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.
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."