Table of Contents
· TAG's Message
· CSM Message
· 108th Passes First Year Mark in NETTF
· Band of Brothers - and Sisters
· 177th CE Deploys to RAF Mildenhall
· Cavalry MOUTs up at Fort Knox
· 21st CST Go For Hot Zone
· Operation Whirlwind
· Chaplain Beats the Devil out of Soldiers
· News Guard Families Can Use

· Short Rounds
· Army and Air Enlisted Promotions
· Farewell to Brig. Gen. Bell
· Family Assistance Centers & Family Readiness Centers
· Guardlife Information

Guardlife - Volume 31, No. 4

177th CE Deploys To RAF Mildenhall
Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA

More than 40 members of the 177th Civil Engineering (CE) Squadron deployed to Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, Suffolk, England for two weeks of annual training July 22 to August 6. The deployed Airmen were a cross-section of the entire
CE career spectrum, including heavy equipment operators, firefighters, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), structures, power production, readiness and electricians.

Except for Readiness, EOD, HVAC and the firefighters, the majority of the 177th team were assigned three projects: the dismantling and reassembling of a gazebo at a different location; grading and leveling the 60-acre site and the finishing of the Self Help kitchen.

The other CE Airmen were dispersed to various locations across the base. The firefighters served as backfill for the base firefighters who are serving in Iraq. The HVAC Airmen performed emergency repairs and preventative maintenance on systems throughout the base. While the Readiness Airmen assisted the 100th ARW CE Readiness shop studying potential threats that would affect deployed CE troops, the two-member 177th EOD team arrived at RAF Lakenheath just in time for the base’s operational readiness inspection.

After resting the weekend, the 177th Airmen finished the projects prior to returning to New Jersey.

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Geoff Harrison (left), RAF Mildenhall Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Tech. Sgt. Ernie Scott (right) remove a nozzle on gas bottle.


Senior Airman Lynne Dettloff (left) 177th CES and Airman 1st Class Neal Clark (right), 100th Civil Engineering Readiness prepare a container for loading.


Left to right: Senior Airman Stephen Lee directs while Master Sergeants' Paul Nieczpiel and Raymond Gordon lower a fence post at the new gazebo.