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F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft arrive in Poland for Aviation Detachment Rotation 20.4

Release Number: 020820

U.S. Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are participating in bilateral training with the Polish air force during Aviation Detachment Rotation 20.4 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Poland. MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft will also participate in this iteration.

During the rotation, the U.S Air Force and Polish air force will conduct training focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability capabilities.

“A persistent rotation of both fighter and cargo aircraft in Poland gives U.S. and Polish forces at all levels the perfect opportunity to further strengthen our relationship, ensuring we can execute the mission anytime, anywhere,” said Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander.

Our rotational force presence in Poland allows the United States and its allies to respond to threats and support global operations.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and based at the 32nd Tactical Air Base, Łask, Poland, during ADR 20.4. The KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft are assigned to the 126th Air Refueling Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and will be based at the 33rd Airlift Base, Powidz, Poland. In addition, the contractor-owned, contractor-operated Remotely Piloted Aircraft are assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2 at the 12th Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Base, Miroslawiec, Poland. 

For more information, call +49 (0) 6371-405-1795 or e-mail usafepao.pao@us.af.mil. If after duty hours, please call +49 (0) 1624-25-5428 or e-mail usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.