More than two decades ago, 6-year-old Dave Ranlet grew up hearing stories about the United Kingdom. The experience proved to have a positive, lasting effect on him.
Today, Ranlet is a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant currently assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here. When he found out early in his deployment that the Royal Air Force ran a British pub on base called Churchill’s Club, it peaked his curiosity.
During his first visit to the club, Ranlet met Royal Air Force Warrant Officer Chris Mears and Flight Sgt. Scott Woods, both of the RAF’s 83rd Expeditionary Air Group, who were talking to their colleagues about remodeling the establishment. This chance meeting would flourish into something greater.