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  • RAF Lakenheath breaks homestation limitations

    Starting the day in a new climate, in a new place, Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath maintainers prepare for their pilots’ arrival. In the scorching sun, they conduct preflight inspections while constantly wiping the sweat from their eyes. The pilots will soon step to their F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets. Mistakes must be avoided to ensure the mission of Red Flag 19-3 won’t fail.
  • Red Flag 19-1

    The 79th Fighter Squadron (FS), also known as the “Tigers,” will be serving in an air superiority role, performing various missions intended to test their job proficiency in a combat environment. Red Flag focuses on applying the core missions such as: Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, Command and Control, Air and Space Superiority, Strike and Personnel Recovery/Mobility and how they work together to ensure success. The exercise was initially created after Vietnam to expose U.S. pilots to their first 10 missions so they would be more confident and effective in real combat. The goal of Red Flag today is to prepare U.S. and its allies to peer-level adversaries in any combat environment.
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