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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer, 48th Security Forces NCO in charge of vehicles, was recently awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in honor of his actions during the March 2, 2011, shootings at Frankfurt International Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney) Frankfurt shooting survivor tells his story
When Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer and 14 of his fellow 48th Security Forces Squadron members arrived at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, March 2, 2011, it was just another stop on the long road to Afghanistan.While the Airmen stowed their gear aboard the bus that would carry them to Ramstein Air Base, no one took notice of the individual who
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Capt. William Bernecker, former 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Officer in Charge, was recently awarded the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy by U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. The trophy is awarded annually to a base-level officer and senior non-commissioned officer in the aircraft, missile and maintenance fields directly involved in sortie generation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Lifeblood of a squadron
Engines are roaring, Airmen are working and 28 F-15s are being prepared for flight.Amidst all the chaos to get the aircrews out and on their way to support the first F-15E Strike Eagle airstrikes of Operation Odyssey Dawn, one man kept more than 290 Airmen on the path for success. Capt. William Bernecker, former 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
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RAF MILDENHALL, England -- American service members, their families and other employees of RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath attend a service at Ely Cathedral on the eve of Thanksgiving Nov. 23, 2011. The 25th annual Thanksgiving service gave U.S. service members in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ethan Morgan) Thanksgiving Eve at Ely Cathedral
For many Americans in the U.S. celebrating Thanksgiving consists of a Thanksgiving service at their place of worship on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. It was no different for Americans in the U.K., as Airmen from Royal Air Forces Lakenheath, Mildenhall, Feltwell and others joined their English neighbors Nov. 23 at Ely
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Capt. Ashley Thomas, 48th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace and operational physiology officer in charge, briefs Lt. Col. Jonathan Taylor, 494th Fighter Squadron director of operations, before training in the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device/Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer, Nov. 18, 2011. The trainer provides aircrew members the ability to still experience a simulated altitude change without the added pressure changes and risks when using an altitude chamber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lausanne Morgan) Breathe in, breathe out
Aircrews at the 48th Fighter Wing are being trained more quickly and efficiently, thanks to a new piece of equipment.The Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device/Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer will be used by aircrew members to simulate the effects of oxygen levels ranging from ground to 34,000 feet."The trainer is expected to save the 48th FW more than
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Holiday meals can be delicious but have also been known to cause indigestion. Take care this holiday season. (Courtesy photo) Talking turkey: Thanksgiving food safety
The holiday season usually means friends, family, and of course, food.The holiday season could also mean food-related illnesses if food items are not properly thawed, prepared, cooked or stored.The following are a few food safety tips to ensure family and friends do not encounter food-related illnesses this holiday season.It is always best to plan
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Default Air Force Logo Be mindful about measles
In 2010, more than 30,000 measles cases were reported in Europe.This number is five times higher than the normal average for the past five years. During the first six months of 2011, more than 26,000 cases and seven deaths were reported according to health officials.Measles is a highly contagious disease, easily preventable by vaccination. A
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Al Collier, 48th Force Support Squadron golf course superintendent, checks water flow rate gauges on the irrigation control panel at the Breckland Pines Golf Course Oct. 28, 2011.  In the 18 months since the golf course implemented initiatives to reduce water usage 10 million gallons have been saved, yielding a savings of $100,000.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Energy Awareness Month: greens bring in the green
The heart of any golf course is the rolling grass of the green, but keeping that green can take a lot of water.At the Breckland Pines Golf Course, Stephen Ritz-Woller, 48th Force Support Squadron golf course manager, has implemented initiatives to reduce water use."We want to do our part in conserving water for the base and in turn the local
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Avoid rabies by avoiding animals. (Courtesy graphic) How much do you know about rabies?
Rabies is a virus that is normally spread by the bite of an infected animal.The virus is almost always fatal without proper post-exposure treatment, however in the United Kingdom, the risk for rabies is very low.The U.K. eliminated rabies from its animal population early in the 20th century. It maintains this by requiring immunization in vulnerable
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Master Sgt. Adam Joyner, wife Maria and daughter Melissa are beneficiaries of the 48th Medical Operations Squadron's Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS). The EDIS program is geared towards supporting servicemembers who have children with special needs. (Courtesy photo) EDIS provides helping-hand to families, special needs children
The 48th Medical Operations Squadron provides evaluations and intervention to children with special needs and their families through Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, also known as EDIS."The EDIS team has experience working in the home with both the child and the parents in order to train them in techniques to help forward the
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Tech. Sgt. Chad Cox, 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron resource advisor, inputs data on a spreadsheet at Hangar 7 on Sept. 23, 2011. Cox participates in cycling charity events to keep fit, raise money for others and bond with his family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Life is a cycle
Balancing work, fitness, family and time to volunteer can prove difficult for some. Tech Sgt. Chad Cox, 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron resource manager, has managed to find a way to tick all the boxes at once. Four months ago, as his 5-year-old daughter Anika began riding her bicycle without training wheels, Cox decided to get back into
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