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492nd FS returns from deployment

By Master Sgt. Eric Burks, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — F-15E Strike Eagles and Airmen from the 492nd Fighter Squadron and supporting units across the 48th Fighter Wing have returned from a six-month deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. While deployed as the 492nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at […]

F-15C pilot reaches 4,000 flight hours

By Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-15C Eagle pilot achieved an elite milestone of 4,000 flight hours Sept. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Col. Brian “Spiderman” Kamp, Air National Guard advisor to the Air Force Warfare Center, hit the […]

391st Fighter Squadron demonstrates new radar system

By Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The 391st Fighter Squadron demonstrated a new advancement to its systems for the first time at RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31st – August 11, 2017. “This is the first time we’re going to […]

493 FS Eagles safeguard Baltic sovereignty

By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published September 05, 2017  ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania — The Eagle is a combat proven, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. It can penetrate rival defenses and outperform and outfight any current opposing aircraft, […]

493 FS assumes lead of NATO Baltic Air Policing mission

By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published August 31, 2017 ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania — The United States Air Force assumed control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from the Polish air force during a hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017. Approximately 140 Airmen and seven […]

550th Fighter Squadron “Silver Eagles” reactivated

By Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy, 173rd Fighter Wing KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. — The active duty Air Force detachment based here is now officially designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron following an activation ceremony at Kingsley Field, July 21, 2017. In 2014, the detachment was activated as a part of the Total Force Integration (TFI), which […]

494 Fighter Squadron “Panthers” Pride of Juniper Falcon

By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Uvda Air Base, Uvda, Israel — Twelve F-15E Strike Eagles along with 262 Airmen attached to the 48th Fighter Wing, 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7 – 22, 2017. The 494th […]

493 Fighter Squadron receives Raytheon Trophy

By Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ROYAL AIR BASE LAKENHEATH, England — The coveted Raytheon Trophy was awarded to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, May 13, during a celebration at the Duxford Imperial War Museum, England. Every year, fighter squadrons across the Air Force are judged on their performance across specified mission sets, […]