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Posted 25 November 2018 - 0253 AM
Thanks for that Chris, yeah we are all pretty pleased about it if the local news is any guide. There hasnt been a permanent American detachment there since the early 1990's IIRC, when the KC135 force moved out.
They of course have TDY B2's, B1's and B52's deploying in there, but I always seem to miss them.
Posted 25 November 2018 - 0737 AM
Posted 25 November 2018 - 0742 AM
They still use them occasionally. I keep hearing of TDY's of B2's there, but every time I go past they have them indoors.
Im not absolutely certain, but I believe there is a U2 Hangar there as well. Certainly had a lot of detachments of those to Fairford.
Runway was only resurfaced about 15 years ago as a NATO project. Its been little used since. I wonder if the upkeep of Mildenhall might be the deciding card here.