Air Force One at RAF Mildenhall
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Air Force One Refuels At RAF Base Ahead Of Trump-Kim Summit

Air Force One and two other aircraft were filled with 67,251 gallons of fuel.

Air Force One at RAF Mildenhall

Air Force One at RAF Mildenhall (Picture: US Air Force).

US President Donald Trump has paid a flying visit to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

The Presidential jet, Air Force One, needed to refuel on its way to Vietnam where President Trump is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second summit.

There is a large number of US Air Force (USAF) personnel stationed at RAF Mildenhall, which has been home to the United States’ only European base for heavy bombers.

Aircrew from 100th and 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) filled Air Force One and two other aircraft, including Air Force Two, with a combined 67,251 gallons of fuel.

A Boeing C-3,2 known as 'Air Force Two', also refuelled at RAF Mildenhall (Picture: USAF).
A Boeing C-3,2 known as 'Air Force Two', also refuelled at RAF Mildenhall (Picture: USAF).

“It was an honour 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,” said Master Sergeant Stephan Lasher, 100th LRS Fuels Operations section chief.

President Trump reposted a photograph on Instagram taken by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Pictured alongside USAF personnel, Mrs Sanders wrote: "Got off AF1 for a refuel stop at RAF Mildenhall. Thankful for the amazing men and women in our military."

Last year, it was announced more than 500 members of USAF and their families are to relocate from RAF Mildenhall in the next five years.