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Poland first Ally to safeguard Baltic Airspace in 2019

Poland first Ally to safeguard Baltic Airspace in 2019

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ŠIAULIAI, Lithuania – The Polish Air Force took over the responsibility for leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission out of Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, from the Belgian Air Force on 3 January 2019. A traditional handover/takeover ceremony has been conducted at the Lithuanian Air Base every four months since 2004. The Polish Air Force was the eighth Ally to assume the mission at the end of 2005 and has now returned to accomplish the task for the first four months in 2019.…

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The commander of the outgoing Belgian Air Force Detachment, Major Sammuel Vanophem, hands over the key the Baltic Air Space to his successor, the commander of the Polish Air Force Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Adam Kalinowski. Photo by Alfredas Pliadis JAN 3, 2019

Poland first Ally to safeguard Baltic Airspace in 2019

1 min read

ŠIAULIAI, Lithuania – The Polish Air Force took over the responsibility for leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission out of Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, from the Belgian Air Force on 3 January 2019. A traditional handover/takeover ceremony has been conducted at the Lithuanian Air Base every four months since 2004. The Polish Air Force was…