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CHERTSEY, England - The "Samurai" is one of Thorpe Park's attractions for thrill seekers.  Liberty Warriors in an RAF Lakenheath Information, Tickets and Travel trip visited Thorpe Park on April 24, 2011.  The RAF Lakenheath ITT offers trips and guided walking tours to destinations throughout the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Cory Payne) Liberty Adventures: Discovering Thorpe Park
Being stationed in England, away from comforts and familiarity of home, Airmen and their families are constantly on the look-out for activities to fill their weekends with fun. With blue skies and sunny weather, what better way to enjoy the weekend than to take a trip to a theme park for a great American favorite: roller coasters. On April 24,
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2011
BATH, England – The River Avon flows under the Pulteney Bridge through the City of Bath.  Participants on a RAF Lakenheath Information Tickets and Travel trip went on a walking tour of the City of Bath on April 16, 2011. The RAF Lakenheath ITT offers city breaks and guided walking tours monthly to destinations in the United Kingdom.  This panoramic view was made by merging four photos together. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Stephen Linch) Liberty Adventures: Discovering the City of Bath
In the spring of 1942, incendiary and high explosive bombs fell over the City of Bath as Germany unleashed its revenge for earlier bombing raids by the Royal Air Force on Lubeck and Rostock, which destroyed a number of historical buildings.The city had been targeted, because of its beauty - literally picked straight out of a tourist's guide to
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DOVER, England – Dover Castle and the Secret Wartime Tunnels is one of the many attractions Airmen can visit while stationed in England. Participants in an RAF Lakenheath Information Tickets and Travel trip went to Dover Castle on March 26, 2011. RAF Lakenheath ITT offers several trips every month to castles and stately homes around the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen Linch) Liberty Adventures: Discovering Dover Castle, Secret Wartime Tunnels
It stood strong under siege in 1216 and was overrun by locals in 1642. On March 26, 2011, its gates were compromised again when Liberty Warriors on an RAF Lakenheath Information Tickets and Travel trip visited Dover Castle and the Secret Wartime Tunnels.According to Steve Friedrich, English Heritage visitor's operations member, the castle offers
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2011
Amanda Schneider talks with her husband Staff Sgt. Kris Schneider as he recovers from injuries sustained during the March 2, 2011, shooting at the Frankfurt International Airport, Germany. The RAF Lakenheath 48th Security Forces Squadron Airman was being treated at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital in Frankfurt am Main. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn L. Rich) 'Miracle of Frankfurt': Lakenheath Airmen recovering after shooting
Hard-soled shoes echoed on the highly polished floor. The smell of antiseptic filled the air. Two German police officers share a hushed conversation outside a hospital room as laughter rolls out to the hallway from the open door. The laughter is a positive sign from family and friends surrounding Senior Airman Edgar Veguilla and Staff Sgt. Kris
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- 48th Fighter Wing Airmen unload a crate from a C-130 Hercules on the RAF Lakenheath flightline on Jan. 28. The C-130 arrived from Aviano Air Base, Italy, carrying the canopy of a Serbian MiG-29. The MiG-29 was shot down by an F-15C Eagle pilot from the 493rd Fighter Squadron during Operation Allied Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Piece of history returns to RAF Lakenheath
On Jan. 28, 2011, a piece of 48th Fighter Wing history came home for the first time.Thanks to assistance from the 352nd Special Operations Group's 67th Special Operations Squadron from neighboring RAF Mildenhall, a canopy from a MiG-29 shot down by a 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot arrived safe and sound at RAF Lakenheath.The canopy had resided at
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2011
Members from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army post for a picture on front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2011. The 83rd ERS hosted the event to build a lasting relationship with the Koreans. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera) Partnership extends beyond the battlefield
Building Partnerships, one of the Air Force's 12 core functions, refers to the importance of U.S. servicemembers working hand-and-hand with our allies to build a lasting cooperation for the future. Often BP is enhanced through joint exercises, where allied countries learn how each other's service operates and how they can work together.But one
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2011
Capt. Marisa Catlin, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, conducts a pre-flight check at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Captain Catlin is deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing; Royal Air Force Lakenheath; United Kingdom. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera) Female Pave Hawk pilot fulfills dreams, avoids clouds
Growing up as a self-proclaimed "tomboy" Capt. Marisa Catlin would probably never have been one to draw pictures of clouds like the other little girls. As an adult though, clouds now scare her more than the bullets whizzing by.Captain Catlin, an HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, to the 83rd Expeditionary
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2011
DECIMOMANNU AIR BASE, Italy -- Staff Sgt. David Flick, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, trains Italian military firefighters on F-15E Strike Eagle emergency procedures at Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, Feb. 3. Originally from Italy, Sergeant Flick deployed to the Italian island of Sardinia with the 494th Fighter Squadron to help train firefighters for a week. Due to his Italian language expertise, he stayed for the entire training exercise to work as an interpreter. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Megan P. Lyon) An Italian homecoming: Airman returns to roots
When Staff Sgt. Daniel Flick traveled to Decimomannu Air Base on the Italian island of Sardinia to train local firefighters, a hidden talent soon made him invaluable to local leadership.He spoke Italian like a local, because he is one."I was born in Milan and raised in Aviano," said Sergeant Flick, a firefighter with the 48th Civil Engineer
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ROYAL AIR FORCE FELTWELL, England -- Dumping household items, such as mattresses, furniture, or unwanted electronics, is prohibited on Department of Defense installations and increases costs for garbage removal. Such items must be taken to a household waste collection point, such as those at Elveden or Thetford, for proper disposal. (Photo illustration by Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Trash: every litter hurts
There has been a recent increase of illegal dumping on RAFs Lakenheath and Feltwell, with mattresses, furniture and electrical appliances left piling up outside dumpsters and garbage collection sites.Removing these bulky items costs the installations more than $100,000 annually."These costs add up over time and take away from other great programs
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ROYAL AIR FORCE COTTESMORE, England -- Master Sgt. Louis Distelzweig, a pararescueman with the 56th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, looks at a picture of his father, Capt. Louis Distelzweig Jr., in an album at the Royal Air Force’s No. 1 Squadron, Jan. 11. Sergeant Distelzweig visited RAF Cottesmore to view the Harrier aircraft his father flew in the 1970 as an exchange pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Pararescueman traces father's footsteps
Five-year old Louis Distelzweig was looking forward to his father coming home from work, maybe playing on the swing set in the yard, when he heard something. Something wrong."My sisters and I were upstairs, and I heard my mom crying. I came down and asked her why," recalled the now grown master sergeant. "Of course, at that age, I didn't really
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