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Michelle Obama meets military families in Suffolk

The Anglia region welcomed a special visitor from the United States on Sunday evening. America's First Lady Michelle Obama met with military families at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. It was her final engagement on a four-day visit to the UK.

Around 150 people gathered at the airbase to greet her at 6pm. Colonel Christopher Kulas, the Commander of the 100th Air Refueling Wing based at RAF Mildenhall, told us: "We're very excited to have the First Lady come and visit RAF Mildenhall. It's a great opportunity for our military families, our kids, everybody who got to meet her. I think it is great - a great experience and a great day."

Michelle Obama has been in the UK to lead the presidential delegation at the start of the Olympic Games. She attended the Opening Ceremony and has also watched some of America's sportsmen and women in action this weekend. She also attended a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The First Lady recently launched Joining Forces, a scheme which supports the families of American service personnel. Yesterday evening, she spent around half an hour speaking to families stationed at both RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. Some of the children presented her with flags and drawings and she posed for photos with them. Afterwards, she boarded a plane to fly back to the United States.

Peg Tansley and her son managed to speak to her. "Absolutely amazing, brilliant! Everyone was happy, smiling, the weather cleared and it's an opportunity that we'll never forget" she said.

Mrs Obama was in our region last year with her husband the President of the United States. They flew into Stansted Airport at the beginning of a three-day trip to the UK.

Michelle Obama meets military families at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia