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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
Defense Threat Reduction Agency-On Site Europe team members perform a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe exercise inspection of a F-15E Strike Eagle protective aircraft structure at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. The CFE treaty was negotiated during the final years of the Cold War to limit the amount of combat equipment a nation had in their inventory, and provides for an inspection regime to verify holdings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) 48th FW participates in CFE inspection exercise
The 48th Fighter Wing Treaty Compliance office participated in a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe arms control exercise here June 1.The inspection was carried out by officials from Denmark, the United Kingdom and Norway to test the wing’s ability to validate all combat aircraft and equipment are accounted for.“This inspection was an opportunity
0 6/12
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Families at RAF Lakenheath will have access on June 29 to a new Department of Defense website designed to simplify and improve the child care request for care process. DoD launches MilitaryChildCare.com at RAF Lakenheath
Families at RAF Lakenheath will have access on June 29 to a new Department of Defense website designed to simplify and improve the child care request for care process. MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all services. The site
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Expired ammunition is disposed of during a controlled detonation at Salisbury Plain Training Area, Wiltshire, England, May 24. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the British Army’s 11 EOD Regiment in order to gain access to the range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Saving money, building partnerships, the fun way
Like most things, ammunition has an expiration date. Which raises the question: what can be done with unserviceable or expired munitions?For explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron here, the answer is simple. Just blow it up!“The [48th Fighter Wing’s] original plan was to ship them back to the United States for
0 6/08
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England white-water raft during a chapel-sponsored resiliency trip to the National White Water Centre in Frongoch, Wales, May 28. The trip was for first-term single Airmen to work toward resiliency goals and to build friendships with other Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Airmen visit Wales to improve resiliency
The Liberty Wing chapel sponsored a trip for single, first-term Airmen to Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed, Wales for 22 Airmen on May 27 - 29.
0 6/02
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A 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, guides an F-15C Eagle onto the taxiway at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 26, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Through exercises like ACE 17, the U.S., allies and partner nations are able to train together in a realistic environment, working to ensure security, protect global interests and strengthen economic bonds in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) U.S. Airmen strengthen regional partnerships at ACE 17
Flying high above Sweden, Norway and Finland, representatives from 11 nations and NATO trained together to strengthen partnerships and interoperability from May 22 to June 2 at Arctic Challenge 2017.
0 6/02
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Members of the 305th Bomb Wing Heritage Group pose for a photo with an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, May 25. The 305th Bomb Wing Heritage Group is composed of former Airmen from the 305th or descendants of members from the unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Historic bombardment group visits RAF Lakenheath
Members of the 305th Bombardment Group Memorial Association visited RAF Lakenheath, England for a base tour 26 May.
0 6/01
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Soon the Critical Days of Summer (period between Memorial Day and Labor Day) will begin. Typically, mishaps and accidents rise during this time Air Force wide. At RAF Lakenheath, we have our Summer Safety Challenge! This puts the focus on staying safe, while having fun and perhaps put a little ‘jingle’ in your squadron’s pocket. Last year, the Wing Commander presented the 48 AMXS with a check for $4,800 for winning the Challenge, a $1,947 check to 48 OSS for second place, and a $1,283 check to 48 CMS for third. Free money for minimizing risk and ensuring the safety of your airmen-too easy!! 3RD ANNUAL SUMMER SAFETY CHALLENGE
Soon the Critical Days of Summer (period between Memorial Day and Labor Day) will begin. Typically, mishaps and accidents rise during this time Air Force wide. At RAF Lakenheath, we have our Summer Safety Challenge! This puts the focus on staying safe, while having fun and perhaps put a little ‘jingle’ in your squadron’s pocket. Last year, the Wing Commander presented the 48 AMXS with a check for $4,800 for winning the Challenge, a $1,947 check to 48 OSS for second place, and a $1,283 check to 48 CMS for third. Free money for minimizing risk and ensuring the safety of your airmen-too easy!
0 5/30
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Arwa Cavendar, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, provides a pre-ceremony inspection prior to the Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017, at Madingley Memorial Cemetery in Cambridge, England. The event included a wreath laying, fly overs and a firing of volleys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Groening) U.S. Service members honor the fallen during Madingley Memorial Day Ceremony

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An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares for the first sortie  of the day at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 25, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Continued, realistic interoperability exercises, such as ACE 17, allow the U.S., allies and partner nations to build their aerial expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Airmen of the world meet at Arctic Challenge 2017
For the past week, Airmen from 11 separate nations have been meeting in the skies over Sweden, Finland and Norway. Now in its third iteration, Arctic Challenge is the largest European air exercise of the year, seeing more than 100 aircraft and 1,000 service members participate over a period of two weeks. The goal of the exercise is increasing interoperability between the air forces of NATO and partner countries when conducting large-scale operations. The exercise scenarios are based on a mandate from the United Nations to project a multinational stabilization force should it be needed.
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