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Lorraine Botwright, 48th Force Support Squadron fitness program director, leads exercises during the push-up and sit-up class Oct. 6 at the RAF Lakenheath Sports and Fitness Center. The exercises target muscles used in push-ups and sit-ups and are designed to build strength and endurance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Fitness class makes Airmen sit up
The 1.5-mile run might be worth the most points on the Air Force Physical Training test, but the sit-up and push-up portions can cause Airmen the most problems.To help Airmen improve their scores, the 48th Force Support Squadron Fitness & Sports Center has begun a sit-up and push-up class Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 4:40 p.m.The class is
0 10/07
2010
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Keisha Faw, 48th Aerospace Medicine Squadron gas mask fit tester, directs Capt. Tony Kasallis, 48th Dental Squadron general dentist, on different exercises to perform when fitting for a gas mask at the deployment center Sept. 22.  A series of five different exercises lasting 40 seconds each, are done to make sure each mask is fitted properly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lausanne Morgan) M50 gas mask, breathe easy
Exercise, exercise, exercise! For the past couple of weeks, it almost seems as if the base has been going through exercises non-stop. With the operational readiness inspection coming up, Airmen need to make sure they are fully prepared.Readiness doesn't stop when the exercises do, and each individual needs to ensure they're taking the time to go
0 9/23
2010
U.S. Army Maj. Mrunal Vyas (left) and Col. Steve Katz of the Army Civil Military Operations team instructs a class during the 2010 Medical Training Exercise in Central and Eastern Europe (MEDCEUR) Sept. 9 in Montenegro. This is Colonel Katz’s third time supporting MEDCEUR teaching the basics of emergency planning and response to partner nations. For more information, go to www.usafe.af.mil/medceur.asp and www.odbrana.gov.me. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Jeff Gabel) Soldiers teach MEDCEUR lessons
Most participants in the Medical Training Exercise in Central & Eastern Europe deploy from Europe-based units.One group of soldiers, however, comes all the way from New York.The seven-member U.S. Army Civil-Military Operations team, based at Fort Wadsworth, N.Y., supports MEDCEUR by teaching servicemembers of partner nations the basics of emergency
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2010
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Airman 1st Class Chanal Bonner, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron structures journeyman (left), supervises students while they cross a busy street Sept. 9, 2010. Airman Bonner is part of the volunteer crosswalk program on base, serving more than 2,000 students per year. Back to school safety
As the summer days come to an end, bags are filled with books instead of beach towels, and the streets in front of schools are yet again filled with energetic youth. In order to keep these young minds growing, teachers, parents and children need to be aware of potential hazards that might accompany even the simplest tasks, to include walking to
0 9/09
2010
Capt. April Taylor, 48th Surgical Operations Squadron chief of audiology services, uses a tympanometry machine on the ear of Tech. Sgt. Alison McSween, Surgical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of ear, nose and throat/audiology clinic, at the hospital Sept. 2. The tympanometry machine measures ear canal volume and ear drum compliance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tiffany Deuel) What's that ringing?
Most of us hear a ringing or buzzing in our heads at one time or another. Some people hear it all of the time and others hear it intermittently. Have you or someone you know ever experienced this but not understood what it was? This internal sound that others cannot hear is known as tinnitus. It can be heard in one or both ears and sometimes is
0 9/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Women's Equality Day: Military firsts
In honor of Women's Equality Day, consider these military women "firsts":· The first to receive pensions for military service:Deborah Samson, was granted a pension by the Massachussettes legislature in 1804 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania awarded Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley a pension in 1822 of forty dollars a year "for services rendered" during
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2010
Chief Master Sergeant SaRita L. Lathan, 48th Fighter Wing command chief New command chief ready to lead from front
New 48th Fighter Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. SaRita Lathan, arrived less than a month ago and is already impressed with what she's seen."This is a very busy base, but I notice a lot of the Airmen have that sense of urgency," said Chief Lathan. "Everybody is on point. I have seen nothing that tells me they aren't on their A-game."Master
0 8/19
2010
Airmen crank out push-ups during the Commander’s Trophy PT Challenge at the RAF Lakenheath running track Aug. 6. Each team member had to perform all three parts of the Air Force fitness test, including push-ups, sit-ups and 1.5 mile run. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) Commander’s Trophy builds team spirit with PT Challenge
The 48th Medical Group won the Commander's Trophy PT Challenge on August 6, with five team members completing a PT Test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run in 57 minutes and 26 seconds.For winning the latest event in the 2010 Commander's Trophy competition, the 48th MDG received 25 points towards their total score, taking the lead
0 8/12
2010
Since October 2009 there have been 17 DUIs at RAF Lakenheath. To prevent DUIs, plan accordingly. Multiple plans should be in place, if “Plan A” fails, “Plan B” is there to save the night and maybe someone’s career. Examples of these plans range from simply designating a driver who will have absolutely no alcohol to setting up taxi rides to and from wherever the party is. (Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Lausanne Morgan) Can't blame it on the booze
It depletes your body of essential nutrients, such as Vitamins B, C and K. It can cause stomach ulcers and internal bleeding. It is capable of rupturing blood capillaries and veins. It damages dendrites, the branched ending of nerve cells that bring messages into the cell, causing disruptions to brain function. It can cause men and women to become
0 8/06
2010
Tech Sgt. Cory McKelvey, 48th Fighter Wing Command Post NCO in-charge or reports (right), aids Staff Sgt. Allen Michaels, 48th Component Maintenance Squadron avionics technician, in properly folding a flag Aug. 4 at RAF Lakenheath. Sergeant Michaels was practicing for his honor guard certification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lausanne Morgan) Honor with dignity
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. These are the Air Force core values, and these core values can be seen firsthand through the RAF Lakenheath Honor Guard. With an average of 250 details per year, the base honor guard is on the front lines presenting the colors; an Air Force tradition since 1948. "Contributing to this
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