Poland puts on biggest military parade in years

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WARSAW, Poland -- Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is still a "brutal reality" in Eastern Europe and Poland must be able to defend itself.   Fighter jets and military helicopters flew over Warsaw as tanks roll... more

Report: Poland Minister Calls US Ties Worthless

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WARSAW, Poland -- A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which the foreign minister says Poland's strong alliance with the U.S. was worthless and "even harmful because it creates a false sense of security." In a short transcript of the conversation, a person identified as Foreign Minister Radek Si... more

US Activates Continuously Stationed Unit in Poland

LASK AIR BASE, Poland -- As a frigid wind whipped the U.S. and Polish flags above the flight line at this sprawling base, two allies marked the activation Friday of the first U.S. military unit to be continuously stationed on Polish soil. Though numbering only 10 airmen, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group has a historic role to fill. It signi... more

US Begins Training Sorties in Poland

A Polish F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis past a 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 before a training mission, March 18, 2014, at Lask Air Base, Poland.

LASK AIR BASE, Poland -- U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, began off-site aerial training for the first time since their arrival at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group here, March 18.  The training enhances interoperability, allowing pilots to take advantage of a unique opportunity to operat... more

US F-16s, Troops to Poland Over Ukraine Crisis

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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Polish government officials said Monday that the U.S. military was sending 12 F-16 fighter jets and about 300 service members to their country in response to the situation in Ukraine. Some U.S. aircraft and service members had already arrived in Poland on Monday, with the remainder expected later in the week, a spokesw... more

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