Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 7/6/2012 Updated 7/6/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
7/6/2012 - 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:
· July 13 due to a wing sports day
· Aug. 24 due to a family 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
Veterans Affairs Overseas Office Information
The VA Overseas Military Services Coordinator position is designed to assist service-members stationed abroad with answering VA related questions. Stacy Eydelnant is the current OMSC stationed at RAF Lakenheath. Eydelnant serves at RAF Mildenhall Mondays and Tuesdays (DSN 238-3406) and at RAF Lakenheath Wednesdays through Fridays (DSN 226-3847).
The VA provides several programs and benefits to veterans, including but not limited to:
· Medical benefits
· Disability compensation and pension
· Education assistance
· Vocational rehabilitation and employment
· Home loan guaranty
· Life insurance, and
· Burial benefits
If you have any questions about VA befits or for general inquiries, please e-mail VArep.Stacy@gmail.com.
Child Sports Physicals Offered for Fall sports
The 48th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic will be offering sports physicals on Saturday, August 11 for children participating in fall sports.
Sports physicals are an annual opportunity to screen and medically evaluate an otherwise healthy child.
Parents can book an early sports physical for their child by calling the appointment line at 226-8010.
For more information, visit the 48th MDG website at http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/library/48thmedicalgroup/index.asp
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.
Enhancing Communications for Couples
The Airmen & Family Readiness Center is offering classes to help couples through common relationship issues.
· Surviving/Thriving thru deployments 12 July
· Matri-Money (marriage & money) 19 July
· Challenges for dual military couples 26 July
All classes will be from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. every Thursday during the month of July. If you have questions or would like to register for a class, contact the A&FRC at 01638 523 847.
Harry Potter Tour
Join Information, Tickets & Travel for a Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour in London on August 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.
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 at www.nafjobs.org or call HRO at 226-4417.