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  • US Air Force names first overseas-based F-35A squadron

    In Norse mythology, Valkyries are female figures who choose those that will live or die in battle. RAF Lakenheath is in the east of the United Kingdom, an area with extensive Viking and Norse history. Additionally, the 495th FS motto, “Mala Ipsa Nova,” in Latin, means “Bad News Itself.” Both factors emphasize “Valkyries” as an extremely suitable nickname for the UK-based unit.
  • 48th FW conducts ACE exercise

    Four F-15E Strike Eagles and a 14-Airmen maintenance team with limited support equipment participated in a simulated deployment to a forward-operating base on the north side of the RAF Lakenheath airfield.
  • Around the Air Force: NATO Peacetime Operations, Suicide Prevention Training, Next-Gen Helmets

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights NATO police operations in the Icelandic region, family suicide prevention training and next generation ballistic helmets for security forces units as part of a modernization effort.
  • Bombers, Marine F-35s join Point Blank 20-4 exercise

    More than 50 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force participated in exercise Point Blank 20-04 over the North Sea, Sep. 10.
  • Spangdahlem AB hosts USAFE large force exercise

    The exercise focused on aircrew integration of multiple platforms to enhance readiness and increase proficiency needed to maintain a ready force to ensure the collective defense of the NATO alliance.
  • UPDATE: 48th Fighter Wing deceased pilot identified

    The aircraft, from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, was on a routine training mission at the time of the crash.
  • 48th Fighter Wing downed aircraft, pilot found deceased

    One pilot was killed when their U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 9:40 a.m (BST) June 15, in the North Sea.The name of the deceased pilot is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified.The aircraft, from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, was on a routine training mission with one
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Air Force makes final basing decision for next two Air National Guard F-35A bases

    F-35A Lightning IIs will begin to replace many of the older fourth-generation aircraft but the Air Force will continue to fly a mix of fifth and fourth-generation fighters into the 2040s. This will allow the Air Force to maintain enough fighters to meet combatant commander requirements, provide required training, and allow a reasonable and uninterrupted deployment tempo for the force.
  • Point Blank 19-8 integrates ISR, Special Operations

    The 48th Fighter Wing hosted aircraft from RAF Mildenhall, RAF Coningsby, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Boulmer and NATO during a flying training exercise over the North Sea.
  • Beer 30 for 30: An ADAPT story

    Staff Sgt. Hersey, a recovering alcoholic, went through the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment program this past year.
  • RAF Lakenheath hosts 23 nations during Vienna Document visit

    The 48th Fighter Wing hosted more than 40 delegates from 23 nations for a visit as part of the Vienna Document 2011 agreement Sep. 24.
  • RAF Lakenheath breaks ground on future F-35 infrastructure

    Through the partnership with the DIO, as well as Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick construction groups, the installation will be ready to welcome the first F-35A Lightning II aircraft in late 2021. The infrastructure projects will include a flight simulator facility, a maintenance unit, new hangars and storage facilities to accommodate the new squadrons.
  • Thunderbirds announce 2020 officer selections

    The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2020 demonstration season.
  • Total Force: Reserve Fighting Falcons train with Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    93rd Fighter Squadron F-16C Fighting Falcons and 482nd Fighter Wing support personnel from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, participated in Dissimilar Air Combat Training with U.S. Air Forces in Europe units and partners and allies in the region, May 21.
  • US, UK’s exercise Point Blank introduces new elements to the fight

    48th Fighter Wing and Royal Air Force personnel participated in the latest iteration of exercise Point Blank in Yorkshire, England, March 22, 2019.
  • USAFE-UK host RAF leaders, sign interoperability charter

    U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force leaders met to discuss bilateral relations and sign the Combat Air Interoperability Working Group Charter at RAF Lakenheath, U.K., Nov. 27.
  • 493rd FS trains during Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4

    F-15C Eagles and an F-15D assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron and support personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., are participating in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 18-4 at Amendola Air Base, Italy.
  • Air Force proves mettle at first inter-service Alpha Warrior battle

    A team of six Air Force men and women bested the Army and Navy to capture the first-ever Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Final Battle held at Retama Park on the outskirts of San Antonio Nov. 17.
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