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  • 48th Fighter Wing jets receive high-tech overhaul

    When aircraft launch from the British Isles in September to support operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, they will be fitted with the most advanced avionics and carry the most accurate, lethal weapons in the Air Force inventory. The 48th Fighter Wing here has taken the Air Force lead in technology with advanced processors, updated
  • RAF Lakenheath welcomes new mission, aircraft

    The first two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters from the 56th Rescue Squadron arrived here from Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, via a C-17 Globemaster III June 12 and 13. Five aircraft and many operators and maintainers are moving here as part of the reallocation of the Iceland-based unit. "We're thrilled to welcome the Airmen from the 56th to RAF
  • Airmen go operational with new small-diameter munition

    Airmen from the 48th Munitions Squadron here have been trained on the handling procedures for the first small-diameter munition to enter the Air Force inventory. The Airmen are the first to handle the weapon in an operational environment. "This is the first time an Air Force fighter has carried the small-diameter munition, and it's an honor to be
  • Lakenheath tests small-diameter bombs

    Four F-15E Strike Eagles, each loaded with the newest small-diameter bombs in the Air Force inventory, known as guided bomb units, launched the first operational training mission with the munitions July 10. The 494th Fighter Squadron aircrews tested the capability of the GBU-39 and trained with aircraft modifications that assist the munitions to