48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 25, 2019
RAF LAKENHEATH, England — U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, aircrew and support personnel from RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, to participate in exercise Rapid Panther, Mar. 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.
Exercises 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.