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A Member of the 48th Fighter Wing practices self-aid and buddy care during an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 16. The exercise allowed the wing to identify strengths and weaknesses for future training and operational decisions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Ops, maintenance groups participate in IGI exercise
The 48th Fighter Wing Inspector General Inspectors conducted an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise here Jan. 16 to 17.
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Capt. John-Charles Laws, U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Justice Development Directive legal advisor, poses for a photo Jan. 4, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Deployed Lakenheath captain helps shape Afghan legal system
A country’s criminal justice system is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws. Capt. John-Charles Laws, U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Justice Development Directive legal advisor, has a unique job providing advice and helping shape the Afghan legal system at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
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Airmen assigned to the 48th Munitions Squadron aircraft armament systems unit put together a 20mm cannon at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 11. During the year, approximately 55 20mm cannons will go through the shop for inspection and maintenance to ensure they continue firing properly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) Liberty Spotlight: Keeping F-15s versatile
Flexibility is the key to airpower, and the F-15 demonstrates that flexibility by having a wide variety of weapons to choose from to complete mission objectives.
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Default Air Force Logo Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A day on, not a day off
The leadership and commitment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement, reminds me of what is expected of every service member.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Liberty Wing Airmen during a wing all-call at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 12. During the all-call, the commander reflected on the wing’s accomplishments in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) First all-call of 2018
U.S. Air Force Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Liberty Wing Airmen during a wing all-call at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 12. During the all-call, the commander reflected on the wing’s accomplishments in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)
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A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 9. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather tactical fighter designed to help the Air Force maintain air supremacy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) Gold before dawn

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The 48th Force Support Squadron fitness center is expanding 24/7 access at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in the near future. The change is part of an Air Force-wide initiative to give Airmen 24-hour access to fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) Fitness center expands 24/7 access to more rooms
The 48th Force Support Squadron fitness center will be extending its 24/7 operations to its other facilities at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, starting in the near future.
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48th Component Maintenance Squadron airman installs a wire harness in an external fuel tank at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 8. The aircraft fuel systems section performs maintenance on all fuel systems in the F-15, as well as their external fuel tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Liberty Spotlight: Keeping the fuel flowing
F-15 Eagles are powerful jets. With a maximum takeoff weight of over 68,000 pounds, their two Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines can propel them to supersonic speeds.These workhorses would be rendered useless without the systems that move fuel from the tanks to the engines. However, the Airmen of the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Clint Guenther, 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron detachment commander, presents the key to the Baltic Air Policing mission to Royal Dannish air force commander Col. Uffe Holstener during the official Baltic Air Policing hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Jan. 8, 2018. This is Denmark's sixth Baltic Air Policing rotation since operations began in 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) RAF Lakenheath jets complete Baltic Air Policing rotation
The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, belonging to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, handed over the reigns for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission to Denmark at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Jan. 8.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 48th Munitions Squadron disassemble a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II bomb for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force service members at RAF Lakenheath, England, Dec. 19. U.K. armed forces contacted the 48th MUNS for assistance and to share tactics, techniques, procedures, training, logistics and equipment for the GBU-12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) Stepping stone to F-35 interoperability
Members of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force visited the 48th Munitions Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England Dec. 19, to gain a better understanding of one of the weapons their incoming F-35B Lightning II aircraft will use.
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