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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Larry the Crash Dummy reminds departing Lakenheath motorists to be careful Dec. 17 at the Lakenheath main gate. The 48th FW Safety Office encourages all drivers to practice safe driving habits this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Drive safe over the winter holidays
The area around Lakenheath had another blast of winter weather recently, bringing ice, snow and potential danger.To drive home the importance of safe driving in winter, wing leadership turned out Dec. 17 to see off their troops for the weekend and hand out safety cards. Joining them were Crash Dummies Vince and Larry, as well as a wrecked
0 12/17
2010
Sparky the Fire Dog, played by Airman 1st Class Damien Montero, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, says no to bad safety practices during the holidays. Holiday lights may look pretty, but they can also cause fires. If lights have cracked or frayed cords, throw them away. Be sure artificial Christmas trees are labeled “flame retardant.” Water real Christmas trees several times a day. And make sure it doesn't block the room exit.   (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Miranda Moorer)                                        Don't let holiday lights light you up
The 48 Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight would like to wish you a happy and fire safe holiday season.The winter season is fire season; historically more home fires occur during the months of December through February. With the onset of the holiday season, it is important to focus on fire safety and fire prevention. The
0 12/16
2010
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  This pencil illustration attempts to visualize PTSD.  Those that suffer from this disorder are constantly trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing.  This illustration was created by MSgt William Vance, Medical Multimedia Manager for the 59th Public Affairs Office.  This image is 7.5x10 @ 72 ppi and is available up to 8.5x11 @ 150 ppi. Resiliency is the norm for traumatic stress survivors
The Department of Defense recently awarded $25 million to a study targeted at determining the most effective interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in combat veterans. This increased attention on treating PTSD has also been accompanied by increased efforts to prevent symptoms.Research indicates that a majority of individuals exposed to
0 12/15
2010
Great American Smokeout Quit tobacco and rethink the drink
Why wait until New Year's to make a resolution? November is Air Force Quit Tobacco Month, which coincides with the Great American Smokeout on November 18. The following month of December is Responsible Alcohol Use Awareness Month. The reasons for cutting down on both are numerous- not to mention alcohol and nicotine contribute more damage to a
0 11/19
2010
CAMPIA TURZII AIR BASE, Romania – Senior Master Sgt. Michael Seelhoff, 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit NCO in charge, gives a thumbs-up before taking off in an F-15C Eagle on the first incentive flight of his 25-year career. Piloting the aircraft is Lt. Col. Skip Pribyl, 493rd Fighter Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Senior gets ride of his career
When a fighter squadron goes on an expeditionary exercise, they often give incentive rides to outstanding troops.One such flight during Operation Golden Lance, a NATO partnership exercise, was more unique than most.Senior Master Sgt. Michael Seelhoff, 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit NCO in charge, recently took his first incentive ride in a career
0 11/10
2010
TURDA, Romania – Staff Sgt. Rachel Lubovich, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron material readiness supervisor, greets dogs at an animal shelter Nov. 6. Sergeant Lubovich organized a project to help the shelter obtain supplies to expand the shelter and help get more dogs off the streets and into new homes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Airmen go to the dogs
In the shadow of an abandoned brewery, stray dogs are being given a place to live and meals to eat.Recently, a group of Airmen participating in Operation Golden Lance on nearby Campia Turzii Air Base offered their assistance with the shelter.Staff Sgt. Rachel Lubovich, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron material readiness supervisor, first heard
0 11/10
2010
CAMPIA TURZII AIR BASE, Romania - Capt. Neils Barner, 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot, describes an F-15C Eagle to a group of Romanian school children  Nov. 5. The children visited from a local youth center where Airmen had volunteered to play games and perform repairs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Airmen help out Romanian children
In between flying missions and maintaining jets, Airmen participating in Operation Golden Lance here took time out to give back to the local community.At a local youth center run by the Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family, Airmen played sports and board games with children and renovated their facility."A project like this shows
0 11/09
2010
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Jackie Riley, RAF Lakenheath Fitness Center personal trainer and breast cancer survivor, speaks to cardio kick-boxing participants at the fitness center on Oct. 19. Participants were invited to wear pink work-out attire in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tiffany M. Deuel) Jackie Riley: A Survivor's Story
Breast Cancer Awareness Month educates men and women on the importance of knowing your body and checking it often. Many people believe that leading a healthy life, riveted with rigorous workouts and well-balanced diets makes them immune to such ailments, but no amount of exercise can grant immunity from cancer and Mrs. Jackie Riley, 48th Force
0 10/23
2010
Air Force graphic Dos and don'ts during this political season
To ensure that the Department of Defense does not influence our nation's electoral process, special ethics rules apply to both active duty members and civilian employees regarding political activities. Here is a quick list of the main "dos and don'ts" that you should be familiar with. For more in depth coverage of these rules, see AFI 51-902 and
0 10/22
2010
STONEY COVE, England – Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Doug Westling, 56th Rescue Squadron master diver, places an ammunition can into the water during rescue dive training Oct. 5. For training purposes, white tape was placed over goggles to simulate low visibility when locating and retrieving submerged sensitive materials.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lausanne Morgan) Training to be heroes
For the past week, the 56th Rescue Squadron has been conducting subsurface search, rescue and recovery training here. The pararescuemen trained in a controlled environment allowing them to focus on their curriculum without being disturbed. The cove, far removed from the unpredictable English coastline, provided a closed-off area with pre-positioned
0 10/08
2010
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