U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa
Published March 25, 2019
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at RAF Lakenheath, England, March 21, 2019. U.S. Air Force aircraft and personnel assigned to RAF Lakenheath routinely deploy throughout the European theatre to train with and support NATO allies and European partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeline Herzog)
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, aircrew and support personnel from RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed to Powdiz Air Base, Poland, to participate in exercise Rapid Panther, March 25.
The flying exercise demonstrates the 48th Fighter Wing’s ability to forward deploy rapidly with few aircraft and personnel to execute flying training with the Polish air force.
Exercise like this sharpen collective readiness, strengthen relationships with NATO allies and partners, and underscore U.S. commitment to regional security.
This exercise is not related to any real-world events. U.S. Air Force aircraft and personnel routinely deploy throughout the European theater to train with and support NATO allies and partners.
B-roll footage of 48th Fighter Wing operations is available through the links below:
Aircraft taxi b-roll:
For more information regarding the Rapid Panther exercise, please contact the 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 48FW/PA@us.af.mil