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You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall hosts United States Air Force units and personnel.
Image from RAF Lakenheath facebook page.
RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall have cancelled the 4th of July events scheduled for July 3-4 at RAF Feltwell, England.
The decision was made due to the most current local threat assessments. The base continually surveys the security environment alongside host nation counterparts and must take appropriate measures based on those assessments.
“While we were certainly looking forward to this year’s celebration and hosting the US and UK communities at RAF Feltwell, we have to put public safety first and foremost,” said Col. David Eaglin, 48th Fighter Wing vice commander. “We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused, and we will continue to work with our UK counterparts – both military and civilian – to make sure we keep our Airmen and the local communities safe.” Royal Air Force Mildenhall