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Liberty Wing completes ‘FURIOUS 48’ exercise

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise Feb. 11, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and is intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise Feb. 11, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and is intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group waits for instruction for the duration of an attack during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and ensures Liberty Wing Airmen remain postured and ready to deliver responsive worldwide combat air power and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group waits for instruction for the duration of a simulated chemical attack during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and ensures Liberty Wing Airmen remain postured and ready to deliver responsive worldwide combat air power and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

Airmen assigned to the 48th Medical Group set-up a decontamination zone during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this ensure medical personnel are trained and ready to forward deploy and provide care in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

Airmen assigned to the 48th Medical Group set-up a decontamination zone during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this ensure medical personnel are trained and ready to forward deploy and provide care in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepares for an F-15C Eagle to taxi during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepares for an F-15C Eagle to taxi during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group cleans up a decontamination zone during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020.  Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of operating and surviving in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group cleans up a decontamination zone during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of operating and surviving in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron arrests an opposing force during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and is intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron arrests an opposing force during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and is intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group sets-up a decontamination zone during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this ensure medical personnel are trained and ready to forward deploy and provide care in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An Airman assigned to the 48th Medical Group sets-up a decontamination zone during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this ensure medical personnel are trained and ready to forward deploy and provide care in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

Airmen assigned to the 48th Medical Group perform ‘buddy checks’ during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of operating and surviving in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

Airmen assigned to the 48th Medical Group perform ‘buddy checks’ during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 12, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of operating and surviving in any contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise Feb.11, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise Feb.11, 2020. Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

48th Medical Group Airmen treat a patient during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 11, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and is intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)
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48th Medical Group Airmen treat a patient during a ‘Furious 48’ exercise at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 11, 2020. The readiness exercise spans two days and is intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England --

The 48th Fighter Wing, 100th Air Refueling Wing and 352nd Special Operations Wing completed a 48-hour readiness exercise Feb. 13.

This iteration of the exercise was the first time the three wings fully integrated combined flying schedules and scenarios.

 “This is a ‘war game’ which simulates a conflict with a near-peer adversary, while also evaluating the Liberty Wing’s operational readiness,” said Lt. Col. Mark Pauly, 48th FW inspector general. “The scenarios are designed to challenge every Airman and each unit’s mission objectives.”

FURIOUS 48 is designed to prepare Airmen for sustained combat operations during contested and degraded environments during hours of light and darkness.   

“We have a supportive community and we understand the noise can be a disturbance, which is why we try to minimize how often we do this,” said Col. Will Marshall, 48th FW commander. “With that in mind, we also have to maximize learning opportunities when we conduct these exercises.” 

This training provides both aircrew and support personnel stationed at the Liberty Wing the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of delivering worldwide responsive combat air power and support, secure sovereign skies and defeat any adversary.