INOWROCLAW, Poland -- Soldiers and three helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a static display with Polish Soldiers from the 56th Aviation Base, here, May 19, at Inowroclaw Air Base. The 56th Aviation Base is celebrating their 55th anniversary this year with a picnic and open house featuring military personnel and equipment from the Polish Army.
Static displays serve as an integral part of 12th CAB's mission in Europe. The open house allowed Soldiers from the 12th CAB to interact with Polish Soldiers and members of the civilian population surrounding the airbase.
The 12th CAB was also in Poland to conduct a pre-deployment site surveys before the start of Saber Strike 18. The site survey covered numerous airfields and fueling points across Poland that the CAB will stage from during SBS 18.
The 12th CAB established a great working relationship with the 56th Aviation Base during Anakonda 16 as the brigade headquarters based their operations out of the airfield.
Saber Strike 18 takes place from 03-15 June and is an annual, multinational exercise involving 19 Allied and partner nations and over 18,000 participants. Portions of the exercise will in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.
This year's exercise will focus on integrating NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroups as part of a multinational division. Lithuania is the lead nation for the exercise.
The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade trains and conducts aviation support across the full spectrum of unified land operations for United States Army Europe, European Command and our allied and NATO partners.