Below you will find a comprehensive listing of websites and resources for U.S. military families who are stationed in England. The list below provides information on commissaries, exchange facilities, official installation resources, MWR facilities, spouses' clubs, DoDEA schools, travel resources, housing facilities, libraries, lodging facilities, medical facilities and more for the U.S. military communities at Alconbury, Croughton, Fairford, Lakenheath, Menwith Hill, Mildenhall and Molesworth. Please suggest any other sites you think others will find useful during their deployments to the United Kingdom.
    
 

Community: RAF Alconbury

  Alconbury Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at RAF Alconbury.
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  Alconbury Middle/High School
DoDEA middle school and high school at RAF Alconbury.
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  Control Towers - RAF Alconbury
An historical overview of the control tower at RAF Alconbury.
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  RAF Alconbury
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Alconbury.
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  RAF Alconbury AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at RAF Alconbury.
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  RAF Alconbury Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at RAF Alconbury.
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  RAF Alconbury Force Support Squadron
The official homepage of the RAF Alconbury Force Support Squadron (FSS).
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  RAF Alconbury Housing
Information on housing options available at RAF Alconbury.
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  RAF Alconbury Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at RAF Alconbury.
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  RAF Alconbury Overview
An overview of the RAF Alconbury installation.
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  RAF Alconbury Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for RAF Alconbury.
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Community: RAF Croughton

  422nd Air Base Squadron
The official homepage of the 422nd ABS.
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  Croughton AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at RAF Croughton.
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  Croughton Commissary Info.
Information about the U.S. military commissary at RAF Croughton.
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  Croughton Elementary/Middle School
DoDEA elementary school and middle school at RAF Croughton.
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  Croughton Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at RAF Croughton.
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  Lakenheath Officers' & Civilians' Spouses' Club
A group of spouses at RAF Lakenheath who promote our community, morale, and welfare amongst our members by engaging in social, philanthropic, and charitable activities to benefit the base community and foster successful British-American relations.
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  RAF Croughton
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force units on RAF Croughton.
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  RAF Croughton Housing
Information on housing options available at RAF Croughton.
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  RAF Croughton Wikipedia Entry
The official Wikipedia article for RAF Croughton.
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  RAF Lakenheath Enlisted & Civlian Spouses' Club
The RAF Lakenheath Enlisted and Civilian Spouses’ Club is a non-profit organization aimed at giving back to our Liberty Wing community and its surrounding areas.
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Community: RAF Fairford

  RAF Fairford
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Fairford. RAF Fairford is currently in a "care and maintenance" status and not actively used.
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  RAF Fairford Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for RAF Fairford.
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Community: RAF Lakenheath

  48th Services Squadron
The official homepage of the 48th Force Support Squadron (FSS) at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Control Towers - RAF Lakenheath
An historical overview of the control tower at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Feltwell Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Lakenheath AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Lakenheath Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Lakenheath Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Lakenheath High School
DoDEA high school at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Lakenheath Lodging Facilities
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Lakenheath Middle School
DoDEA middle school at RAF Lakenheath.
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  Liberty Intermediate School
DoDEA intermediate school at RAF Lakenheath.
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  RAF Lakenheath
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Lakenheath.
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  RAF Lakenheath Housing
Information on housing options available at RAF Lakenheath.
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  RAF Lakenheath Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for RAF Lakenheath.
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Community: RAF Menwith Hill

  421st Air Base Group
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Menwith Hill.
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  Menwith Hill AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Menwith Hill, U.K.
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  Menwith Hill Commissary Info.
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Menwith Hill.
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  Menwith Hill Housing
Information on housing options available at Menwith Hill.
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  Menwith Hill School
DoDEA elementary school and high school at Menwith Hill.
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  RAF Menwith Hill Overview
Information about the U.S. military installation at Menwith Hill.
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  RAF Menwith Hill Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for RAF Menwith Hill.
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Community: RAF Mildenhall

  Mildenhall AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at RAF Mildenhall.
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  Mildenhall Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at RAF Mildenhall.
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  Mildenhall Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at RAF Mildenhall.
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  Mildenhall Officers' and Civilians' Spouses' Club
The Mildenhall Officers’ and Civilian’s Spouses’ Club is a social and philanthropic organization serving the RAF Mildenhall community.
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  RAF Mildenhall
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Mildenhall.
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  RAF Mildenhall Enlisted & Spouses' Club
Picture Looking to get more out of your stay in England? The MESC is full of people just like you who are always looking to make new friends and get more involved. The club is open to Enlisted Active Duty members, spouses, retirees and civil service members from RAFs Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Feltwell.
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  RAF Mildenhall Force Support Squadron
The official homepage of the Force Support Squadron at RAF Mildenhall.
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  RAF Mildenhall Housing
Information on housing options available at RAF Mildenhall.
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Community: RAF Molesworth

  Control Towers - RAF Molesworth
An historical overview of the control tower at RAF Molesworth.
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  RAF Molesworth
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Molesworth.
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  RAF Molesworth AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at RAF Molesworth.
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  RAF Molesworth Housing
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing at RAF Molesworth.
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  RAF Molesworth Overview
Overview of the RAF Molewsworth installation from Global Security.
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  RAF Molesworth Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for RAF Molesworth.
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Community: Useful Links

  AAFES OCONUS Movie Schedules
Movie schedules by region for AAFES OCONUS theaters.
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  AFN Schedule (MyAFN.net)
TV and radio schedules for the Armed Forces Network. .
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  Army Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) in Europe
Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation in Europe offers a network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants.
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  Background Notes - U.K.
U.S. State Department background notes on the United Kingdom.
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  Beautiful England
A tourism guide with pictures of some of the most beautiful locations in England.
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  CIA Factbook - United Kingdom
The CIA factbook article on the United Kingdom.
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  DoDEA - Europe
The official homepage of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe.
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  DoDEA - Isles District
The official homepage of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Isles District.
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  DoDEA - Isles Student Transport
Important information about school bus transportation in Europe.
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  Frixo
Real time traffic reports from the United Kingdom.
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  Heathrow Airport
The official site of Heathrow Airport in London.
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  Knowhere Guide to Britain
User contributed information on over 2,000 businesses and locations that are off the beaten path.
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  London City Airport Parking Information
London City Airport offers Short and Main Stay car parking facilities, conveniently located just minutes from the Terminal.
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  London Hotels
A booking service for hotels in and around London.
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  London Theatre Guide
News and information on London shows as well as the capability to purchase theatre tickets online.
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  London Town
London's top internet site for tourists.
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  Londonpass
The London Pass is a sightseeing city card which has delighted millions of visitors, helping them make the most of their trip, saving them money and time.
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  Military Friends
MilitaryFriends.com was the first military dating site to provide military dating service for military singles and admirers in the world! We bring together single members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Police Force, and Firefighters -- as well as civilians, veterans.
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  Network Rail Train Information
Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations. Get time tables and station information at this site.
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  Timeout Guide to London
A guide to London's restaurants and bars, films and theatre, art, gigs, clubs, shops and more.
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  U.K. & Ireland Airport Guide
An excellent guide to the airports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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  U.K. Guide
A travel guide for London and the United Kingdom.
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  U.K. Military Airshows
Information and schedules for military airshows in the United Kingdom.
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  U.S. Army Europe
The official homepage of the U.S. Army in Europe.
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  U.S. Embassy London
The official homepage of the U.S. Embassyy in London, U.K.
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  U.S. Naval Forces Europe
The official homepage of the U.S. Naval Command in Europe.
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  United Kingdom - State Dept. Overview
An overview of the United Kingdom from the U.S. Department of State.
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  United States Air Force Europe
The official homepage of the U.S. Air Force in Europe.
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  Visit Britain
VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide & developing Britain’s visitor economy.
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German officials bring Christmas cheer to Marines in CMA
U.S. Marines at Baumholder's Controlled Monitoring Area who will be spending Christmas away from their home and families were treated to some local German hospitality Dec. 17 when Guenther Jung, Baumholder city mayor, and Christian Flohr and Michael Roehrig, the city deputy mayors, presented them with boxes of home made Christmas cookies and tangerines.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Only African American female to serve as rigger warrant officer retires
The only African American female to ever be designated a rigger warrant retired here in Wiesbaden, Germany, after a 30-year career.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Vicenza preps for Net Zero move
Sustainability and energy self-sufficiency continue to move forward with the Net Zero Energy Installation plan at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. The most recent event to take place was the NZEI workgroup visioning session Dec. 3 at Caserma Ederle.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Top brass assists overseas reservists and guardsmen
Maj. General Mark T. McQueen, the deputy commanding general of mobility and reserve affairs, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, met with overseas deployment for training Soldiers, or ODT, and their active component sponsors as part of battlefield circulation.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Corps of Engineers strengthens SHARP stance in Europe
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has placed renewed emphasis on its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program in an effort to promote awareness and simplify reporting procedures for personnel at its headquarters, area and resident offices across the Continent.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
LANDCOM achieves 'Full Operating Capability'
Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commander Allied Land announced LANDCOM achieved "Full Operating Capability" at a press conference during exercise Trident Lance 2014, which was conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command here Dec. 10, 2014.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Soldiers, Airmen depart controlled monitoring area in time for holidays after Africa mission
More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Controlled Monitoring Area, at Smith Barracks, in Baumholder, Germany, since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance, returned to their home units, Dec. 16, 2014 -- nine days before Christmas Day.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
F2F brings Italian, American female military together
The second annual Home for the Holidays multicultural event dedicated to Italian and American female military was held at the Golden Lion conference center on Caserma Ederle, Dec. 4.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
USAG Ansbach, city of Ansbach host USAREUR holiday combo for holiday concert
The holiday combo of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus held a concert in downtown Ansbach Dec. 10, 2014, at the Onoldiasaal.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Group works to build NATO multinational communication interoperability
A small working group of NATO Service members and civilians assembled at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 25, 2014, to discuss possible solutions to some of the communication challenges, which affect our NATO and multinational partners, during joint training exercises.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
'Tis the season: Dragons give gift that keeps on giving

Members of the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron Green Dragons Rising 6 stepped up and donated £3,250 to Highfield School Ely. To support the school's dance program, the donation will give students the opportunity to have fun and enjoy the benefits of having a weekly dance class.

Highfield is one of Cambridgeshire's six area special education schools, with 104 students in attendance. The school provides a large variety of programs and activities to ensure all of the pupils have a fun and flexible curriculum that teaches life skills in a safe and nurturing environment.  One of the programs students enjoy is dance class, which has been threatened due to funding limitations.
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:03:58 EST
Ramstein Airman, father surprises children for Christmas


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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:30:05 EST
First responders simulate 'real world' emergencies


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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:53:21 EST
CSAF visits Team Aviano

United States Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Ms. Heidi H. Grant, and Mrs. Betty Welsh visited Airmen and their families here, Dec. 22, 2014.

During their visit to the 31st Fighter Wing, Welsh and Grant received a mission brief, participated in an open discussion during breakfast with Airmen and hosted an all-call to address some of the main challenges the Air Force will face in 2015 and beyond.

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:16:24 EST
USAFE Concert Band spreads holiday cheer throughout UK

More than 100 people joined in a holiday celebration at Burgess Hall in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England, Dec. 18, 2014, where they watched the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Concert Band play a medley of holiday music.

The nearly 40-member band played songs ranging from "O Holy Night" to "Jingle Bells" as a way to thank community members for supporting USAFE installations in their neighborhoods.

"The songs the band played bring us back to what bands are all about," said Councilor Alan MacKinder-Lawrence, Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council. "Big bands are all about bringing joy to all who listen. Their music and commitment is inspiring."
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:23:38 EST
100th SFS, MOD Police 'spot' way to improve security, community relations

Base personnel may notice people at certain positions outside the perimeter fence with large cameras pointed towards the flightline of RAF Mildenhall. For those new to the base and their families, this may be a concern.

"New Airmen aren't used to seeing people so close to the fence with a camera," said Adrian Carver, a tail spotter from Mildenhall, Suffolk.

The law is different in the U.K. and although this can prove challenging when new service members assigned to the 100th Security Forces Squadron arrive, the agencies on base work together to educate personnel.
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:45:14 EST
Luxembourg, US leaders commemorate Battle of the Bulge

Nearly 200 Luxembourgers and Americans observed the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during a commemorative ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2014.

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg; Xavier Bettel, prime minister of Luxembourg; Robert Mandell, U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg; U.S. Air Force Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa; and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, participated in the memorial service to honor those who fought and died in the battle from Dec. 16, 1944 through Jan. 25, 1945.
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:11:10 EST
 
USS James E. Williams Visits Civitavecchia, Italy with an Italian Officer of the Deck Leading the Way
CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Civitavecchia, Italy, Dec. 23.
USS Cole Arrives in Haifa
HAIFA, Isreal (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit Dec. 23.
Commander, US 6th Fleet Conducts All-Hands Calls
NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Vice Adm. James Foggo, III, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet conducted all-hands calls aboard Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Dec. 16.
USNS Leroy Grumman Completes Deployment in Mediterranean
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- MEDITERRANEAN SEA - The U.S. Navy's duty oiler in the Mediterranean Sea, fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), is currently finishing a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea supplying the U.S. Navy and its allies with fuel and supplies at sea, Dec. 11, 2014.
USS Donald Cook Arrives in Israel for Port Visit
HAIFA, Israel (NNS) -- Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a routine port visit, Dec. 7.
USS James E. Willams Departs Port Victoria, Seychelles
PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to sea after a six-day port visit in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 21.
Makin Island Holds Change of Command at Sea
GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- While deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) held a change of command ceremony at sea, Dec. 26.
Sexual Assault Reports: Week of Dec. 15- 21
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- This week's overview of alleged sexual assaults was compiled based on 24 initial reports across the Navy from Dec. 15-21.
Lincoln's Safety Department Provides DUI Awareness for its Sailors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) Safety Department displayed a wrecked car destroyed by a drunk driver on the ship's quarterdeck Dec. 22 to increase the awareness of the dangerous consequences of drinking and driving.
Snowball Express Carries Gold Star Families to Annual Event
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Snowball Express left the terminal Dec. 11 for a fun-filled week in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, for families of service members who have died while on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.
 
U.S. Marines partner with East African forces
U.S. Marines arrived in East Africa, October 14, to train Ugandan and Burundian forces, preparing them for future deployments.  The forces will practice basic infantry tactics, engineering, logistical support, countering improvised explosive devices, lifesaving techniques, and convoy operations throughout October and December. The U.S. force is

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
U.S., Bulgaria resilient as regional threat looms
U.S. and Bulgarian military exercises demonstrate a combined commitment to preserving European security amidst recent Russian aggression.  As current regional tensions in Eastern Europe intensify, NATO partnerships are vital to deescalating and deterring threats.  During a recent training exercise, the U.S. and Bulgarian forces refined offensive


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Riverine tactics deter illicit activity on Cameroon waterways
Countries in Africa with access to coastal and inland waterways like Cameroon have placed great emphasis on riverine operations and patrolling to help ensure the safety and security of their border.  Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from Security Cooperation Team 5 Bravo, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa,


Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
US Marines provide support to Ebola Response in West Africa
U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, and are ready to provide support to Operation United Assistance, Oct. 9, 2014.  On Oct. 8, 2014, an alert response force from SPMAGTF-CR-AF consisting of four MV-22 Ospreys, two KC-130J Super

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Finding the ties that bind: Breaking the cycle in West Africa
As any Marine will attest to, the back-bone of the Marine Corps is our strong NCO leadership. The Marine Corps has a proud history of encouraging decentralized leadership and empowering our NCOs to accomplish a given task. This requires a high level of trust plus communication between officers and NCOs and willingness for officers to allow success

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Final GDP-ISAF Rotation Redeploys Following Successful Partnership with Georgian Armed Forces
Marines and Sailors from Georgia Training Team, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, are nearing the end of their six month deployment supporting the Georgia Deployment Program- International Security Assistance Force. They are the final GTT to train a Battalion from the Georgian Armed Forces to support the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.   Combat

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Ebola: AFL, US enablers key in Liberia's fight against virus
A U.S. military contingent led by Marines are assisting the Armed Forces of Liberia to handle humanitarian and security crises.  Since 2009, U.S. Marines, leading a joint force from U.S. Africa Command, have partnered with the AFL and other West African forces as part of Operation Onward Liberty.   "The AFL has steadily grown in both capability and

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:06:32 GMT
How Marines and West Africans improved relationships through community outreach projects in Senegal
Note: U.S. Marine Capt. Dustin Partridge is the officer-in-charge for the current iteration of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course-Africa, a multilateral military training engagement in Senegal. He shares his experiences building positive relationships with the host-nation community in this first-person perspective.    Marines always


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:58:00 GMT
Maj. Gen. Beydler visits SP-MAGTF Africa
Maj. Gen. William D. Beydler, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, visited here, Sept. 13, to meet the service members of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14. The service members currently assigned to SP-MAGTF Africa 14 are tasked with supporting Marine Forces Europe and


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:11:19 GMT
Tennessee Marine returns from training in Burundi
Major Luke A. Sauber, a Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, and native of Memphis, Tennessee, recently returned from a theater security cooperation mission in Burundi.    Sauber was part of a small team of Marines and Sailors who trained and advised the Burundi National Defense Force in logistics and engineering,


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:43 GMT
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