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Liberty Wing participates in exercise Point Blank 19-4

Aircrew assigned to 494th Fighter Squadron prepare to taxi in support of exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is a joint U.S. and U.K. that occurs regularly throughout the year, with varying participation from NATO allies and training objectives for each iteration. The success of the exercise depends on the integration of weapon technology to fight near-peer threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, taxis on the flightline during exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise conducted to improve interoperability, sharpen readiness, and enhance regional security between the 48th Fighter Wing and RA. U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles and RC-135 Rivet Joints, along with RAF Typhoons and Airborne Warning and Control System E-D3 Delta are among the participating aircraft for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

A 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief marshals an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron in support of exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise conducted to improve interoperability, sharpen readiness, and enhance regional security between the 48th Fighter Wing and RAF. U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles and RC-135 Rivet Joints, along with RAF Typhoons and Airborne Warning and Control System E-D3 Delta are among the participating aircraft for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

A pilot assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron conducts a pre-flight check of his aircraft in preparation to participate in exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise conducted to improve joint interoperability, sharpen readiness, and enhance regional security between the 48th Fighter Wing and RAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, takes off for a flight in support of exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise conducted to improve joint interoperability, sharpen readiness, and enhance regional security between the 48th Fighter Wing and RAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

Aircrew assigned to 494th Fighter Squadron walk to their aircraft on the flightline in preparation to participate in exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is a joint U.S. and U.K. that occurs regularly throughout the year, with varying participation from NATO allies and training objectives for each iteration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, takes off for a flight in support of exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is an exercise conducted to improve interoperability, sharpen readiness, and enhance regional security between the 48th Fighter Wing and RAF. This iteration’s mission is to destructively suppress aerial enemy air defenses using the Strike Eagle platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

RAF LAKENHEATH, England -- Aircrew assigned to 494th Fighter Squadron prepare to taxi in support of exercise Point Blank 19-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29, 2019. Point Blank is a joint U.S. and U.K. that occurs regularly throughout the year, with varying participation from NATO allies and training objectives for each iteration. The success of the exercise depends on the integration of weapon technology to fight near-peer threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)