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  • Action Line: Parking in Liberty Village

    COMPLAINT:I first want to say, we love it here at RAF Lakenheath. We arrived in 2009 and are here until 2014. It's by far our favorite duty station. I am emailing concerning the parking within Liberty Village housing. I currently live on Coningsby and I love my house. I have a four bedroom house, we have two cars and we were told by housing we have
  • British Billy celebrates St. George's Day

    My mission in life is to guard and protect my territory, and I am proud to say that last week I was able to vanquish a nine-inch rat and leave its sorry carcass at the back door for my nearest and dearest to find. Imagine their delight! It may not be in the league of St. George and his defeat of the dastardly dragon, but I think it is fairly
  • Overcoming sexual assault: A victim’s candid story

    Living has always been a challenge for Senior Airman Jane Smith. Seemingly born into an uphill world, physically and emotionally tested at every step, spirituality had continually strengthened her and still propels her forward in life, she said.Smith was nearly driven to suicide after being sexually assaulted in 2010. Though raped and robbed of her
  • British Billy bites into some hot cross buns

    I always assumed everyone all over the world ate hot cross buns at Easter, but I discovered that it is a quintessentially British tradition. They are small festive bread buns and you are supposed to restrain yourself until Good Friday before tucking in. However, self control is so often lacking in the more gluttonous amongst us and we seem to have
  • Resiliency tools for life's little challenges

    It has been said that trouble or challenge is a tunnel through which we must pass and not a brick wall against which we must break our head.In the current world of high operation tempos, deployments, re-integrations, family-life cycles and permanent change of stations, navigating through the tunnel becomes critical. Common sense would say, and
  • Your waste - your responsibility!

    Whether you are getting ready to leave for your next assignment or just spring cleaning, there is no doubt you will find yourself with plenty of waste to dispose of.Sometimes it seems the easiest thing to do is to hire someone to take it all off your hands. However, you need to check carefully that the company you employ is registered. Locally,
  • British Billy welcomes springtime

    I love the changing seasons in the U.K., and I especially love spring. My paw pads start to tingle, and my tail twitches with anticipation. So much is happening! The bees are buzzing around the heather, the rabbits and moles are frantic with activity, and the birds are busy impressing each other as they feel the urge to start their little feathered
  • A leap toward fire safety

    The 48th Civil Engineer Squadron fire prevention office is urging members of the 48th Fighter Wing and their families to make a potentially life-saving move when they set their clocks forward on the weekend of March 25, 2012, by changing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates
  • British Billy celebrates U.K. Mothering Sunday

    You call them 'moms' and we call them 'mums', but whatever word we use, they are all our mothers. American Mother's Day is always on the second Sunday in May, but in the U.K., Mother's Day falls on the fourth Sunday in the Christian season of Lent. This year, British Mother's Day - or Mothering Sunday, as we also call it -- is March 18. Since the
  • British Billy celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    (Editor's Note: This is the second in a four-part series Billy will write about the patron saints of Great Britain.)It would seem to be a generally acknowledged fact that the fine folk of Ireland know how to have a good time. The gaiety of an Irish jig is enough to set even my paws a-tapping, and the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St.
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