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  • Holiday drinking; surviving past the New Year

    With the holiday season already upon us, many thoughts come to mind: family, gifts, traveling, parties, bills, etc. However, one thought that should be considered carefully is drinking. During the holidays drinking is only more prevalent, but alcohol related incidents also increase. To avoid ruining the holidays with a bad hangover, rowdy guests, a
  • Explosive - Ordnance - Disposal

    Imagine seeing a suspicious looking package on RAF Lakenheath. No one knows who it belongs to or how it got there. The 48th Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight is the first to be called in to investigate. The mission of RAF Lakenheath's EOD flight is to provide improvised explosive device and aircraft support, train for
  • Fitness: More than just muscle

    The new year is quickly approaching. What's your new year's resolution? This year, why not join the many who make the resolution to be fit? Scientific studies show physical activity can produce health benefits such as weight loss, increased stamina, increased efficiency of the heart and lungs, diminished stress and improved self-image. To Darrin
  • Line is Ready: Fire!

    Every year approximately 7,000 Airmen complete a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course at RAF Feltwell; training ensures Airmen based in the U.K. are prepared to complete the Air Force mission in combat. "No matter who you are, no matter what job you have, when you deploy you are now a soldier. You hold a firearm and bear responsibility for
  • Liberty opens doors to new homes

    The first phase in a five phase housing project for RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall family housing finished Dec. 1. The project, which began in early 2005, will open it's first units Wednesday. The remaining units will open in different intervals through fiscal year 2011. Total funding for the project is approximately $200 million. Although the
  • Don’t invite disaster to holiday celebrations

    The guests have left and the dishes are done. It's time to turn off the Christmas tree lights and go to bed. STOP! Have you forgotten something? What if one of the guests accidentally dropped a cigarette between the cushions of the couch where it could smolder undetected for hours? The first sign is the smoke alarm sounds its warning at 3 a.m. If
  • Thanksgiving service at Ely Cathedral

    Chaplains from Royal Air Force Mildenhall set up a night of giving thanks at the historical Cathedral of Ely, which was built in 673 A.D. Although Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated until almost 950 years after the cathedral was built, the end of World War II gave the allies common ground to be thankful. "United States Army Air Force flyers often used
  • Project CHEER: Program provides special events, activities for single Airmen

    As military serving overseas, not all service members will be able to travel home to the U.S. to celebrate the holiday season with their families. For those away from family this holiday season, Project CHEER: Creating Hope, Energy, Enthusiasm and Recreation, provides special events and programming for single and unaccompanied Airmen with a variety
  • Medics move into cyber world

    One of the first things we tell newcomers to the 48th Medical Support Squadron, besides how lucky they are to be part of a truly exceptional 48th Medical Group and historic and storied 48th Fighter Wing, is how vitally important it is for us to provide the utmost in customer service to our population. We have the awesome responsibility and solemn
  • Fighting to protect American, Native way of life

    Even before they were deemed U.S. citizens, Native Americans played an integral role in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the turn of the 18th century, Gen. George Washington recognized Native Americans as "excellent scouts and troops." Nearly 12,000 Native Americans jumped to enlist at the start of World War I, doubling to almost 25,000 during WWII.
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