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  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing deceased pilot identified

    With next of kin notifications complete, we can confirm that the pilot killed in yesterday’s F-15C Eagle crash was 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron.
  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing downed pilot located

    The pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and confirmed deceased.
  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing downed aircraft located

    Search efforts by Her Majesty's Coastguard have located wreckage from the downed F-15C Eagle and recovery efforts are underway. The pilot is still missing, and search and rescue efforts continue.
  • PRESS RELEASE: 48th Fighter Wing downed aircraft

    A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 0940 today in the North Sea. The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board. The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time, and U.K. Search and Rescue have been called to support.
  • RAF Feltwell ALS implements virtual course

    As Airmen progress through their careers and become first line supervisors, they are required to complete Airman Leadership School as part of their professional military education before officially becoming non-commissioned officers.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA conducts first large force exercise amidst COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force F-15s assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing here, F-16s assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, F-16s assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, KC-135s assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall, and NATO AWACS from Geilenkirchen AB, Germany, participated in a large force exercise within the North Sea airspace, U.K., May 27, 2020.
  • 48th Fighter Wing ensures combat readiness

    Two F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. The 493rd FS conducts routine training to ensure the Liberty Wing brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi
  • 48th Fighter Wing conducts flying operations

    An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 14, 2020. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)
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