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48th FW Eagles continue flying amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Two F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron fly over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 1, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, it is critical for Liberty Wing aircrew to continue training to meet proficiency and readiness requirements to ensure the 48th Fighter Wing is able to provide worldwide responsive combat airpower and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 1, 2020. The Liberty Wing continues flying operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic as the 48th Fighter Wing remains the center of gravity for combat airpower in Europe and must remain ready to support and defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off as two other F-15E Strike Eagles prepare to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 1, 2020. The 48th Fighter Wing continues flying operations to maintain trained and ready combat air forces in order to safeguard U.S. and allied national security interests, despite the current COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 1, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, it is critical for Liberty Wing aircrew to continue training to meet proficiency and readiness requirements to ensure the 48th Fighter Wing is able to provide worldwide responsive combat airpower and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 1, 2020. The Liberty Wing continues flying operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic as the 48th Fighter Wing remains the center of gravity for combat airpower in Europe and must remain ready to support and defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 1, 2020. The 48th Fighter Wing continues flying operations to maintain trained and ready combat air forces in order to safeguard U.S. and allied national security interests, despite the current COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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