Celebrating the Spring Holidays

Air Force Report: Family Fun

Air Force Report: Family Fun


HERE IT COMES, HERE IT
COMES.LIBERTY AIRMEN ARE ALWAYS ON THE
GO, WHICH IS WHY SOME OF THEM JUMPED AT RAF
MARHAM’S INVITATION TO TAKE A DAY OFF AND RELAX
WITH THEIR FAMILIES. TODAY IS THE RAF MARHAM FAMILIES
AND FRIENDS DAY. IT IS AN ANNUAL EVENT THAT IS HELD
HERE ON THE UNIT. AND THE CLUE IS IN THE TITLE,
BECAUSE IT IS THE EVENT FOR THE FAMILIES AND
FRIENDS THAT HAVE HELPED SUPPORT THE UNIT
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. MORE THAN 400 AIRMEN FROM
LAKENHEATH AND MILDENHALL ATTENDED THIS FAMILY FUN
DAY, WHICH INCLUDED AERIAL AND GROUND DISPLAYS FROM
BOTH THE ROYAL AND U-S AIR FORCES, AS WELL FUN
ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS. I THINK IT’S AWESOME. IT
JUST SHOWS THAT THEY WANT US TO BE PART OF THEIR
FAMILY AND JUST BRING BETTER COMMUNITY RELATIONS
BETWEEN US AND THEM. IT WAS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY
TO ESTABLISH EVEN BETTER WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
BETWEEN THE U-S AND UNITED KINGDOM. AS WE TRANSITION
TOWARDS AN F-35 UNIT, OF WHICH WE HAVE A DISPLAY
MODEL HERE, IN THE COMING YEARS WE WILL BE WORKING
VERY CLOSELY WITH THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE,
AND IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD UPON THOSE
SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR ALLIES. TAKING TIME TO
RELAX OFF THE JOB WITH OUR U-K ALLIES FURTHER
STRENGTHENS THOSE BONDS. IT’S NOT FUN IF YOU’RE
ALWAYS WORKING. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BALANCE. WE’RE
NOT HERE JUST TO WORK BUT TO GET TO KNOW YOU ALL,
AND FOR YOU TO GET TO KNOW US. THAT WAY WE CAN BETTER
WORK WITH EACH OTHER. EVENTS LIKE TODAY HELP
MAINTAIN THAT BALANCE. REPORTING FROM RAF MARHAM,
I’M SENIOR AIRMAN AMANDA SAMPSON.


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