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Families welcome home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 8, 2015.

Families welcome home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 8, 2015. (Trevor T. McBride/U.S. Air Force)

Families welcome home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 8, 2015.

Families welcome home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 8, 2015. (Trevor T. McBride/U.S. Air Force)

Families welcomed home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The 494th returned from deployment in two groups.

Families welcomed home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The 494th returned from deployment in two groups. (Trevor T. McBride/U.S. Air Force)

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron returned to RAF Lakenheath, England, from deployment on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. While deployed, the 494th flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command operations.

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron returned to RAF Lakenheath, England, from deployment on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. While deployed, the 494th flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command operations. (Trevor T. McBride/U.S. Air Force)

Families welcomed home the pilots, weapon systems officers, maintainers and support personnel of the 494th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. While deployed, the Panthers flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command operations.

Families welcomed home the pilots, weapon systems officers, maintainers and support personnel of the 494th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. While deployed, the Panthers flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command operations. (Erin O'Shea/U.S. Air Force)

Families welcomed home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. While deployed, the 494th flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command.

Families welcomed home the pilots and weapon systems officers of the 494th Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. While deployed, the 494th flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command. (Trevor T. McBride/U.S. Air Force)

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, taxi down the runway at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. While deployed, the 494th flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command operations.

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, taxi down the runway at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. While deployed, the 494th flew 1,651 sorties and dropped more than 1,700 bombs in support of U.S. Central Command operations. (Erin O'Shea/U.S. Air Force)

RAF MILDENHALL, England — Airmen from the 494th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit returned during the past week to RAF Lakenheath from a deployment supporting U.S. Central Command.

Flying F-15E Strike Eagles, the 494th dropped more than 1,700 bombs and flew more than 1,651 sorties in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, a region that includes Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a Lakenheath news release.

A spokesman for the base declined to release details about when the unit deployed, citing operational security concerns.

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