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Default Air Force Logo Summer Safety Challenge: Barbeque Safety
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it means barbeque season is here! And as with other summer activities, you should always keep safety in mind.
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2018
RAF Lakenheath Airmen hosted a Salute to Life bone marrow drive at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 21-22. Bone marrow transplants can help save the lives of people diagnosed with a variety of cancers and diseases. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Donating to save lives
You don’t have to jump in front of a bullet or pull someone from a burning car to save a life.
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2017
The 48th Force Support Squadron and the National Testing Center hosted a CLEP and DSST testing marathon at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 13-17. The tests help Airmen get credit for college classes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Taking a CLEP toward educational goals
To help Airmen get on track to meet their educational goals, the 48th Force Support Squadron and the National Testing Center hosted a CLEP and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests testing marathon, a CLEP-a-thon, Feb. 13-17 here.
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2017
The Defense Commissary Agency created the Nutrition Guide Program, a dietician approved labeling system that premiered in commissaries around the world in January 2017. The labels highlight foods that are low fat, low sodium, whole grain, a good source of fiber, organic or that have no sugar added. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Labeling the way to a healthier lifestyle
Out of a desire to eat healthier, many people wade headlong into the time-consuming process of trying to decipher and compare nutrition labels.
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2017
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, stand with "Charlie" the PJ outside their squadron Dec. 9, 2016. Charlie's history with the Air Force pararescue community dates back to just before the Vietnam conflict, when “Para Jumpers” became known simply as PJs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks; illustration/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Charlie: An unlikely legend
Night has fallen as an elite team of combat search and rescue operatives darts silently through the shadows. The point man spots a suspicious vehicle ahead and motions to his fellow Airmen, who quickly disperse into position to neutralize potential threats. After extensive research, planning and training, the window of opportunity is open for a bold attempt to recover a well-known figure within the U.S. Air Force pararescue community.
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2016
Members of the Lakenheath Philosophical Society discuss free will during a meeting at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Dec. 5. The society meets monthly, and discusses an array of philosophical questions that have been around for centuries. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez) ‘How then should we lead’
Airmen are taking on responsibilities never expected of them nearly a decade ago, and the evolution of the Air Force has brought many service members together to ask tough questions and move collectively from tactical to strategic thinking.
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2016
Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr., a United States citizen, gets his pilot wings in June 1941. After completing his training, Magee was stationed at Royal Air Force Digby, England. (Courtesy photo Royal Canadian Air Force website) “High Flight”: Poetry at 30,000 feet
Written months before his death on December 11, 1941, Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr.’s poem, “High Flight,” has had a far wider reach than its 19-year-old writer probably could have imagined.
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2016
A volunteer from the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron poses for a portrait at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 21, after having a simulated bruise applied to her eye . The bruise was applied as part of this year’s Black Eye Campaign, an event put on to raise awareness for domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Black Eye Campaign raises domestic violence awareness
Everyone in the office glanced up to greet their usually-cheery coworker. They averted their eyes when she walked in, and the Airman pretended not to notice, forcing a smile, applying a fragile look of indifference.Eventually, one of her fellow Airmen approached her and asked if she was alright, staring at the prominent dark-purple bruise covering
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2016
Fresh fruits and vegetables line Commissary shelves at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 14. Maintaining a healthy diet is an integral part of weight management and living a healthy lifestyle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) 48 MDG tips for healthy lifestyle success
The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to develop healthy eating and exercise habits that can be maintained long-term.
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2016
A young Maj. Gen. Chesley G. Peterson. Peterson. (Courtesy photo/The Roger Freeman Collection/The American Air Museum in Britain) 48 FW History: Youngest colonel in USAF
He was a decorated World War II fighter pilot who, at the age of 23, became the youngest Airman in history to be promoted to the rank of colonel.
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2016
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