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  • Liberty Wing Airman awarded Bronze Star Medal with Valor

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy D. Mapalo, 48th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the fourth highest military decoration signifying heroism, during a ceremony held Aug. 29, 2022, at RAF Lakenheath, England.

  • F-35 maintainers keep Lightning ready during exercise PR22

    Beneath the blue skies of the Mediterranean, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Jacobs speaks into his headset in order to be heard over the roar of the engine of the F-35A Lightning II he’s helping launch.Jacobs, his fellow crew chiefs and the fifth-generation fighters they keep airborne are

  • The 494th FS spearheads a new deployment model

    U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, stationed out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, conducted an Agile Combat Employment movement to an undisclosed location, within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 15, 2022.

  • 48th Fighter Wing welcomes new flagships

    The 48th Fighter Wing welcomed two new F-35A Lightning IIs to its fleet, April 16, 2022. The aircraft will serve as the flagships of the 493rd and 495th Fighter Squadrons. The F-35 provides the Liberty Wing with a combination of low observability and multi-mission capability.

  • RAF Lakenheath opens first F-35 Support Facility

    The 495th Fighter Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the first F-35A Lighting II support facility in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, March 17, 2022.

  • Fire Fighting Driving Simulator

    The 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department won the 2022 first quarter United States Air Forces in Europe Innovation Transformation Challenge with the implementation of a Fire Fighting Driving Simulator, enhancing the Liberty Wing’s readiness with an alternative way of training.

  • Eagle Scout project honors 48th FW heritage

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- The Liberty Wing has a rich history dating back to before World War II. Decades of service members have walked the grounds and played their role in shaping the 48th Fighter Wing as it stands today.

  • 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.