New Addition

Aviation Detachment 1 activates in Poland

Spangdahlem Air Base activated a U.S. Aviation Detachment (AV DET) at Lask Air Base Nov. 9, 2012.

The 52nd Operations Group Detachment 1 will be an enduring presence with 10 Airmen, but U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and C-130 Hercules crews and aircraft will rotate periodically for training, where the total number of personnel could surge up to 250.

“We’ve put together an excellent team, and everybody’s eager to begin the first rotations of aircraft, so that our Airmen have an excellent opportunity for training,” said Maj. Matthew Spears, 52nd OG, Det. 1 commander.

This is the newest addition to the 52nd Fighter Wing, and the Airmen at Lask are excited to work with our Polish partners.

Read the rest of the press release here.

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