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A 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot explains his normal routines with U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Christen Dahl prior to her familiarization flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 13. The Six U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were imbedded in the 48th Fighter Wing as part of “Operation Air Force,” as a way to get a feel of active duty life. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Air Force cadets learn from the best
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were given a glimpse into the inner workings of the 48th Fighter Wing during a two-week summer program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 5.
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48th Medical Group Airmen transport a patient with simulated injuries following a mass casualty scenario during a readiness exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 5, 2018. Conducting 24-hour operations during the two-day exercise, 48th Fighter Wing Airmen tested their Ability to Survive and Operate during wartime conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Burks) 48th FW executes readiness exercise
The 48th Fighter Wing held a “Phase II” readiness exercise June 4-5, 2018, at RAF Lakenheath.
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Airman 1st Class Joseph Johnson, Explosive Ordinance Disposal team member assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD Flight, helps a child put on a flack vest at the Suffolk Show in Ipswich, England, May 30, 2018. The Suffolk Show is the largest annual event in the county hosting over 800 vendors to provide the most extensive experience for festival goers. (U.S. Air Force photo /Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones) RAF Lakenheath EOD team joins largest show in Suffolk

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A participant of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Fitness Challenge participates in the situp portion of the event at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 31, 2018. The men’s challenge consisted of a half-mile run to start, 250 situps, 100 pushups, 150 squats, 80 burpees and ended with a half-mile run. The women’s challenge consisted of a half-mile run to start, 250 sit-ups, 50 push-ups, 100 squats, 40 burpees and ended with a half-mile run. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class John Crawford) Liberty Wing hosts Pacific Asian American Heritage Month Fitness Challenge
The 48th Fighter Wing Diversity & Inclusion Committee hosted a Fitness Challenge to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on May 31, 2018 here.
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Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, takes off for his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) OG commander completes final flight

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Squadron Leader Jerry Neild, Royal Air Force Lakenheath commander, speaks to a group of RAF cadets during a cadet day event at RAF Lakenheath, England, May 30, 2018. Cadet Day is an opportunity to provide young RAF cadets a chance to learn how the U.S. Air Force and RAF work together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks) 48th FW hosts RAF cadets
The Liberty Wing hosted more than 100 local Royal Air Force cadets for the annual Cadet Day event, May 30.
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Airman 1st Class China Black (left) and Senior Airman Brianne Herklotz (right), mental health technicians assigned to the 48th Medical Group Mental Health Flight, sit and converse in the hospital reception area at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 31, 2018.  The Mental Health Flight is one resource available to assist Airmen and dependents with Mental Health concerns, and is one of three clinics in the Air Force that implements the Intensive Outpatient Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones) 48th FW Mental Health Flight bolsters Airmen resiliency
Sunlight streams through the blinds and lights up the room with a warm glow that doesn't chase the numbness away. There is an ever present heavy weight that seems to expand as every movement to the restroom takes carefully considered effort. The vanity mirror is as thick as the glass that separates this world where time moves slowly.
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A Lavenham resident observes the vintage weekend festivities in Lavenham, England, May 20, 2018. The Vintage Weekend is an event where village residents are encouraged to dress in 1940s attire, and many events are held to commemorate the accomplishments and history of Royal Air Force Lavenham and the role of American Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones) Honoring World War II heritage, heroics
48th Fighter Wing Airmen joined the Friends of Lavenham Airfield community group to commemorate the anniversary of the construction of RAF Lavenham and the heroic acts of the men of the RAF and the 487th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force, who served during World War II at Lavenham, England, May 20, 2018.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in support of Exercise POINTBLANK May 24, 2018. The objective is to prepare Coalition warfighters for a highly contested fight against near-peer adversaries by providing a multi-dimensional battle-space to conduct advanced training in support of U.S. and U.K. national interests. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) 48th FW participates in POINTBLANK
The Liberty Wing participated in Exercise POINTBLANK, a recurring large force exercise cohosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing, here, May 24.
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Two 48th Aircraft Structural Maintenance Airmen install a patch on an F-15E Strike Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 22, 2018. Aircraft Structural Maintainers are responsible for the skin and skeletal structure of aircraft, as well as the hydraulic systems that affect wing surfaces. Building a safe and effective force
The 48th Aircraft Structural Maintenance sheet metal flight performs to the tune of clanging of hammers on punches and the whine of drill motors as dedicated Airmen work hard to effectively ensure the aircraft of the 48th Fighter Wing are mission ready at all times.
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