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  • 48th Fighter Wing host quarterly load crew competition

    A Liberty Wing Airman assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepares to load munitions during a quarterly load crew competition at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 26, 2020. The quarterly event encourages team building skills while testing weapon loading capabilities and proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 48th Medical Group completes realignment

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – The 48th Medical Group recently completed a squadron reorganization to enhance its ability to proactively manage active duty medical care, improve personnel availability and rapidly restore deployment readiness and force lethality, becoming the first medical group in USAFE to do so.
  • Airpower: Then, now and always

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – A painting depicting the 48th Fighter Wing heritage F-15s was presented to the wing on behalf of Colin Mason, the 48th Munitions Squadron Honorary commander and aviation artist, and his wife Elizabeth, June 19, 2020.
  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing deceased pilot identified

    With next of kin notifications complete, we can confirm that the pilot killed in yesterday’s F-15C Eagle crash was 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron.
  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing downed pilot located

    The pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and confirmed deceased.
  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing downed aircraft located

    Search efforts by Her Majesty's Coastguard have located wreckage from the downed F-15C Eagle and recovery efforts are underway. The pilot is still missing, and search and rescue efforts continue.
  • PRESS RELEASE: 48th Fighter Wing downed aircraft

    A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 0940 today in the North Sea. The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board. The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time, and U.K. Search and Rescue have been called to support.
  • RAF Feltwell ALS implements virtual course

    As Airmen progress through their careers and become first line supervisors, they are required to complete Airman Leadership School as part of their professional military education before officially becoming non-commissioned officers.