New facilities planned for F-35s at RAF Lakenheath

An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The planes will start arriving at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2021, and work will begin soon on remodeling buildings to accommodate new squadron operations and maintenance facilities and a flight simulator. DEVANTE WILLIAMS/U.S. AIR FORCE

New facilities planned for F-35s at RAF Lakenheath

by: William Howard | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 10, 2017

RAF LAKENHEATH, England — Work on remodeling a central compound is expected to begin soon at RAF Lakenheath for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters slated to begin arriving in 2021.

The U.S. Air Force in January 2015 announced RAF Lakenheath as its first base for the F-35 in Europe. The two squadrons of 54 F-35s will operate alongside two squadrons of F-15E Strike Eagles and a single unit of F-15Cs currently based there.

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