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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Capt. William Chase, 56th Rescue Squadron flight commander, poses with his 8-month-old son Ethan and wife Carmel July 2, 2012. Chase recently assisted in the care of an elderly British man on a flight from London to Los Angeles, avoiding the need for an emergency landing.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Right place, right time
During a flight from London to Los Angeles on June 9, 2012, a 65-year-old British man passed out two hours before landing. Fortunately for him, Capt. William Chase, 56th Rescue Squadron flight commander, was on board and able to help. "I followed a normal medical checklist," said Chase. "You localize it to what you think the signs and symptoms
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Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, and his wife Betty, pose with attendees of the USAFE Squadron Commanders’ and Spouses’ seminar held June 18 to 22 at Ramstein Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Willis/released) Squadron Commanders’ course focuses on leadership
On the wall behind Gen. Mark Welsh's desk is a framed American flag and plaque, and on its back is inscribed in pencil "With my deepest respect, MSgt McGarr" - a gift presented to him during a farewell in 1992; it was a flag the general flew during a combat mission in the Gulf War for the maintainer. It was a life lesson he has never
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Sharon O’Garro, 48th Medical Group nurse case manager, was recently awarded the Case In Point Platinum Award for the 48th MDG New Horizons Wounded Warriors support group program she developed. The program offers improved counseling for the personal well-being and long-term healing of wounded Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Even the brave need saving
"Thank you for your service to our country.""You are so brave.""You are my hero."Men and women in the service often hear things like this from their friends, families, children and even random strangers on the street. Many admire service members for being brave and courageous individuals. They are often seen as people that have no fear and no
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U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Matt Glaros, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, prays for a patient during Shared Resilience 2012 here June 5. During the two-week exercise, Glaros and Tech. Sgt. Andrew Morgan, 48th FW, organized church services and activities for service members. More than 500 military members from nine nations are participating in SR12, an annual U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored exercise, May 28 - June 8. The goals of the exercise are to strengthen interoperability, facilitate training in crisis response and disaster management, and validate the readiness of deployable military medical and humanitarian assistance teams. The exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace, directly supports U.S. European Command's theater cooperation efforts and strategy for active security with European countries. Life and death: A chaplain's perspective
The pain consumes your mind.There is nothing but agony, a throbbing cadence brought about by the tattered flesh of what used to be your body.You hear the ambulance siren, although it sounds distant -- as if your ears are plugged with cotton. Someone's asking a question, and rough hands lift you onto a litter. The pain of being lifted shatters your
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KEFLAVIK, Iceland -- During a NATO air policing exercise, a C-130J Super Hercules, deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is intercepted by an F-15C Eagle, deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The aircraft are major weapon systems of the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which is made up of both U.S. Air Force and NATO personnel fulfilling an air policing mission that assists in assuring Iceland's air sovereignty from May 12 to June 7, 2012. (Courtesy photo) NATO mission calls for USAF teamwork
The alert phone rings at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland.A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle pilot, who is on alert 24 hours a day, answers the call. The control and reporting center tells him to report to the operations desk immediately.At the desk, not only do other F-15C pilots greet him, but so do aircrews from a KC-135 Stratotanker and a
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Default Air Force Logo It's just a game
With summer right around the corner, many military members participate in sporting activities more often, which increases chances of injury.Playing hard, however, doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic lifestyle is to play it safe from the start."You want to make sure all players are aware of the
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Col. John Quintas, 48th Fighter Wing commander, taxis in an F-15E Strike Eagle through a water arch during his “fini” flight April 2, 2012. Quintas was greeted by friends and family to celebrate his last flight as the Liberty Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory D. Payne) Inspire, lead, encourage: Outgoing commander reflects on tenure
During the four years Col. John Quintas has been at the 48th Fighter Wing, he has led many people in different capacities.Serving first as commander of the 48th Operations Group, then as wing commander, he had the opportunity to bring out the best in the Airmen under him.As he prepares to move on to his next assignment at the Defense Intelligence
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Default Air Force Logo High quality H2O
RAF Lakenheath prides itself on its outstanding Airmen.Watch the video linked here to see Senior Airman Jeramie Green tell us how his job as a bioenvironmental engineer makes a difference to the wing's mission.
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Jack Driver, 10, celebrates about getting in an F-15C Eagle aircraft with Capt. Jason Bianchi, 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot, on the RAF Lakenheath flightline March 14, 2012.  Driver, who suffers from Aplastic Anemia, a rare auto immune disorder where bone marrow fails to make enough blood cells, was selected as a pilot for the day.  The Pilot for a Day program is new to RAF Lakenheath and provides children in the local community, who are fighting life-threatening illnesses or conditions, a day of fun as well as a break from the routine doctor and hospital visits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Connor Estes) Pilot for a Day, memories for life
When 10-year-old Jack woke up early on March 14, 2012, he thought he was going to a doctor's appointment. He was understandably grumpy. His parents, however, had been keeping a secret. Instead of going to the hospital, Jack arrived at RAF Lakenheath to become a Pilot for a Day as part of an early birthday surprise."He was overwhelmed," said Helen
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing blazes through the sky during a 20th anniversary commemoration event, Feb. 10, 2012.  The first F-15E arrived to Lakenheath on Feb. 21, 1992 and has supported numerous U.S and NATO missions from Operation Provide Comfort in 1993 to Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector in 2011. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Conner Estes) RAF Lakenheath celebrates 20 years of the F-15E Strike Eagle
1992. "Melrose Place" and "Full House" were on the TV, Michael Jackson's "Black or White" was number one on the radio, "Aladdin" was playing in movie theaters, and President George H. W. Bush was in the White House. And tucked away in a rural part of East Anglia, the first F-15E Strike Eagle touched down on the runway at RAF Lakenheath. Fast
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