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48th Fighter Wing ensures combat readiness

Two F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. The 493rd FS conducts routine training to ensure the Liberty Wing brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Two F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. The 493rd FS conducts routine training to ensure the Liberty Wing brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron taxis to the runway at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing continues to maintain combat readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron taxis to the runway at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing continues to maintain combat readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A crew chief assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepares to perform "hot pit” refueling on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. Crew chiefs work closely with 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen to deliver over 350,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel per week, keeping the Liberty Wing ready to deliver combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A crew chief assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepares to perform "hot pit” refueling on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. Crew chiefs work closely with 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen to deliver over 350,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel per week, keeping the Liberty Wing ready to deliver combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron waits while his F-15C Eagle is refueled at the "hot pits" at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. “Hot pit” refueling provides necessary training and experience required to reduce the ground time between sorties by refueling active aircraft, enabling maximum training in a shorter time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron waits while his F-15C Eagle is refueled at the "hot pits" at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. “Hot pit” refueling provides necessary training and experience required to reduce the ground time between sorties by refueling active aircraft, enabling maximum training in a shorter time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. The Liberty Wing continues to maintain combat readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. The Liberty Wing continues to maintain combat readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- -- Two F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 20, 2020. The 493rd FS conducts routine training to ensure the Liberty Wing brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)