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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

Illinois Air National Guard Soars Skies over Poland

POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland -- Airmen from the U.S. and Polish air forces started training together Oct. 15, at Powidz Air Base, Poland, for the start of Aviation Detachment rotation 15-1. Roughly 50 Airmen and three C-130 Hercules from the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing will participate in the training hosted by Detachment 1, 52n... more

Illinois National Guard Soldiers Complete Polish Military Exercise

ORZYSZ, Poland – Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard’s 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (33rd IBCT) in Urbana, Illinois, and the 244th Digital Liaison Detachment in Chicago, participated in the largest multi-national military training exercise in Polish history, Sept. 24 to Oct. 4. Anaconda 14 involved nearly 13,000 Soldiers from ni... more

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