Air Force To Base Two F-35A Squadrons At Royal Air Force Lakenheath

By Courtney Albon / January 8, 2015 at 11:02 AM
The Defense Department announced Jan. 8 that it in 2020 it will begin basing two F-35A squadrons at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the U.K. The announcement came during a Pentagon press briefing regarding DOD's effort to consolidate infrastructure at European installations, which includes a plan to close RAF Mildenhall, a base in the U.K. that employs about 3,200 military personnel. The F-35 basing decision was made separately from that process and will, overtime, result in an additional 1,200 jobs...

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