Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 6/14/2012 Updated 6/14/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
6/14/2012 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Interested in submitting an announcement or notice to the Lakenheath Community Bulletins? Contact the 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 226-2151 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Did you know that RAF Lakenheath is on Facebook, YouTube and Flickr? Check us out at:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/RAFLakenheath
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/48thFighterWing
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/raf_lakenheath/
Hosepipe ban lifted
The 48th Civil Engineering Squadron environmental office has announced the hosepipe ban affecting servicemembers and East Anglia residents will be lifted Thursday, June 14, 2012. The hosepipe ban came into effect April 5 to safeguard future water supplies because of the drought situation. For more information on the ban and notification please visit http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/2E55971D0B224BFFBCE7B24A398924B1.aspx.
The RAF Lakenheath Clinic will be closed or have shortened hours on the following dates:
· June 15 due to a family day
· July 13 due to a wing sports day
· Aug. 24 due to a family day
· June 28, opening at noon due to a training day
· July 26, opening at noon due to a training day
· Aug. 3, closing at noon due to an MDG picnic
· Aug. 23, opening at noon due to a training day
· Family Health, Physical Therapy, Surgery and Urology are closed all day on training days
· The Emergency Room will remain open 24/7
Air Force Personnel Services website name changed to myPers
The Air Force Personnel Services (AFPERS) website has changed its name to "myPers." While functionality remains unchanged, the myPers name establishes a foundation for moving towards more customer centric transactions and personalized services. The myPers website remains the one place for all Airmen to take care of their individual personnel needs. To visit the website click the following link: https://mypers.af.mil
Updated Visa reimbursement entitlements
Effective immediately, military members will be reimbursed for standard Visa application fees only. Premium expedited Visa fees will only be reimbursed with documented squadron commander approval and will be judged on a case by case basis. For more information, call the MPF at 226-1210 or the Civilian Personnel Section at 238-3065.
Driving in France
Effective July 1, 2012, all drivers in France must carry a breathalyzer test kit in their vehicle. Starting Nov. 1, 2012, any driver found not carrying a kit in their vehicle will be fined €11. This new regulation applies to anybody driving through France.
Anyone driving in France must carry a warning triangle and a fluorescent safety vest for each vehicle occupant. The vest should be carried inside the car, not in the trunk. Failure to have these in the car can lead to a fine of €90. Additionally, unless you have a number plate incorporating the GB logo you should affix a separate GB sticker to your vehicle. Also ensure you have changed the direction of your headlight beams to avoid dazzling oncoming vehicles.
American Red Cross Summer Youth Volunteer Program
Your American Red Cross Stations at RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall are pleased to announce the upcoming 2012 Summer Youth Volunteer Program. This unique program offers youth an opportunity to provide services to the military communities. Youth volunteers will work 20-30 hours per week and up to six hours per day.
To register, contact the RAF Lakenheath Red Cross Office at 01638 521 855, DSN 226-1855 or e-mail at email@example.com or contact the RAF Mildenhall Red Cross Office at 01638 543 742, DSN 238-3742 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Passport issuance limitations for 2012
Due to the Olympics and Para-Olympics this summer, the Embassy will be heavily involved and will have reduced manpower. This will limit the ability to process passport applications. Passport issuance will be very limited, so if your passport is near its expiry date, apply as early as possible to get a new one.
Interested in giving back to the local community?
To receive information regarding current volunteer and community outreach opportunities taking place throughout the local area and here on base, please send your name and contact information to the Airman & Family Readiness Center volunteer coordinator, Senaida Larson, at email@example.com.
Harry Potter Tour
Join Information, Tickets & Travel for a Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour in London. Dates available are June 27 and Aug.26. Coach departs at 7:30 a.m. and will leave London at 4:30 p.m. Prices are £44 per adult and £37 per child between the ages of 5 and 15. For more information, call 226-2979.
Be part of Olympic history. See the torch up-close.
The Forest Heath District Council is looking for volunteers to help manage the Olympic torch relay in Newmarket, Saturday, July 7. Volunteer opportunities include route marshalling, parking assistance and ensuring event safety.
Volunteers will benefit from the following:
· Stand curb-side for the torch passing; the closest anyone will be to the Olympic torch
· Dedicated central parking for the day
· Olympic torch commemorative lapel pin
Servicemembers and dependents, 18-years and older, are eligible to volunteer. The time requirement is noon to 6:30 p.m. Dress casually, but respectably (t-shirts and denim are allowed).
Interested volunteers must contact the Forest Heath District Council POC Natasha Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01638 719 412. Provide a functional e-mail address and mobile phone number to ensure a quick response.
Father and Son Pool Tournament
Join this friendly tournament for in celebration of Father's Day on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entry fee is five dollars per team and the sign up deadline is June 14. For more information please contact the 48th Avenue Activities Center at 226-4884.
Father's Day Brunch
Treat Dad to a special meal at the Liberty Club on Sunday, June 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enter for a chance to win four tickets to Alton Towers! For details or a reservation call 226-1611
"Touch 'N Go" Air Force rock band
See "Touch 'N Go," the AF rock band, play outside the APEX theatre in Bury St. Edmunds at 4:30 p.m. on June 29. Admission is free.
Their song-list includes the best of rock, country, pop and R&B, covering the complete spectrum of popular music.
4th of July Car and Bike Show
Want to show off your car or motorcycle at the 4th of July Celebration at RAF Feltwell? Simply fill out an entry form at the Arts and Crafts Center or Auto Hobby Shop or e-mail your details to email@example.com. All entries must be submitted by June 20.
NAF job openings
Looking for a job? Food service positions are currently available at Rugby's, Pinkerton's and The Great Little Pizza Place. Apply online atwww.nafjobs.org or call HRO at 226-4417.