Tag: 48th Fighter Wing

“Starscream” is among the USAF F-15 Eagles deployed to the Middle East
The F-15s joined B-52 Stratofortress bombers and F-35A stealth fighters already deployed to the Middle East as well as USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier deployed to the Persian Gulf to counter Iranian threats. Taken on May 8, 2019 the interesting photos in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle fighter jets belonging...
Remembering Operation Ghost Rider, the long-range strike conducted by USAFE F-111s to simulate Operation El Dorado Canyon
Many of the elements of Operation El Dorado canyon were tested and proven in Ghost Rider, including the vital coordination procedures with tankers — particularly the idea of keeping each F-111 element with a dedicated tanker throughout the mission. For newcomers to RAF Lakenheath, the base Relocation Assistance Program video assured them that,...
Cool video shows Lakenheath Heritage F-15E Strike Eagle Flying through Mach Loop
The Strike Eagle was the first of three special colored 48th FW F-15Es and was painted in the skin of a P-47 Thunderbolt, the primary aircraft used by the wing during its service in World War II. Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips, the cool clip in this post features 48th Fighter Wing (FW) “heritage” F-15E during...
Spectacular clip shows USAF F-15E Strike Eagles "making vapes" in the Mach Loop during Low Level Training
Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips the cool video in this post shows 48th FW F-15E Strike Eagles "making vapes" during low level training in Mach Loop LFA7 Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips the cool video in this post shows 48th Fighter Wing’s (FW) F-15E Strike Eagles "making vapes" during low level training in Mach Loop Low Flying Area...
Read how a USAF Eagle driver was able to land his F-15 at Keflavik airport in extreme whiteout conditions
The Raytheon Trophy dates to 1953 and is awarded annually to the top air superiority or air defense squadron in the U.S. Air Force On May 13, 2017 the coveted Raytheon Trophy was awarded to the 493rd Fighter Squadron (FS), during a celebration at the Duxford Imperial War Museum, England. As explained by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public...
This training deployment validated and refined the bed-down procedures of the fifth generation, multi-role fighter aircraft in England for the arrival of the first permanent F-35As at RAF Lakenheath in 2021 The U.S. Air Force announced that the eight F-35As from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah, deployed to...
The sensor fusion capability of the F-35 gives the F-15 an unprecedented situational awareness which allows the Eagle to fight more effectively against high-end threats On Apr. 15, 2017 eight F-35A stealth fighters and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, deployed at Royal Air Force (RAF)...
Operation El Dorado Canyon was hailed as a success, marking the longest combat mission flown by a tactical aircraft for the Air Force at that time On Apr. 14, 1986, at 5:13 p.m., U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-111F Aardvarks from the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) took off from Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath on the orders of President Ronald...
The 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons are the only two Strike Eagle squadrons in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa A lot can change at an air base across the years. In fact as explained by Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in the article RAF Lakenheath celebrates 25 years of Strike Eagles, Airmen...

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