Fact Sheets


As the U.S. Air Forces in Europe's only F-15 fighter wing, RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight, such as the most advanced Joint Direct Attack Munitions used by the F-15E. RAF Lakenheath provides all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capability and multi-staged improvement program avionics. When teamed together, the F-15E and F-15C provide an air combat capability never before seen in the history of airpower. Fact sheet

F-15 Eagle

The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. Fact sheet

F-15E Strike Eagle

The aircraft uses two crew members, a pilot and a weapon systems officer. Previous models of the F-15 are assigned air-to-air roles; the "E" model is a dual-role fighter. It has the capability to fight its way to a target over long ranges, destroy enemy ground positions and fight its way out. Fact sheet

HH-60G Pave Hawk

The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night operations into hostile environments to recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel during war. Because of its versatility, the HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war. Fact sheet

RAF Lakenheath Mission

The 48th Fighter Wing Mission:
Provide worldwide responsive combat airpower and support
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The 48th Fighter Wing Vision:
To remain USAFE's premier combat wing, capable of dominating any adversary.

Our Objectives:
-Sharpen combat capabilities 

-Strengthen the team

-Shape the installation