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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron prepares to land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 24. Over the next several months, the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons will prepare to relocate their five HH-60G Pave Hawks, Guardian Angel Weapons Systems and nearly 350 personnel to Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks) 56th, 57th RQS relocation underway
The relocation of the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons to Aviano Air Base, Italy, slated to be complete by the end of June 2018, is currently underway.
0 10/05
2017
Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018 Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018
You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
0 9/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo U.S. Airman death at RAF Feltwell
RAF LAKENHEATH, England – A U.S. Air Force Airman was pronounced dead at RAF Feltwell, England, Sept. 11.
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2017
Childhood development center staff from RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Croughton and RAF Alconbury attend the U.K. Child and Youth Conference Sept. 9, 2017, at the Youth Center on RAF Mildenhall, England. The CDC staff attended various classes to better their abilities as child care educators and providers. Some of the available classes covered customer service, activity planning and nutrition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) RAF Mildenhall hosts UK child, youth conference
Childcare educators and providers from RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Croughton and RAF Alconbury, attended the U.K. Child and Youth Conference Sept. 9, held at the RAF Mildenhall Youth Center.
0 9/12
2017
A U.S. F-15C Eagle preps to taxi for a sortie in support of the NATO Baltic Air Police mission at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Sept. 8. The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron has successfully intercepted, interrogated and redirected two aircraft and conducted twenty sorties while serving to protect the skies above the Baltic region. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) U.S. Airmen sustain peacetime NATO mission
The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron completed its first week of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission Sept. 8.
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Munitions are transported at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, recently. The 48th Munitions Squadron will complete a 100 percent inventory of their munitions stockpile in September. (Courtesy photo) 48th MUNS to complete 100 percent inventory
Twice a year the 48th Munitions Squadron completes a week-long 100 percent inventory of their $302 million munitions stockpile.
0 9/06
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle configured as a quick reaction aircraft remains ready to execute Baltic Air Policing operations at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Sept. 4, 2017. The Eagle is a combat proven, tactical fighter that can penetrate rival defenses and outperform and outfight any current opposing aircraft, giving NATO the strategic access critical to meet Article 5 commitments and to respond to threats against its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Eagles safeguard Baltic sovereignty
ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania – With the United States Air Force assuming the lead of NATO's forty-fifth rotation of air policing operations, and the fifth rotation for the U.S., the instrument of peace for America since Sept. 2008 has remained the same; the F-15C Eagle.
0 9/05
2017
A pilot from the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron glances in the direction of his wingman prior to a Baltic Air Police sortie at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 31, 2017. The U.S. presence for the current Baltic Air Policing mission comes at the request of its Baltic allies and further demonstrates its commitment to the security of fellow NATO nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) 493rd EFS patrols Baltic airspace
Days after the United States Air Force took the lead of NATO Baltic Air Policing, the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron geared up to fly the first sortie of the fifth U.S. rotation at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 31.
0 9/01
2017
Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, reenlists an Airman assigned to the 48th Operation Support Squadron in a HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron flying over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, August 31. The 48th OG consists of two F-15E Strike Eagle squadrons, an F-15C Eagle Squadron and two rescue squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Reenlistment over Lakenheath
Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, reenlists an Airman assigned to the 48th Operation Support Squadron in a HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron flying over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, August 31. The 48th OG consists of two F-15E Strike Eagle squadrons, an F-15C Eagle Squadron and two rescue squadrons. (U.S.
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A Polish F-16 pilot taxis to park after completion of a Baltic Air Policing sortie at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017. NATO Air Policing is a peacetime collective defense mission, safeguarding the integrity of the NATO Alliance member’s airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) U.S. Air Force assumes lead of NATO Baltic Air Policing mission
The United States Air Force assumed control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from the Polish air force during a hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017.
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