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492nd FS first fighter squadron to deploy from 48th FW during COVID-19

A 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units from across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units from across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

48th Fighter Wing Airmen board a C-17 Globemaster III from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, in preparation for a deployment from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd Fighter Squadron is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

48th Fighter Wing Airmen board a C-17 Globemaster III from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, in preparation for a deployment from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd Fighter Squadron is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

Two Airmen assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron maintain social distancing while completing pre-deployment line tasks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

Two Airmen assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron maintain social distancing while completing pre-deployment line tasks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first of the three fighter squadrons at the Liberty Wing to deploy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first of the three fighter squadrons at the Liberty Wing to deploy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot conducts pre-flight preparations before taking off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

A 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot conducts pre-flight preparations before taking off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units from across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units from across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first of the three fighter squadrons at the Liberty Wing to deploy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first of the three fighter squadrons at the Liberty Wing to deploy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The aircraft was supporting a 48th Fighter Wing deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The aircraft was supporting a 48th Fighter Wing deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

A 48th Medical Group Airman checks the temperature of an Airman assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron while completing pre-deployment line tasks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)
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A 48th Medical Group Airman checks the temperature of an Airman assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron while completing pre-deployment line tasks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

48th Fighter Wing Airmen wait to board a C-17 Globemaster III from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, prior to a deployment from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd Fighter Squadron and supporting units across the 48th FW are currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)
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48th Fighter Wing Airmen wait to board a C-17 Globemaster III from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, prior to a deployment from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd Fighter Squadron and supporting units across the 48th FW are currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (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 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (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 flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd FS and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing are currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

A 48th Fighter Wing Airman directs 492nd Fighter Squadron Airmen to their seats in effort to maintain social distancing during a pre-deployment processing line at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)
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A 48th Fighter Wing Airman directs 492nd Fighter Squadron Airmen to their seats in effort to maintain social distancing during a pre-deployment processing line at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The 492nd FS is the first fighter squadron from the Liberty Wing to deploy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The aircraft was supporting a 48th Fighter Wing deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)
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A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, prepares to take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 6, 2020. The aircraft was supporting a 48th Fighter Wing deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

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