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Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon, the 48th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, speaks to Airman attending Airman Leadership School at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 29. June 2017 was Rendon’s first month as the Liberty Wing command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Liberty Wing welcomes new Command Chief
The 48th Fighter Wing recently welcomed its new command chief master sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon, into the Liberty Wing family.
0 7/05
2017
The 48th Medical Group, based at RAF Lakenheath in the U.K., maintains partnerships with three hospitals in the British National Health System. These partnerships allow 48th MDG medical staff to maintain readiness and currency in surgical techniques seen less frequently at Lakenheath, especially trauma care similar to battlefield medicine. Partnership with British National Health Service helps Lakenheath surgeons maintain readiness
There are 76 Air Force-led military treatment facilities around the world, and one of their primary missions is to train medical Airmen and sustain the medical skills they need for deployment. However, many MTFs do not have enough volume of trauma and specialty surgery cases for surgical teams to maintain medical readiness. To solve this challenge,
0 6/29
2017
Airmen assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing pose alongside students and faculty from Wilds Lodge School during a field trip to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 28. During the trip, the students asked Liberty Airmen questions about military life and had the chance to view a Strike Eagle up close. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Eli Chevalier) Wilds Lodge School visits RAF Lakenheath
Students and faculty from the Wilds Lodge School, a specialist school for boys with emotional, social and behavioral difficulties, visited the 48th Fighter Wing June 28.The field trip presented a chance for the boys to view an F-15E Strike Eagle up close and ask questions about military life and Strike Eagle capabilities to a pilot, weapons systems
0 6/29
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron and 48th Security Forces Squadron talk to a person in crisis during a training exercise June 16, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Facilitators from the FBI Critical Incident Response Group from Quantico, Va., along with experts in hostage and crisis negotiations from British police forces throughout East Anglia, spent the week training security forces Airmen and role playing in simulated crisis situations to test their listening skills and what they had learned during the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) Security forces train with FBI, British crisis negotiators
Defenders from the 100th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Mildenhall and 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath joined forces June 19 - 23 for top-level training in crisis negotiation. Facilitators from the FBI at Quantico, Virginia, along with experts in hostage and crisis negotiation from British police forces throughout East Anglia, spent the week training U.S. Air Force members to prepare them to handle any crisis situations they may find themselves in.
0 6/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Pride Month
The month of June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Pride Month, which was officially proclaimed by the President of the United States in May 2011. During RAF Lakenheath’s Heritage Day, August 18, 2017, the LGBT Pride Month will also be commemorated and observed.
0 6/26
2017
Then-1st Lt. Christopher Schumann stands with his father, retired Maj. George Schumann, as he prepares to take the commissioning oath and enter active-duty service once again in December 1999. Now-Lt. Col. Schumann began his career as an active-duty enlisted Airman, transitioned into the Air Force Reserve Command, then commissioned twice: first as a Reserve officer, then back into active-duty service. (Courtesy photo) Schumann family practice
When Christopher Schumann enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1985, few would have predicted that three decades later, he would be a colonel-select serving as the staff judge advocate at the largest fighter wing in U.S. Air Forces Europe. Fewer still could have foreseen his "total force" trajectory, as now-Lt. Col. Schumann transitioned from active-duty enlisted Airman to the Air Force Reserve Command, before commissioning twice: first as a Reserve officer, then back into active-duty service.
0 6/23
2017
An aircraft armament specialist from the 48th Munitions Squadron repairs an interface panel at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 13. Aircraft armament specialists perform functional checks of launch and suspension systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Sun's out; guns out
An aircraft armament specialist from the 48th Munitions Squadron repairs an interface panel at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 13. Aircraft armament specialists perform functional checks of launch and suspension systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford)
0 6/23
2017
An Airman assigned to the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron performs a duct receiving inspection at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 13. Part of the 48th CMS’s responsibilities include the routine maintenance of F-15 engines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) 48th CMS maintainers keep F-15s flying
An Airman assigned to the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron performs a duct receiving inspection at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 13. Part of the 48th CMS’s responsibilities include the routine maintenance of F-15 engines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier)
0 6/21
2017
The Airmen Against Drunk Driving program is available to all military I.D, cardholders, dependent I.D. card holders, NAF employees, DOD civilians, MOD, and TDY personnel. Hours of operation are 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on all goal days, holidays, family days, and every Friday-Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Night call
Dead silence is broken by an unfamiliar, escalating ringtone. My eyes blink open to a flood of harsh fluorescent light, illuminating bare walls and dated furniture in a room I don't immediately recognize.
0 6/15
2017
A Vehicle Maintainer from the 48th Logistical Readiness Squadron checks the engine of a towing vehicle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, June 7. Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Maintainers ensure that all vehicles used by security forces, ground crew and Vehicle Operators function are in working order. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Vehicle maintainers keep base driving smoothly
A Vehicle Maintainer from the 48th Logistical Readiness Squadron checks the engine of a towing vehicle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, June 7. Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Maintainers ensure that all vehicles used by security forces, ground crew and Vehicle Operators function are in working order. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A.
0 6/13
2017
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