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RAF Lakenheath issues night flying warning as part of exercise




RAF Lakenheath has issued a night time flying warning as it prepares for military exercises.

The 48th Fighter Wing will conduct the 'agile combat employment exercise' from March 2 to 13 with 'limited low-level and night flying'.

The base said overland flying will be limited to the areas of Holbeach, Sculthorpe, Muckleburgh and the Stanford training area 'as much as possible'.

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The Eagle provides the Liberty Wing with all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capabilities. Picture by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog. (30611954)
An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The Eagle provides the Liberty Wing with all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capabilities. Picture by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog. (30611954)

The exercise will include forces from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, 352nd Special Operations Wing, 21st Special Tactics Squadron and 548th Combat Training Squadron, with integrated U.K. Special Operations Forces and Joint Forward Air Controller Training Standards Unit.

A statement said: "Agile combat employment exercises allow U.S. and allied forces to deter, defend and win across the spectrum of conflict.

"Exercises and deployments that utilize ACE concepts ensure forces in Europe are ready to protect and defend partners, allies and U.S. interests at a moment’s notice, and generate lethal combat power should deterrence fail."


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