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If you saw someone being sexually assaulted, would you step up to help or just stand by? Transforming sexual assault prevention in the Air Force
Air Force leadership takes sexual assault prevention very seriously and continuously works towards creating a culture where sexual assaults are eliminated. To that end, senior Air Force leaders recently participated in a Sexual Assault Prevention Summit at Andrews AFB, Maryland in the continuing effort to improve the process how the Air Force deals
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Armed services Voters' Week is June 28-July 7, when military voters will be educated on upcoming elections, absentee voting procedures and voter resources, with a goal of making 100 percent contact with Bolling's military voters in order to maximize absentee voter registration this year. Don't miss your opportunity to vote
It's election year!Being stationed overseas means you must cast your vote by absentee ballot. In some ways this is easier, but it requires some planning.Let's work backwards.Elections take place on November 6, so election officials need to receive your ballot by the end of October. You should plan on submitting by October 1 to meet this goal.But
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No drinking and driving symbol (©RF/NOVA) DUIs cost more than a taxi
Beautiful weather, outdoor sports, camping, parties, traveling and summer barbeques are here.Summer brings more opportunities to consume alcoholic beverages, and with consumption comes certain responsibilities. These include knowing when you've had enough to drink, maintaining your situational awareness and following through with your designated
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Air Force resiliency. Resilience: Bowling and bouncing back
The word resilience has its root in the Latin 'resili', meaning "to bounce back."I'd like to offer an expanded definition. Not just to bounce back, but "to endure, maintain or preserve."In my time in the Air Force, I have seen tremendous changes. Some may remember a day when we had no internet, laptops or network phones. I can recall days long past
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Billy the Cat (aka British Billy) lives in Elveden, a local village about ten miles from RAF Lakenheath. Billy has been around a bit. He came from a rescue centre and prefers not to dwell on the past. He is proud of his country and its heritage and counts his friends and family as hailing from all corners of the British Isles. He is proud to be a “moggy”. Many of his American friends and admirers ask Billy about the things puzzling them 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 celebrates The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Have you noticed there seem to be a lot more Union Jacks, patriotic bunting and royal fervour around at the moment? The United Kingdom is all a-flutter as the nation celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a patriotic feline, I make sure I am comfortably seated in a prime position at home to view the plethora of
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A historic photograph of Staff Sgt. (then Pvt.) Merl W. Skinner, 301st Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces, in his service uniform. Skinner, a C-47 Skytrain crewchief, died while air evacuating World War II patients to Prestwick, Scotland, and is buried at Madingley American Cemetery in Cambridge, England. (Courtesy photo) Their legacy lives on
Whether they perished on the fields of battle, the blackened skies above or out on the foamy brines, it's remarkable how the commitment to fellow Service members never waivers, particularly when paying respect to those who will never be forgotten.On May 28, Service members from across the United Kingdom will make their way to the Madingley American
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101 Critical Days of Summer (U.S. Air Force graphic) Memorial Day marks beginning of Critical Days of Summer
Memorial Day is a day to remember our fellow Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.Take this time to honor those who gave their lives to defend our freedoms and those that continue to do so today. Whether you observe this Memorial Day visiting cemeteries and memorial events or
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Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Parking in Liberty Village
COMPLAINT:I first want to say, we love it here at RAF Lakenheath. We arrived in 2009 and are here until 2014. It's by far our favorite duty station. I am emailing concerning the parking within Liberty Village housing. I currently live on Coningsby and I love my house. I have a four bedroom house, we have two cars and we were told by housing we have
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St. George is the patron saint of England, and April 23 is St. George’s Day. St. George’s emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and forms part of the British flag. Feel free to send British Billy any questions you may have about British life and culture, and when he isn’t sleeping or hunting, he’ll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out.
British Billy celebrates St. George's Day
My mission in life is to guard and protect my territory, and I am proud to say that last week I was able to vanquish a nine-inch rat and leave its sorry carcass at the back door for my nearest and dearest to find. Imagine their delight! It may not be in the league of St. George and his defeat of the dastardly dragon, but I think it is fairly
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RAF MILDENHALL, England – An Air Force senior airman prays and recalls the challenges she’s endured at the base chapel here April 10, 2012. The Airman is a rape survivor and is a victim advocate in the base sexual assault prevention and response program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Overcoming sexual assault: A victim’s candid story
Living has always been a challenge for Senior Airman Jane Smith. Seemingly born into an uphill world, physically and emotionally tested at every step, spirituality had continually strengthened her and still propels her forward in life, she said.Smith was nearly driven to suicide after being sexually assaulted in 2010. Though raped and robbed of her
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