Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 8/10/2012 Updated 8/10/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
8/10/2012 - 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 email@example.com 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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Deployed Family Picnic
Is your loved one deployed? Come enjoy a BBQ, military displays and family activities on Wednesday, August 15 from 3-6 p.m. at Defender Park, RAF Lakenheath. For more information call the A&FRC at 226-3847.
Don't miss BBC Radio 1's #1 DJ, Tim Westwood, at the Liberty Club on Friday, August 17 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Club members $5; Non-members $10. For more information call 226-1611.
Cosmic Bowling with DJ Ant
Celebrate the end of summer and bowl the night away while listening to chart-topping music on Saturday, August 18 from 8:30 p.m.-midnight. $9 per person. For more information call Liberty Lanes at 226-2108.
North Sea Fishing
Catch some rays while fishing in the North Sea during this trip with Outdoor Recreation on September 8. Open to ages 10 and older. Must sign up by August 20. For more information call 226-2146.
Buckingham Palace State Rooms
Go within the walls of Buckingham Palace with ITT! Choose from August 18, 19, or 25 tour dates. Coach departs at 8 a.m. Adults £36, Children £27, Inclusive. For more information call 226-2979.
Golfers, sign up now for the Club Championship happening August 17-19 at Breckland Pines. Don't miss a skills challenge, drink specials, and much more. For details call 226-2223
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.
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.
Tea Party Extravaganza
Celebrate Women's Equality Day with a tea party extravaganza August 29 at the base chapel from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.