US Sends More Fighter Planes to Poland amid Ukraine Crisis

first_img View post tag: fighting View post tag: f16 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sends View post tag: fighter View post tag: poland View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Sends More Fighter Planes to Poland amid Ukraine Crisis U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced last week that the United States would augment the aviation detachment in light of the situation in Ukraine, and Army Col. Steven Warren provided details yesterday in a meeting with reporters.Warren said 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons and associated personnel from the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano are expected to arrive in Poland by the end of the week. “This enhancement marks another milestone in the rotational deployment of U.S. military aircraft that we began in late 2012,” he added.Hagel met with Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak on March 9 to consider options for locations, with U.S. European Command deciding on the number of aircraft, Warren told reporters earlier this week. Previously planned rotations will continue, he said, with this augmentation serving as an addition to those already scheduled. “Augmenting this aviation detachment was a deliberate choice to demonstrate to our allies that U.S. commitments to our collective defense responsibilities are credible and remain in force. The work we’re doing with Poland does just that, ” he said.[mappress]Press Release, March 13, 2014; Image: US DoDcenter_img View post tag: Ukraine U.S. AIR FORCE F-16 FIGHTING FALCONS A dozen more F-16s and 300 personnel based at Aviano Air Base, Italy, will augment the U.S. aviation detachment at Lask Air Base, Poland, a Pentagon spokesman announced yesterday. View post tag: Naval Authorities March 13, 2014 US Sends More Fighter Planes to Poland amid Ukraine Crisis View post tag: FALCONS Share this article View post tag: Planes View post tag: crisislast_img

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