|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 8 Jan 2015 15:38:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE, GLOBAL: Air Force to consolidate European operations|
RAF Mildenhall to close amid other Europe consolidations ByJohn Vandiver Stars and Stripes January 8, 2015STUTTGART, Germany - A major U.S. Air Force base in the United Kingdom and 14 other installations scattered across Europe will close as part of a sweeping reorganization of U.S. forces on the Continent, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Operations at RAF Mildenhall - home to Air Force special operations forces, air refueling tankers and 3,200 military personnel - will end, and missions carried out there will be moved to other locations, including Germany. RAF Alconbury and Molesworth, two other facilities in the U.K., also will close as part of a consolidation effort. Most of the missions there will be moved to RAF Croughton.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon plans to station two squadrons of F-35s at RAF Lakenheath by 2020, which ensures the continuous presence of U.S. air power in the country.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/europe/raf-mildenhall-to-close-amid-other- europe-consolidations-1.322825
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