C130s arrive in Poland for Aviation Detachment Rotation 23.4

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U.S. Airmen and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 182nd AW, Illinois Air National Guard, arrived in Poland to participate in Aviation Detachment Rotation 23.4, from the 33rd AB, Powidz, Poland.

In addition to the cargo aircraft, a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 126th Air Refueling Wing, IL ANG, will also support by providing aerial refueling to the 182nd AW’s flight to Poland. We are able to maintain a global presence through the combined efforts of our active duty and National Guard partners.

ADR is a bilateral training exercise with the Polish air force to enhance partner interoperability, maintain joint readiness, and assure our regional allies. Aviation Detachment Rotations provide vital opportunities, not only for multiple United States services to work together, but also for integrated, total force training with Air National Guard units and our Partner nations’ militaries to ensure interoperability.

Relationships are key to ensuring our forces are synched with our Allies and Partners. By consistently training alongside them, we greatly improve our overall interoperability and ability to respond to contingencies. The enduring relationships that have resulted are vital to maintaining regional and global stability, and demonstrating NATO Allies’ abilities to address risks before they become crises.

For more information, please call +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 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.