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US-UK to advance air, ground capabilities in Valiant Liberty exercise

An F-15D Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The Eagle provides the Liberty Wing with all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An F-15D Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The Eagle provides the Liberty Wing with all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England --

The 48th Fighter Wing will conduct an agile combat employment exercise with U.S. forces from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Special Operations Wing, 21st Special Tactics Squadron and 548th Combat Training Squadron, with integrated U.K. Special Operations Forces and Joint Forward Air Controller Training Standards Unit from March 2-13 that will include limited low-level and night flying. 

Agile combat employment exercises allow U.S. and allied forces to deter, defend and win across the spectrum of conflict. Exercises and deployments that utilize ACE concepts ensure forces in Europe are ready to protect and defend partners, allies and U.S. interests at a moment’s notice, and generate lethal combat power should deterrence fail. 

Overland flying will be limited to the areas of Holbeach, Sculthorpe, Muckleburgh and the Stanford training area as much as possible. 

All training will be conducted in accordance with Ministry of Defence and U.K. airspace regulations. 

For media queries regarding this exercise, please contact 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at 48fw.pa@us.af.mil, or call 01638522151.

Please contact the MOD at SWK-lowflying@mod.gov.uk with any aircraft-related flying concerns.