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  • 494th FS weapons officer receives the USAF Weapons School Robbie Risner Award

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Woodruff Johnson, 494th Fighter Squadron weapons systems officer, received the USAF Weapons School Robbie Risner Award Dec. 10, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAF Weapons School Robbie Risner Award is a tribute to Risner and all Vietnam era Prisoners of War. The award is presented annually to the outstanding graduate of the USAF Weapons School and commemorates the leadership, courage, and patriotism epitomized by Gen. Risner.
  • Helping other through the holidays

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- The holiday season often brings to mind an image of family feasts, festivities and of course, presents bundled in pretty wrapping paper and shiny ribbons. Unfortunately, there are those who do not have the luxury of envisioning such lavish things, but can only hope for basic necessities.
  • 48th FW conducts live missile fire

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – F-15C Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, participated in a live missile fire exercise Dec. 8-10, 2020.
  • In-processing goes virtual

    Navigating a permanent change of station can be a difficult process for U.S. Air Force service members and their families. When moving to an overseas location, Airmen and their families have to work through the process of securing housing, obtaining a driver’s license, and finding schools for their children among other things.
  • DoDEA educators, host nation partner in anti-bullying efforts

    When a child is singled out at school and faces verbal, social, and physical confrontations with other children, it can leave lasting negative effects. This experience is a reality for many children worldwide and brings to light a difficult situation that parents and educators face in academic institutions. The Department of Defense Education Activity educators supporting the tri-base community of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall, and RAF Feltwell have taken the charge of creating an anti-bullying environment through their focus on self-awareness in children, and for these efforts, have been awarded the Lt. Gen. (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award.
  • Liberty Engineers ensure flight safety

    The 48th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted a ten-year overhaul of the BAK-12 aircraft arresting system at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Nov. 22 - Nov. 30, 2020.
  • 48th Fighter Wing celebrates Native American Heritage month

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- The 48th Fighter Wing celebrates Native American heritage throughout the month of November recognizing diverse, dedicated, and innovative Airmen, helping to make the Air Force a more inclusive community.
  • Passing the torch, keeping the heritage

    One of the more popular aircraft assigned the 48th Fighter Wing is “The King” F-15C Eagle, the last remaining heritage jet at RAF Lakenheath. The aircraft were painted to honor the 48th Fighter-Bomber Group, which flew World War II P-47 Thunderbolts, in support of operations in Europe, including the Invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944.
  • 48FW supports Swedish-led exercise

    Four F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron are supporting U.S. and Swedish special operations forces in a bilateral exercise, Nov. 12-18, 2020.
  • 48th Civil Engineers got BEEF

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Airmen from the 48th Civil Engineering Squadron recently completed its monthly Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force training at Royal Air Force Feltwell.