• Making time to take a stand

    October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Many may think domestic violence only affects married couples, but that isn't true. Intimate partner abuse can affect anyone in any relationship. Abuse can be caused by current or former partners, by anyone who shares a child in common or by cohabiting couples. In the United Kingdom there is a police
  • 10 Airmen facing drug charges at Lakenheath, Mildenhall

    Ten Airmen at RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall are under investigation for alleged use and sale of cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy. Nine Airmen are from Lakenheath's 48th Maintenance and Medical groups; the other is from Mildenhall's 100th Air Refueling Wing, said Capt. Beth Horine, RAF Lakenheath Public Affairs officer. Since the investigation began,
  • One Airman dead, four injured in unrelated weekend accidents

    A senior airman assigned to the 100th Maintenance Squadron here who was killed in a traffic accident Oct. 6 has been identified as 24-year-old Julious Hawkins. The Airman was traveling west in the eastbound lane between the Bury St. Edmunds central and west exits before colliding with a lorry. The Airman was pronounced dead at the scene. The
  • Follow steps to ensure successful result in UCI

    It should come as no surprise to anyone in the 100th Air Refueling Wing that there is a Unit Compliance Inspection scheduled Monday to Oct. 20. Most of us have been preparing for the UCI by running self-inspection checklists, updating continuity binders or updating appointment letters. The inspection team arrives Monday and will spend the day
  • The times that try men’s souls

    Staff Sgt. Lori Sears quietly reached up and wiped the tears from her eyes as more than 150 people observed a moment of silence during RAF Mildenhall's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Monday. It was a sentiment shared by many. The sergeant, with the 21st Special Operations Squadron, said she came to the ceremony at Remembrance Park to honor the lives of
  • An ACE in the hole

    A program here helps improve the quality of life for Airmen by providing them with a place to gather and socialize. "Airmen Committed to Excellence has been established as a forum for motivated Airmen to interact, volunteer and participate in activities," said Airman 1st Class Rebekah Auld, 727th Air Mobility Squadron senior mission movement
  • Childseat laws keep children safe, secure

    Due to recent changes in British law, all children age 12 and younger, or less than 135 centimeters tall (about 4 feet 5 inches), must now be properly restrained in a suitable child car seat or booster seat. According to the law, which went into effect Monday, adult seatbelts are no longer considered a safe restraint for young children. All car
  • Education is key to keeping pets happy and healthy

    A new animal welfare officer here wants to help pet owners through education while they are stationed in England. Yve Chadwick, 48th Mission Support Squadron animal welfare officer employed by the Ministry of Defence, said the animal welfare office is responsible for RAFs Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Feltwell, and helps protect pets by helping owners
  • Airport security restrictions tighten

    With summer drawing to a close, a long weekend right around the corner, and the promise of school starting soon, many people here may decide to take one last trip before settling into a routine. Anyone traveling should keep in mind that security measures have recently increased, and should prepare accordingly. Each passenger will now be permitted
  • Open Skies Treaty builds trust among nations

    RAF Mildenhall plays a critical role in the Treaty on Open Skies by acting as a gateway to the Eastern hemisphere. The Treaty helps build trust between countries by opening their borders to another country's observation aircraft. Personnel on the aircraft take photos to ensure countries don't have a larger-than-normal troop build-up. An abnormal