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  • 48th Fighter Wing welcomes new flagships

    The 48th Fighter Wing welcomed two new F-35A Lightning IIs to its fleet, April 16, 2022. The aircraft will serve as the flagships of the 493rd and 495th Fighter Squadrons. The F-35 provides the Liberty Wing with a combination of low observability and multi-mission capability.

  • Airmen Forging Excellence

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 48th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment section, checks a compass while preparing an ejection seat survival kit at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 31, 2022. AFE must inspect, test and prepare the equipment in order for the aircrew

  • RAF Lakenheath opens first F-35 Support Facility

    The 495th Fighter Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the first F-35A Lighting II support facility in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, March 17, 2022.

  • Fire Fighting Driving Simulator

    The 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department won the 2022 first quarter United States Air Forces in Europe Innovation Transformation Challenge with the implementation of a Fire Fighting Driving Simulator, enhancing the Liberty Wing’s readiness with an alternative way of training.

  • Celebrating the Mighty Eighth Air Force: 80 years of warfighting history

    On February 1, 1942, the heritage, honors and lineage of the “Mighty Eighth” sprung to life. The Eighth Air Force’s story began during World War II and continues today with a charge to conduct indefinite strategic deterrence anytime, anywhere in order to safeguard the United States of America.

  • Increased flying operations in Thetford

    Communities in Thetford and surrounding regions may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the 48th Fighter Wing conducts increased flying activities January 24-28.

  • RAF Lakenheath welcomes first 5th Generation F-35

    RAF Lakenheath received its first delivery of F-35A Lightning II aircraft December 15. This is the result of a force posture adjustment that has been six years in the making. Announced in 2015, the long-anticipated arrival of the F-35 marks RAF Lakenheath as the first base in United States Air

  • Red Returns Home

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Airmen from the 494th Fighter Squadron returned from an eight-month long deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2021.

  • Increased flying operations in East Anglia

    Communities in East Anglia and surrounding regions may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the 48th Fighter Wing conducts increased flying until Thursday.