Six Aviano F-16s have deployed to Lask, in Poland, for an “exercise”
Seven U.S. Air Force F-16 and about 150 military belonging to the 31st Fighter Wing, from Aviano airbase, Italy, have deployed to Lask airbase, near Lodz, in central Poland to take part in Polish Army’s Anakonda-14o drills and conduct joint training with the Polish Air Force F-16 Block 52 jets.
Even if, the deployment to the Lask Aviation Detachment was planned months ago, this is the second rotational tour of American F-16s to Poland in 2014 (previously, the U.S. jets deployed to Lask once a year): in March, twelve F-16s and 300 military were detached to the Polish air base following the crisis in Crimea.
The aircraft are expected to remain in Poland until early October.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force in Europe
Seven, not six
“9/5/2014 – LASK AIR BASE, Poland — Seven F-16 Fighting Falcons from 510th Fighter Squadron and approximately 150 support personnel from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrived at the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment here, Sept. 4 and 5.