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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sheree Luckey, 48th Force Support Squadron First-term Airman Course non-commissioned officer in-charge, explains the concept of the three Ds during a Green Dot general overview training at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 9. To sign up for a class, visit the Green Dot SharePoint and select one of the classes provided weekly. If assistance is required, contact your unit training manager or call DSN: 226-2882. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Green Dot: The first step in preventing violence
“No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something,” is the mantra of the Green Dot initiative, which aims to develop a culture of intolerance to violence, throughout the Air Force.
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Small crosses line the base of the Omaha Beach memorial in Normandy, France, Sept. 4. Liberty Wing Airmen visited the beach as part of a chapel-sponsored resiliency trip. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Connecting with brothers-in-arms past, present
The atmosphere on the bus, normally upbeat and light-hearted, was solemn.
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The Dirt Boyz, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and construction equipment Airmen, dig a foundation at RAF Lakenheath, England, Aug. 16. Dirt Boyz are trained to operate many different types of heavy machinery, such as excavators, backhoes, asphalt rollers and airfield sweepers. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Leading Boyz
The 48th Civil Engineer Squadron’s pavements and construction equipment Airmen, known as the Dirt Boyz, aren’t afraid to work hard and get a little dirty to keep the base running smoothly.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gabriel Roth, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief stands next the F-15E Strike Eagle that he maintains in support of Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Aug 17. This is Roth’s first Red Flag experience since being stationed at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England in 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Maintenance keeps Mad Hatters in the fight
F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron have been logging a lot of flight time in support of exercise Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Each sortie puts a lot of wear and tear on the aircraft, and without the skillful attention of the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, they’d never make it off the ground.
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Joint-force medical personnel carry a simulated casualty from a CH-47 Chinook during exercise Combat Joint Atlantic Serpent at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, England, July, 25. CJAS is a week-long field training exercise where joint-force medical personnel conduct aeromedical evacuation simulations to  increase interoperability between partnering nations and services during the transfer of injured individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo /Senior Airman Nigel Sandridge) 48th MDG undergoes aeromedical training alongside US, UK forces
Airmen from the 48th Medical Group joined forces with fellow U.S. Marines, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy service members, along with U.K. allies, to participate in exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, England, July 25.
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A 48th Fighter Wing Airman experiences a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Cockpit Demonstrator at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 21. Liberty Airmen from various units across the base were given the opportunity to utilize the simulator for a first-hand look at how the base’s future aircraft will operate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Trower) Liberty Airmen: A futuristic view of the F-35
In the coming years, a fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft will arrive at their new home – here at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Extensive planning is already underway, to allow for the eventual bed-down of the F-35s. But well before F-35 pilots, maintainers and other essential personnel can arrive and start executing the
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Richard Buck, 48th Dental Squadron Dental Lab flight commander, places a dental surgical guide on the mold of a person’s mouth at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 13. The guides show dentists where to drill when inserting a dental implant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) Surgical guides made easy
While a missing tooth is likely not life-threatening, it can be an inconvenience or aesthetically displeasing. Dental implants are one of the methods dentists use to fix this problem.
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Airman 1st Class Juwan Milhouse, 48th Force Support Squadron food services journeyman, prepares food at the Knight’s Table dining facility on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July, 12. Milhouse is the recipient of the Arthur J. Myers award, an Air Force-level award for military hospitality working toward the overall improvement of the quality of life for personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nigel Sandridge/Released) Airman wins Arthur J. Myers Award
Dining facility personnel are often unsung heroes of the Air Force story, but one stand-out Airman recently earned an Air Force-level award.
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Airman 1st Class Timothy Bettes, 48th Force Support Squadron career development technician wears the Armed Forces Men’s soccer championship medal, June 23, 2016 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The Air Force men’s soccer team played the U.S. Navy for the championship, May 19, 2016 at Fort Benning, Georgia, winning 3-2. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber) A win to last a lifetime: Liberty Airman scores medal on USAF soccer team
After sorting through hundreds of applications, the U.S. Air Force soccer team selected 36 Airmen from across the entire Air Force to report to Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas, to try out for the USAF men’s soccer team. Week by week, the group was narrowed down. After the final cut, Airman 1st Class Timothy Bettes, 48th Force Support
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WHEELUS AB, Libya - While A2C John Edwards, the aircraft crew chief, checks the fuel gauges of a North American F-100 Super Sabre aircraft before going on a mission. SSgt. L. Linville takes notes on a check list. Both are assigned to the 48th Organizational Maintenance Squadron. 1965 North African News Beat: Wheelus Diary
(Editor's note: The 48th Fighter Wing has an incredibly rich history. This article is an excerpt from the Oct. 22, 1965 issue of Jet 48, the 48th Fighter Wing's long running news publication, which has since transitioned to digital news delivered via the base website. The article is reproduced in its original form with the exception of several
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