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  • Keeping RAFL's teeth pearly white

    "Wartime Readiness ...Optimal Oral Health," is the mission statement of the 48th Dental Squadron, which serves patients in the tri-base area. The 48th DS, one of the largest dental squadrons in the Air Force, comprises 114 members, and maintains patient care for 8,000 active duty servicemen and women and approximately 10,000 command-sponsored
  • Perpetual care allows perpetual service

    In an age where the inhabitants of thirdworld nations have mobile telephones, but don't have drinkable water, it's no wonder the Information Systems Flight is the backbone of RAF Lakenheath. The base uses more than 5,000 government-owned computers that transmit information through more network cable than a person can shake a stick at. The
  • Rescue unit faces moving challenges

    It will be a while before the 56th Rescue Squadron fully transitions into operations at this fighter base and begins its new mission in Europe. The combat search and rescue unit arrived here in May from Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, where it served 35 years. It left as part of the U.S. military pullout from the island nation. Since arriving,
  • Small-diameter bomb makes F-15E squadron more lethal

    When the 494th Fighter Squadron deploys to Southwest Asia later this year, its new small-diameter bomb will make its F-15E Strike Eagles even more lethal. The squadron will be the first to use the Air Force's new Guided Bomb Unit-39 bomb. It is a thin, Global Positioning System-guided 250-pound bomb that sprouts diamond-back wings and glides to its
  • Lakenheath Strike Eagles return from Bulgaria

    Airmen and their F-15E Strike Eagles returned to this base today from Bulgaria with new flying skills and friends in a land they had never visited. About 200 Airmen and 10 jets from the 48th Fighter Wing deployed to Graf-Isnatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, for the two-week exercise Immediate Response that began July 17. It was a joint, trilateral
  • 56th Rescue Squadron launches first flight from Lakenheath

    The 56th Rescue Squadron launched its first flight out of RAF Lakenheath today at noon. "We are very excited to get our local flying started," said Lt. Col. Thomas Greetan, 56th RQS commander. "It's a tribute to all the various groups and squadrons within the wing who have played a significant part in bringing the squadron to its current
  • Base volunteers worth millions

    RAF Lakenheath volunteers were recognized at a luncheon April 26 for their donated efforts, which added up to millions of dollars worth of time and support given to agencies both on and off base over the past year. More than 1,000 individuals from RAF Lakenheath spent 168,000 hours volunteering both on base and off, according to 48th Fighter Wing
  • The rules for the ride

    Servicemembers assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe who want to ride motorcycles while stationed overseas are required to attend a motorcycle safety foundation class at least once every three years. The 48th Fighter Wing Safety Office offers two different classes to meet the three year requirement. The beginner riders' course is designed
  • Liberty Warriors prepare for attack

    The 48th Fighter Wing spent the week training for almost any situation that could arise during peace or war including vehicle accidents and chemical attacks. Airmen with office jobs to crew chiefs, who prepare aircraft for missions, suited up for the training. Exercises provide a realistic contingency environment to familiarize operation forces