"RAF" Mildenhall, only 5 miles from "RAF" Lakenheath, Mildenhall is a key USAF installation, providing air transport, aerial refuelling, and support for special-services missions.
The USAF has stated that it plans to pull out of airbases at Mildenhall, Alconbury and Molesworth, although the timing seems uncertain. The MOD will then sell the land to build housing.
"4,000 homes to be built at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk" : East Anglian Daily Times (Jan 2016)
USAF KC-135 Stratotankers from Mildenhall have refuelled military operations over the Black Sea and US B-1 long-range bombers based for the first time in Norway and operating over the Arctic in a way designed as a show of force to Russia. They have also refuelled B-52s flying over all thirty NATO Nations in a show of force (Operation Allied Sky) and the air refuelling wing took part in exercise African Lion. (Source Royal Air Force Mildenhall 14 January 2021) See also
A pair of US F-15 fighter jets coming in to land at Mildenhall in December 2020 narrowly missed two gliders and had to take emergency action to avoid a mid-air collision at 350mph. (Source Cambridge Times 15 December 2020)
Increased numbers of F-15 flights from Mildenhall and Lakenheath have resulted in considerably increased aircraft noise across Essex and north London. ( Source Express 6 June 2021)
Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 8NG near Lakenheath, Cambs
Provision of air transport
Special Services missions