The 100th Air Refueling Wing has taken "immediate corrective action" after its official Twitter page for RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom "liked" a tweet from President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and another tweet from the president himself attacking one of his political rivals, a spokeswoman said.
"This behavior is not representative of RAF Mildenhall, the U.S .Air Force, or the standards to which we hold our airmen," Capt. Lauren Ott told Task & Purpose. "We have counseled the member responsible, and have provided remedial training to ensure no further missteps occur in the future."
The security lockdown at RAF Mildenhall went as well as could be expected. Just minutes after his reported “attempt to ram” a security checkpoint at the U.S. Air Force base outside Suffolk, England, on Dec. 18, a 44-year-old British man was swiftly detained by American military personnel and British law enforcement. Nobody was injured during the “security incident”; the intruder sustained only a few “cuts and bruises,” despite the fact that American service members fired off rounds during the incident; according to the Suffolk police, the breach “is not being treated as terrorism,” and the suspect was detained under the UK’s mental health laws.