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Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Can we clear up the broken cars?
COMPLAINT:First, I would like to say that Lakenheath has some fantastic fitness classes to offer the base and I really enjoy going to the classes. However, during peak gym time (usually 1130) I cannot find a parking spot to save my life. The instructors are often late because they can't find spots either. I usually have to park in the hospital
0 4/01
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 celebrates U.K. Mother’s Day
You call them 'moms' and we call them 'mums', but whatever word we use, they are all our mothers. American Mother's Day is always on the second Sunday in May, but in the U.K., Mother's Day falls on the fourth Sunday in the Christian season of Lent. This year, British Mother's Day - or Mothering Sunday, as we also call it -- is April 3. Since the
0 4/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: VAT refund issues
COMPLAINT:Sorry to be bringing a complaint and not a thank you for providing this service, but I have come across an issue that I would be interested in having addressed.We had to take the family pet to the vet on the economy, and when we asked the vet to participate in the VAT program, they would not. They were unfamiliar with it, and I guess felt
0 3/24
2011
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 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
I love the changing seasons in the U.K., and I especially love spring. My paw pads start to tingle, and my tail twitches with anticipation. So much is happening! The bees are buzzing around the heather, the rabbits and moles are frantic with activity, and the birds are busy impressing each other as they feel the urge to start their little feathered
0 3/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Tragic events at Frankfurt remind us to stay vigilant
Like the rest of you, Betty and I were deeply saddened by the senseless attack at Frankfurt International Airport that claimed the lives of two of our Airmen and left two others seriously wounded. Our hearts and prayers remain with all those affected by this tragic event. I've been touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support to the victims,
0 3/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: RAF Feltwell runners in need
QUERY:Being a keen runner (albeit a rather slow one) I wonder if I might respectfully ask you to consider putting in an off-road cinder jogging path around the perimeter at RAF Feltwell to keep runners safe from vehicles? Currently, runners must use the roadways and pavements for their runs around the base. During weekly PT sessions, I see runners
0 3/11
2011
The gaiety of an Irish jig is enough to set even my paws a-tapping, and the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, provides anyone of Irish descent with an opportunity to celebrate their Emerald Isle and all its extensive history and culture. March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, would seem to generously invite us all to be Irish for a day, should we so wish.Feel free to send British Billy any questions you 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. Patrick's Day
It would seem to be a generally acknowledged fact that the fine folk of Ireland know how to have a good time. The gaiety of an Irish jig is enough to set even my paws a-tapping, and the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, provides anyone of Irish descent with an opportunity to celebrate their Emerald Isle and all its extensive
0 3/11
2011
Default Air Force Logo Drawing on the strength of those before us
When I was in Airman Leadership School, one of my assignments was about an important Air Force milestone. It could be about any person or event. After looking through a mountain of possibilities, I decided to focus my project on notable women in the military, specifically on Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson, the first female chief master sergeant
0 3/07
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 tosses some pancakes
Pancake Day is approaching! Some know it as Mardi Gras, but to we Brits, it is known as Shrove Tuesday, or, more colloquially, Pancake Day. This year, it is March 8.The well-informed amongst you will know that Shrove Tuesday is the day before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. As the date of Easter changes each year, so does the date of
0 3/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo Breaking the cycle of violence
When was the last time you talked to your teenager about dating violence or what a healthy relationship is?At the beginning, 8th grader Rae Anne described her new boyfriend Marcus as "very, very sweet to (her)." He sent flowers, love notes and gave her plenty of attention. Soon Marcus began telling her how to dress, so not to attract attention from
0 2/25
2011
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