U.S. Air Forces in Europe

“Photo of damaged B61 nuclear bomb at RNLAF Volkel Air Base was a training dummy,” Pentagon says

“Photo of damaged B61 nuclear bomb at RNLAF Volkel Air Base was a training dummy,” Pentagon says

Los Alamos National Laboratory included the picture of a damaged B61 nuclear bomb in a 2022 presentation for student job… Read More

11 months ago

Lakenheath prepares to bid farewell to 493rd FS F-15Cs with “The King” Last Flight after having activated USAF first Europe-based F-35A Squadron

With the arrival of the F-35As, 493rd FS’ F-15Cs will leave for good. The 48th Fighter Wing has activated the… Read More

2 years ago

“His quick actions 100 percent saved my life:” 48th Fighter Wing F-15E Pilot praises Spotter Who Alerted Him to Engine Malfunction

Mr. Ian Simpson happened to be watching planes take off at the base on Jul. 13 when he noted that… Read More

3 years ago

For the first time ever, a B-1 Lancer strategic bomber landed in the Arctic circle

Additionally, the B-1 Lancer conducted a “warm-pit refuel” at Bodo Air Force Station, Norway. For the first time ever, a… Read More

3 years ago

USAF KC-135 Stratotankers elephant walk and mass launch at RAF Mildenhall under heavy rain

Twelve KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing conducted an elephant walk on the flightline and subsequent mass launch… Read More

3 years ago

Super Cool Video Features Cockpit GoPro View of USAF F-15E Strike Eagle WSO

The cool backseat cockpit GoPro video in this post features the WSO in a USAF F-15E Strike Eagle, belonging to… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

USAF to relocate RC-135 Rivet Joint spy planes to RAF Fairford

The USAF has started to prepare for the closure of RAF Mildenhall with about 530 USAF personnel and 740 dependants… Read More

5 years ago

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"… Read More

6 years ago

LAKENHEATH 493rd FIGHTER SQUADRON EARNS RAYTHEON TROPHY FOR THE 5th TIME IN 10 YEARS

The Raytheon Trophy dates to 1953 and is awarded annually to the top air superiority or air defense squadron in… Read More

7 years ago

WATCH THIS VIDEO OF A MASSIVE C-5M SUPER GALAXY OFFLOADING U.S. ARMY APACHE HELICOPTERS AT RAMSTEIN AIR BASE

Capable of carrying six Apache helicopters, two M1A Abrams tanks or 250,000 pounds of relief supplies, the C-5M Super Galaxy… Read More

7 years ago

THIS F-15E WAS THE FIRST 48th FW STRIKE EAGLE TO LAND AT RAF LAKENHEATH

The 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons are the only two Strike Eagle squadrons in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and… Read More

7 years ago