The Mayor of St Edmundsbury was blown away by the professionalism of the US Air Force during a visit to RAF Lakenheath.
Cllr Christopher Spicer visited the base of the 493rd Fighter Squadron on April 2.
While on the base, he learnt about the history of the unit, met the airmen and had a close-up look at fighter planes.
Cllr Spicer said: “My impression of the unit was of total professionalism, they are so professional in everything they do.”
While at the base, Cllr Spicer had the chance to take a look at the squadron’s cutting-edge equipment and try on a pair of night vision goggles.
He said: “I enjoyed the welcome from the American Air Force and seeing them taking off on the runway.”