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  • RAFL, RAFM make small changes, big differences

    "Small Changes--Big Differences" is RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall's motto for Earth Week running from April 19 to 26. Earth Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues and how everyone can make a difference. Throughout the week, Airmen and their families are encouraged to focus their attention on the small changes they
  • AFAS Falcon Loan, easy as 1, 2, 3

    "The process for the Falcon Loan was very simple...it literally only took 20 minutes and I had the check in my hand!" This testimonial sounds very similar to one that may be used by high-interest pay day loan agencies, but it's actually the words of Staff Sgt. William Stauffer, Detachment 4, 18th Intelligence Squadron, who recently used the Air
  • Legal help for deployments

    There are several things individuals have to get in order before deploying. One step in the pre-deployment process is putting paperwork together to ensure personal property, finances and loved ones are taken care of in case anything should happen. The 48th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate office has legal minds at Airmen's disposal for help with setting
  • AFAS gives Lakenheath Airman peace of mind

    Tech. Sgt. Luis Crespo, an 18-year veteran, had a budget and a plan. The 48th Contracting Squadron NCO planned and saved for his two boys to come visit him in the U.K. for Christmas, planned and saved enough for holiday activities and presents, he had even put money aside to buy a car when his was totaled in an accident--but when his replacement
  • Bronze Star awarded to impeccable leader

    "A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be." - Rosalynn Carter The Air Force recognized such a leader March 19 when Lt. Col. David Iverson, 492nd Fighter Squadron director of operations, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He received the honor from Lt. Gen.
  • Airmen save AF money through innovation, ingenuity

    Since the institution of Air Force Smart Operations 21, Airmen around the Air Force are looking for different ways to save money. One resource many base agencies might overlook is the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program. AFREP, formerly the Gold Flag Program, helps the Air Force save money in two ways-- funds generation and cost avoidance. They
  • Largest Loser helps with weight loss goals

    Christine Adams takes a big drink of water, dismounts her spin bike and pats her face with a towel. She's just finished a grueling 45-minute spin class and, despite the sweat, is on her way to do 30 more minutes of aerobic activity. Since last month, Mrs. Adams has lost 13 pounds and is energized and motivated, thanks in part to the Largest Loser
  • Q&A with DNA

    For two security forces Airmen at RAF Lakenheath, DNA isn't about genetics...it's the name of the hip-hop music group they've formed. Senior Airman Anthony Gross and Airman 1st Class Andrew Decuir, 48th Security Forces Squadron, have been performing music regularly in the local area for about a year and a half. Both Airmen expressed their passion
  • Lakenheath’s PDC/FTAC prepares future leaders

    During a recent Airmen's call, the USAFE commander, Gen. Roger A. Brady encouraged officers and NCOs to mentor Airmen and to stress the importance of taking advantage of the education and development opportunities the Air Force affords them. The Lakenheath Professional Development Center and First Term Airmen Center is doing just that by educating
  • Government travel card puts money in Airmen’s pockets

    TDY's and deployments are common place in today's Air Force. These trips can be costly but the Air Force has a program to help soften the financial blow. The government travel card can be used for expenses accrued on these trips to keep Airmen from having to spend money out of their own pockets. The GTC can only be used for official purposes,
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