Mildenhall and Lakenheath Survive US Consolidation

Posted on June 18, 2014

Both RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall have survived the cuts outlined in the US Department of Defense’s recent European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) review.

But the base today warned that there could still be cuts as the review continues.

The project will see $60million of annual savings delivered across the continent after months of auditing and negotiation, with the closure of a redundant ammunition storage at RAF Mildenhall the only facility affected in west Suffolk.

There were major fears about RAF Lakenheath after a report by the RAND Corporation, which fed into the EIC review, recommended the base for closure in two of three options.

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