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Acting defense secretary visits RAF Mildenhall

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller listens to Team Mildenhall leadership during a visit at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Dec. 21, 2020. Miller toured the installation, engaged with Airmen and flew in a CV-22B Osprey aircraft flight simulator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller listens to base leadership during a visit at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Dec. 21, 2020. Miller toured the installation, engaged with Airmen and flew in a CV-22B Osprey aircraft flight simulator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller listens to a briefing from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Ferdinandsen, 351st Air Refueling Squadron commander, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Dec. 21, 2020. Miller met with base leadership and spoke with Airmen to learn about the missions of installation’s two wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller listens to a briefing from Lt. Col. Ryan Ferdinandsen, 351st Air Refueling Squadron commander, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Dec. 21, 2020. Miller met with base leadership and spoke with Airmen to learn about the missions of RAF Mildenhall’s two wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, United Kingdom (AFNS) --

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller visited Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Dec. 21.

Miller visited the installation to engage with Airmen, speak with leadership and present the 2020 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Effectiveness Award to the 100th Maintenance Group.

Col. Troy Pananon, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, spoke about the importance of the visit to the Airmen of RAF Mildenhall.

“Our top civilian leader is here visiting our installation, interacting with our Airmen and bringing with him a little bit of energy,” Pananon said. “It’s good to have a senior leader like that come to the base and tell us we’re doing things right and that he’s proud of us.”

Miller saw a military working dog demonstration, visited
KC-135 Stratotanker and MC-130J Commando II aircraft static displays, and flew in a CV-22B Osprey aircraft flight simulator.

Miller also spoke with top-performing Airmen from squadrons across RAF Mildenhall during a luncheon to understand the missions they accomplish.

“It’s a great moment when our Airmen get to show off what they do and brag about their mission and how they’re a part of it,” said Chief Master Sgt. Kathi Glascock, 100th ARW command chief. “For Secretary Miller to get as excited as he did with every Airman he talked to, it’s a huge win. It’s a definite morale booster and shows our Airmen how important they are to the mission.”

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