenhall Chapel Facebook page was launched well before the onset of Covid-19,


Campus Life hosts weekly game nights and small group discussion sessions, giving teens a much needed chance to connect but since the first lockdown, the organization’s various programs have become increasingly active on the page. Sunday’s services are now streamed live and near-daily posts can be found with inspiring messages and information on how to “plug-in” to the various ministries. Additionally, the Multi Media team has launched a major project: a podcast and YouTube page. Airmen and their families now have the opportunity to listen to Chaplains’ messages on the go on the RAF Mildenhall Protestant Parish podcast, or participate in a new resilience video series, the “Mildenhall Monday Minute,” at RAF Mildenhall Chapel on YouTube. The video series in particular is designed to motivate people at the very start of their week. “We all can find ourselves ‘too busy,’” Ray said, “but everyone can spare a minute. We keep it apolitical so everyone can take part.” RAFM Protestant Parish

Coordinator, Virginia Thomas, explained that the Chapel’s main goal is to provide outreach and support for members of the tri-base community. “No matter what you are looking for, you can find it,” Thomas noted, “The fact that we can still commune together is such a godsend for so many people. The people in this community have such good hearts. There is a place for everyone, wherever you are in life.” “We have had to adapt since the start of Covid,” Thomas said, “a lot of our programs are meeting over zoom,” but despite the challenges, they have continued to flourish. For example, “Campus Life hosts weekly game nights and small group discussion sessions, giving teens a much needed chance to connect,” Thomas explained. Now that the United Kingdom has begun to loosen restrictions, many of the programs are starting to resume normal programming. “The chapel Facebook page is the best place to find out about the different programs,” Thomas said. She encouraged anyone who was interested to get in contact with chapel staff.


GRAND RE-OPENING! APRIL 6

School Age Program

RAF Mildenhall School Age Program recognizes the needs of working parents and offers care for children ages 5-12 years. We offer care before and after school, as well as full-day care on no school days, including winter, spring, and summer breaks. Our accredited program provides supervised educational, recreational, social, and cultural programs for eligible youth. Visit www.militarychildcare.com to register your child. Please call 01638 54 5437 or email 100FSSSchoolAgeAll@us.af.mil for more information.

Teen Program

The RAF Mildenhall Teen Center offers activities in STEM, The Arts, Fitness, Health and Life Skills, plus College/Career prep for teens aged 13 years and older. The Teen Center is equipped with an Art Studio, Music Studio, Computer Room, Library Lounge and a Rec Room with a movie projector, billiards table, video games, virtual reality and more! Register online at www.100fss.com/youth-programs

Open Rec Program

The RAF Mildenhall Open Rec Program offers activities in STEM, The Arts, Fitness, Health and Life Skills, and College/Career prep for teens aged 9 years and older. Open Rec is equipped with an Art Studio, Computer Room, a full sized Gymnasium, and a Rec Room with a billiards table, video games, air hockey, and more! Register online at www.100fss.com/youth-programs

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Friday, Apr. 2

Heritage Field EFMP: 9 am Infant / Toddler: 9:30 am 3 years & older: 10 am Meet the Easter Bunny, play games, follow the bunny tracks through the Post Office woods and collect some Easter Eggs at Heritage Field. Each age group will have their portion of the field marked off. Social distancing rules apply Masks required for all participants 2 years or older. Sponsored by ...

No federal endorsement of sponsor indended.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER Child Development Center Calendar Thursday, Apr. 1 Proclamation signing at 3:30 pm Friday, Apr. 2 • CYP closed Sunday, Apr. 4 • Easter Sunday Monday, Apr. 5 • CYP Closed Sunday, Apr. 11 Week of the Young Child 50th Anniversary Monday, Apr. 12 • Music Monday Tuesday, Apr. 13 • Tasty Treats Wednesday, Apr. 14 Work Together Wednesday

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Dandelion Official Flower of the Military Child The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.

Thursday, Apr. 15 Artsy Thursday / Purple UP for Military Kids Friday, Apr. 16 • Family Friday Sunday, Apr. 18 • Spirit Week Monday, Apr. 19 • Crazy Camo Day Tuesday, Apr. 20 Proud to be an American Day Wednesday, Apr. 21 • Super Hero Day Thursday, Apr. 22 America Shines Bright Day Friday, Apr. 23 • Pajama Day

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To all of our dandelions here at RAF Mildenhall, we are proud of you, we love you, and we know that you will continue to bloom wherever you are planted!


YOUTH PROGRAMS

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Month of the

Military Child April is the Month of the Military Child and was established to reflect the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. Care for military children sustains our fighting force, and strengthens the health, security, and safety of our nation's families and communities. Purple up and support our military youth!

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HONORARY PROCLAMATION Apr. 1 • 3:30 pm

WHEREAS, men and women throughout our state and nation serve to protect the ideals on which our country was founded including freedom, liberty, and democracy; and WHEREAS, the men and women of our Armed Forces could not complete their task without the love and support of their children; and WHEREAS, the children and families of military personnel make tremendous sacrifices, which play a vital role as the foundation on which the United States military functions; and WHEREAS, the RAF Mildenhall Community recognizes the important role military children play in the Armed Forces community and stresses the significance of providing quality services and support to help them succeed in the mobile military lifestyle. WHEREAS, the children and families of military personnel make tremendous sacrifices, which play a vital role as the foundation on which the United States military functions; and NOW, THEREFORE I, Col. Troy Pananon, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2021, to be the MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD on RAF Mildenhall. We call upon all personnel to recognize the important role military children play in the community which we live, and the future of the United States of America. Col. Troy S. Pananon, 100th ARW Commander

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YOUTH SpORTS

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Baseball

Volleyball

Registration: Apr. 12 – May 7 Season: Jun. 7 – Aug. 13 Registration Fee: $45 per participant

Registration: Apr. 12 – May 7 Season: Jun. 7 – Aug. 13 Registration Fee: $45 per participant

Volunteer Coaches Needed! Please register at www.100fss.com/youth-programs

IN ST R UC T IO N A L C LA SSES

Ballet

YOUTH BEGINNER CLASS Thursdays • 4 pm – 4:30 pm $35 per month YOUTH INTERMEDIATE CLASS Thursdays 4:30 pm – 5:20 pm $40 per month

Gymnastics

Infant, Toddler and Youth classes available! $30 per month (4 classes a month)

Hapkido

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4 pm - 5:30 pm $34 per month (4 classes per month)

ADULT CLASS Thursdays 5:15 pm – 6 pm $40/ Month Register online at www.100fss.com/youth-programs

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MILITARY PERSONNEL FLIGHT

Passport OUTREACH DAY GALAXY CLUB BALLROOM

9 am – 12 pm // 1 pm – 3 pm Providing services to last names starting with: Last names: A-M (Apr. 20) // Last Name: N-Z (Apr. 21)

Are you in need of a tourist passport? Use the QR code above or find the application checklist at 100fss.com/military-personnel-flight#passport • An appointment is not required. This service is on a first come first serve basis. • Applicants must have the required documents from the checklist to be served.

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FAMILY CHILD CARE INCENTIVES COMING YOUR WAY! Become a Family Child Care Provider! Do you enjoy working with children? Do you reside in base government housing? Are you looking to operate your own business from home? Then Family Child Care (FCC) could be the PERFECT fit for you! TAKE A LOOK AT THESE BONUSES: Receive a onetime payment of $300 for just becoming a FCC provider or renewing your certification! Plus, receive a onetime payment of $200 per child when you open up your doors for full time care to any child that is on the Child Development Center (CDC) waiting list!

Sign up and start your new career today! Contact Tekarra Powell tekarra.powell.1@us.af.mil

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100th Force Support Squadron Directory

When calling from a commercial line: 01638 54 XXXX // When calling from DSN: 238 XXXX

Airman & Family Readiness Center

Family Child Care

Building: 460 // Call: 3406

RAF LAKENHEATH Email Tekarra Powell tekarra.powell.1@us.af.mil

Arts & Crafts

Galaxy Club

American Roadhouse Building: 437 // Call: 2680 Cashier Cage Call: 2683 Sports Bar Call: 7174 The Galaxy Room Building: 437 // Call: 2683 Tudor Bar at Middleton Hall Building: 464 // Call: 4860

Building: 404 // Call: 2644

Auto Hobby Complex

Building: 240 // Call: 2480/1480

Bob Hope Community Center Building: 404 // Call: 2579

Bowling Center

Hardstand Fitness Center

Building: 160 // Call: 2348

Child Development Center Building: 288 // Call: 2042

Northside Fitness Center

Civilian Personnel

Building: 463 // Call: 2041

Building: 435 // Call: 2111

The Daily Grind Coffee Shop

Gateway Dining Facility

located inside the Galaxy Club Building: 437 // Call:

Education Center

Building: 427 // Call: 2350

Building: 849 // Call: 3730

Building: 436 // Call: 2689

Human Resources Office Building: 460 // Call: 3682

Installation Personnel Readiness (IPR) Building: 550 // Call: 3317

Library

Building: 425 // Call: 2352

Lodging (Gateway Inn)

Building: 459 // Call: 2407 Open: 24/7

Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Building: 436 // Call: 2111

Outdoor Recreation Building: 162 // Call: 4283

Post Office

Building: 172 // Call: 5159

Professional Development Center (Customer Service) Building: 440 // Call: 5933

VAT Relief Office

Building: 450 // Call: 3822

Youth Center

Building: 293 // Call: KIDS (5437)

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