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  • Pilot for a Day, memories for life

    When 10-year-old Jack woke up early on March 14, 2012, he thought he was going to a doctor's appointment. He was understandably grumpy. His parents, however, had been keeping a secret. Instead of going to the hospital, Jack arrived at RAF Lakenheath to become a Pilot for a Day as part of an early birthday surprise."He was overwhelmed," said Helen
  • RAF Lakenheath celebrates 20 years of the F-15E Strike Eagle

    1992. "Melrose Place" and "Full House" were on the TV, Michael Jackson's "Black or White" was number one on the radio, "Aladdin" was playing in movie theaters, and President George H. W. Bush was in the White House. And tucked away in a rural part of East Anglia, the first F-15E Strike Eagle touched down on the runway at RAF Lakenheath. Fast
  • Frankfurt shooting survivor tells his story

    When Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer and 14 of his fellow 48th Security Forces Squadron members arrived at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, March 2, 2011, it was just another stop on the long road to Afghanistan.While the Airmen stowed their gear aboard the bus that would carry them to Ramstein Air Base, no one took notice of the individual who
  • Lifeblood of a squadron

    Engines are roaring, Airmen are working and 28 F-15s are being prepared for flight.Amidst all the chaos to get the aircrews out and on their way to support the first F-15E Strike Eagle airstrikes of Operation Odyssey Dawn, one man kept more than 290 Airmen on the path for success. Capt. William Bernecker, former 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • Thanksgiving Eve at Ely Cathedral

    For many Americans in the U.S. celebrating Thanksgiving consists of a Thanksgiving service at their place of worship on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. It was no different for Americans in the U.K., as Airmen from Royal Air Forces Lakenheath, Mildenhall, Feltwell and others joined their English neighbors Nov. 23 at Ely
  • Breathe in, breathe out

    Aircrews at the 48th Fighter Wing are being trained more quickly and efficiently, thanks to a new piece of equipment.The Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device/Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer will be used by aircrew members to simulate the effects of oxygen levels ranging from ground to 34,000 feet."The trainer is expected to save the 48th FW more than
  • Talking turkey: Thanksgiving food safety

    The holiday season usually means friends, family, and of course, food.The holiday season could also mean food-related illnesses if food items are not properly thawed, prepared, cooked or stored.The following are a few food safety tips to ensure family and friends do not encounter food-related illnesses this holiday season.It is always best to plan
  • Be mindful about measles

    In 2010, more than 30,000 measles cases were reported in Europe.This number is five times higher than the normal average for the past five years. During the first six months of 2011, more than 26,000 cases and seven deaths were reported according to health officials.Measles is a highly contagious disease, easily preventable by vaccination. A
  • Energy Awareness Month: greens bring in the green

    The heart of any golf course is the rolling grass of the green, but keeping that green can take a lot of water.At the Breckland Pines Golf Course, Stephen Ritz-Woller, 48th Force Support Squadron golf course manager, has implemented initiatives to reduce water use."We want to do our part in conserving water for the base and in turn the local
  • How much do you know about rabies?

    Rabies is a virus that is normally spread by the bite of an infected animal.The virus is almost always fatal without proper post-exposure treatment, however in the United Kingdom, the risk for rabies is very low.The U.K. eliminated rabies from its animal population early in the 20th century. It maintains this by requiring immunization in vulnerable