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Sponsor Program

Airman & Family Readiness Center
DSN 226-3847; +44 (0) 1638-52-3847
Email: 48fss.fsfr@lakenheath.af.mil


No matter how many times you've PCS'd or even if you've been assigned to Lakenheath before, you need to make contact with your sponsor to make sure you're aware of the latest in-processing policies and requirements BEFORE you arrive.

Your sponsor is the key to your successful PCS! They will save you valuable time and hassle before, during, and after your arrival. Keep in mind that when a sponsor is assigned to an active duty member with a family, they do not only sponsor the active duty member; they address the needs of the entire family including pets.

Your assigned squadron will appoint you a sponsor. If your sponsor hasn't contacted you within a week after you receive your orders, please obtain your sponsor's contact information through the gaining squadron. If additional help is required you can also contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center: DSN 314-226-3847, Commercial +44 (0) 1638-52-3847 or 48fss.fsfr@lakenheath.af.mil.

Within your first week of arrival, military members will be required to attend the newcomer's briefing at the AFRC. Spouses should attend the driving portion of the briefing as well to have a UK driving permit.

Use this site as your one-stop shopping for information on housing, schools and other pivotal details to make your move a smooth one. 

Good luck and welcome to England!  


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Off-Limit Locations

By order of the 48th Fighter Wing Commander, the following off-base establishments are off-limits for all military personnel, family members, contractors working solely with U.S. forces and members of the civilian component in the U.K.

- Ali Bongo, near St. John Maddermarket, Norwich

- Head in the Clouds, near Pottergate, Norwich

The personnel listed above are prohibited from entering, conducting business with, or electronically or telephonically ordering from these establishments. The purpose of this order is to eliminate adverse conditions impacting U.S. personnel caused by the sale of intoxicating substances and is not intended as a penalty or punishment towards any particular establishment of proprietor.

This order is punitive. Personnel entering, ordering from, or doing business with off-limits entities are subject to punishment or adverse action under the UCMJ, federal regulations, and/or other applicable policy, law or procedure.

This order is effective until rescinded or suspended. Please contact 48th Fighter Wing Public affairs at 48FW.PA@us.af.mil for additional information.