USAF F-15 Fleet in Europe will shrink in the coming years
The size of the F-15 fleet in Europe will shrink in the coming years, according to the head of U.S. forces in Europe.
In Europe, there are 21 F-15Cs assigned to RAF Lakenheath.
In March, Air Force officials said the service wants to retire 51 F-15C Eagles, including 21 overseas, starting in fiscal 2015. The reductions would be made over the next five years, leaving the Air Force with 179 F-15Cs.
The upcoming F-15 cuts are one element of a broader Air Force plan to trim its force structure in the face of budget constraints. stripes