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  • Farewell to the Jet 48

    As the years go by, many things change. Compact discs have made way for mp3 players, floppy disks have been replaced by memory sticks and the majority of households now have internet wired into their homes. Many people across the globe are turning to the internet as a more convenient way to shop, book travel, communicate and receive the most
  • Serving through the season: Airman 1st Class Jack Smithson III

    With security forces' manning levels already low due to deployments to Iraq, Airman First Class Jack Smithson knew he would work at the main gate on Christmas. It's a job he joined the Air Force to do, as he follows in his father's footsteps. "Sitting in a patrol car is easier duty," Airman Smithson said, "but out here on the gate, you get to meet
  • Behind the "green door" - Demystifying the mystique of Intel

    They work behind locked doors, in a building with no windows. They are closely integrated into the flying operations and force protection aspects of every Air Force Wing, but most of us know very little about what they do. "That's part of the mystique surrounding Intel," said 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Intelligence Officer Maj. Ed "Tornado"
  • Grim Reapers help ensure summit success

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the 493rd Fighter Squadron's Grim Reapers and the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed to Denmark to support the 2006 NATO Summit. Called Operation Peaceful Summit, the Reapers were tasked with protecting the U.S. President and the 26 NATO heads of state gathering in Riga, Latvia as the only air superiority
  • 2006 A year in review

    January: Airmen Against Drunk Driving answer the call. Volunteers serve in the roles of dispatcher, speaker and driver. Speakers are available to talk about the AADD program and volunteer opportunities at commanders' calls, in processing briefings or the First Term Airmen Center. Ministry of Defence augments 48th Security Forces at base gates. The
  • "Exercise, exercise, exercise, Plane down!"

    The 56th Rescue Squadron along with the Royal Air Force, took part in RAF Lakenheath's Large Force Exercise on the bombing range at RAF Donna Nook in Lincolnshire on Dec. 15. The exercise incorporated the 56th RQS into operations at RAF Lakenheath. It was the first exercise to employ all three major aircraft in Lakenheath's arsenal, as well as the
  • High school teachers care for deployed Airmen and families

    Upon receiving a yellow delivery notification card in her base mailbox, Aileen Schriner wondered who sent her a package. She picked up the package, noting a return address from Lakenheath High School. She double checked the package was addressed to her because she has no connection with the high school since her son is only 3 months old. When she
  • Vietnam vet shares war experiences with Liberty Warriors

    The Vietnam War, the longest war in U.S. history, stretched from 1957 to 1975. The war claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American men and women and wounded nearly 365,000. One of the Airmen who served in Vietnam shared his trials and tribulations of his war experience with Lakenheath Airmen Dec. 4. "Young people today need to know the story of
  • Serving through the season: Staff Sgts. Chace and Maria Morris

    Chace and Maria Morris met and married more than four years ago. This holiday season they are serving their country at a Southwest Asia forward operating base in support of the war on terrorism. The staff sergeants are thankful the Air Force gave them the opportunity to deploy together, instead of being apart during the holidays. However, they wish
  • Team effort saves NCO

    From asleep to awake in seconds ... a pair of sharp stings from a scorpion known as the "death stalker" jolted a member of the 506th Expeditionary Medical Squadron awake in the early morning hours of Nov. 18. Staff Sgt. Monique Munro-Harris, 506th EMEDS biomedical equipment technician deployed from RAF Lakenheath, was asleep when she felt something
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