Thousands of USAF jobs could be axed

Thousands of American Air Force jobs at bases in our region could be lost as part of a sweeping round of budget cuts.

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USAF bases in the East face uncertain future as thousands of jobs are set to be lost

Over 1,000 staff are eligible for the first round of voluntary redundancies at RAF Lakenheath. Credit: PA

Thousands of American Air Force jobs at bases in our region could be lost as part of a sweeping round of budget cuts.

The USAF announced its intention to axe around 25,000 global jobs, last year.

A spokesman at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk confirmed that 1,600 staff there are eligible for the first round of voluntary redundancies.

Jobs at RAF Mildenhall could also be affected.

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