A maintainer assigned to the 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit examines an F-15E Strike Eagle after a flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 8, 2019. The aircraft maintainers conduct frequent functional checks to keep the multi-million dollar aircraft is tip-top shape. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)
An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 93rd Fighter Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21, 2019. The unit's deployment to RAF Lakenheath demonstrates the U.S. Air Force's ability to integrate a total force team into U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa training and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)
An F-15E Strike Eagle painted in the 492nd Fighter Squadron’s heritage colors, inspired by its P-47 Thunderbolt predecessor, takes off from the flight line at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 24, 2019. The 48th Fighter Wing is participating in a readiness exercise from 23-25 April focused on continuous operations over a 48-hour period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)
Peter Walmsley, 48th Security Forces Squadron honorary commander, speaks to an Airman Leadership School class at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England, April 16, 2019. Walmsley spoke to the future noncommissioned officers about his late father who served in World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)
A 494th Fighter Squadron weapon systems officer shows Royal Air Force Cosford holding officers parts of an F-15E Strike Eagle at RAF Lakenheath, England, April 18, 2019. The officers viewed aircraft on the flight line as well as had the opportunity to talk to pilots about their experiences, both in training and operationally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

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