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492nd FS participates in TLP 19-1

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, taxi down the flightline at Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. During TLP, U.S. Air Force F-15Es will conduct flying training with other NATO air forces including Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, taxi down the flightline at Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. During TLP, U.S. Air Force F-15Es will conduct flying training with other NATO air forces including Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrives at Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. During TLP, U.S. Air Force F-15Es will conduct flying training with other NATO air forces including Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrives at Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. During TLP, U.S. Air Force F-15Es will conduct flying training with other NATO air forces including Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, fly above Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. The multilateral training course is designed to focus on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, fly above Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. The multilateral training course is designed to focus on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, inspect F-15E Strike Eagles that recently landed at Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. During TLP, U.S. Air Force F-15s will conduct flying training with other NATO air forces including Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, inspect F-15E Strike Eagles that recently landed at Albacete Air Base, Spain, during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. During TLP, U.S. Air Force F-15s will conduct flying training with other NATO air forces including Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, park on the flightline at Albacete Air Base, Spain during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. The multilateral training course is designed to focus on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, park on the flightline at Albacete Air Base, Spain during the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, Feb. 15, 2019. The multilateral training course is designed to focus on developing tactical air expertise and leadership skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

ALBACETE AIR BASE, Spain --

48th Fighter Wing aircraft and personnel arrived at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to train alongside eight NATO allies in support of the Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1.


During the flying course, the 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagles from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, will integrate with aircraft from Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium, preparing aircrews to work together seamlessly within a joint environment.


Routine courses such as TLP ensure the U.S. Air Force remains capable and ready, training side-by-side with NATO allies to meet future security challenges as a unified force.


TLP provides students first-hand training with allied and partner nations, building familiarization and strengthening interoperability with each training mission.


“While in TLP, the students build comradery,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Lehto, TLP Detachment 1 commander. “At the end of the course, the students are really well integrated and much more capable overall. They consider themselves all members of the same team.”


This multilateral training, in the classroom and in European airspace, focuses on building cohesiveness and tactical understanding between allied air forces.