RAF Lakenheath: Base rated “high effective” after two years of rigorous inspections

Col. Kyle Robinson, 48th Fighter Wing commander, thanks the base inspection team for their work thro

Col. Kyle Robinson, 48th Fighter Wing commander, thanks the base inspection team for their work throughout the wing�s two-year Unit Effectiveness Inspection May 19, 2014. The UEI ultimately resulted in an overall rating of �Highly Effective� for RAF Lakenheath - Credit: Archant

RAF Lakenheath has been given a clean bill of health after a rigorous two-year inspection.

The base was this week pronounced as “highly effective” after extensive testing and analysis under the unit effectiveness inspections (UEI)programme.

The UEI rates a whole organisation rather than just individual units, meaning the base as a whole was given the second-highest mark possible.

“This is important for the Air Force, and it’s critical for us at RAF Lakenheath,” said Col Kyle Robinson, 48th Fighter Wing commander.

“To say we’re highly effective overall...that’s huge! We’re doing the mission with solid leadership.”


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RAF Lakenheath is the first base to go through the entire two-year inspection with the Commander’s Inspection Programme, which is designed to help give senior leaders the tools to self-regulate and rely less on external inspections.

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