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Donald Trump touches down at RAF Mildenhall




Donald Trump made a stop at RAF Mildenhall en route to meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.

The US President's plane Air Force One landed at the Suffolk base for refuelling and logistical support today.

The aircraft was joined by a C-32, known as Air Force Two, and an E-4B National Airborne Operations Center.

President Donald Trump and Air Force One stopped by RAF Mildenhall for refuelling and logistical support during the journey to Vietnam for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. White House staff posed with US Air Force crew. Picture: @RAFMildenhall
President Donald Trump and Air Force One stopped by RAF Mildenhall for refuelling and logistical support during the journey to Vietnam for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. White House staff posed with US Air Force crew. Picture: @RAFMildenhall

Airmen of the 100th LRS fuels flight and the 48th LRS fuels flight from RAF Lakenheath filled all three aircraft with a combined 67,251 gallons of fuel.

Air Force One received 29,655 gallons in under 26 minutes, the NAOC collected 28,996 gallons and the C-32 gained 8,600 gallons.

Master Sgt. Stephan Lasher, 100th LRS Fuels Operations section chief, said: “It was an honor to be a part of a combined fuels team who put maximum effort into quickly refuelling all three aircraft and getting them back into the air.

“This was an exciting experience for both myself and my airmen, and I’m proud of what we accomplished.”

Air Force One receives fuel during a stop at RAF Mildenhall, England, Feb. 26, 2019. Air Force One, carrying President Donald Trump and a contingency of White House officials and media members, received fuel and logistical support before continuing on the journey to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, for the president’s second summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau) (7451492)
Air Force One receives fuel during a stop at RAF Mildenhall, England, Feb. 26, 2019. Air Force One, carrying President Donald Trump and a contingency of White House officials and media members, received fuel and logistical support before continuing on the journey to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, for the president’s second summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau) (7451492)

Col. Cassius Bentley, 100th Air Refueling Wing vice commander, added: “I’m very proud of the outstanding work and professionalism displayed by both Team Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath airmen.

"Due to our location and reputation, we were able to provide critical support and ensure the president’s mission didn’t falter."

The president was travelling to his second summit with the North Korean leader.



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