Poland will take over the command of NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), known as the 'Spearhead Force,' which is ready to deploy and respond, within a few days, to any challenges that may arise.
Poland will focus on expanding the Polish armed forces, both professional and the Territorial Defence Force (WOT), Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Sunday.
Poland's General Commander of Armed Forces, Gen. Jarosław Mika, decided on Monday to lift a flight ban on the Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter planes, which were grounded in February following a series of accidents.
The Polish armed forces will for the first time be on annual combat duty in NATO, the Rzeczpospolita broadsheet wrote on Thursday. The shift will last throughout 2020 and the Polish forces will be on alert 24 hours a day.
This year's military parade on Polish Armed Forces Day on August 15 will be held in Katowice, southern Poland, the Polish defence minister said on Thursday, adding that the "Faithful to Poland" parade will commemorate the centenary of the 1st Silesian Uprising.
Poland and the United States are leaders when it comes to guaranteeing peace in Europe, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher said on Monday in Gizycko (northeastern Poland), where she was attending a Polish-American military picnic.
Activities related to the flood situation are a kind of test of the effectiveness of Poland's state services, which have stood up pretty well so far, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Friday, the third day of extensive flooding in south Poland.
According to newspaper Rzeczpospolita half of the units would be permanently stationed, but not within the framework of constant rotation, as is currently the case.
The Polish cabinet on Thursday approved a bill that changes the Polish armed forces' command and control structure, the Defence Ministry said in a news release.
The third rotation of soldiers from NATO's Multinational Battalion Combat Group started their tours of duty on Friday in Bemowo Piskie (northeastern Poland). Like their predecessors, the new units from the USA, UK, Romania and Croatia will spend six months in Poland.