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C130, a common buzzard, spreads his wings during a Loomacres Wildlife demonstration at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 7. Loomacres uses predatory birds, including Harris hawks, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons and goshawks as part of their bird-deterrence program on RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks) Flying high: birds of prey keep flightline safe
A tiny bird can cause a disproportional amount of damage to even the largest multimillion dollar aircraft.
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Community educators from the local area view a static display aircraft during a base tour at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Dec. 14. RAF Lakenheath hopes to work with local British community schools to coordinate more events, such as having military members speak at the schools or conducting base tours for students. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Community educators visit RAF Lakenheath
Senior officials from surrounding RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall schools visited for a base tour and an open forum discussion at RAF Lakenheath, England Dec. 14.
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A child poses with an Airmen from the 492nd Fighter Squadron while wearing a flight helmet during the Duxford Christmas Party hosted by the 492nd FS Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, at the Duxford Imperial War Museum Dec. 16. The children were given the opportunity to try on various pieces of equipment or gear that RAF Lakenheath pilots wear. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks) Madhatters help spread Christmas spirit
With Christmas around the corner, Airmen from the 492nd Fighter Squadron helped spread the Christmas spirit during the Duxford Christmas Party at the Imperial War Museum, Dec. 16.
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A 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief waits to marshal an F-15E Strike Eagle after its end-of-runway inspection at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Dec. 13. Each EOR team is comprised of two crew chiefs, two weapons load crew members and a noncommissioned officer overseeing the process. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) Last line of defense in F-15 safety
Keeping 48th Fighter Wing F-15s in safe, operational condition takes teamwork and a lot of safety checks.
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. Liberty Spotlight: CMS Airmen keep F-15s mission ready
Airmen from the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron ensure F-15s are mission ready and ensure the aircraft stay airborne and safe.
0 12/14
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 56th Rescue Squadron flies above Wales Nov. 20, 2017. The 56th RQS provides humanitarian assistance, non-combatant evacuation and disaster relief capability for the U.S. European Command combatant commander and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in peacetime. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Guardian Angels ride in style
The Pave Hawk is a versatile, maneuverable, combat search and rescue aircraft designed to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations in hostile environments, as well as, civil search and rescue, medical evacuation and disaster response. This makes it the aircraft of choice for the 56th Rescue Squadron.
0 12/07
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An Airman assigned to the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron marshals in a forklift at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 18. The ground transportation element of the 48th LRS is responsible for transporting parts, equipment and Airmen anywhere they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Liberty Spotlight: Keeping the 48th Fighter Wing moving
Like the circulatory system in a living animal, the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s ground transportation element provides those parts, equipment and even Airmen the means to move to the places they are needed, when they are needed.
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Default Air Force Logo Second Release: Lakenheath Airman dies in vehicle accident
Following next-of-kin notifications, the Airman involved in the fatal single-car crash between Elveden and Brandon, Nov. 24, has been identified as Airman First Class Hayley Reynolds.
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Default Air Force Logo Lakenheath Airman dies in vehicle accident
RAF LAKENHEATH, England — An Airman from the 48th Fighter Wing was confirmed dead as a result of a single-car crash shortly after midnight, Nov. 24.
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Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon, 48th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, addresses the audience during a wing all-call Sept. 1 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Rendon recently chartered a Quality of Life initiative where experts in continuous process improvement conducted forums to hear concerns of Airmen, civilian personnel, and spouses. Focusing on your Quality of Life
How many times have you heard the phrase, “We recruit Airmen and retain the family?” As an Airman who recently celebrated my 25th anniversary in the USAF, I can tell you two things with absolute certainty. First, I never imagined that I would turn a four year enlistment into a 20 something year career. Second, the outstanding quality of life the Air Force provided me and my family made it easy to reenlist over and over again.
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