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  • 56th Rescue Squadron launches first flight from Lakenheath

    The 56th Rescue Squadron launched its first flight out of RAF Lakenheath today at noon. "We are very excited to get our local flying started," said Lt. Col. Thomas Greetan, 56th RQS commander. "It's a tribute to all the various groups and squadrons within the wing who have played a significant part

  • Base volunteers worth millions

    RAF Lakenheath volunteers were recognized at a luncheon April 26 for their donated efforts, which added up to millions of dollars worth of time and support given to agencies both on and off base over the past year. More than 1,000 individuals from RAF Lakenheath spent 168,000 hours volunteering both

  • The rules for the ride

    Servicemembers assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe who want to ride motorcycles while stationed overseas are required to attend a motorcycle safety foundation class at least once every three years. The 48th Fighter Wing Safety Office offers two different classes to meet the three year

  • Liberty Warriors prepare for attack

    The 48th Fighter Wing spent the week training for almost any situation that could arise during peace or war including vehicle accidents and chemical attacks. Airmen with office jobs to crew chiefs, who prepare aircraft for missions, suited up for the training. Exercises provide a realistic

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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