Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 9/6/2012 Updated 9/13/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
9/6/2012 - 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 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
A section of Norwich Road in front of the housing office will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., or until the road is considered safe for travel, Sept. 15 - 16.
Nathan Gate (gate 2) is open to traffic entering or exiting Liberty Village only. Traffic entering the main base from Lord's Walk Road must use the temporary gate shown in the attached slide.
Liberty Village residents requiring access to the main base during this time must exit through the Nathan Gate and re-enter through the temporary gate or gate 1.
All traffic must exit the main base through gate 1.
For more information, contact the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron at DSN 226-2960 or 226-1932.
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.
American Red Cross offering Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy 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 the 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. It 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.
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.
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.
Lakenheath Holiday Bazaar
Come check out vendors from around Europe, rides, food and more at the Lakenheath Holiday Bazaar! Located at RAF Lakenheath Hangar 7 on the following dates:
· Friday, Sept. 28: 4 - 8 p.m.
· Saturday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
· Sunday, Sept. 30: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Volunteers are also welcome! Help raise funds to support base and local charities. There are many shifts available in all areas (2 hours each). To sign up, or for more information, contact Christy Rasmussen at 01638 533 030.
National POW/MIA Remembrance Week
Come recognize and honor our POW/MIA during remembrance week.
· Monday, Sept. 17
POW/MIA Luncheon @ Eagles Landing, 11:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Harry Buckledee (British Army, POW 1942-1945)
· Tuesday, Sept. 18
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally @ RAF Mildenhall Galaxy Club, 8 a.m.
BBQ @ RAF Lakenheath Defender Park, 4 p.m.
· Wednesday, Sept. 19
5K run @ RAF Lakenheath base track, 9 a.m.
· Thursday, Sept. 20
24-hour vigilance (name reading) @ RAF Lakenheath base flag poles, 4 p.m.
· Friday, Sept. 21
Ruck march beginning @ RAF Lakenheath base flag poles, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Retreat ceremony @ RAF Lakenheath base flag poles, 3:45 p.m.
Scouts Recruitment Fair
Come enjoy food, inflatables, games and earn badges doing it!
1st grade to 20-year-old boys are eligible and 14-20 year-old girls are eligible to sign-up for the American Scouting program. The event will be held on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RAF Lakenheath Movie Theater. For further info or questions contact DSN 226-8762 or 07742 561 749.
Heart Link Spouses' Orientation
Heart Link is a program for Air Force spouses who want to know more about the Air Force lifestyle. It includes a tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower and Radar Approach Control. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for the event, call the A&FRC at 01638 523 847 or DSN 226-3847.
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.