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Teamwork is the key to our success as the Air Force's largest, mission ready, F-35A & F-15E fighter wing. From highly-trained aircrew to combat support personnel with advanced communication systems, medical support and force protection, each member of the Liberty Wing understands their contributions represent combat capability for our nation.



The 48th Operations Group provides four squadrons of F-35A & F-15E aircraft and personnel capable of accomplishing fighter and rescue operations worldwide. It prepares aircrew and support personnel to accomplish war plans and contingency operations for U.S. Air Forces Europe, U.S. European Command and NATO. It also provides equipment, training, scheduling, analysis, weather, intelligence, standardization and evaluation, and command and control for efficient flying operations.
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The 48th Maintenance Group is responsible for all organizational and intermediate level maintenance for F-35A & F-15E aircraft, engines, munitions and support equipment used by three fighter squadrons and one rescue squadron  to accomplish U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. European command and NATO commitments and taskings. It ensures readiness for all personnel and aircraft fleet health through planning, analysis and programming for manpower, funds, equipment, training and facility requirements. 


The 48th Medical Group supports the combat capability of the 48th Fighter Wing, 100th Air Refueling Wing, 501st Combat Support Wing and 352nd Special Operations Wing by offering primary and specialty health care services to more than 35,000 eligible beneficiaries totaling 149,000 outpatient encounters and 2,000 inpatient encounters annually at 6 operating locations throughout the U.K. and Norway. The 48 MDG also completes 67,000 dental visits, 183,000 laboratory procedures 1,550 surgeries and 450 infant deliveries per year.

The 48 MDG provides direct and operational expeditionary medical support capability to the U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command.

The 48 MDG has been named the Air Force Surgeon General's Best Hospital of the Year for 2009, 2010 and 2011, as well as U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Air Forces Africa Best Hospital in 2012 and 2013.

"Liberty Medics, A Cut Above!"

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The 48th MSG executes expeditionary and in-garrison personnel, logistics, communications, contracting, engineering and services support for U.S. Air Forces in Euope's only lead Air Expeditionary wing. It also provides force protection for infrastructure, facilities, and personnel at home and deployed locations and enhances the quality of life and quality of service for our military, civilian and dependent personnel assigned to RAF Lakenheath and surrounding community.  Fact sheet