Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 10/5/2012 Updated 10/5/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
10/5/2012 - 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
Norwich Road Traffic Circle Closure
Norwich Road roundabout will be closed during the following times due to foul drainage diversion repair:
· Oct. 6 though Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
· Oct. 13 though Oct. 14, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
· Oct. 20 though Oct. 21, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The PLAYpass program has now been extended until Dec. 2013. If you or a loved one is deploying, make sure to pick one up at the Airmen & Family Readiness Center, bldg. 950, and start taking advantage of great offers around FSS.
Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff
The campaign began on Sept. 17 and last through Nov. 16. To give, you can now donate online by visiting cfcoverseas.org. Type in your unit code (provided by your local CFC representative), search for a cause and choose from a convenient list of charities. You can also fill out the standard form. Just be sure to fill out the information correctly, and if you donate $150 or more you will be given a unique CFC coin.
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 email@example.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.
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.
RAF Lakenheath Officers' and Civilians' Spouses' Club offering three scholarships to spouses
The RAF Lakenheath Officers' and Civilians' Spouses' Club are offering three $500 scholarships to spouses of military members.
· Applicant must be a dependent spouse of a U.S. active duty military member, or a dependent spouse of a Department of Defense civilian.
· Applicant's sponsor must be stationed at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Feltwell.
· Active duty military members are not eligible.
· Previous RAF Lakenheath OCSC scholarship winners are not eligible to reapply for the same undergraduate and/or graduate scholarship.
Applications are available at the Education Center and the deadline to apply is Oct.19. If you have any questions, please contact the 2011 OCSC Scholarship Chair, Chaunna Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RAF Lakenheath Fire Muster 2012
Come out and see if you have what it takes to be a fire fighter!
· Midnight madness drill - Race to don fire fighting gear
· Hose bowling - Knock down pins using a fire hose
· Hose pull - Pull a section of 3 inch hose 100 feet
· Team relay - Kaiser sled, dummy drag, hose deployment and charged hand line drag/discharge
· Bucket brigade - Extinguish simulated fire using water buckets
The event will take place at the Lakenheath High School softball field at 9 a.m. on Oct 12.
To register your team of 4 people or obtain additional information contact the Fire Prevention office or SSgt Holmes at 226-3051/4205 no later than Oct. 11.
Fire Prevention Week 5K Fun Run/Walk
The RAF Lakenheath Fire Emergency Services will be hosting a 5K run/walk in support of National Fire Prevention Week. Families are welcome and will get a chance to run with Sparky. The 5k will be held on Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. by Building 1346. For more information, please contact Staff Sgt. Jason Holmes or Airman 1st Class Christopher Hatch at 226-4205.
Haunt World 10th Anniversary
Come out and get your scare on at "the gravest show in the United Kingdom." The haunted house will be on RAF Mildenhall in Building 582. Admission is $8 and the haunted house will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 26 through Oct. 31.
"Family-Life" trained Air Force chaplains will offer spiritually-based and theoretically sound principles to provide couples with the opportunity to enhance their marriage. This exciting Liberty Chapel sponsored event is open to all married couples and all faiths.
Registrations are being taken at the chapel now. The cost is only $25 per couple, which includes 2-night deluxe accommodation, all meals and retreat materials. To register, call the 48th Fighter Wing chapel at 226-3711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote control car night
Test-drive your remote control vehicle on the Page CAC's skating rink floor on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 6 - 9 p.m. No gas engines allowed. FREE event. For details, call 226-1627.
Lotus Factory tour
Sign up at the Auto Hobby Complex for an exciting tour of the Lotus Race Car Factory on Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Only $35 per single Airman (originally $70). Limited spots available, so sign up now! For details, call 226-2454.
World of Top Gear
Join Outdoor Recreation on Sunday, Oct. 28 as they head to Beaulieu Palace to see vehicles from the World of Top Gear and the James Bond films. Sign up by Oct. 10. For more information, call 226-2146.
Tops in Blue coming to Liberty Wing
The U.S. Air Force's Tops in Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment at RAF Lakenheath's Hangar 7 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.
This year, Tops in Blue continues its long-standing tradition of "family entertaining family" by showing us what has made them a "must-see" event every year for the last 59 years. You'll hear the dynamic rhythms of The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston and Maroon 5.
The Tops in Blue 2012's aggressive tour schedule is made up of close to 130 performances in the United States and 25 in foreign countries. Their official web site is www.topsinblue.com, where you'll find information about the 2012 touring schedule and how to join the team.
Bundles for Babies
Expectant parents can learn about all things baby at this FREE workshop happening Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-Noon at the A&FRC. Plus, receive a free baby bundle worth over $75! For details or to sign up, call 226-3847.
Battle of the Bands
Have a band? Sign up by Oct. 19 for the annual battle happening Nov. 3 at the Liberty Club. Hurry, as there are only 10 spots available! Open to ages 18 and older. For more information, call 226-1611.
Breast Cancer Climb
Take part in this uphill treadmill challenge on Friday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. How high can we climb together? Sign up with your sports rep or at the Fitness Center front counter. For details, call 226-3607.
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.