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10 US troops start mission to Poland

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November 9, 2012 08:57 AM EST | AP


WARSAW, Poland — A unit of 10 U.S. airmen has arrived at an air base in Poland for what will be the first permanent U.S. military presence in the country.

The troops arrived at the air base in Lask, in central Poland, with two U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets and a Hercules transport plane.

U.S. Ambassador Stephen D. Mull, U.S. commander in Europe, Admiral James Stavridis and Poland's Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak attended the ceremony that also included a Polish military parade.