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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Airman 1st Class Lydia Faux is not a real Airman, but the problems she writes about are ones that all Airmen may face at some point in their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Airman Lydia Faux 3: Drink, Drive, Die
Following the fire at Senior Airman Jake Laernu's house, things began to roll downhill for him and his family. In a three month period, his wife Helen lost her aunt to breast cancer and he lost his father to a drug overdose. To make matters worse, the bad news and financial problems following the fire led to Jake and Helen getting a divorce. Two
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Adoption Services
QUERY: If you don't mind me asking, how come RAF Lakenheath doesn't have any adoption seminars like those held in Germany? I believe this site helps not just military families, but other people that are considering adoption. Since RAF Lakenheath is the biggest Air Force base in the United Kingdom, I'm sure that there would be people interested in
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Lords Walk Lease
COMPLAINT:I have been hearing a lot of my neighbors talking about how the lease in Lords Walk will soon be expiring. I have tried to discuss the issue with the Housing Office but their only response is that they are not at liberty to speak about it at this time. I understand that the official date of the lease expiration is not final but I have
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Unsatisfactory Medical Care for DoD civilians
COMPLAINT: I am a Department of Defense civilian, and my concern is that before I arrived, I had sent in my child's physical which stated that he had ADHD. I went to the clinic on Lakenheath and told them that my son's father is active duty, however he is not stationed here with us. I was told that my son could only be seen on a "space available"
0 9/02
2011
MAIDSTONE, England – Leeds Castle is just seven miles outside of Maidstone and about a two-hour drive south from RAF Lakenheath. People can walk along the water on a path toward castle shops, kiosks, restaurants, kid’s play areas and snack stands. The grounds include several beautiful gardens and a maze leading you to an underground grotto.  There is also an aviary that has more than 100 species of birds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Connor Estes) Liberty Adventures: Discover Leeds Castle
(EDITOR'S NOTE: No federal endorsement is intended or implied concerning places of interest covered by 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.)Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with castles and would daydream of seeing the places of the days of Henry VIII and other kings and queens I've studied in European history. Growing up in rural
0 8/25
2011
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 explains the British Bank Holiday
We all get excited about holidays, and I am no exception. A bank holiday is guaranteed to put a bounce in my paws and a twitch in my tail, as it will usually mean a long weekend break when the family is at home and I get extra attention. There are generally eight bank holidays in the U.K., although there are regional variations between England,
0 8/25
2011
Fish and chips remain the UK’s favourite  in spite of the advent of the mighty burger. According to the National Federation of Fish Friers, in 1995, the British consumed an astonishing 300 million servings of fish and chips – that equates to six servings for every man woman and child in the country.  Feel free to send British Billy (AKA Billy the Cat) any questions, and when he isn’t sleeping or hunting, he’ll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lausanne Morgan)
British Billy tucks into some fish and chips
I have tried to persuade the one who cooks at my house that a cat of my refined tastes should have freshly cooked fish each evening, but my mews fall upon deaf ears. Fish is good for my brain, my fur, my agility, and I am worth it. Thankfully, fish and chips are the fast food of choice in our house. It's quite healthy, too, compared to other
0 8/02
2011
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England ? Eric Jones, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron faculties manager and squadron safety representative, urges Airmen and their families to be safe during the summer with his Fourth of July safety poem. Airmen ensure they keeping themselves and others around them safe during the critical days of summer.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Cory Payne) Fresh look at Independence Day
We Saxons are a family, but from different walks of life.Please take some time to read this rhyme; it may even save a life.A three day weekend is looming; you may plan to celebrate and swing,Whatever you do, don't drink and drive; you may taste the bitter sting.Do you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July - to really light up the sky?Then see the
0 6/28
2011
The bronze statue depicting Boudicca , Warrior Queen of the Iceni - mistakenly labeled as 'Boadicea' - was erected in 1902 in London, near Westminster Bridge, on the north bank of the River Thames in the shadow of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Interest in Boudicca was limited until the 19th century, when it was sparked by the fact that 'Boudicca' is the Celtic word for 'victory' - so the Iceni ruler was the very first Queen Victoria. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Nick McNaughton) 
British Billy's Great Britons: Boudicca, Warrior Queen of the Iceni
As guardian of my home territory, I often have to summon my inner feline warrior against invading hordes of plundering vermin. For this reason, I have long regarded Boudicca, queen of the Iceni, as a fine example of the fearless warrior spirit.Boudicca was born about 30 A.D and was married to King Prasutagus of the Iceni tribe in 48 - 49 A.D.,
0 6/22
2011
Default Air Force Logo Difference between dream vacation, disaster: tips for safe summer travel
As members of the 48th Fighter Wing, we have the unique opportunity to travel to many great destinations throughout Europe.For many of us, the Critical Days of Summer is the unofficial start of the travel season and several Airmen and their families have already started planning trips both around and outside the local area. While the 48th FW Safety
0 6/16
2011
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