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Lakenheath F-15Es train with Swedish special operators


Four F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath in England traveled to Sweden Nov. 12 for a week-long bilateral exercise with American and Swedish special operations forces. The Swedish-led exercise, which wrapped up Wednesday, also included conventional forces from both nations taking part in land, air and maritime exercises, Lakenheath’s 48th Fighter Wing said in a […]

B-52s train with African air forces, plan maritime exercise with the destroyer Roosevelt


B-52 Stratofortress bombers supporting U.S. Africa Command began flying alongside fighters from allies in North Africa Monday in a series of interoperability training missions. Two B-52s in the Bomber Task Force Mission, including at least one from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, flew alongside four F-16s from the […]

B-52s fly to Ukraine to train with fighters there


Three B-52 Stratofortress bombers from RAF Fairford in England flew to Ukraine Friday to train with the nation’s military. U.S. European Command said in a release that the mission provided the B-52s, which are deployed to England from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, “valuable midair training.” They also […]

Lakenheath F-15s train with UK, Dutch fighters in Point Blank exercise


More than 60 allied aircraft, including F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in England, gathered over the North Sea for a training exercise Thursday. Exercise Point Blank 20-3 also involved F-16s and F-35As from the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Typhoon fighters from the U.K.‘s Royal Air Force, the 48th said in […]