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Spangdahlem Airmen fly, train at RAF Lakenheath


USAFE Press Release

By Staff Reports, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published July 10, 2017


More than 260 Airmen and 18 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrived here July 10, 2017, to participate in a flying training deployment.

Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing and those visiting from the 52nd Fighter Wing will train alongside United Kingdom allies during  this pre-planned training engagement, which is scheduled to last several weeks.

These operations facilitate a number of training requirements for both aircrew and support personnel on the ground, and are necessary to ensure a ready and capable force. Through strengthened relationships and engagements with allies, the U.S. and NATO demonstrate a shared commitment to a peaceful, stable and secure region.


Photo caption: F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrive at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 10. Airmen from the 52nd FW will train alongside 48th Fighter Wing Airmen and British Allies during a flying training deployment here, which is scheduled to last several weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

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