Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 8/3/2012 Updated 8/3/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
8/3/2012 - 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
Pharmacy Hours Changed
The RAF Lakenheath pharmacy is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. The pharmacy is closed weekends, holidays, wing down days and every fourth Thursday of the month for training.
If you have any questions, call 226-8347 or 01638 528 347.
The RAF Lakenheath Clinic will be closed or have shortened hours on the following dates:
· Aug. 24 due to a family day
· 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
American Red Cross offering Pregnancy and Health baby course
The American Red Cross Healthy Pregnancy, Health Baby course provides basic information on what to expect during labor, including how to know if you are in labor, information on your choices, variations and complications in labor, and birth.
They also offer question/answer sessions with the Anesthesiology Department regarding epidurals (when their schedule permits) and Infant CPR training in conjunction with this course. This class is recommended for parents in the third trimester (around 32 weeks) and is suggested before the labor rehearsal class offered through Labor and Delivery at the hospital. The course is offered free-of-charge and is held one Saturday a month for six hours.
To learn more, contact your local American Red Cross Office at DSN 226-1855, commercial 01638 521 855 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Wanted: lifesavers for Armed Services Blood Program
Come out and support our troops with blood donations at RAF Lakenheath Sept. 6. To make an appointment please visit www.militarydonor.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 1 through August 7 of each year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organises World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support. To mark this occasion, on Saturday, 4 August, a local Big Latch-on will take place at the RAF Lakenheath Hospital Annex. The event opens at 9 a.m., but the synchronized latch-on will take place promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Come out to the Combat Dining-In August 10 at 6 p.m. in Hangar 7. Price of admission is 25 dollars for SNCOs and Officers, 17 dollars for NCOs and 8 dollars for Airmen.
Points of contact are listed below by their respective groups:
MXG: SSgt Joel Martycz and SSgt Terrence Julius
WSA: TSgt Matt Dean and TSgt Tracy Jackson
OG: TSgt Henry Ward and A1C Khalil Yhann
MDG: TSgt Don McCarty and SSgt Mark King
MSG: TSgt Danielle McLaughlin and SSgt Jakeith Robinson
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.
Family Cinema Night
Club members, bring the family out for free pizza, ice cream and the movie Tin Tin on Monday, August 6 at 5 p.m. For more information call the Liberty Club at 226-1611.
Give Parents a Break
Parents can enjoy an evening to themselves on Saturday, August 11 from 6-11 p.m. while their children play at the Youth Center. Open to ages 5-12. Sign up by August 9. For more information call 226-5437.
Back to School BBQ
Join Education Center staff and base universities for free food, games, and prizes on Thursday, August 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about all the educational opportunities available to you! For more information call 226-3851/3856.
Commander's Trophy: PT Challenge
Teams of five will take part in this relay-style event on Friday, August 10 starting at 11:30 a.m. Compete in push-ups, sit-ups and a run. For more information call the Fitness & Sports Center at 226-3607.
Adrenalin junkies, head to Cornwall with Outdoor Recreation August 24 - 26 and get your heart pumping. New price of $250 (originally $350). Sign up by August 9. For more information, call 226-2146.
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.