This page is designed for all newcomers to RAF Mildenhall, whether you've been here for some time already, just got off the plane, or haven't even arrived yet!
Simply look for the topic you need information on and open the dropdown.
If you do not have a sponsor, or if there is a topic you do not see here, contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
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.
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. For more information on this topic click here.
Contact the Gateway Inn by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Latest room rates can be found here.
The Military Personnel Section can be reached at DSN 314-238-2111 or commercial 01638 54 2111. Follow the prompts to reach the correct agency.
Information about obtaining passports can be found here. In addition to the documents required for PCSing to the UK, it is imperative for inbound personnel to obtain a tourist passport prior to arrival in the UK if they expect to travel for leisure purposes. Per the Foreign Clearance Guide for the United Kingdom: Due to limited resources at US Embassies/Consulates and OCONUS military passport application processing locations, DoD personnel and Eligible Family Members planning to perform unofficial (personal) travel during or in conjunction with the official overseas assignments, should obtain a Regular (Tourist) Passport (at their own expense) prior to departure from CONUS.
Information about shipping pets can be found here.
Click here for guidance from Public Health Command Europe on PCSing with pets.
As soon as you receive a copy of your PCS orders, the Post Office can assign you a mailbox. If you have questions or wish to set this up yourself, please e-mail the Post Office at
email@example.com or call DSN 314-238-2151 or commercial (011-44) 1638-542151.
Information about Household Goods shipments can be found
Information about the Airman & Family Readiness Center can be found
Driving in the United Kingdom is unique from driving on American roads . You will take a driver's exam based on the
Highway Code soon after you arrive. Further information about owning and operating a car in the UK can be found here.
The 100th Comptroller Squadron provides financial service and support for 16,000 military and civilians that support USAFE's only Air Refueling Wing.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Telephone: DSN: 238-8851
Information about child care can be found here.
If you are a motorcycle rider, you need to update your duty station information in the MUSTT system, and meet with your unit's Motorcycle Safety Representative to schedule any required training.
The Safety Office can be reached at DSN 314-238-2255, Commercial 01638 54 2255 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about housing can be found here.
Information about education in the UK can be found here.