01 Sep '17, 1pm

US #F15 Eagles are now protecting #NATO airspace as part of #BalticAirPolicing in Lithuania. Read more:

US #F15 Eagles are now protecting #NATO airspace as part of #BalticAirPolicing in Lithuania. Read more:

ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania, Aug. 31, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force assumed control of NATO 's Baltic air policing mission from the Polish air force during a handover ceremony here yesterday. Air Force Lt. Col. Cody Blake, 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron detachment commander, accepts the key to NATO's Baltic air policing mission from Polish air force Lt. Col. Piotr Ostrouch during a handover ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017. The 493rd EFS is slated to lead the Baltic air policing rotation through the year's end. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew U.S. Air Force assumes lead of NATO Baltic Air Policing mission Air Force Lt. Col. Cody Blake, 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron detachment commander, accepts the key to NATO's Baltic air policing mission from Polish air force Lt. Col. Piotr Ostrouch during a handover ceremony at Šiauliai Air Ba...

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