GET UP & GO! - May 2021 - ISSUE 17 - 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 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 Get ready for a memorable May! We are looking toward sunnier days, appreciating our service members, and new FSS events. Kicking off the month with crafts, markets, and extended services in your FSS facilities! By the middle of the month, we will see restrictions easing and allowing us to convene indoors with loved ones and re-open loved events.

We will see the opening of outdoor patios at Square D Bowling and outside the Galaxy club, as well as new events to celebrate being able to welcome more of our patrons indoors. To get that summer feeling started, we will spend the end of this Spring enjoying grilling events and the return of trivia night in the Galaxy Club, and even all new trips with Outdoor Recreation. Keep an eye out for the re-opening of Community Center services like the Kid’s Place. Finally, the AFRC and Fitness Centers will be here to keep you financially and physically fit as we transition back into our regular social activities. All of this, just in time for a long Memorial Day weekend to finish out the month.

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IN THIS

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6 – 7 RAF Mildenhall News 8 Auto Hobby 9 Arts & Crafts 10 Airman & Family Readiness Center 12 Food Truck Rally 13 Bob Hope Community Center 14 Bowling Center 16 - 17 Square D Heritage 18 The Daily Grind 19 MILDCON 2021 20 - 21 Fitness 22 - 25 The Galaxy Club 26 - 27 The Gateway Dining Facility 28 - 30 The Library 32 - 33 Outdoor Recreation 34 - 35 Youth Programs 36 Child Development Center 38 Information, Tickets & Travel 39 - 40 RAF Lakenheath 42 Family Child Care 43 100th FSS Directory

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RAFM NEWS

Bloody Hundredth refuels Iniochos 21 The 100th Air Refueling Wing participated in exercise Iniochos 21 with the Hellenic air force near Souda Bay Air Base, Greece, April 12-22.

By Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs // www.mildenhall.af.mil

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irmen and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, arrived in Greece to support the operational and tactical-level field training exercise, hosted by the Hellenic Air Tactics Center at Greece’s fighter weapons school. The exercise aimed to enhance combat readiness and fighting capability, while providing participants the opportunity

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IMAGES: A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing supports exercise Iniochos 21.

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to develop capabilities and conduct complex air operations in a multinational, joint force environment. “Throughout Iniochos 21, the 100th ARW played a key role in extending fighting periods through air refueling, integrating into

high value air asset defense planning, and furthering best air refueling practices amongst partner nations,” said Capt. Brian Brookover, 100th ARW Iniochos 21 director of operations. “Our aircrews were able to further train within


RAF MILDENHALL NEWS contested operational airspace and integrate planning with U.S. and partner assets.” Iniochos is an annual exercise designed to provide advanced and realistic aircrew training to strengthen interoperability of allied and partner air forces during joint operations and air defenses in order to maintain joint readiness. The exercise aims to enhance combat readiness, fighting capability and the enhancement of the procedural and system interoperability of the participating forces. Along with Greek and U.S. participants, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Slovenia, Spain and the United Arab Emirates supported the training event. Participation in multinational exercises, like Iniochos 21, enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries during times of crisis. “The exercise allowed us to integrate in both the operational and tactical level with our partners,” said 1st Lt. Wesleigh Bartels, 100th ARW Iniochos 21 assistant director of operations. “It allowed the

Hellenic air forces to showcase their hosting and planning capabilities, as well as the give and take of tactical mantras. When standard tactical operations of this many nations is given the platform of free flow communication on best practices, all participants are challenged and benefit.” Training with our joint and combined allies and partners during Agile Combat Employment events increases our lethality and enhances interoperability, allowing our forces to counter military aggression and coercion by sharing responsibilities for common defense.

Diamond symposium provides opportunity to share knowledge, prepare future first sergeants Royal Air Force Mildenhall’s First Sergeant Council hosted a symposium for potential first sergeants April 19 to 23.

Additional U.S. forces that participated included MQ-9 Reaper aircraft assigned to the 731st Expeditionary Attack Squadron, flying out of Campia Turzii, Romania, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers assigned to the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Vilseck, Germany. The 100th ARW refueled more than 67 aircraft and offloaded more than 137,000 pounds of fuel during the exercise.

Throughout Iniochos 21, the 100th ARW played a key role in extending fighting periods through air refueling, integrating into high value air asset defense planning, and furthering best air refueling practices amongst partner nations

100th ARW supports refueling from RAF Fairford The 100th Air Refueling Wing exercises agile combat employment from multiple airfields spanning Europe including Royal Air Force Fairford, to deter aggression, maintain stability, and ensure free access to common domains in accordance with international law.

Read more at www.mildenhall.af.mil

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Auto Hobby Complex

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Book a tune-up and receive

$10 off labor Tune-up includes • Plugs • Air Filters • Cabin Filters • Fuel Filters • Fluid Checks Average labor cost is $60. Offer available at the RAF Mildenhall Auto Hobby Complex until May 31, 2021.

Mini-Classic Car Show Tuesday, May 25 • 10 am – 3 pm POST OFFICE PARKING LOT

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Arts & Crafts

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Personalized

CORNHOLE Travel Set Grab yourself a personalized engraved Cornhole game set from Arts & Crafts. Order before May 31, 2021 and receive $5 off!

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Airman & Family Readiness

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Pollywiggles Playgroup Every Thursday • 10 am – Noon

RAF MILDENHALL YOUTH CENTER GYM Hosted by EFMP and open to all Tri-base families, Pollywiggles provides inclusive play through a variety of activities for children aged 0–5 and fosters a community of spirit and cohesion by providing a safe space for caregivers to share ideas and experiences.

Spouse Newcomers Orientation

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

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Tuesday, May 4 • 1 pm – 2 pm Helping parents learn how to teach their children sound financial management skills. Parents will examine their own financial skills and behaviors so that they can determine how to best implement age-appropriate financial practices for their children.

4 Lenses

Friday, May 7 • 9:30 am – 11:30 am Explore personality temperament and how it impacts interpersonal relationships at work and within personal life. Members gain increased ability to effectively interact with all personality temperament

Team Mildenhall Sponsorship Training

Monday, May 10 • 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.

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Bundles for Babies

Monday, May 10 • 9 am – 12:30 pm Helpful information for parents with a new baby. Eligible members may receive a $50 AAFES gift card per baby.

EZ PCS

Thursday, May 20 • 10 am – 12:30 pm Make your PCS as stress-free as possible. This class is best taken 3 months out from your PCS.

Shipping Your Pet

Thursday, May 20 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm RAF Feltwell Vet Clinic will provide information to assist with shipping pets to your next location.

Thrift Savings Plan

Thursday, May 20 • 1 pm – 2 pm An overview and deep dive into the different features and benefits of your retirement savings program, including Roth vs. Traditional, fund choices, risk and performance.

Developing Your Spending Plan

Thursday, May 27 • 1 pm – 2 pm Come and see how making some basic decisions today can help you take care of current needs while putting you on the road to building wealth.


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In conjunction with AAPI Heritage Month

Friday, May 14 11 am – 6 pm GALAXY CLUB PARKING LOT

Featuring a variety of global-inspired cuisine SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES APPLY

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BOB HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER

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FREE Military Spouse Appreciation Day

SUNFLOWERS Friday, May 7 • 8 am – 7 pm To honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses, the BHCC is giving away free Sunflower plants to take home. Stop by and pick up a plant while supplies last.

Clothing Swap

Saturday, May 1 • 10 am – 3 pm Sign up at the Bob Hope Community Center to swap your unwanted clothes. This is a free event.

Outdoor Flea Market

Saturday, May 8 • 10 am – 3 pm One person's trash is another person's treasure. Make some space and money by signing up for a table. $10 per table.

Family Karaoke Night

Saturday, May 15 • 6 pm – 8 pm Pick your favorite tune and sing your heart out in the Bob Hope Community Center Lounge. Light snacks will be provided.

Kids Fun Zone Reopening

Monday, May 17 • 9 am Welcome back the Fun Zone and let the kids loose to burn off some energy.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Monday, May 17 • 10 am – 2 pm Join us in the BHCC Ballroom to create a tasty Cheesecake. All ingredients will be provided. Register at www.signupgenius/ go/6oboe49a9 a92ea6fb6-nobake

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BOWLING CENTER

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KIDS BOWL FREE! ,,, S T A R T S F R O M S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1 ,,,

Kids Bowl Free Program is available until Aug. 31

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et the family out the house and take a trip to the RAF Mildenhall Bowling Center to enjoy no fees for the children. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Sign up and register on the website to receive two free bowling games each day of

the KBF program. Pay only a $2 fee for shoe hire. A $10 reservation fee is required when booking slots. Remember mask's must be worn in the Bowling Center and keeping with other COVID-19 guidelines. Game limits may be applied if needed.  www.kidsbowlfree.com

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RAF MILDENHALL HERITAGE

Looking to the Future, Remembering our Past The “Bloody 100th” In History

by Rae Lovell

AS WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD to a Spring full of potential, we are taking the opportunity to stop and evaluate how we got here. After a year of making sacrifices for the prospect of a safer future and safety for our community members, we look back at the servicemen before us who did the same. By the end of World War II the 100th Bombardment Group, earned the name ‘The Bloody

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100th’ for its disproportionately high number of casualties, as well as successfully bombing the targets in just two years of flying missions. Our current 100th flies with only the World War II U.S. Army Air Forces tail flash that survives in the present-day U.S. Air Force: the Square D.

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While we are now known as the 100th Air Refueling Wing, we are proud to carry this emblem into 2021. When you see the Square D around our RAF Mildenhall community, remember its origin. And remember the lives lost and survived through the missions of The Bloody 100th.


Square D Heritage

When you see the Square D around our RAF Mildenhall community, remember its origin. And remember the lives lost and survived through the missions of The Bloody 100th

Let’s honor those lives while safely celebrating the lifting restrictions and bright summer ahead of Team Mildenhall. Memorial Day weekend this year will include the permission to have friends in your homes again and will allow us to enjoy a meal inside restaurants. Take this time to enjoy what our brave brothers and sisters before us fought for. Honor them by enjoying your friends, family, and time off.

MISSIONS The 100th Bomb Group flew 306 combat missions between 25 June 1943 and 20 April 1945. The disproportionate losses suffered by the 100th - earning it the moniker the “Bloody 100th” This occurred during the eight missions, shown below: (Each aircraft lost=10 Airmen who were KIA/MIA or Prisoners of War) DATE

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Aug. 17, 1943

Regensberg

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Oct. 8, 1943

Bremen

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Oct. 10, 1943

Munster

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Mar. 6, 1944

Berlin

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May 24, 1944

Berlin

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Jul. 29, 1944

Merseburg

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Sept. 11, 1944

Ruhland

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Dec. 31, 1944

Hamburg

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If you are looking for ways to spend your time off around RAF Mildenhall check out the events in the FSS Facilities that will be open over the long weekend. 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum is located in the original control tower at RAF Thorpe Abbotts. It's a great place to vist and is reopening in July. For more information and to book a visitng time slot visit www.100bgmus.org.uk

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Thorpe Abbotts Museum..

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THE DAILY GRIND

MAY

, Specials , Mango Ice

A year round mango smoothie blended to fruity deliciousness.

French Vanilla Cappuccino

A classic hot beverage of espresso, a little steamed milk, and foam with french vanilla syrup

Dragonfruit Mango Cooler

A bright and refreshing Dragonfruit and mango beverage over ice. Add lemonade for an extra kick!

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THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN... This year prepare yourself for the return of MIL-D-CON! Save the date! The multi-award winning event is returning

Saturday, Oct. 2 Look out for more details at www.100fss.com

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FITNESS

SPORTS @RAFMildenhallFitness

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Friday, May 21 • 3 pm

H A R D S TA N D F I T N E S S C E N T E R Gather 6 friends and have fun playing Volleyball. Sign up by May 17. 16 years and older only.

3 on 3 BASKETBALL

Wednesday, May 26 • 3 pm H A R D S TA N D F I T N E S S C E N T E R Get out the office, get some exercise and show off your skills on the court Sign up by Wednesday, May 24. 16 years and older only.

POINT SHOOT OUT CONTEST May 1 – 31

H A R D S TA N D F I T N E S S C E N T E R Come in during staffed hours throughout the month of May. The winner will be determined at the end of the month.

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

Miles Mind! 5K

for your

Friday, May 7 Starts: 3 pm at Heritage Park

With May dedicated to Mental Health Awareness and Fitness Promotion. Our Fitness Team would like to inspire action alongside physical activity to raise awareness to mental health issues surrounding our community.

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THE GALAXY CLUB

Celebration Wednesday, May 5 • 4 pm – 9 pm GALAXY CLUB OUTSIDE BAR

Chips & Dip: $3 Salsa or Guacamole Mexican Fruit Cups: $3 Mexican Street Corn: $3

New Chicken Wing Flavors: 60¢ • Chili Lime Wings • Margarita Wings • Kickin Sriracha Wings Churros: $1 each // Tres Leches: $2 each BEVERAGES Dos Equis & Corona: $3 // Flavored Margaritas: $5

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01638 54 2683 Starting May 1 the Galaxy Club will be open Monday - Saturday

Taco Monday

Why wait for Tuesday! Enjoy seasoned ground beef or grilled chicken tacos $8 per plate.

Hot Plate Tuesday

Join us for a tour around the world with cuisine from all your favorite countries. $8.95 per plate.

Mongolian BBQ Wednesday Chicken, Beef or Shrimp along with your choice of vegetables with rice or noodles. $8.95

Southern Thursday

Fried Chicken or fish with mac & cheese, collard greens, and cornbread. $10 per plate.

FryDay

Fried fish or fried shrimp with French fries, potato salad, hush puppies and coleslaw. Fish or shrimp can be served grilled or blackened. $10 per plate • Make it a combo (Fish & Shrimp) for only $12!

Saturday

Roadhouse Grill open from 3 pm – 9 pm

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THE GALAXY CLUB

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Sunday, May 9 • 10 am – 2 pm GA LAXY CLU B Members: $18.95 // Non-members: $21.95 // Children: $12 // Under 5 year olds: Free MENU • Omelet Station • Pancakes • Quiche • Scrambled eggs • Bacon • Sausage • Breakfast potatoes • Biscuits & gravy • Assorted pastries • Desserts • Carved honey Baked ham • Prime rib • Fried chicken • Fried fish • Mashed potatoes & gravy • Dirty rice • Green beans • Broccoli • Soup and salad • Mimosas

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First Friday

Friday, May 7 • 4 pm – 6 pm DJ, games and food. Open to everyone. Food is free for members // $5 for non-members.

Members' Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, May 19 • 5 pm – 7 pm Free for members // $8 for non-members Outdoor BBQ, burgers, hotdogs, sausage, corn on the cob, baked beans.

Steak Night

Friday, May 21 • 4 pm – 8 pm MIDDLETO N H A LL 12oz Ribeye Steak: $18 // 16oz Ribeye Steak: $23 Includes: Loaded baked potato, asparagus, and dinner roll. salmon, chicken, hamburgers & grilled chicken sandwiches are also available.

Follow @RAFMildenhallGalaxyClub for all the latest updates

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LUNCH • Creole Fish • Greek Lemon Turkey Pasta

DINNER • Cajun Chicken • Marinated Tomatoes w/ Penne and Basil

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LUNCH • Chicken Ala King • Broccoli Quiche

DINNER • Baked Fish w/ Lemon Butter • Beef Corn Pie

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LUNCH • Fiesta Fish • Simmered Beef

DINNER • Lemon Pepper Catfish • Spaghetti w/Turkey Meat Sauce

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LUNCH • Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf • Shrimp Scampi

DINNER • Hot & Spicy chicken • Roast Pork Tenderloin

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DINNER • Turkey Ala King • Cheese Tortellini w/ Marina

LUNCH • Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops • SW sweet Potatoes w/ corn & Black Beans

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DINNER • Baked Florentine • Turkey Roulade • Braised Beef & Noodles

LUNCH • Southwestern Sweet Potatoes Black beans and Corn • Pepper Steak

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DINNER • Stuffed Baked Fish • Grilled Steak

LUNCH • Fish Veracruz • Grilled Chicken w/ Mustard Sauce

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DINNER • Baked Onion Lemon Fish • Chili Mac

LUNCH • Cinco De Mayo Meal

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WEDNESDAY

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DINNER • Herbed Baked Chicken • Lemon Basil Shrimp Pasta

LUNCH • BBQ Beef Cubes • Chicken Cacciatore

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DINNER • Honey Ginger Chicken • Tuna Noodles

LUNCH • Southern Fried Chicken • Roast Pork Tenderloin

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THURSDAY

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DINNER • Pork Roast Tenderloin • Swiss Steak w/ Brown Gravy

LUNCH • Honey Ginger Chicken • Stuffed Baked Pork Chops

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DINNER • Chicken Cacciatore • Mexican Pork Chops

LUNCH • Chicken w/ Mustard • Parmesan Fish

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FRIDAY

MAY MEAL CALENDAR

TUESDAY

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DINNER • Cajun Chicken • Grilled Pork Chops

LUNCH • Cordon Bleu Chicken • Baked Fish w/ Lemon butter

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DINNER • Maple Ginger Glaze Salmon • Cajun Chicken

LUNCH • Fish Lemon Baked • Chicken Parmesan

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DINNER • Salmon w/Maple Ginger Glaze • Beef Fajita

LUNCH • Turkey Lasagna • Lemon Basil Pasta

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SATURDAY

GATEWAY DINING FACILITY


Butter • Beef Corn Pie

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LUNCH • Baked Turkey & Noodles • SW Sweet Potatoes w/ Black Beans & Corn

DINNER • Polynesian Fillet BBQ Beef Cubes

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LUNCH • Spinach Lasagna • Grilled Steak

DINNER • Stuffed Baked Pork Chops • SW Sweet Potatoes Black Beans and Corn

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LUNCH • Creole Fish • Greek Lemon Turkey Pasta

DINNER • Cajun Chicken • Marinated Tomatoes w/ penne and Basil

• Roast Pork Tenderloin

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LUNCH • Mexicana Pork Chop • Herb Baked Chicken

DINNER • Swedish Meatballs • Lemon Baked Fish

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LUNCH • Roast Turkey • Marinated Tomatoes w/ Penne Basil

DINNER • Baked Florentine • Turkey Roulade • Santa Fe Beef Fajita Quesadilla

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LUNCH • Fiesta Fish • Simmered Beef

DINNER • Lemon Pepper Catfish • Spaghetti w/Turkey Meat Sauce

DINNER • Parmesan Fish • Beef Fajita

LUNCH • Baked Salmon • Savory Baked Chicken

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DINNER • Pasta Toscana • Baked Salmon

LUNCH • Stuffed Green Peppers • Baked Florentine • Turkey Roulade

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• Cheese Tortellini w/ Marina

DINNER • Shrimp Scampi • Mexican Pork Chops

LUNCH • Baked Fish w/ Lemon Garlic Butter • Marinated Tomatoes w/ Penne and Basil

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DINNER • Fish w/SW salsa • Mr. Z’s chicken

LUNCH • Cheese Tortellini w/ Marinara Sauce • Cantonese Spareribs

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• Grilled Steak

DINNER • Pineapple BBQ Meatballs • Lemon Baked Fish

DINNER • Turkey Spinach Meatloaf • Baked Salmon

DINNER • BBQ Beef Cubes • Hot & Spicy Chicken

LUNCH • Caribbean Chicken • Caribbean Catfish

DINNER • Asian BBQ Turkey • Stuffed Baked Fish

LUNCH • Fish w/Southwest Salsa • Beef Corn Pie

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LUNCH • Asian BBQ Turkey • Parmesan Fish

LUNCH • Fish Veracruz • SW sweet Potatoes & Black Beans and corn

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• Swiss Steak w/ Brown Gravy

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Chicken • Lemon Basil Shrimp Pasta

DINNER • Salmon w/Maple Ginger Glaze • Beef Fajita

LUNCH • Memorial Day Meal

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DINNER • Bourbon chicken • Mexicana Pork Chops

LUNCH • Lemon Basil Shrimp Pasta • Baked Chicken

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• Grilled Pork Chops

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LIBRARY

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS A DU LT FICTIO N

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

by Julia Quinn // ISBN: 9780062674777 A prequel to the popular Bridgerton series on Netflix! While you were sleeping... With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin.

This Close to Okay

by Leesa Cross-Smith // ISBN: 9781538715376 A powerful, vibrant novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers , from the award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller." On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing at the edge of a bridge.

A Court of Silver Flames

by Sarah J. Maas // ISBN: 9781681196282 Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive.

Be Dazzled

by Ryan La Sala // ISBN: 9781492682691 Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story from the author of Reverie about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self. C H I L D RE N

The Paper Boat

by Thao Lam // ISBN: 9781771473637 A heartfelt and personal immigration story inspired by her family's refugee journey by critically acclaimed author Thao Lam.

The Beast and the Bethany

by Jack Meggitt-Phillips Isabelle Follath (Illustrator) ISBN: 9781534478893 A riotously funny, deliciously macabre, and highly illustrated tale of a hungry beast, a vain immortal man, and a notso-charming little girl who doesn't know she's about to be eaten. Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years..

YOU NG A DU LT

REQUESTING ITEMS

Alone

by Megan E. Freeman // ISBN: 9781534467569 This harrowing middle grade debut novelin-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. .

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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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POLICE

K-9 DEMO

Tuesday, May 11 • 11 am

Join us for a spectacular demo with our K-9 friends as we celebrate Police Week.

Star Wars Day

Storytime

Make Something Of May

Book Club

May the 4th (be with you) Check out our book and DVD selections or take home a craft.

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 12 pm - 2 pm Drop in sessions for adults to enjoy crafting, coffee and chat.

Wednesdays at 11 am Gather in our outdoor garden for a story and craft.

24 May • 1 pm Meet in our outdoor garden as we discuss "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins. Please sign up and pick up a book in advance at the Library.

Follow @RAFMLibrary for all the latest updates

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LIBRARY

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Design this Summer’s Bookmark! RULES

1. Our theme is “color your world”, you can create anything you like including words and pictures. 2. Use the template provided on the left. 3. Please write your name and email address (or your parent’s) at the bottom of this form. You must be assigned to RAF Mildenhall. 4. Turn your entry into a staff member at this facility at the RAF Mildenhall Library. 5. The bookmark designs must be turned in by 31 May. 6. Finalists artwork will be displayed on the Library Facebook page and the design which recieves the most votes will win our grand prize. The winning bookmark will also be printed and given to all Library visitors this summer.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

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.

Kids River Float

Tuesday, June 8 $25 per child Learn the basics of how to paddle board. This three hour lesson gives your kids the knowledge to control and paddle board, learn to turn and play some amazing games.

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.

Youth Archery

Every Wednesday, from June 30 (6 weeks) $45 per person Learn the basics of Archery, over 6 weeks we'll teach you everything you need to know. Week 3 and 6 will be a tournament to battle it out for the top scorer.

Bear Grylls Adventure

June 25 – 27 $175 per person Tackle the ultimate adventure weekend! Dive down deep with sharks, indoor sky diving, shooting and scale the highest ropes course in Europe.

Sea Fishing

Saturday, June 17 $60 per person Experience fishing at sea all day. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Toilet also available on board. Contact Outdoor Recreation for more information.

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SURF Snowdonia Friday, July 2

$150 per person Learn the basics of how to surf on a man made wave machine. All equipment is provided. Once we're dry we'll attack the Ninja assault course and slides. 13 years & older only. 13 – 17 year olds must accompanied by an adult at all times.

Follow

@RAF.Mildenhall.Outdoor.Recreation

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

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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 youth 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 at www.100fss.com/youth-programs Call 01638-54-5437 for more information! @RAFMYP

School Age Program

RAF Mildenhall School Age Program recognizes the needs of working parents and offers care for children ages 5-12 years. Care is available 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 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, and College/Career prep for teens aged 13+ The Teen Center is equipped with an Art Studio, Music Studio, Gym/ Cardio Room, Computer Room, Library Lounge and a Rec Room with a movie projector, billiards table, video games, virtual reality, and more! Register at www.100fss.com/youthprograms Call 01638-54-7077 for more information! @RAFMildenhallTeenCenter @RAFM_Teen_Center

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14 Jun – 20 Aug Registration begins 3 May 2021 Visit militarychildcare.com to register your child ages 5 – 12 years Children must currently be attending kindergarten to participate in summer camp Please call 238-5437 or email 100FSSSchoolAgeAll@us.af.mil for more information.


America’s

Kids Run Saturday, 15 May + COLOR

Visit 100fss.com/youth-programs for more details. Register by emailing 100fssschoolageall@us.af.mil

YO U T H SPO RTS

Baseball

I N ST RU C T I ON AL C L AS S E S

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 ADULT CLASS Thursdays 5:15 pm – 6 pm $40/ Month

Gymnastics

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

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

Hapkido

Volleyball

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

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

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

Register online at

100fss.com/youth-programs

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

01638 54 2042

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK

& Kids Day Out

May 21, Friday, 6 pm – 10 pm Registration now open 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, Chaplin, doctor/medical professional, Family Advocacy, Youth Programs or Child Development Center Director, or the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Kids Day Out: $20 per child.

Register online at 100fss.com/youth-programs Register by noon on the Wednesday, before care is provide 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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INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL

Information Upcoming Trips

Tickets & Travel FA M I LY D AY S O U T

01 Chessington World of Adventures Saturday, May 22 Adult/Child £54, Infant £12 Transportation & CWOA Entry 02 Cadbury World Sunday, June 6 Adult £38, Child (4-15) £34, Infant £12 Transportation & Cadbury World Entry 03 Trooping of Colour; The Queen’s Birthday Parade Saturday, June 12 Adult £26 Child (3-14) £24, Infant £12 Transportation Only

AROUND THE UK 04 WINDSOR CASTLE Sunday, May 23 Adult £46, Child (5-16) £36, Infant £12 Transportation & Windsor Castle Entry 05 Portsmouth Daytrip Sunday, May 23 Adult £45, Child/Infant £15 Coach transportation & free time in Portsmouth 06 Liverpool DYO Saturday, May 29 Adult £46, Child (3-14) £44, Infant £12 Transportation Only 07 Canterbury Daytrip Saturday, May 29 Adult £38, Child/Infant £15 Coach transportation & free time in Canterbury 08 Dover Castle Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) Adult £43, Child (5-17) £36, Infant £12 Transportation & Dover Castle Entry 09 Stonehenge Inner Circle & Windsor Saturday, June 5 £72 ALL Transportation, Stonehenge Inner Circle Entry & free time in Windsor 09

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Mondays, May 3 & 17 Tuesdays, May 11 & 25 6:30 - 8:30 pm Create your own four leveled planter, perfect for growing strawberries or herbs. You can choose to hand paint your creation or choose one stencil for accent decoration. Call the wood shop to sign up and choose your stencil.

May Specials 20% off all stains 20% off alder hardwood 10% off plywood Shop Card Discount This month, purchase a shop card for $50 (regular retail price $60)

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FREE ENTRY! SAT, MAY 22 10AM-3PM



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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