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US SECDEF Visits SpecOps At RAF Mildenhall

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks with 352d Special Operations Wing service members during a visit to RAF Mildenhall, 25 June 2020 [US Air Force:SSgt. Michael Washburn]
Official images have been released today of a visit by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to 352 Special Operations Wing based at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

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The purpose of the SECDEF’s visit was threefold: familiarisation with the CV-22B Osprey platform; discuss COVID-19 response; and have a sit-down discussion with airmen on discrimination, racism and prejudice in the Air Force and the workplace. Secretary Esper engaged with Air Commandos who support and enable the AFSOC (US Air Force Special Operations Command) and SOCEUR (US Special Operations Command Europe) objectives for readiness and strategic relationships in the European theatre.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks with Col. William Freeman, 352d Special Operations Wing commander, and other wing leaders during a visit to RAF Mildenhall,25 June 2020
[US Air Force:SSgt. Michael Washburn]
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks with 352d Special Operations Wing service members during a visit to RAF Mildenhall, 25 June 2020 [US Air Force:SSgt. Michael Washburn]
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