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Representatives from RAF Lakenheath during a demolition ceremony at the base.
The construction site will eventually be home to approximately 1,200 airmen and 54 F-35A Lightning II aircraft squadrons.
Col Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, swings a sledgehammer during a demolition ceremony at RAF Lakenheath.
The ceremony marked the first physical step in developing the infrastructure needed for thethe airrival of the F-35A Lightning II squadrons.
The majority of the F-35 construction is scheduled to be completed by 2022/23.
The road was closed while an investigation into the crash took place. RAF Lakenheath is the largest US Air Force-operated base in England.
Its advanced stealth allows pilots to go into areas without being detected by radars which can detect older fighters.
Missions traditionally performed by specialized aircraft — air-to-air combat, air-to-ground strikes, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — can now be executed by a squadron of F-35s.
Nearly 350 personnel, five HH-60G Pave Hawks and Guardian Angel Weapons Systems, will be relocated.
The USAFE (United States Air Forces in Europe) Economic Impact Analysis 2012, published in April 2013, detailed RAF Lakenheath pumps £365m into the region’s economy every year, while RAF Mildenhall injects £220m.MORE - RAF Mildenhall closure delayed until 2024The base is one of the largest single employers in Forest Heath and will see 3,200 airmen leave the area.