US Air Force at RAF Lakenheath hails night flying exercise a success
- Credit: Airman 1st Class Christopher S.
An American military exercise which included frequent night flights has been hailed a success.
The RAF Lakenheath-based 48th Fighter Wing took part in a 48-hour readiness exercise code-named Fursious 48 this week.
'The readiness exercise we executed here at RAF Lakenheath this week lived up to its name of Furious 48,' said Col William Marshall, 48th Fighter Wing commander. 'A lot of great training was accomplished in just two days.'
The training focused on pre-attack preparedness, self-aid buddy care, post-attack reconnaissance and rapid contingency response. The wing flew 79 sorties and completed 166 flying hours.
'I'm proud of the work that was done by the Liberty Wing, with our Airmen laser-focused on getting the mission done despite the great many challenges that were built into the training scenarios,' Col Marshall said.
'We thank our local communities for their support and understanding, as this included flying operations through the night and other disturbances.'
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