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Two F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, are parked on the flightline prior to evening take-offs at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Two F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, are parked on the flightline prior to evening take-offs at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, line the taxiway for pre-flight checks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 10, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, line the taxiway for pre-flight checks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 10, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S Air Force 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief and a pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepare to launch at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S Air Force 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief and a pilot assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepare to launch at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron awaits completion of pre-flight checks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron awaits completion of pre-flight checks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, awaits completion of pre-flight checks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, awaits completion of pre-flight checks at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief, assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs routine post-flight maintenance on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief, assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs routine post-flight maintenance on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief, assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs routine post-flight maintenance on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief, assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs routine post-flight maintenance on an F-15C Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 8, 2020. Night Flying Exercises provide 48th Fighter Wing aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defence of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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