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  • Life is a cycle

    Balancing work, fitness, family and time to volunteer can prove difficult for some. Tech Sgt. Chad Cox, 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron resource manager, has managed to find a way to tick all the boxes at once. Four months ago, as his 5-year-old daughter Anika began riding her bicycle without training wheels, Cox decided to get back into
  • Spouses put service before self

    Thousands and thousands of Airmen from across the Air Force are deployed at any given time. American Airmen sacrifice time with their families to provide humanitarian assistance to countries around the world. They sacrifice time with their families to help train partner-nation militaries learning to be self sufficient. They sacrifice time with
  • Mysterious fortress at RAF Lakenheath

    Across the street from the gas station, an ominous brown building resides. A passerby may wonder, is it an abandoned building? Is it a waterworks? No, it is the home of the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron Avionics Flight Avionics Intermediate Section. While the building's use is unknown to some, the contributions of the AIS Airmen to the 48th
  • 9/11: Running for Remembrance

    Gordon M. Aamoth. Katie Marie McCloskey. Andrew S. Zucker. Every thirty seconds, a name is spoken, with each name representing a life lost to the attacks on 9/11. To honor their memory, Airmen and families participated in a 24-hour memorial run, ending at 1:46 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2011, followed by a tree dedication at Peacekeeper Park. "The idea for
  • One sergeant's story

    Six years ago, Kevin Carter was a technical sergeant in the 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and personal issues were piling up around him.He couldn't stop anticipating negative outcomes to events. Worse still, he wasn't talking to his friends or co-workers about what he was going through."[There] was a culmination of personal issues I didn't want
  • Keep your head, watch your mouth

    According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, an estimated 15 million dental injuries and 5 million cases of traumatically avulsed teeth occur every year in the U.S.Nearly one-third of these dental injuries are sports-related. The Academy of General Dentistry reports athletes are 70 times more likely to sustain damage to teeth when not
  • Small unit, big impact

    A requirement to train more than 2,000 Liberty Wing aircraft maintainers is a dynamic task for a large shop. At least that's what most would think. Instead, the 372nd Training Squadron, with less than 20 personnel, undertakes this duty."Not many people outside of the maintenance community knows who we are, what we do, or even where we are located,"
  • Avid bowler revamps youth bowling program

    Some say "Home is where the heart is," but for members of the RAF Lakenheath Youth Bowling team, "Home is where the house is."To the 85-member team, Liberty Lanes is the "house" and their home bowling alley.In 2010, when Michael Palase, 48th Medical Group facility management, arrived, he said he found a floundering youth bowling program. Drawing on
  • Making friends 235 years later

    Much has changed in the 235 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed.Back then, the newly declared United States of America didn't want anything to do with the United Kingdom.Today, however, Americans and British have a unique friendship, one so strong that the two communities can come together to celebrate America's Independence Day
  • Spouses 'Pay it Forward'

    The RAF Lakenheath Officers' & Civilians' Spouses' Club held their very own Amazing Race contest in "Pay it Forward" style to have some fun and to spread some unexpected cheer around the base.Teams from the OCSC had to follow clues taking them to various locations around the base where they had to perform specific tasks such as purchasing gas and
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