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  • Airmen Forging Excellence

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 48th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment section, checks a compass while preparing an ejection seat survival kit at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 31, 2022. AFE must inspect, test and prepare the equipment in order for the aircrew

  • A duck that flies with eagles

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Throughout the years, many pilots have flown with mascots or various trinkets on their flights. Some may call it superstition, but special mementos and gifts from loved ones can serve as a mental boost of assurance, or a little piece of home for pilots abroad. 

  • 48th FW conducts live missile fire

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – F-15C Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, participated in a live missile fire exercise Dec. 8-10, 2020.

  • 48FW supports Baltic region combined readiness exercise

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Airmen and F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing deployed to Aalborg Air Base, Denmark in support of a combined readiness exercise in the Baltic region, Oct. 30, 2020. Participating countries include Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and the U.S.

  • 48th FW housing office reduces hassle for newcomers

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Taking care of the Airmen and their families stationed at RAF Lakenheath is one of the 48th Fighter Wing’s top priorities, and it takes a collective effort to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible for newcomers.

  • 48th Fighter Wing supports Astral Knight 20

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Airmen and F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing are participating in exercise Astral Knight 2020 Sep. 21-25, 2020, conducted in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

  • 48th CMS develops ACE capabilities

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- The 48th Fighter Wing’s mission is to provide worldwide superior air combat capabilities. The routine daily training of pilots and Airmen contributes to the success of that mission, but in order to stay sharp, it’s important to step outside the realm of