US, Poland integrate air forces

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rommel Delmundo, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group contracting officer and Las Vegas native, reads an email while at his desk at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The mission of Detachment 1 serves to foster bilateral defense ties, enhance regional security and increase interoperability among NATO allies through combined training exercises with periodic rotational aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rommel Delmundo, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group contracting officer and Las Vegas native, reads an email while at his desk at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The mission of Detachment 1 serves to foster bilateral defense ties, enhance regional security and increase interoperability among NATO allies through combined training exercises with periodic rotational aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Winkler, 52nd Operations Group commander, center, and Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Zahn, 52nd OG chief enlisted manager, left, listen as Master Sgt. Mark Dawkins, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group maintenance operations liaison, right, discusses maintenance operations while walking to the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. Dawkins serves with nine other personnel assigned to Detachment 1, which aims to strengthen interoperability between the U.S. and Polish air forces.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Winkler, 52nd Operations Group commander, center, and Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Zahn, 52nd OG chief enlisted manager, left, listen as Master Sgt. Mark Dawkins, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group maintenance operations liaison, right, discusses maintenance operations while walking to the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. Dawkins serves with nine other personnel assigned to Detachment 1, which aims to strengthen interoperability between the U.S. and Polish air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Six F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron receive maintenance while on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The 480th FS, known as the Warhawks, maintain a lineage of flying service going back more than 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Six F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron receive maintenance while on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The 480th FS, known as the Warhawks, maintain a lineage of flying service going back more than 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Winkler, 52nd Operations Group commander, left, speaks with Capt. Anthony Kiggins, a 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. Winkler visited with 480th FS pilots who flew F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from their home station at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to Łask. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Winkler, 52nd Operations Group commander, left, speaks with Capt. Anthony Kiggins, a 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. Winkler visited with 480th FS pilots who flew F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from their home station at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to Łask. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Victoria Hartley, a 480th Fighter Squadron aviation resource manager and Royal Air Force Alconbury, United Kingdom, native, left, and Aleczander Bagensie, a 480th FS aviation resource manager and Moore, Okla., native, center, listen as Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Zahn, 52nd Operations Group chief enlisted manager, speaks with them at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. Zahn visited 480th FS Airmen sent to Łask from their home station at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Victoria Hartley, a 480th Fighter Squadron aviation resource manager and Royal Air Force Alconbury, United Kingdom, native, left, and Aleczander Bagensie, a 480th FS aviation resource manager and Moore, Okla., native, center, listen as Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Zahn, 52nd Operations Group chief enlisted manager, speaks with them at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. Zahn visited 480th FS Airmen sent to Łask from their home station at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft fly over the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The Fighting Falcon wields a 20mm cannon, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods as part of its multirole fighter capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft fly over the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The Fighting Falcon wields a 20mm cannon, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods as part of its multirole fighter capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot lands an aircraft on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The U.S. Air Force and Polish air force maintain close ties with respect to training and partnership defense as part of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot lands an aircraft on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The U.S. Air Force and Polish air force maintain close ties with respect to training and partnership defense as part of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot taxis an aircraft on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The compact aircraft provides multiple roles while maintaining high maneuverability during both air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot taxis an aircraft on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The compact aircraft provides multiple roles while maintaining high maneuverability during both air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S Air Force Capt. Zachary Shapiro, a 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot and Memphis, Tenn., native, watches for the hand signals of Airman 1st Class Saulo Watson, a 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant crew chief and Colorado Springs, Colo., native, while on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The 480th FS, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, serves as one of the three squadrons assigned to the 52nd Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S Air Force Capt. Zachary Shapiro, a 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot and Memphis, Tenn., native, watches for the hand signals of Airman 1st Class Saulo Watson, a 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant crew chief and Colorado Springs, Colo., native, while on the flightline at Łask Air Base, Poland, May 7, 2014. The 480th FS, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, serves as one of the three squadrons assigned to the 52nd Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)