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Crushing It: 48th FW breaks sortie record

by Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 4/1/2016 – ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — When the 48th Fighter Wing set out to fly more than 1,000 sorties during what was dubbed ‘Big March’, a total of 1,220 sorties were scheduled, in anticipation of flight cancellations due to bad weather. But, the 48th FW […]

493 FS Surge ops increases air traffic

by Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/9/2016 – ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The 48th Fighter Wing’s jets are flying more sorties during the month of March.  “We are exercising the ability to fly a massive amount of sorties in a short amount of time, and preparing our pilots for operations that […]

Team Seymour heads to Red Flag 16-2

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – By Airman Shawna L. Keyes, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Fourteen of the 4th Fighter Wing’s F-15E Strike Eagles took off for Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of Red Flag 16-2, Feb. 25. The two-week long exercise began Feb. 29 and concludes March 11. The exercise […]

2,000 hours in flight

by Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 2/26/2016 – ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The 493rd Fighter Squadron commander, Lt. Col. John Stratton, earned his 2,000 flying hours patch Feb. 26. A crowd of more than 30 of Stratton’s friends, family members and fellow Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing gathered as he […]

Portland fighter pilot reaches 3,000 flying hours in F-15

by Capt. Angela Walz 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs 2/19/2016 – PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. — Colonel Adam “Khan” Sitler joined an elite group of fighter pilots to reach 3,000 flight hours in an F-15 Eagle, Feb. 18 at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. Sitler, an F-15 instructor pilot and the 142nd Operations Group Commander, crossed […]

Gunfighters participate in Combat Archer and Hammer

by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier 366th Fighter Wing/ Public Affairs 2/25/2016 – MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Over 200 airmen returned to Mountain Home AFB after participating Combat Archer and Hammer from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12 at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Combat Archer and Hammer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program, combines the live air-to-air missile firing […]

Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

F-15C Eagles assigned to the 131st Fighter Squadron at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron at Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif., wait to refuel beside a KC-135 Stratotanker during a Red Flag 16-1 training mission on Feb. 11, 2016. The concept of Red Flag was developed by Maj. Moody […]

the new Eagle Country

I am in the middle of a transition from the old Eagle country to the new form. Changing each page by hand. This will take some time, bear with me and keep checking in thanks for visiting.