Welcome to your assignment at RAF Mildenhall, England. We would like to make this relocation process as easy as possible for you. To start your journey, you may want to begin by accessing the links provided here for detailed information about moving to RAF Mildenhall.
Upon arrival to the U.K., Airmen are warned against the use of certain U.S. cordless phones and baby monitors in country. Airmen might not know that using such devices may be preventing someone in the local area from placing an emergency phone call. If caught using these devices the U.K. Office of Communications has the authority to issue a £5,000 fine. For more information click here.
Firearms in the U.K.
There are very strict rules regarding firearms in the U.K.
Any attempt to import firearms in your personal property shipments (hold baggage or household goods) without first obtaining a Firearm or Shotgun Certificate will result in the seizure of the firearms, criminal investigation by U.K. and U.S. law enforcement authorities and potential prosecution under U.K. or U.S. law. The seized items may be confiscated and destroyed. Additionally, shipment of ammunition in personal property shipments arranged by the DoD is prohibited.
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Are you moving to the U.K.? Do you own firearms? If so, CLICK HERE.
Do not PCS to the UK without the required documentation. Failure to obtain the required documents can result in denied entry or deportation.
Military members do not need a visa, but must have valid NATO orders. Military dependents, civilians, and civilian dependents require a US no-fee passport and a UK visa. Contractors and contractor dependents require a US tourist passport and a UK visa. The process for obtaining a passport and visa can take 2-3 months. It is important to start the application process as soon as possible. For more information click on the button below.
Lodging and Housing Info
Your sponsor should also make lodging arrangements for you. If you wish to confirm your reservation, contact the Gateway Inn by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at DSN 314-238-6001 or commercial (011-44) 1638-546001. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance without a copy of PCS orders.
Contact the housing office at DSN 314-238-5233/5234, or commercial (011-44) 1638-545233/5234 within two days of arrival to determine if you will be offered family housing and the amount of Temporary Lodging Allowance you will be authorized.
Unaccompanied First Term Airmen will stay in a dormitory, and arrangements are usually made 14 days before arrival. If your sponsor has yet to arrange a dorm room for you, or you wish to confirm the arrangements, please contact the Unaccompanied Housing Office at DSN 314-238-5736 or commercial (011-44) 1638-545736.
Your sponsor will also obtain a post office box for you to start redirecting mail as soon as they receive a copy of your PCS orders. If you have questions or wish to set this up yourself, please e-mail the Post Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call DSN 314-238-2151 or commercial ((011-44) 1638-542151.
Do you have a sponsor? The answer is yes, your new unit will appoint a sponsor for you. If for some reason you are concerned because you don't have a sponsor, or have not heard from them, the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) can assist in assigning you a sponsor. Please contact the A&FRC by e-mail at email@example.com or calling DSN 314-238-3406, or commercial (011-44) 1638-543406.
Your sponsor is the key to a successful PCS and should be your first contact for information concerning travel to RAF Mildenhall and for assistance in getting settled in England. They can help to arrange transportation from the London airports as well, so contact your sponsor early to discuss your travel plans. Keep in mind that when a sponsor is assigned to a family, they support the needs of the entire family.
Information on driving in the UK
The highway code is available online to learn about road signs and UK-specific laws in preparation for the driving exam you will take soon after arrival.
The appearance of external websites does not constitute endorsement by RAF Mildenhall, the U.S. Air Force or the Department of Defense of the external website or the information, products or services contained therein. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of the website.
Misc. Newcomers Information
Pet Shipment Pets can now enter the UK from select countries. For up-to-date guidance, please check HERE for specific regulations.
Public Affairs Office
This site is managed by the 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office.
To contact us, call DSN 238-2654, commercially at 01638 542654, or send us an email.