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  • Deployers return to Lakenheath

    F-15E Strike Eagle aircrews assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron reunited with loved ones at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 1, 2020.The 494th FS returned from a six-month deployment to the United Arab Emirates in support of on going operations in the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
  • 48th Fighter Wing Airmen participates in survival training

    Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing use a map to determine their location during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training course at Stanford Training Area near Thetford, England, March 4, 2020. The course trained aircrew personnel on how to use various tools and equipment to aid rescue and recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • 48th Medical group helps scouts earn merit badge

    Boy Scouts of America troops 215 and 219 visited the 48th Medical Group February 28.
  • Taking off in a new direction

    It’s a tale as old as time. The feeling of being confined to a life you thought you wanted, and now you aren’t so sure; but with a little bit of sacrifice and determination, anyone can chart a new course for themselves.
  • US-UK to advance air, ground capabilities in Valiant Liberty exercise

    The 48th Fighter Wing will conduct an agile combat employment exercise with U.S. forces from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Special Operations Wing, 21st Special Tactics Squadron and 548th Combat Training Squadron, with integrated U.K. Special Operations Forces and Joint Forward Air Controller Training Standards Unit from March 2-13 that will include limited low-level and night flying.
  • Fitness renovations expected to complete in April

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - The 48th Fighter Wing Fitness Center is undergoing renovations for safety and modernization with an expected completion date at the beginning of April, 2020.
  • Liberty Wing completes ‘FURIOUS 48’ exercise

    The 48th Fighter Wing, 100th Air Refueling Wing and 352nd Special Operations Wing completed a 48-hour readiness exercise Feb. 13.
  • Fillings of anxiety

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – It was a sleepless night. My hands are sweaty on the steering wheel as I pull into the parking lot. I’m dreading this moment. The pit in my stomach feels like it’s consuming me. I try to hold back the tears that are welling up in my eyes. I’m here for a simple examination but that feeling of imminent doom looms heavy in the air around me.
  • F-15 aircraft engine tested in 'Hush House'

    48th Maintenance Group aerospace propulsion technicians test an F-15 aircraft engine at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 5, 2020. Technicians test and verify every engine to ensure each one is combat performance ready for the fighter squadrons at the Liberty Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)