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Posted 8/23/2013   Updated 8/23/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

8/23/2013 - 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 48fw.painternal@lakenheath.af.mil for more information.

Did you know that RAF Lakenheath is on Facebook and YouTube? Check us out at:

Facebook -http://www.facebook.com/RAFLakenheath
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/48thFighterWing

ANNOUNCEMENTS


FMO Closure

The furnishings management office located on RAF Lakenheath and RAF Feltwell will be closed on 26 Aug. for the British Bank Holiday. For further information, please call FMO at 226-7334.

48th MUNS Munitions Storage Area closure

The 48th MUNS Munitions Storage Area will be closed September 6 -13 for a 100% munitions inventory. No transactions will be processed during this inventory except for emergencies. Please contact Munitions Operations with any questions at 226-1961.

Mailing of Lithium Batteries Ban has been lifted; however the following conditions must be met

- Lithium batteries must be installed in equipment they were intended to operate

- Devices containing lithium batteries must be packaged properly to prevent item from being inadvertently turned on

- Equipment/devices containing lithium batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit (Use a strong outer box or container with appropriate cushioning material inside)

- Lithium batteries cannot be mailed individually or packaged "separately" in the same container with equipment or devices

- Cannot mail lithium batteries to "International" address in Italy and Germany

- If you have any further questions, please contact the RAF Lakenheath Post Office at 226-2370.


Military APO mailing addresses have been slightly changed

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has implemented a fully automated mail sorting system to process your letters and packages more efficiently. With this implementation, all military addresses were adjusted to meet the "Plus 4" automated mail system requirements.

To find your new "Plus 4" portion of your ZIP Code, please go to the following link and complete all required fields, or check the attached chart: https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action

If you have any further questions, please contact the RAF Lakenheath Post Office at 226-2370.


A11 construction and closure times

A full carriageway closure of B1112, 24 hours per day will last for approximately 18 months. There will be no access from the A11 onto the B1112, but access to local businesses and residents will be possible from both the A1065 and the A1101. There will also be a temporary speed restriction of 40mph on the sections of B1112, which will be accessible for residents and businesses for the safety of road users and the work force.

During nights, the A11 north and southbound inner or outer roundabout will be closed to the Barton Mills [Fiveways] roundabout, including all approaches to the roundabout, for island reconstruction, Monday to Friday 7pm to 6am.


Kids on the Move

Kids on the Move is a free program intended to help children become more active and change their approach to exercise. The program is offered year-round, and is open to children ages 4 -12. Children older than 12 years old are welcome to participate as volunteers, helpers or team leaders.

Classes are held at the Lakenheath Elementary School. Please see the RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall HAWC facebook page for this month's calendar or call DSN 226-2710 or commercial 01638 52 2710.

For more information, contact Fathia Clay at 226-2710 or compiegne98@gmail.com or Jennifer Herling at 226-7161 or Jennifer.herling.ctr@us.af.mil.

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, Vannessa Menefee, at vannessa.menefee@us.af.mil.


EVENTS


USAFE Texas Hold 'em

Play your hand for a chance to win round-trip tickets to Las Vagas! Head to the Liberty Club Tuesdays at 7 p.m. now through October 5 and try your luck in the tournament. For details call 226-1611.

Notting Hill Carnival

Enjoy this annual carnival with ITT on Sunday, August 25, departing at 9 a.m./6 p.m. Event not recommended for younger children. Book online at www.ittlakenheath.com or call 226-2979.

Book Lover's Club

Stop by the Library to see what book will be discussed at the Book Lover's Club on Wednesday, August 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 5-6 p.m. Get a head start to join in on the discussion! For more information call 226-3713.

3rd Quarter FREE Dorm Dinner

The 3rd quarter dorm dinner summer BBQ will be held August 29 at 5:00 pm behind dorm 919. ALL FREE with DJ on site.

Rock N Roll Color Run

The Air Force Ball is sponsoring a Rock 'N' Roll 5.5K Color Run event. The run will take place at the beginning of the Duck Pond trail located next to the Lakenheath High School softball fields Sept. 7. Registration opens at 9:00 am/ run starts at 10:00 am. For more information please contact Capt. Kirk at DSN 226-8466.

POW/MIA Bike Rally

The 2013 POW/MIA Bike Rally will be held September 19 at 8:30 a.m. starting at RAF Lakenheath Post Office parking lot and ending at RAF Mildenhall with a BBQ. For details please contact Master Sgt. Price at DSN 226-2461.

Wales Horseback Ride

Relax on this popular trip with two half-day rides set in the Welsh Black Mountains from September 14-15. Only $145 per person. Sign up with Outdoor Recreation by September 3. For details call 226-2146.

Youth Indoor Soccer & Flag Football

Registration going on now for the upcoming indoor soccer and flag football season starting September 23. Forms available at the Youth Center. Interested in coaching? Call 226-3108 for details.

Golf Specials

Take advantage of great savings this August at Breckland Pines. Receive 10 percent off all short-sleeve shirts in the golf shop, plus 25 percent off squadron events held in August or September. For more information call 226-2223.

Airport Shuttle Service

Need a ride to the airport? Outdoor Recreation can get you there, and can take your pets too! Services all U.K. airports. For further details and bookings please call 226-2146.

Football Frenzy

Are you ready for some football? Club members can celebrate with the Liberty Club this season as they draw for a FREE lunch each week, a monthly drawing for an FSS gift card, British football ticket giveaways and more! Starts September 1. For details call 226-1611.

Home School Crafts

Homeschooled elementary children can enjoy free crafts at the Library on Tuesday, September 3 from 1-2:30 p.m. For more information call 226-3713.

Membership Breakfast

Club members can enjoy a free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Liberty Club on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30-8 a.m. Not a member? Sign up today! For details call 226-1611.

Labor Day Skate

Head to the Page Community Center on Monday, September 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and skate for only $3! Snacks available for purchase. For more information call 226-1627.

City of Bath

Join ITT as they head to the City of Bath on Saturday, September 7. Coach departs at 7 a.m./7 p.m. Adults £36, Child £34, Infant £10. For more information or to book call 226-2979.

CT: PT Challenge

Enter your team of five for this relay style event on Friday, September 6 consisting of pushups, sit ups, and a 1.5 mile run. The team with the fastest time wins. Intramural eligibility applies. For more information call the Fitness and Sports Center at 226-3607.

Back to School Craft

Celebrate the start of the school with free crafts at the Ward Community Center on Wednesday, September 4 from 5-6:30 p.m. Open to all ages. For more information call 226-2108.



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