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RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A dinosaur-like JCB picks up old mattresses ready to drop them in the dumpster in preparation of demolition of old dormitories here. Contractors are clearing Dorm 212 before it's knocked down. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A dinosaur-like JCB picks up old mattresses ready to drop them in the dumpster in preparation of demolition of old dormitories here. Contractors are clearing Dorm 212 before it's knocked down. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A mechanical digger picks up mattresses in its jaws to clear out an old dorm here Sept. 20 before it gets demolished. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A mechanical digger picks up mattresses in its jaws to clear out an old dorm here Sept. 20 before it gets demolished. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- The jaws of a JCB reach to grab mattresses ready to dispose of them before dormitory 212 and 213 here are demolished. The demolition is due for completion by January 2011, and once finished, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- The jaws of a JCB reach to grab mattresses ready to dispose of them before dormitory 212 and 213 here are demolished. The demolition is due for completion by January 2011, and once finished, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Piles of rubble lay where the end of dormitory 212 once stood. The entire building, along with dorm 213, is being demolished and will eventually be replaced with landscaping. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Piles of rubble lay where the end of dormitory 212 once stood. The entire building, along with dorm 213, is being demolished and will eventually be replaced with landscaping. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Digger driver Rob Saunders, a local contractor, swings his JCB around to drop and pick up old pieces from the wreck of dormitory 212, currently being demolished. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Digger driver Rob Saunders, a local contractor, swings his JCB around to drop and pick up old pieces from the wreck of dormitory 212, currently being demolished. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Like a dinosaur munching down food, a mechanical digger rips apart Dorm 212 as part of an ongoing demolition project. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Like a dinosaur munching down food, a mechanical digger rips apart Dorm 212 as part of an ongoing demolition project. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A mechanical digger tears apart concrete supports and brick walls which were part of dormitory 212 Sept. 23. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A mechanical digger tears apart concrete supports and brick walls which were part of dormitory 212 Sept. 23. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A view from the cab of a JCB shows the digger jaws biting into concrete of dormitory 212, ready to rip it apart. The demolition, along with dormitory 213, is due to be completed by January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A view from the cab of a JCB shows the digger jaws biting into concrete of dormitory 212, ready to rip it apart. The demolition, along with dormitory 213, is due to be completed by January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Equipment in the cab of a JCB shows the view from behind, so the cab driver can make sure it's safe around the entire area working on the demolition. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Equipment in the cab of a JCB shows the view from behind, so the cab driver can make sure it's safe around the entire area working on the demolition. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, which is scheduled for January 2011, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- JCB driver Rob Saunders, a local contractor, stands on the caterpiller tire of his JCB amidst the rubble of dormitory 212 which is currently being demolished. Mr. Saunders is also demolishing dorm 213, both of which are due to be finished by January 2011. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)
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RAF MILDENHALL, England -- JCB driver Rob Saunders, a local contractor, stands on the caterpiller tire of his JCB amidst the rubble of dormitory 212 which is currently being demolished. Mr. Saunders is also demolishing dorm 213, both of which are due to be finished by January 2011. The quality of the Airmen's quarters had deteriorated and had become surplus to requirements. Once demolition is complete, the area will be landscaped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Abeyasekere)