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  • 48th FW ACE’s Baltic Trident

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Aircraft from the 492nd and 493rd Fighter Squadrons, and a small body of Airmen participated in exercise Baltic Trident at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, March 15-19, 2021.
  • 492nd FS aircraft certify Ämari barrier arresting kit

    ÄMARI AIR BASE, Estonia -- Airmen from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron Aircraft Arresting System Depot completed an AAS certification with the Estonian Defence Forces at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, March 17, 2021.
  • 48FW Supports Baltic Trident

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Airmen, F-15E Strike Eagles, and F-15C Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing deployed to Amari Air Base, Estonia, in support of exercise Baltic Trident, Mar. 15, 2020. Participating countries include Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, United Kingdom, and United States.
  • Eagle Scout project honors 48th FW heritage

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- The Liberty Wing has a rich history dating back to before World War II. Decades of service members have walked the grounds and played their role in shaping the 48th Fighter Wing as it stands today.
  • 48th FW Airmen fly with the eagles

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- 48th Fighter Wing Airmen from various non-flying career fields were given the opportunity to ride in the backseat of the 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagles, Feb. 26, 2021.
  • U.S. Air Force names first overseas-based F-35A Squadron

    The 48th Fighter Wing has selected a new nickname for the first U.S. Air Force overseas-based F-35A squadron. The wing solicited help from the public to name the unit. 700 different suggestions were originally submitted in the fall of 2020, and narrowed down to five finalists. In December, the 48 FW received thousands of votes from opinion polls, and the Liberty Wing is excited to announce that the 495th Fighter Squadron will be called the “Valkyries”, besting four other choices – Archangels, Sabres, Sentinels, and Swordsmen.
  • Agile Combat Employment: can’t stop, won’t stop

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — Airmen from non-maintenance career fields practiced Agile Combat Employment concepts while helping generate sorties last week at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
  • A duck that flies with eagles

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Throughout the years, many pilots have flown with mascots or various trinkets on their flights. Some may call it superstition, but special mementos and gifts from loved ones can serve as a mental boost of assurance, or a little piece of home for pilots abroad. 
  • Agile Combat Employment: the future of the 48th Fighter Wing

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The 492nd Fighter Squadron completed a three-day Agile Combat Employment exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 13, 2020.
  • Liberty Wing selected as CINC finalist

    The 48th Fighter Wing is a finalist for the U.S. Air Force’s 2021 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.
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