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An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2017. The 48th Fighter Wing has deployed approximately 140 Airmen and seven F-15C Eagles as the 48th Air Expeditionary Group to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania to assume control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing peacetime collective defense mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) PRESS RELEASE: 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deploys to Lithuania
The 48th Fighter Wing has deployed approximately 140 Airmen and seven F-15C Eagles as the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania to assume control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing peacetime collective defense mission Aug. 29, 2017.
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All students, their families and event coordinators pose for a photo during ‘The RACE’ at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 14, 2017. ‘The RACE’ was created to help newly arrived dependents integrate into their elementary and high school. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) Lakenheath Chapel hosts competition for tri-base students
The 48th Fighter Wing chapel and Campus Life are hosting a series of team competitions called ‘The RACE’ every Monday evening in August for incoming tri-base students to adjust to their new home at RAF Lakenheath.
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An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 25, 2017. During a surge in flying operations between Aug. 7 and Aug. 16, the 493rd FS completed 158 sorties and 158.8 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Surging to success
The 48th Fighter Wing recently completed a surge of flying operations from RAF Lakenheath. Between Aug. 7 and Aug. 16, the 493rd Fighter Squadron completed 158 sorties and 158.8 flying hours, while the 494th Fighter Squadron completed 235 sorties for 244 hours.
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An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off at RAF Lakenheath, May 15, 2017. The U.S. is scheduled to deploy F-15C Eagles, Airmen and associated equipment from the 48th Fighter Wing to support the next NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks) U.S. Air Force to lead NATO Baltic Air Policing mission
The U.S. is scheduled to deploy F-15C Eagles, Airmen and associated equipment from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., to support the next NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania.
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748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen raise their hands and recite the crew chief oath in unison at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 18. Crew chiefs are each assigned an aircraft and tasked to keep it in top flying condition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel) Becoming a ‘Reaper Eagle Keeper’
Twenty-one 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen officially became dedicated crew chiefs at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 18.
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An Airman assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron begins a freefall jump from a 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules during exercise Ares Shadow, Aug. 11. Ares Shadow is a 48th Fighter Wing-led personnel recovery exercise involving Airmen from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Special Operations Command, as well as members of the Italian armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) 57th RQS trains to save lives in Exercise Ares Shadow
Jumping out of an airplane flying 10,000 feet in the air isn’t on everyone’s daily to-do list, but for the Guardian Angel teams of the 57th Rescue Squadron, it’s their bread and butter. That’s exactly what they did during exercise Ares Shadow at Aviano AB, Aug. 8-11.
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Terry Holloway, 48th Maintenance Group honorary commander, left, and John Cushing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath British American Committee chairman, center, speak with Col. John A. Kent IV, 48th Fighter Wing vice commander, right, during the civic summer event at RAF Lakenheath, England, Aug. 4. It was first time the 48th Fighter Wing, 100th Air Refueling Wing and 352nd Special Operations Wing co-hosted the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) 48th FW, 100th ARW, 352nd SOW co-host civic summer event
For the first time, the commanders of the 48th Fighter Wing, 100th Air Refueling Wing and 352nd Special Operations Wing co-hosted civic leaders and local honorary commanders for a civic summer event at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 4.
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48th Fighter Wing first sergeants participate in a small-group interview at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 31. The interview was part of U.S. Air Force Chief’s revitalizing Air Force squadrons effort. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel) (Portions of this image have been blurred to protect operational security) US Airmen stationed in UK participate in squadron revitalization effort
A team gathering information for the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s revitalizing Air Force squadrons effort met with Airmen at RAF Lakenheath, England, and RAF Mildenhall, England, July 31 to August 1.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 19. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) The 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations
The 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations from RAF Lakenheath beginning Monday. Communities in East Anglia and the surrounding areas may see and hear more jets in the sky than usual over the next couple of weeks.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford, a 48th Fighter Wing photojournalist, observes traffic flow around a gate as part of Security Forces Augmentee duty at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 27. Security forces augmentee duty is used to temporarily assist security forces squadrons during deployment periods.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) My time as a Defender
As I sat at my desk listening to the rest of my office make grandiose plans for the extended weekend, and wondering how I was going to spend my own, I was called into my lieutenants office with one of my SNCO’s. “Airman Crawford, do you have any travel plans for this weekend?” the lieutenant said. “We were just asked if we could spare anyone to help out security forces.”
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