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  • The ins and outs of pancake day

    Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent. Tuesday, pancake races will take place up and down the country to commemorate the day. History The origins of pancake racing can be traced back to the Buckinghamshire village of Olney in medieval times, starting in 1445. Legend has it one of the local women, so
  • Conquering COMM repeats as Over 30 Basketball Champions

    To win the over 30 basketball season the 48th Communications Squadron had a long night ahead of them. The first game of the evening pitted COMM against the 48th Munitions Squadron. The winner would face 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron in the championship. "Going into the evening we knew it was going to be a dog fight for us to repeat as the
  • Don't throw it out - Send it to the recycling center

    Environmental concerns are a big issue on most military installations. Without proper recycling programs, millions of dollars worth of resources would be wasted, and RAF Lakenheath is no exception. Fortunately the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron has environmental stewardship covered. The recycling center accepts a wide variety of recyclable material.
  • Words from the troops and families

    Much of American history is preserved and discovered in written correspondence; whether an official memorandum from a commander in the field or a letter to home from a private or Airman deployed. With the evolution of technology and its greater availability, even on the warfield, historians are faced with a modern-day challenge to find, compile and
  • Combat Action Badge

    QUESTION: I have been noticing around base there are personnel wearing a different array of functional badges from other branches of service. I do however know the Air Force does send some personnel to Army schools that award the Parachute Badge and Air Assault Badges. I have seen some wearing the Combat Parachute Badge showing they parachuted into
  • What are the icons of England?

    A Web site celebrating the things that make England unique was launched a year ago in January 2006. "Icons - A Portrait of England" helps the public enjoy and celebrate the country's cultural treasures. Anyone can nominate their favourite icons and the things they cherish most about life in England today. With these nominations, the icons project
  • RAF Lakenheath community bulletins, February 9 - 16, 2007

    Animal welfare officer The animal welfare officer handles all pet concerns. The AWO provides education and information on owning a pet on a military installation. For more information, call the pet welfare office at 226-5796. Babysitter's course An American Red Cross Babysitter's Course is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 10. The class is in the Airman and
  • Stride out with the Lakenheath Longstriders

    As the New Year heads into its second month many individuals may find their New Year's fitness resolutions coming to an agonizing halt. The Lakenheath Longstriders, a local running group, can help individuals continue with their fitness goals. According to Dee Steel, Longstrider member, running with a group helps keep all members focused on their
  • Liberty Achievements

    Congratulations to following Liberty Warriors for the outstanding achievement in the 2006 Air Force Medical Service Annual awards. --Senior Master Sgt. Joann Link, 48th Medical Operations Squadron, Senior Aerospace Medical Service Functional Manager of the Year. --Tech. Sgt. Stephen Hart, 48th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Outstanding
  • Visiting London

    I have spent the last three years living and working in London and have grown to love the buzz of the city and thought I'd take this opportunity to share some experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the capital and tried my best to experience as much of the culture as possible. With so much to offer I have managed to see a fraction of the
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