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  • 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.
  • Action Line: New commissary rumors

    Question:Recently some of the old housing areas on RAF Lakenheath have had those old houses demolished. These areas by the housing office and the base gym are now large empty areas. Rumor has it that a commissary and BX will be built there. Can you tell us is happening in these areas?Response:Thanks for asking! The AAFES leadership has shown an
  • British Billy celebrates St. David's Day, March 1

    (Editor's Note: This is the first in a four part series Billy will write about the patron saints of Great Britain)I know to be considered a saint, you must possess many noble qualities, commit fearless deeds and have at least one miracle to your name. I have many attributes, but I doubt saintliness will ever be one of them. However, even without
  • Leading by example

    As I reflected on this year's Black History Month theme, Black Women in American Culture & History, I wondered who would be the best person to set the right image.Who better to speak of, than an amazing woman who I know has impacted me not only as a daughter, a wife and a mother, but for all of us as Airmen. The woman I am talking about is Chief
  • What the FY13 Budget means to USAFE

    Since the first Gulf War, the U.S. has been engaged continuously in combat operations and U.S. Air Forces in Europe have played a critical role. Not only have we deployed thousands of our Airmen and assets, we have also served as an essential support platform enabling the long-term projection and sustainment of combat power throughout the U.S.
  • British Billy tosses pancakes

    Pancake Day is approaching! Some know it as Mardi Gras, but to we Brits, it is known as Shrove Tuesday, or more colloquially, Pancake Day. This year, it is Feb. 21.The well-informed amongst you will know that Shrove Tuesday is the day before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. As the date of Easter changes each year, so does the date of
  • What does Air Power mean to you?

    For a large majority of Airmen, their hard work and dedication is evident every duty day. A wrench turned is an engine fixed; a meal cooked and served is a happy Airman at a dining facility, an individual medically cleared for deployment is one more able-bodied war fighter contributing to a mission downrange. Most Airmen get a sense of
  • British Billy celebrates Burns Night

    A little adventure is good for the soul, in my opinion. Live a little, push the boundaries, and move out of your comfort zone. Eat haggis. Haggis, probably the most traditional of Scottish dishes, can be eaten at any time, but is central to the Burns Night Supper. Burns Night is celebrated every year on Jan. 25, the birthday of the 18th century
  • Wingman: more than a cliche

    (Editor's note: At the request of the author, his name and those of the parties involved in this story have been removed.)What is it to be a Wingman? One may think it's an overused cliché, but I'm here to tell you that being a Wingman is more than a term we place on a friend, peer or supervisor.Several years ago, I had the privilege to serve with a
  • Action Line: Zebra crossings and blocked access

    COMPLAINT:Zebra Crossings - When I first arrived at RAF Lakenheath a little over two years ago, I sat through a driver's trainer class that covered the basics of driving while in the UK. This included the different kind of crosswalks. One of them that was highlighted was the Zebra Crossing. There are many of these on RAFL-including many along the
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