GET UP & GO! - December 2022 - issue 36 - 100th Force Support Squadron - RAF Mildenhall

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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

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Maj. Emily Bold Commander, 100th Force Support Squadron Mr. Michael Birriel

Deputy Director, 100th Force Support Squadron CMSgt Georgette Springs Superintendent, 100th Force Support Squadron


Sandy Mackall: Marketing Director

Bruce Richardson: Visual Information Specialist

Brittany Doran: Visual Information Specialist

Hugh Canavan: Sponsorship & Advertising Coordinator

Kristen Cortelyou: Marketing Assistant

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.

The Holiday Season is here once again and at 100 FSS we’re celebrating with a bumper program of events and entertainment!

We kick off with the Holiday Tree Lighting at Washington Square on December 1 where we’ll have free hot chocolate and specially commissioned cookies for attendees (while stocks last)! Bring the kids, meet Santa, and browse the vendors’ stalls at the Holiday Market – the Market will also be here on December 2 and 3, with different vendors each day.

Santa will be in attendance at RAF Mildenhall Library’s Santa’s Storytime on December 13, where he’ll be handing out presents to kids, and at Santa Paws on December 15 and 16 – our ever-popular chance for your pet to pose for a photo with Santa. Book early as sessions are limited.

With the winter World Cup reaching its finale, the Galaxy Club’s bar will continue to show games and serve soccerthemed drinks!

Finally, boogie on down to the Galaxy Club where we’ll usher in 2023 with our annual New Year’s Eve Party on December 31!

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5 DECEMBER 2022 | 6 — 7 RAF Milldenhall News 8 Military & Family Readiness 10 Auto Hobby Complex 10 Arts & Crafts 11 — 13 Bob Hope Community Center 15 Bowling Center 16 Human Resources Office 17 The Daily Grind 19 — 20 Fitness 21 Holiday Tree Lighting & Market 23 — 27 Galaxy Club 28 — 29 The Mildenhalll Museum 30 — 31 Library 32 — 34 Outdoor Recreation 35 The Discount Directory 36 Child Development Center 36 Family Child Care 37 Youth Programs 38 — 39 RAF Lakenheath Information 40 — 41 Information, Tickets & Travel 43 100th FSS Directory

MDP: Our Partners in Protection

MDP’s main role is to uphold local jurisdiction while engaging with the local community and working side-by-side with the 100th Security Forces Squadron at Royal Air Force Mildenhall to maintain installation security and deter potential threats to the base.

ABOVE: Ministry of Defense Police Constable John Kelly, authorized firearms officer and MDP Sergeant Daniel Sparks, senior police officer.

“We work together with regards to covering terrorist threats towards the base,” said Police Constable John Kelly, authorized firearms officer. “You’ve got Security Forces who predominantly works on the inside, almost exclusively, and we’re on the outside of the wire, engaging with the

local community to stop the threat from ever reaching base.”

MDP officers work around the clock patrolling the outside domain covering all areas within the tri-base area. The MDP station is composed of 11 officers who work in 12hour shifts to accommodate

The Ministry of Defence Police is a civilian police force with over 50 years of operation, that works closely with U.S. bases in safeguarding assets, personnel and operations around the U.K.
WORDS & PHOTOS: Airman 1st Class Alvaro Villagomez

the 24-hour schedule they must be on duty. MDP officers serve in different roles within the community.

“Our officers are also here to provide information to the community, whether it be military members arriving on station or local community members looking for guidance,” said Daniel Sparks, senior police officer and temporary police sergeant. “There is no reason to be frightened of us, we’re in no way out to get anyone. We’re trying to spread awareness that we’re here in Mildenhall and ready to help with any questions members might have.”

Not only do they enforce the law, they also hold weekly newcomers briefings where they offer advice and guidance on the rules and laws of the U.K. “We have dedicated units who go out into the British

public as well as run campaigns, provide training, and raise awareness of the repercussions of drink driving,” said Kelly. “We’re looking to bring the same type of training to U.S. bases by working with the commander and educating military members on viable information.”

The MDP Police is currently invested in educating service members and spreading awareness of the resources they offer to the community.

BELOW: The Ministry of Defense Police station is the workplace of MDP at Royal Air Force Mildenhall.

Creating a relationship within the community and keeping the public safe is the top priority for the MDP.

“I think the biggest point from us is that we’re all about education and trying to help people,” said Kelly. “We know that it’s difficult trying to live and work in a different country with diverse rules of which some not everyone may understand. We want people to enjoy their time here in the U.K. and ensure members are aware that we’re here to help.”

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You’ve got Security Forces who predominantly works on the inside, almost exclusively, and we’re on the outside of the wire, engaging with the local community to stop the threat from ever reaching base

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Micheal can meet you where you are financially and help you build a strong financial foundation, realize your goals and achieve lasting financial stability and security.

Pop into the M&FRC or call us to set an appointment! DSN: 238 3406 // COMM: 01638 54 3406

Pollywiggles Playgroup

Thursdays • 10 am – 12 pm


Hosted by EFMP and open to all Tri-base families

Pre-arrival Orientation

Wednesday, Dec. 7 • 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn valuable information to help your family plan your move to RAF Mildenhall.

Planning for Retirement - PDC

Wednesday, Dec. 7 • 1 pm – 2 pm

Recognize concepts of saving and investing, maximize matching contributions to their TSP accounts and manage the distribution of funds in their TSP accounts.

Key Spouse Training - Goal Setting

Thursday, Dec. 8 • 11 am – 12:30 pm

Fulfill the annual requirement for continuing education for Key Spouses & Spouse Mentors.

Sponsorship Training

Monday, Dec. 12 • 9:30 am – 11 am

Learn how to help inbound personnel with a smooth relocation to the UK.


Wednesday, Dec. 14 • 9:30 am – 12 pm

Refresh your memory and keep up-to-date with recent changes on all the requirements for your relocation.

5 Love Languages

Wednesday, Dec. 14 • 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Gain insight into this simple and effective way to strengthen your connections to experience greater joy and harmony in all of your relationships.

Spouse In-processing Orientation

Wednesday, Dec. 21 • 9 am – 1 pm

Essential in-processing forum to learn about the area, wealth of resources, and connect with the community.

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F ITNESS Saturday, Dec. 10 10 am RAF LAKENHEATH FITNESS CENTER Participate for a chance to win festive prizes and photo with Santa! Santa Run Hardstand: 01638 54 3735 Thursday, Dec. 1 - Thursday, Dec. 22 • Available during manned hours RAF MILDENHALL FITNESS CENTER (Combined Tri-base event) Cost: FREE Find the elf while you are working out; Win a prize by turning the Elf into the front counter or point the Elf out to a staff member if unable to safely remove. Elf on the Shelf 20 | DECEMBER 2022 20
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Lunch Specials MONDAY: Lasagna with Garlic Bread Leo’s homemade Italian lasagna with garlic bread and a sweet tea or lemonade. TUESDAY: Beef/Chicken Empanadas 2-Beef or chicken empanadas, with Mexican rice, ranchero beans, salsa, and a sweet tea or lemonade. WEDNESDAY: Pork & Vegetable Stew Pork and vegetable stew in a large bowl, with a crusty bread roll and butter, plus a sweet tea or lemonade. THURSDAYS: Southern Fried Chicken Plate Hand-breaded fried chicken served with mac & cheese, collard greens, and a sweet cornbread muffin. OR: Baked Chicken Go for the healthier option of baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn. FRIDAY: Fried Catfish Platter Served with seasoned fries, coleslaw and a jalapeno or sweet cornbread muffin. OR: Baked Salmon Served with white rice and steamed broccoli spears. OPEN HOURS BREAKFAST: Monday – Friday • 7 am – 10 am // LUNCH: Monday – Friday • 11 am – 2 pm $10.95 for a hot home cooked meal • Includes freshly brewed sweet tea or fountain drink. 01638 54 2683 Follow @RAFMildenhallGalaxyClub for all the latest updates 25 DECEMBER 2022 | 25
Wing Night Call in order: 01638 54 7174 Every Wednesday • 4 pm – 9 pm Order at the bar- Wings: $.60 each (Naked wings only) CHOICE OF SAUCE • Buffalo • Garlic Parmesan • Teriyaki • Asian Sweet Chili Cornhole Tournament Every Wednesday • 7 pm - 9 pm Sign up with the Bartender. Trivia Night Thursdays • 7 pm – 9 pm Take up the quiz for the chance to win a prize. G ALAXY C LUB SPORTS BAR Food available from the Roadhouse Grill from 4 pm – 9 pm 26 26 | DECEMBER 2022 Bunco Monday, Dec. 5 • 6 pm – 9 pm GALAXY CLUB UPSTAIRS LOUNGE Prizes for 7 categories. We want your feedback!
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Mildenhall's Treasure

The Mildenhall Treasure is a large hoard of 34 masterpieces of Roman silver tableware from the fourth century AD, and by far the most valuable Roman objects artistically and by weight of bullion in Britain.

WORDS: Stephanie Palmer - Chair, Trustees Mildenhall Museum

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Picture the scene: it is a bitterly cold morning in January 1942. Britain has been at war for over two years, but, the annual cycle of the farming world continued as usual.

A local land owner, Fred Rolfe, had enlisted the aid of his neighbor Syd Ford, to assist with plowing his West Row farmland. Syd, being unavailable, asked friend Gordon Butcher to help. So, with the airfield busy nearby,

Gordon collected his tractor to deep plough the land for sowing beet.

In the mid-afternoon snowfall, Gordon busily kept to his ploughing until it struck something buried in the soil. Upon investigation, Gordon discovered it was a metal piece, and there were several others visible. He retrieved his friend Syd Ford, a noted collector or antiquities, and together they dug up 34 items! Syd

guessed they were pewter and took them home to clean them. One of his employees, Jack Thompson, helped to repair some pieces. Syd kept a photo of all the pieces on his mantelpiece – and a piece dubbed the “Great Dish” was used at Christmas.

At the end of the war in 1946, Syd was visited by fellow antiquarian, Dr. Fawcett, who realized the discovered pieces were in fact, silver. Dr. Fawcett

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instructed Syd to notify the police as this most certainly had been a buried treasure trove. Syd reluctantly agreed. Upon investigation, the police declared it was indeed a treasure trove – for which Syd and Gordon each were awarded 1,000 GBP.

Unfortunately, the land owner received nothing, and if Syd and Gordon had reported it when originally discovered, they would have received a much greater reward.

As the treasure was discovered in the Parish of Mildenhall, it was aptly called the Mildenhall Treasure and is one of the most important hoards of RomanoBritsh Treasure ever found. More recently, West Row became a separate Parish and wanted to rename the treasure as the West Row Treasure, but the British Museum was unwilling to change the academic literature stating that

ABOVE: A replica of the Great Dish at the Mildenhall Museum.

BELOW: Mildenhall Museum, located at 6 King Street, IP28 7EX.

when it was found, West Row had been part of Mildenhall.


1. Who buried the treasure? And why? Several such hoards have been found along the fen edge and thoughts are that perhaps it was retreating Romans who hoped to be able to come back and retrieve it.

2. Where exactly was it found? Syd gave three different locations when giving his evidence statement, and at various times. Was he hiding something?

3. Suggestion has stated Americans possibly brought it over from North America, however, Americans were not present in the area in 1942.

4. It was discovered in Cavenham and then moved

to West Row. Why did they do that?

5. And finally, the missing piece! Jack Thompson came to see the replica when displayed at the Mildenhall Museum and inquired about “the other piece”. He provided a sketch description of the piece and no mention of it is in the list of recovered items. What happened to it? The actual Treasure Trove is on display at the British Museum in London and is described at RomanoBritish Silver. Mildenhall Museum has a complete replica for viewing and is put in its local context. We hope you visit us and learn more about this local Treasure and its mystery!

Find more information about the Treasure and local history

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Santa's Storytime

Tuesday, Dec. 13 • 5 pm – 6 pm

He’s making a list, checking it twice! Having you here would be oh so nice! Join us for our annual Santa Storytime where we'll enjoy a classic Christmas story and a special surprise from Santa!

Winter Bingo Reading Challenge

Dec. 1 – Jan. 8

Stop by the library and pick up your Winter Bingo card! When you have finished a reading task, put an 'X' through a square. When you get 5 'X's in a row bring your BINGO card to the Library to receive a prize and to be entered into another prize drawing at the end of the Reading Challenge! Happy Reading!

Storytime & Craft

Every Wednesday • 11 am

Join us every Wednesday for a wonderful story and craft. All young children welcome!

Scavenger Hunt

New Hunt available all week from every Monday Find the pictures hidden around the library to earn a prize! Check out a new Scavenger Hunt every Monday!

Bars & Books

Tuesday, Dec. 6 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Put your cooking skills to the test! Bring your favorite dessert bar and your favorite book and we will snack and talk about our favorite reads!

STEAM Saturday

Saturday, Dec. 10 • 2 pm – 4 pm

Who says you need snow to make a snowman! We'll use our STEAM minds to create a No Sew Snowman!


Dec. 23: USAFE Day Dec. 24 & 26: Closed for Christmas Dec. 30 & 31: USAFE Day & New Year's Eve Jan. 2: New Year's Day

The Library will be open Saturday, Dec 24 & 31 • 10 am – 5 pm

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Thursday, Dec. 15 // Friday, Dec. 16

4 pm – 5:30 pm

Happy Pawlidays from the Library. Bring your pet in to pose for a photo with Santa. Appointment only basis, sign up by emailing us at

Photos are taken by the owner with their own personal device.

Please sign up by Dec. 10.

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday, Dec. 9

Stop by the library anytime on Friday and show us your best Christmas jumper!

Christmas Movie

Tuesday, Dec. 20 • 2 pm – 4 pm

Time to get cozy and enjoy an afternoon movie! Bring a fuzzy blanket and a drink and we will provide the popcorn!

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32 32 O utdoor Follow @RAF.Mildenhall.Outdoor.Recreation for all the latest updates. QUAD BIKE TRAIL RIDE & Shotgun Experience QUAD BIKE TRAIL RIDE An unforgettable action-packed experience! Sunday, Jan. 22 Rec-On: $50 per person // $140 regular price Learn the basics of quad biking then head off for a short ride around the local woodland tackling whatever the trail throws our way. Then see how many clays you can hit with a bit of coaching and compete to see who’s the best shot! Includes transportation, parking, and entry fees. | DECEMBER 2022

Edinburgh Whisky & Castle Tour

Saturday, Feb. 18 - Monday, Feb. 20

$185per person

Reserve your space now for President’s Day Weekend. Become a “one-hour-whiskey-expert” at this five-star visitor attraction at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where they’ve been inspiring visitors to Edinburgh about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 30 years. Then we take in splendor of Edinburgh Castle, one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. The scenery will take your breath away. We will also throw in a hike to Arthur’s seat where you can take in views of the entire city of Edinburgh.

Dickensian Christmas Experience

Saturday, Dec. 17

$60 per person // $50 R4R price per person Step into the Victorian world of Dickensian filled with a rich tapestry of lively and enjoyable events for all ages. Watch displays of magic and songs in the Music Hall and end the day singing carols round the Christmas Tree. Includes transportation, parking, and entry fees. Space is limited, sign up today.

Norfolk Coastal Walk - View Grey Seals & their pups!

Saturday, Jan. 7

$15 per person

We’ll visit the coastal villages of Winterton & Horsey to experience the wonderful creatures in their own natural habitat. Includes transportation, parking, and entry fees.

Intro to Mountain Biking

Saturday, Feb. 11

$40 per person - Open to ages 16 years & older only. Join our new programmer, Allan, for an introduction to your local biking scene. You’ll spend the session learning basic skills or brushing up on your existing knowledge. Includes transportation, bike, and helmet.

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34 34 | DECEMBER 2022 OUTDOOR RECREATION SUPPLY Everything you need for your next adventure or home project available to hire now! Download the list at 01638 54 4283 O utdoor R ecreation Stop by and check out our storage lockers. We have secure, on-base storage with 24 hour access and the best rates in the area. Small Lockers: $45 per month // Large Lockers: $62 per month. Pay by direct debit & receive $5 off
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Youth Programs for youth ages 5 (must be in Kindergarten) to 12 years. Child Development Center for infants of 6 weeks to youth 5 years.

Give Parents a Break is a FREE program for eligible members and is sponsored by the AF Aid Society. However, families must have a referral voucher or certificate at the time of registration issued by a Unit Commander, First Sergeant, Chaplain, doctor/medical professional, Family Advocacy, Youth Programs or Child Development Center Director, or the Military & Family Readiness Center.

Kid's Night Out: $28 per child. Register by noon on the Wednesday before care is provided along with all required paperwork. Call the CDC at 01638 54 2042 or the Youth Center at 01638 54 5437 if you have any questions.


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37 37 DECEMBER 2022 | 01638 54 KIDS (5437) Y OUTH P ROGRAMS START SMART Basketball Season Register: Dec. 5 - Dec. 30 Season: Jan. 6 - Feb. 10 Cost: $30 per child. Register on-line at or at the Youth Center Rock-Wall Climbing Friday, Dec. 16 • 6 pm – 10 pm RAF MILDENHALL YOUTH CENTER Members: $10 // Non-Members: $15 Come challenge yourself on our 30 foot Climbing Wall! Open to 9 – 18 year olds.


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Stratford-Upon-Avon Christmas Market Saturday • December 10 Adult £27 | Child (3-14) £25 | Infant £15 R4R Adult £7 | Child £6 Transportation only Brugge Christmas Market Extended Day Saturday • December 17 Adult £99 | Child (2-11) £60 | Infant £30 Coach transportation, channel crossing & free time in Brugge Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market Saturday • December 17 Adult £34 | Child (3-14) £32 | Infant £15 R4R Adult £9 | Child £8 Transportation only ChristmasMarkets anyone ?
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Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5 pm Sat: 9 am - 3 pm

Bowling Center Building: 160 // Call: 2348 Tues - Thurs: 11 am - 8 pm

Fri & Sat: 11 am - 10 pm

Closed: Sunday & Monday

Child Development Center Building: 288 // Call: 2042 Mon - Fri: 7 am - 5 pm

Civilian Personnel Building: 435 // Call: 3540 Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 3 pm Friday: 8 am - 10 am

The Daily Grind located inside the Galaxy Club Building: 437 // Call: 7178

Mon - Fri: 6:30 am - 4 pm Sat: 8 am - 2 pm

Education Center Building: 427 // Call: 2350 Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Family Child Care - RAFL Email: Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Galaxy Club

American Roadhouse Building: 437 // Call: 2680

Mon - Fri: Breakfast: 7 am - 10 am Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm Weds - Sat: Dinner: 4 pm - 9 pm

Cashier Cage Call: 2683 Mon - Fri: 11 am - 1:30 pm & 2 pm - 3 pm Sports Bar Call: 7174 Weds - Thurs: 4 pm - 9 pm Fri: 3 pm - 2 am / Sat: 4 pm - 2 am Sun: 4 pm - 9 pm

Tudor Bar at Middleton Hall Building: 464 // Call: 4860

Hardstand Fitness Center Building: 849 // Call: 3730 24/7 Access Available

Northside Fitness Center Building: 463 // Call: 2041 24/7 Access Available

Human Resources Office Building: 460 // Call: 3682 Mon - Fri: 8 am - 3 pm

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

Library Building: 425 // Call: 2352 Mon/ Wed/Thur/Fri: 10 am - 5 pm Tues: 10 am - 7 pm / Sat: 10 am - 5 pm

Lodging (Gateway Inn) Building: 459 // Call: 2407 Open: 24/7

Military & Family Readiness Center Building: 460 // Call: 3406 Mon /Tues / Thur / Fri: 8 am - 5 pm Wed: 11 am - 5 pm

Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Building: 436 // Call: 2222 Mon - Fri (Appointment only) 8 am - 3 pm

Outdoor Recreation Building: 162 // Call: 4283 Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm

Post Office Building: 172 // Call: 7678 Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 9 am - 5 pm Weds: 7 am - 5 pm / Sat: 10 am - 1 pm

Professional Development Center (Customer Service) Building: 440 // Call: 5933 Mon - Fri: 6 am - 3 pm

VAT Relief Office Building: 450 // Call: 3822 Mon - Fri: 8 am - 12 pm

Youth Center Building: 293 // Call: KIDS (5437)

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