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Airman 1st Class Nathan Gette, 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, works to redo electrical wires for a hydraulic test stand at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 7. AGE Airmen fix, maintain and perform routine maintenance on flightline equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) Ground power: AGE keeps flightline running
Getting a multi-million dollar F-15 safely airborne and back down again takes coordination across many different career fields.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron prepares to land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 6, 2018. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations next week
Communities in East Anglia and the surrounding areas can expect to see and hear more jets in the sky than usual.
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A member of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. The 83rd ERQS is Air Force Central Command’s first dedicated joint personnel recovery team, utilizing Air Force Guardian Angel teams and Army CH-47 Chinook crews. (Courtesy photo) Catalyzing joint personnel recovery operations
The 48th Fighter Wing welcomed back deployed members of the 57th Rescue Squadron here, Feb. 8.
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An F-15C Strike Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 6, 2018. The 48th Fighter Wing is the only F-15C fighter wing in USAFE allowing the wing to provide unique air combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Liberty eagles take flight
F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing execute sorties on RAF Lakenheath, England.
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Air traffic controllers assigned to the 48th Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control center monitor air traffic for Royal Air Forces Lakenheath and Mildenhall at RAF Lakenheath, England, Feb. 2. The RAPCON team is responsible for the airspace stretching approximately 40 miles in each direction of the base, ranging from the surface up to 19,500 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) RAPCON: Coordinating mission success
The soft lights of large displays reveal faces of Airmen as they sit in the dark room, the sounds of multiple voices speaking calmly into their headsets. Finally the watch coordinator’s voice breaks the low rumbling voices to congratulate everyone on a successful evening of ensuring Liberty Wing F-15s and Royal Air Force Mildenhall tankers land
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A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 9. Communication security Airmen are responsible for maintaining the encryption keys used by pilots for secure communications.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) 48th CS: Spiders maintain communications web
The aptly named 48th Communications Squadron ‘Spiders’ play an integral role in keeping the 48th Fighter Wing’s web of communications systems up and running, providing service to approximately 5,500 users across 25 organizations.
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Corina Torres, assistant school liaison officer, assigned to the 48th Mission Support Group, answers questions on the phone at RAF Lakenheath, England, Feb. 1. The School Liaison office encourages families to reach out with any ideas or suggestions on possible workshops that can be implemented on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Christopher S. Sparks) School Liaison office: The education experts
When Airmen with children go through a permanent change of station, there are certain boxes that need to be checked, even more so when moving overseas. Tasks such as finding a house, ensuring household goods are transported on time and finding child-care services can be overwhelming, to say the least.
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A member of the 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals unit uses a plasma cutter to cut a piece of metal for a future fabrication project at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 25. Metals technicians assist units across RAF Lakenheath repairing aircraft equipment on a regular basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) Metals techs fabricate mission success
A member of the 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals unit uses a plasma cutter to cut a piece of metal for a future fabrication project at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 25. Metals technicians assist units across RAF Lakenheath repairing aircraft equipment on a regular basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)
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Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon, 48th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, listens during a dorm council meeting Jan. 19 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. During these meetings a variety of topics are discussed between Rendon and the Dorm Improvement Council in regards to improvements to the dormitories themselves and improving the quality of life for dormitory residents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) Dorm Council Airmen help improve quality of life
Since October 2017 the Dorm Improvement Council, comprised of Airmen representing each dormitory building, has been meeting with wing leadership each month to help improve quality of life for dorm residents.
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Airmen assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron’s power production shop inspect an aircraft arresting system at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 18. The Airmen of the power production shop perform constant preventative maintenance on the system to ensure it will always be ready to save a pilot and jet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Catching Eagles
It’s thanks to the hard work and attention to detail of the power production shop that the Liberty Wing’s pilots have a safe and reliable way to stop in emergency situations, resulting in total focus on the mission.
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