Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 10/13/2010 Updated 10/14/2010
10/13/2010 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Trick-or-Treat
Halloween in on-base housing will take place Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Security Forces at 226-4528.
Mandatory No Fear Act training due by Nov. 5
The No Fear Act has a number of mandatory requirements for all federal agencies to implement. One requirement is that all employees shall be provided training regarding their rights under anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws and available remedies if those rights are violated. For those individuals without a Common Access Card, the 48th Fighter Wing Equal Opportunity Office has developed a briefing that satisfies the No Fear Act training requirements including a test and "certificate" for the employees--verifying completion of the training. Please contact the EO office at 226-2468 for the next scheduled No FEAR briefing. All U.S. employees and managers who supervise civilian employees must complete the training and provide the Equal Opportunity Office with their certificate of training at the following address: 48/FW_EO@lakenheath.af.mil
DEERS Telelphone Number Corrections
The Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) contains many incorrect telephone contact numbers. Your number must be correct in DEERS for the automated hospital appointment reminder system to contact you if you or your dependents have an appointment at the hospital. You can check/correct this online in a matter of minutes. You'll need your Common Access Card (CAC) to do so. Please use the following link to access DEERS online: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/address/index.jsp. After clicking the link, please select "DoD and/or VA Beneficiaries" and click continue. Click OK on the consent screen. Make sure you select "Common Access Card (CAC)" on the next screen and click Log On. Choose a certificate and enter your PIN, if prompted. On the "Address Update" page, use the "Update Your Address" link to the right of your name and your dependents' names to make changes/corrections.
Mentor Program at Lakenheath Elementary School
LES is seeking adult volunteers to work one hour a week with third grade students in the Mentor Program. The program meets during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Monday, beginning Nov. 8. Mentors work one-on-one with students to foster achievement at school by building a positive, caring relationship. Activities include eating lunch together, doing 10-15 minutes of academic review, and then enjoying some social time, such as playing board games. There will be an introduction and assistance to complete paperwork for the Mentor Program Oct. 18 at 11:30 in the school's Parent Center. This is a great way to be involved in the lives of children. Be a Mentor! For more information please contact Susan Reisch at 226-3721.
Free/Reduced School Lunch Program
A child must enroll in the program each school year (August 2010 --July 2011). Please fill out the USAFE Form 400 in its entirety to include spouse information (if applicable), PSC, Box, and DEROS information. Under total members of household section, please include all members of household to include college students under the age of 25, adopted children, a child of joint custody, and a child living with one parent, and relatives or friends. Under the family's total gross monthly income, please include income from social security, child support, unemployment compensation, hazardous duty pay, hostile fire pay, and family separation pay. Lastly, if the sponsor is deploying, you may deduct the amount of income that the deployed member needs for living expenses. For more information contact the School Liasion Office at 226-5077/5078.
No Online Booking for Hotels
Effective Nov. 1, online hotel booking agents that don't provide a detailed itemized receipt will not be reimbursed, even with a lost receipt form. For more information call the Financial Services Flight at 226-2475.
Crosswalk Volunteers Needed
With the start of the new school year everyone in the community, to include military, U.S./MOD civilian personnel, parents and contractors, need to ensure that children are kept safe while walking to and from school. Five volunteers are needed twice a day to ensure coverage throughout the high-traffic areas. The crosswalks are located near the Lords-Walk housing area, the Housing Office, the roundabout by Liberty Intermediate School and the Lakenheath Elementary School roundabout. Depending on location, the crosswalks are manned from approximately 7:30 to 8:10 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:10 p.m. To volunteer, contact the School Liaison Office at 226-5077/5078 or email 48MSG.CCL@lakenheath.af.mil.
Spouse Tuition Assistance
Applications are now being accepted for the Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP). Visit the Education Office in Building 948 to pick up an application. Take advantage of this unique benefit to overseas active duty spouses. Call 226-3851 for more details.
The 48th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms firing range complex that supports RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall is located at Building 230, RAF Feltwell. The range complex is in the southwest corner of the base and is surrounded by a perimeter fence clearly marked by danger signs. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. When firing is in progress, red range flags or red flashing beacons will be visible from all range complex entrance points. Unauthorized entry to the range complex is illegal and hazardous due to gunfire and airborne lead particles within the complex. For more information or for a valid need for entry to the complex, contact 48 SFS/S4C (Combat Arms Office) at DSN 226-7286/7287 or commercial 01638-52-7286/7287 .
Due to budget cuts, DANTES will no longer fund retests on CLEP and DSST exams. Current exam fees are $80 per DSST, and $120 per CLEP. DANTES will also stop funding certification exams as of October 2011.
New Consular Fees
The following consular fees are now in effect:
Passport book - Adult (1st time Applicant): $135
Passport book - Adult (Renewal): $110
Passport book - Minor (Under 16): $85
Additional Passport/Visa pages: $82
Consular report of birth abroad: $100
FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAMS
Engaged? Married? Has your growing family stressed your relationship? Is the experience of deployment causing issues for you or your partner? Join us at Marriage LINKS, a research-based class taught by the Family Advocacy Program. Here, you and your partner will learn how to enhance communication, increase trust, grow together, and renew both your romance and your commitment to each other. Class offered monthly at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Call 226-8070 or 01638 528070 for more information.
Single Parent Support Group
This support network addresses the professional, social and parenting needs of military single parents. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01638 545127 for more information. No childcare provided.
Information regarding importing vehicles to the UK
The DVLA no longer requires military members to obtain an original hard copy of their insurance certificates for imported registration purposes. Personnel can now print their insurance certificates by accessing their policy online; however, faxed, photocopied or scanned copies are still not accepted.
For more information, contact the Pass & Registration Office at 226-1853.
Emergency Numbers for Fire, Medical and Police
911 - RAF Lakenheath, RAF Feltwell - Any Government/DSN Telephone
527 911 - RAF Lakenheath Housing
01638 527 911 - Cell/Mobile Phone while on RAF Lakenheath/Feltwell
01638 527 911 - RAF Feltwell Base Housing
01638 547 911 - RAF Mildenhall/Beck Row
999 - Anglo Housing/Off Base