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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, in support of a large force exercise July 1, 2020. Large force exercises sharpen combat readiness, increase tactical proficiency and maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)
A Liberty Wing Airman assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspects an F-15E Strike Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 26, 2020. Load crew competitions help Airmen test their speed and accuracy while focusing on safety and efficiency in a controlled environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)
A painting depicting the 48th Fighter Wing heritage F-15s was presented to the wing and Col. William Marshall, 48th FW commander, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 19, 2020. The painting is a tribute to 48th FW history and it’s involvement in D-Day at Normandy, France during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)
F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron perform a missing-man formation in memory of 1st Lieutenant Kenneth Allen as he is transported home at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England June 18, 2020. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lt. Allen, and mourn with his family and his fellow Reapers in the 493rd Fighter Squadron,” said Col Will Marshall, 48th Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
F-15 Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing conduct a flypast over Normandy, France in support of the 76th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2020. An epic multinational operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforces trans-Atlantic bonds that remain to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 27, 2020. U.S. Air Force F-15s assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, F-16s assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing and 52nd Fighter Wing, and KC-135s assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing participated in a large force exercise within the U.K. North Sea airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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