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  • RAFL canines on the beat

    Many of the 48th Security Forces members complain about Staff Sgt. Darrell Williams' partner. The normal complaints range from his bad smell to how he much he sheds, yet neither Sergeant Williams or his partner are looking to put in a military equal opportunity complaint. Sergeant Williams' partner, Dan, is a dog, so the smell and hair are
  • Qualifications match medic to deployed duties

    When deploying, some people are asked to dig deep and take on responsibilities they would not normally have at their homestations. This is exactly what happened when a medical officer from RAF Lakenheath deployed to Kosovo. In garrison, Lt. Col. Reba Harris is the deputy commander of the 48th Medical Support Squadron and the flight commander for
  • Former Madhatter visits Lakenheath

    A frequently heard toast in the 492nd Figther Squadron is, "Once a Bolar...always a Bolar!" Recently the squadron hosted an opportunity to practice what they preach. Lt. Col. (ret.) Walter Burkett visited the 492nd FS for the first time since he was a Bolar in the late 1950s. He brought with him some great stories of what the Air Force was like
  • Post office handles holiday packages

    Mail comes from all over the world and comes in many shapes and sizes. It contains anything from bills to birthday cards, no matter where it comes from or what's inside, the mail received here during holiday season goes through RAF Lakenheath's post office. During the holiday season, the post office receives a large volume of incoming and outgoing
  • LHS drama awes students, audience

    Parents, teachers and students gathered into the Lakenheath High School Information Center on Oct. 30. They were all eager to watch "the finest 75 minutes of student acting you will ever see," said Steven Kantor, LHS drama teacher. The 12 advanced drama students, between two and four years of drama class, performed their interpretations of
  • Food pantry there for Airmen in need

    The Airmen's Food Pantry, already an excellent resource for Airmen in need, was recently renovated with new shelves, updated inventory and new management. Senior Master Sgt. Brian Reel and his wife Lori Reel took on the project after Sergeant Reel volunteered at the Airmen's Food Pantry. "I had noticed some of the food was out of date and
  • Rescue 56 newest addition ever ready for the call

    Pararescuers - or PJs - are a small, elite subset of the overall United States Air Force. There are roughly 360 PJs Air Force wide, in comparison to the Navy's 1,000 SEALS, and the Army's 10,000 Special Forces. This relatively small team has enormous responsibility. The mission of a PJ with the 56th Rescue Squadron here is personnel recovery with
  • Winter weather info quick, easy

    Waking up to thick fog, icy roads or even a snow covered vehicle may cause some logistics and safety challenges for Liberty Wing commuters and students. However, resources are available to easily access weather delay or closure information for RAF Lakenheath personnel. Weather information line Command posts at both RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall
  • Saving lives, right here, right now

    The men and women of the 506th Expeditionary Medical Squadron have an advantage when it comes to treating casualties--they are all deployed here from the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The doctors, nurses and technicians have spent the last six months training together and forging working relationships that translate to
  • Lakenheath Lancers show school spirit for homecoming

    The Lancers of Lakenheath High School went wild celebrating homecoming, a week that commemorates the final home game for the varsity and junior varsity football teams. "Everything that falls into homecoming raises a lot of involvement," said varsity football player David McBride. "From hallway decorating, pep rallies, teammates cheering each other