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US Activates Continuously Stationed Unit in Poland

Stars and Stripes | Nov 12, 2012

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.

Air Force News | Mar 19, 2014

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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Stars and Stripes | Mar 11, 2014

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

Poland May Seek Access to Guantanamo Suspects

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Associated Press | Feb 06, 2014

WARSAW, Poland - Polish prosecutors may seek access to terror suspects detained by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay for direct questioning as part of an investigation into whether a secret CIA prison operated here in 2002-2003, an official said Thursday. The prosecutors would need U.S. permission to question prisoners held at Guantanamo and are weigh... more

WWII Hero Bear to get Statue in Scotland

Universal Press Syndicate | Dec 29, 2012

"Private Wojtek," a brown bear adopted by a unit of Polish soldiers during World War II, is to be honored with a memorial statue in the Scottish capital. After the war, Wojtek found a new home in the Edinburgh Zoo. The Wojtek Memorial Trust hopes to have the statue in place in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh in time for the 50th anniversary... more

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