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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing continues to maintain mission-readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing continues to maintain mission-readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons line the taxiway at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Both squadrons are combat-ready, world-wide deployable units capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for U.S European Command, U.S. Africa Command and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons line the taxiway at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Both squadrons are combat-ready, world-wide deployable units capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for U.S European Command, U.S. Africa Command and NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing has a commitment to be ready to deliver combat air power when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing has a commitment to be ready to deliver combat air power when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A Liberty Wing Airman finishes refueling an F-15E Strike Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing has a commitment to be ready to deliver combat air power when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A Liberty Wing Airman finishes refueling an F-15E Strike Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing has a commitment to be ready to deliver combat air power when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Liberty Wing aircrew return from a training sortie at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing has a commitment to be ready to deliver combat air power when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Liberty Wing aircrew return from a training sortie at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing has a commitment to be ready to deliver combat air power when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron prepares to touch down at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. The 492nd FS conducts routine training to ensure the Liberty Wing brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron prepares to touch down at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. The 492nd FS conducts routine training to ensure the Liberty Wing brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Lt. Col. James Cooper, 48th Operations Group deputy commander, returns from a training sortie at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing continues to maintain mission-readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Lt. Col. James Cooper, 48th Operations Group deputy commander, returns from a training sortie at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing continues to maintain mission-readiness in order to safeguard U.S. national interests and those of our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A 48th Maintenance Group crew chief performs post-flight checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Crew chiefs are tasked with keeping the aircraft in top flying condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A 48th Maintenance Group crew chief performs post-flight checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 16, 2020. Crew chiefs are tasked with keeping the aircraft in top flying condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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