U.S. Air Force F-15Es deploy to Poland for flying exercise

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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:

Take-off b-roll:


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