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Staff Sgt. Taylor M. West, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, poses for a photo during an exercise at the Stanford Training Area, Norfolk, England, Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) What’s the Q?
The hardest part of identifying myself as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning community was getting over the deep-seated internal need to fit into a certain mold.
0 6/29
2018
A Dads’ Class 101 facilitator, and active duty Tech. Sgt., addresses a group of expecting fathers at the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 9, 2018. The facilitator used his experience as a father to address participants’ questions and lead hands-on parenting activities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones) Dads’ Class 101
Dads’ Class 101 is a parenting class facilitated by fathers for expectant dads, first-time dads or dads who simply need a refresher. It is sponsored by the Family Advocacy Program and held on a monthly basis. The class is available to both military and civilians assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Feltwell.
0 5/23
2018
Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Mildenhall Family Advocacy Program office aims to utilize a positive psychology approach when creating our program initiatives and community events. 
Positive psychology is the study of individual strengths that allow people to thrive in order to lead meaningful lives and capitalize on what is best about them. (Courtesy photo) Family Advocacy promotes self-love
The U.S. recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month since the official presidential proclamation of the national campaign in 1983.
0 4/18
2018
In all the excitement, don't forget to set your clocks forward by one hour March 27, officially the start of British Summer Time. We may be losing an hour, but with extra daylight in the evenings and a long summer ahead, there's plenty to look forward to after the clocks change. Ask Billy about the things puzzling about life and culture in the U.K., and if he doesn't know the answer, he has ways and means of finding out. Feel free to send him any questions, and when he isn't sleeping or hunting, he'll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out. British Billy welcomes springtime
In all the excitement, don't forget to set your clocks forward by one hour March 26, officially the start of British Summer Time. We may be losing an hour, but with extra daylight in the evenings and a long summer ahead, there's plenty to look forward to after the clocks change. Ask Billy about the things puzzling about life and culture in the U.K., and if he doesn't know the answer, he has ways and means of finding out. Feel free to send him any questions, and when he isn't sleeping or hunting, he'll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out.
0 3/24
2017
As holiday traditions go, there is little that makes me feel more festive than a good old traditional pantomime, or ‘panto’. As the chill winds ruffle my whiskers and the frost nips my nose, panto brings warmth, laughter and fun to the winter season. A good family pantomime can generally be found at a theatre in most towns and cities of the U.K., and we are blessed in this region with some of the finest. British Billy and the Great British Panto
However you plan to celebrate the Christmas season this year, let me recommend you book yourself a seat at one of the many pantomimes, or ‘pantos’ as we like to call them here in the U.K., which will be taking place at theatres, town and village halls up and down this land from now until January.
0 12/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Comptrollers address COLA concerns
Liberty Wing –  The 48th Comptroller Squadron would like to thank you for bringing your financial concerns to our attention.  Unfortunately, we are unable to directly adjust the Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) you receive, we did request a Retail Price Schedule (RPS) survey.  The RPS is a market basket survey to determine the cost of local
0 12/05
2016
Bonfire Night is a great British tradition. As neighbourhoods and communities build bonfires in gardens and playing fields, they are commemorating the survival of King James I after the foiling of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Bonfires will be aflame and fireworks aglow, whizzing and exploding across the November skies. British Billy explains Bonfire night, Nov. 5
Although I am quite the party animal, I'm not a huge fan of fireworks. Those of us in the animal kingdom blessed with acute auditory gifts will not thank you if we have to endure startling explosions and high pitched squeals. As Bonfire Night approaches here in the U.K., I plan to spend the next few evenings indoors, furry paws over my delicate ears.
0 11/04
2016
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier (far left) sits for a family portrait with his father and little brother in early 2001. Chevalier (right) receives coin by Medal of Honor recipient Alfred V. Rascon at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Feb. 27, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) 9/11: A day of remembrance
My day started as any other. The warm smell of pastries filled my nose as I waited to have breakfast with my sister and little brother before I said goodbye for school. As I meandered into our family living room, I stopped. My mom was just standing in front of our small TV with her hands over her mouth. I turned to the screen, where I saw smoke
0 9/09
2016
Lakenheath High School students attend their senior graduation at Ely Cathedral at Ely, England, June 10, 2016. Graduating students approached their final days at LHS with much anticipation and excitement for the future. (Courtesy photo) Making every second count at Lakenheath high school
Graduation is a milestone that neither the students, nor their parents will ever forget and the ceremony is exceptionally memorable. It has been a tradition for the LHS senior class to graduate in the beautiful Ely cathedral. Several musical performances are held and speeches are given at the church before the big mike drop, the diploma walk.
0 6/24
2016
One of the most dangerous aspects of living in the United Kingdom is driving. The roads are considerably smaller and older than typical roads in the U.S.A solid knowledge of how to drive in bad weather can greatly reduce your risk level while driving in dangerous conditions. (Courtesy photo) Driving in the UK: An Airman’s guide for safety
One of the most dangerous aspects of living in the United Kingdom is driving. The roads are considerably smaller and older than typical roads in the U.S. Bad weather only compounds this problem and creates potentially deadly situations.
0 6/24
2016
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