Swamp Foxes in Poland

The Polish Airbase of Lask has been home to Polish F-16s for quite some time. This June F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing join their Polish counterparts in bilateral training. The US F-16s deployed to Europe on 28 May as part of an ‘aviation detachment’, as the Air National Guard calls it.

The South Carolina F-16s are perhaps better known by their ‘Swamp Foxes’ nickname., and usually based at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, SC. The unit also brought aircraft in the relatively new ‘Have Glass’ colour scheme, recognizable by the darker grey colour.

Bilateral Polish-US air force training has taken place since 2012. US F-16s from Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany and Aviano Air Base in Italy have previously deployed to Lask.

Also among extra US assets in Europe now, are twelve US Air Force A-10C Warthogs and twelve Air National Guard F-15C Eagles.

© 2015 Airheadsfly.com editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top): The Swamp Foxes on the flightline at Lask (Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)

(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)
(Image © Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder / South Carolina Air National Guard)