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RAF Mildenhall participates in large forces exercise

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, off the coast of England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large forces exercise that included F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath and F/A-18 Super Hornets from the Carrier Air Wing from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England, off the coast of England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large forces exercise that included F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath and F/A-18 Super Hornets from the Carrier Air Wing from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to the Carrier Air Wing from the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, during a large forces exercise off the coast of England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large force exercise that demonstrated U.S. ability to deter current and potential threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to the Carrier Air Wing from the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, during a large forces exercise off the coast of England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large force exercise that demonstrated U.S. ability to deter current and potential threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Steven Strasbaugh, 351st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, conducts a walk around of the aircraft with the aircraft’s crew chief prior to an air refueling mission for a large forces exercise, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted the exercise, which took place in the U.S. European Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Steven Strasbaugh, 351st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, conducts a walk around of the aircraft with the aircraft’s crew chief prior to an air refueling mission for a large forces exercise, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted the exercise, which took place in the U.S. European Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Steven Strasbaugh, and Capt. Zachary Overbey, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilots, perform pre-flight checks on the KC-135 Stratotanker prior to a mission for a large forces exercise, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large forces exercise that included F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath and F/A-18 Super Hornets from the Carrier Air Wing from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Steven Strasbaugh, and Capt. Zachary Overbey, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilots, perform pre-flight checks on the KC-135 Stratotanker prior to a mission for a large forces exercise, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted a large forces exercise that included F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath and F/A-18 Super Hornets from the Carrier Air Wing from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Juan Upegui, 351st Air Refueling Wing boom operator, conducts pre-flight checks prior to an air refueling mission for a large forces exercise, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted the exercise, which took place in the U.S. European Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Juan Upegui, 351st Air Refueling Wing boom operator, conducts pre-flight checks prior to an air refueling mission for a large forces exercise, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 10, 2018. RAF Lakenheath hosted the exercise, which took place in the U.S. European Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)