US Air Force top brass tour air bases in Suffolk

US Air Force General Frank Gorenc and US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant James Davis at RAF Mildenha

US Air Force General Frank Gorenc and US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant James Davis at RAF Mildenhall. - Credit: Archant

High ranking leaders within the US Air Forces visited two air bases in Suffolk last week.

F-15 jet from RAF Lakenheath's 48th Fighter Wing is refuelled.

F-15 jet from RAF Lakenheath's 48th Fighter Wing is refuelled. - Credit: Archant

RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath received a visit from General Frank Gorenc, the commander of the air force in Africa and Europe, and Chief Master Sergeant James Davis.

They visited several facilities at both bases, meeting airmen and learning more about the operations at both bases.

They also both participated in a refuelling flight on board the 100th Refuelling Wing’s KC-135 Stratotanker.

12 F-15 jets from Lakenheath’s 48th Fighter Wing took part in the aerial exercise, taking on fuel from the Stratotanker.


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The two leaders were looking to strengthen the relationships between the west Suffolk bases and central command, and have been touring across Europe.

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