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  • Airman Lydia Faux 2: Fire Prevention

    After my mother's funeral, I went back to my duty station eager to help my friends, Airman 1st Class Ashley Ekaf and Senior Airman Jake Laernu, kick their smoking habits so that they would not have the same fateful end my mother experienced. Four months later, Ashley was a non-smoker and ten months after that Jake was too. In the 14 months since my
  • Action Line: Parking in Liberty Village

    COMPLAINT:I have several concerns about parking issues in Liberty Village that couldn't be resolved through Housing or Security Forcess. I've contacted Housing and SFS about this problem and am being told there is nothing to be done about it. Because of limited parking in Liberty Village, SFS will only issue tickets for vehicles that impede traffic
  • Action Line: Parking for expecting mothers

    COMPLAINT:This is one of the few bases I have been to where there are no pregnant or family parking spaces available at amenities such as the BX, BXtra, and the Commissary. It aggravates me and other active duty members and spouses that there are no available spots for persons who are pregnant or have children.It's frustrating to see a capable
  • What is a Teen?

    Wikipedia says the teenage years are defined by a transitional stage of physical and mental development generally occurring between puberty and legal adulthood. This is a really technical way of saying teenagers are going through a lot of changes in their lives. Teenagers in military families are making even bigger adjustments in their lives as
  • The ‘Special Relationship’

    The ongoing 70th anniversary observances of the Battle of Britain prompted me to consider the circumstances under which we came to be stationed at RAF Lakenheath.In the summer of 1940, Great Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany. Denmark, Norway, Poland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands had fallen to remarkably effective
  • British Billy pounces into Autumn

    It has come to my attention some of you are unhappy about the shortening hours of daylight and the gloomy weather we are experiencing at the moment. It's true you have to seize your sunshine when you can find it at this time of year, but I have to admit, I love autumn. I am never happier than when I am chasing around after the falling leaves and
  • British Billy rides the London Tube

    Travelling the London Underground, or The Tube, as we refer to it colloquially, has stirred the hearts of poets, musicians and authors ever since 1863 when the world's first underground railway opened. It is claimed that the inspiration for James Blunt's song, "You're Beautiful," came as he caught sight of a former girlfriend on the Underground one
  • Animal bite prevention

    Man's best friend can also be man's worst enemy. Even the cuddliest, fuzziest, sweetest pup can bite when threatened. As World Rabies Day comes around again on Sept. 28, it's a good time to remind ourselves of some important facts. Among children, the rate of dog bite related injuries is highest for ages five to nine years, and according to the
  • British Billy tucks into the Sunday roast

    I'm one of those fortunate individuals who doesn't have to worry about my weight. My svelte physique is maintained by my personalised fitness regime which involves a strict routine of sprinting and hunting. As a lifelong carnivore, just the smell of a roast in the oven causes me to purr with ecstasy. I can be at my most endearing and irresistible
  • British Billy meets Dad's Army

    I have just spent a week in the company of one of my favourite people, Mary Davis. Mary was just a teenager at the outbreak of World War II, and as soon as she could, she helped in the war effort. She and her friends can tell many stories of both the adversity and the camaraderie of those war years. During her stay, Mary and I enjoyed watching
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