Lakenheat 2024

Lakenheat 2024

During April I will be visiting Lakenheath again. My last trip to this field was in 2017. In mean time not only F15 but also F35 are stationed on this field. I am traveling together with my fellow spotter Kees. After our visit I will upload a visit report for those who are interested.

As the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s only¬† fourth and fifth-generation¬†fighter wing, RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight, such as the most advanced Joint Direct Attack Munitions used by the F-35A & F-15E. RAF Lakenheath provides all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capability and multi-staged improvement program avionics.

Historically, the 48th FW has been the foundation of USAFE’s combat capability and remains so today. The Liberty Wing led the El Dorado Canyon raids into Libya in 1986 and was the first F-111 fighter unit to deploy to the Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The Liberty Wing also anchored NATO forces during Operations Deliberate Force and Allied Force. Since September 11, 2001, the 48th FW has played a key role in antiterrorism operations, flying combat missions and providing combat support in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Up-to-date information about the Economic Impact of the 48th Fighter Wing can be downloaded

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