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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 10. The 492nd trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) The 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations
The 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations from RAF Lakenheath over the next two weeks.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks to Liberty Wing personnel during a town hall at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 11, 2018. Wilson explained how the Air Force is focusing on the fight of the future and the importance of the branch’s current five major priorities: restoring readiness, completing cost-effective modernization, driving innovation, developing exceptional leaders, and strengthening U.S. Alliances and partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) SecAF visits the Liberty Wing
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, accompanied by her husband, Jay Hone, visited the Liberty Wing, July 11, 2018.
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Col. John Kent, 48th Fighter Wing vice commander, presents a farewell gift to Edward Cole, 48th Fighter Wing community support director, during Cole’s retirement ceremony at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 29, 2018. Cole worked at 11 bases during his military career and over six bases during his civil service career. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Edward Cole retires after 53 combined years of service to U.S. Air Force
When it comes to joining the U.S. military, some people intend to serve only four years, while others serve for 20, and then there are a rare few who say the maximum tenure of 30 isn’t enough.
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2018
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 10. The 492nd trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Turn and Burn: Low-Fly Zone
The 48th Fighter Wing’s 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons are combat-ready, world-wide deployable F-15E Strike Eagle units capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for U.S. European Command (USECOM), U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and NATO.
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Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson, 336th Fighter Squadron commander at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Lt. Col. Isaac Bell, 335th FS commander at Seymour-Johnson AFB, for a photo during the eagle squadron ceremony at Royal Air Force Club in London, England, June 29. The RAF 121 and 133 Eagle squadron badges, worn by the pilots in the original eagle squadrons, will now be displayed at the RAF Club in their honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks) RAF eagle squadrons presented badges in London
Badges for the Royal Air Force 121 and 133 eagle squadrons were presented at the RAF Club in London, England June 29.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. David E. Miller, 48th Contracting Squadron Personnel and Readiness NCO in-charge, poses for a photo at the 48th CONS at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 25, 2018. Through his outstanding leadership abilities, job performance and personal achievements, Miller earned the illustrious Air Force’s Outstanding Airman of the Year award for 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Through hard work and compassion: Lakenheath Airmen earns 12 Outstanding Airmen Award
Through hard work and compassion for others, a Liberty Wing Airman earned his spot among the stars, becoming one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, talks to Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing during an all call at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 22, 2018. Wolters explained the value of having an all-volunteer force and the importance of readiness, reinforcing the need to ensure Airmen are ready and resilient.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones) USAFE-AFAFRICA Commander visits the Liberty Wing

0 6/22
2018
Col. Jill Scheckel, Command Surgeon United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) and Third Air Force, receives a brief from an Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group during her visit at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 19, 2018. Scheckel toured the hospital, visited different squadrons and interacted with Airmen assigned to the 48th MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks) USAFE command surgeon visits 48th FW

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2018
An Airman assigned to the 48th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering flight checks the acidity levels of the drinking water at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 19, 2018. The 48th AMDS, Bioenvironmental Engineering flight uses engineering principles to check for pollutants and radioactive materials, implementing environmental protections, monitoring OSHA and NRC work safety standards and permits, and other duties to reduce health risks and dangers to Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Water monitors
A joint Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineer survey of perfluorinated chemical compounds found in drinking water was published in March 2018. The study concluded that drinking water at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, Feltwell, Mildenhall and Alconbury are all within safe levels.
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A 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot explains his normal routines with U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Christen Dahl prior to her familiarization flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 13. The Six U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were imbedded in the 48th Fighter Wing as part of “Operation Air Force,” as a way to get a feel of active duty life. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Air Force cadets learn from the best
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were given a glimpse into the inner workings of the 48th Fighter Wing during a two-week summer program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 5.
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