U.S. Navy aircraft stop off at RAF Mildenhall en route home

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on the flightline Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two U.S. Navy aircraft were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on the flightline Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two U.S. Navy aircraft were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy crewmember from the VP-46 Grey Knights cleans the window of a P-3C Orion aircraft as the jet prepared to leave Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two U.S. Navy aircraft were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy crewmember from the VP-46 Grey Knights cleans the window of a P-3C Orion aircraft as the jet prepared to leave Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two U.S. Navy aircraft were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

Crew from a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft pose for a photo before preparing their aircraft for the journey home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The VP-46 Grey Knights, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and are now on their way home. (U.S. Air Force photos by Karen Abeyasekere)

Crew from a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft pose for a photo before preparing their aircraft for the journey home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The VP-46 Grey Knights, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and are now on their way home. (U.S. Air Force photos by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on a hardstand as it is prepared for its return home Oct. 2, 2017, after stopping overnight at RAF Mildenhall, England. The VP-46 Grey Knights, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and are now on their way home. (U.S. Air Force photos by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on a hardstand as it is prepared for its return home Oct. 2, 2017, after stopping overnight at RAF Mildenhall, England. The VP-46 Grey Knights, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and are now on their way home. (U.S. Air Force photos by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on the flightline Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two of the U.S. Navy aircraft, manned by the VP-46 Grey Knights from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home. (U.S. Air Force photos by Karen Abeyasekere)

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on the flightline Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two of the U.S. Navy aircraft, manned by the VP-46 Grey Knights from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home. (U.S. Air Force photos by Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft sits on the flightline Oct. 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Two U.S. Navy aircraft were returning from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Central Command operations and stopped overnight at RAF Mildenhall on their way home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)