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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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2017
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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More than 50 Airmen assigned to partner countries in Europe and the Middle East gathered at the Military Personnel Exchange Program forum at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 26. Currently, more than 130 Airmen are working in 22 countries worldwide, ultimately enhancing interoperability with U.S. allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Lakenheath hosts exchange program forum
More than 50 U.S. Airmen met for the Military Personnel Exchange Program forum at Eagles Landing here, July 26-27.The program transfers U.S. Airmen, from a variety of career fields, to a partner nation’s air force for a three year term, to learn about that host nation’s air forces’ operations and build international relations. “Our exchange
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2017
Two U.S. Air Force 352d Special Operations Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element, or DAGRE, team members prepare for a Forward Arming and Refueling Point exercise July 26, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The DAGRE provides security for Air Force Special Operations aircraft transiting airfields where security is limited. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano) Three UK-based wings conduct first-time FARP exercise
Two MC-130Js from the 67th Special Operations Squadron conducted a Forward Arming and Refueling Point exercise July 26, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. A Forward Arming and Refueling Point, or FARP, is an austere location near a combat zone where fuel and supplies can be transferred from one aircraft to another.“The FARP gives us the ability to
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2017
Hollywood actor Bryan Cranston poses for a photo with Airmen assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 29. During his visit with the 48th SFS, Cranston had a chance to interact with military working dogs, take a field sobriety test and hear a capabilities brief on the weapons used by Security Forces Airmen on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) (Portions of this image have been blurred to protect operational security) Actor Bryan Cranston visits Lakenheath Airmen
Hollywood actor Bryan Cranston visited Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, as part of his USO tour of Europe, July 29.The USO is a private organization with centers all over the world that provides services to military members at home and abroad.“It’s been an illuminating experience for me,” said Cranston. “I’ve always been very proud of the
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2017
A pilot assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, walks to his aircraft in preparation for a sortie in support of a flying training exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 25. Airmen from 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, worked alongside Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, and British Allies during this bilateral training event to enhance interoperability, maintain joint readiness and reassure our regional Allies and partners of the U.S. Air Force’s commitment to a safe and secure Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) 480th Fighter Squadron Completes U.K. FTD
Eighteen F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and more than 260 Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, completed a three-week flying training deployment here July 31.
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A young woman smiles as she sits in a scale model F-35B Lightning II cockpit during Friends & Families Day at Royal Air Force Marham, England July 20. RAF Marham is expected to get their first crop F-35Bs in 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) RAF Marham says ‘Thank you’ to Friends & Families
ROYAL AIR FORCE MARHAM, England – Neither wind nor rain, could deter the hundreds of attendees for the Friends & Families Day at Royal Air Force Marham, England July 20. One individual commented that it was “proper English weather,” for the annual event held as a private celebration for base personnel, their families and invited guests.
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Fighter controllers and air warfare officers from the Royal Navy watch as F-15E Strike Eagles take off over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 13. The Royal Navy officers visited the Liberty Wing as part of their initial training to help them to understand capabilities of aircraft they may encounter in their careers as fighter controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier) Royal Navy navigates 48th Fighter Wing
Members of the Royal Navy visited the 48th Fighter Wing July 13.The trip presented the opportunity for the Royal Navy lieutenants, who are in the process of becoming fighter controllers and air warfare officers, to see an F-15E Strike Eagle, learn about its capabilities and the capabilities of the base. “It’s good to know what types of aircraft are
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull visits the RAF Lakenheath Exchange July 7. Store Manager Sabina Brink and General Manager Ed Hicks showed Shull, who was visiting from the organization's HQ in Dallas, how the store takes care of Airmen and families living far from home. (Courtesy photo) AAFES director/CEO visits RAF Lakenheath
Army & Air Force Exchange Service director/CEO Tom Shull’s passion for taking care of America’s warfighters took him to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, giving him a firsthand look at how the Exchange benefit is thriving for Airmen and families serving in the United Kingdom.
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