• What to do with bird flu

    Avian influenza or bird flu has become a hot topic recently. Locally, more than 1,000 turkeys were found dead on a Suffolk farm in February. After testing, some of the birds were found to be positive for H5N1, a strain of avian flu that has gained worldwide attention over the last few years.

  • Lack of indication at roundabouts

    QUESTION: I have just read your new resolutions for RAF Lakenheath in the Jet 48 with interest, particularly the one about safer driving practices. As a Ministry of Defence employee who has worked here at RAF Lakenheath for just over six years, I have commented many times on the lack of signaling

  • Lakenheath Airmen learn to cook healthier

    Members of the RAF Lakenheath Health and Wellness Center spice up their Body Composition Improvement Program by providing a healthy cooking class here. Staff Sgt. Natalie Gatewood, a nutrition counselor here, noticed there was something lacking to the required sessions Airmen were required to

  • Liberty Achievements

    Congratulations to the following liberty warriors for their outstanding achievements: Noncommissioned Officer Academy distinguished graduates Tech Sgt. Jeremiah Preszler, 48th Medical Group Tech Sgt. Corey Carter, 48th Comptroller Squadron USAFE nominee for the 2007 Pitsenbarger Award Staff Sgt.

  • RAF Lakenheath community bulletins, February 16 - 23, 2007

    Road closure Bangor Road between the Elementary School and the Youth Center will be closed Feb. 26. This closure allows the construction of a new access route on base, in preparation for the closing of Radcliffe Road by a new perimeter fence. A temporary walking route between the Elementary School

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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