Air Guard Block 52 F-16s from the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire JNGB, S.C., deployed to Lask AB, Poland, on May 28, as part of a training deployment to support Operation Atlantic Resolve. The deployment will pair 169th FW F-16s crews with their Polish Air Force counterparts to conduct bilateral training events from Lask, as part of US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa’s allied reassurance initiatives. The US and Poland agreed to establish a permanent aviation detachment at the airfield back in 2012, the first full-time USAF presence in the country, and the location has served as a hub for rotational training and cooperation activities.
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force recently, as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S., as the bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.