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48th Operations Group

The 48th Operations Group consists of four squadrons of F-15C/D/E Eagle and support personnel capable of accomplishing fighter operations worldwide. The 48th OG maintains combat-ready forces for U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command and NATO operations. The group provides training, equipment, scheduling, analysis, weather, intelligence and command and control for all required flying operations.

492nd Fighter Squadron
The 492nd Fighter Squadron "Bolars" is a combat-ready, world-wide deployable F-15E Strike Eagle squadron capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for USEUCOM, USAFRICOM and NATO. The 492nd FS employs the full array of air superiority and surface attack munitions to include the most advanced U.S. Air Force precision-guided weapons.

494th Fighter Squadron
The 494th Fighter Squadron "Panthers" is a combat-ready, world-wide deployable F-15E Strike Eagle squadron capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, and NATO. The 494th FS employs the full array of air superiority and surface attack munitions, to include the most advanced USAF precision-guided weapons.

495th Fighter Squadron
The 495th Fighter Squadron "Valkyrise" is a combat-ready, multirole fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II squadron, leading the U.S. F-35 integration across Europe. The F-35A is capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, and NATO. The Lightning II is designed to provide the pilot with unsurpassed situational awareness, positive target identification and precision strike in all weather conditions. Mission systems integration and outstanding over-the-nose visibility features are designed to dramatically enhance pilot performance.

48th Operations Support Squadron
The 48th Operations Support Squadron provides the operational foundation for F-15E and F-35A fighter squadrons, and capable of providing fighter operations in support of war plans and contingency operations for USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, and NATO. Support provided by the 48th OSS includes flight and airfield management, air traffic control, weather, intelligence, weapons and tactics, scheduling, training, life support, operational plans and group administration.