RAF Mildenhall evacuates area on base as a precaution

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100th Security Forces Squadron personnel activated special control measures at approximately 2:50 p.m.. today, after the discovery of an unknown object during excavation clearing, according to Lt. Col. Kevin Parker, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron commander.

The public was requested to stay out of the area in the interest of safety and to aid operations at the scene. All security measures were in place to ensure the safety of individuals until officials determined that the object was a training aid designed to simulate an explosive ordinance.

Safety is a priority of all residents and base population in the area and the base worked closely in conjunction with our local community emergency response partners to access and respond to the situation quickly and safely.

Off base inquiries can be directed to Suffolk Constabulary: 01473613500 or the Mildenhall police: 01284774261

For more information, contact the 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office at 01638-542654.