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    New U.S. Special Forces Base in Poland Honors Fallen Polish Soldier

    The new U.S. special forces base at Kraków’s Balice airport has been named Camp Miron, in honor of Mirosław “Miron” Łucki, a Polish soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2013. The Polish Ministry of National Defense announced this dedication, highlighting the deepening military cooperation between Poland and the United States. “Polish-American defense cooperation is stronger than ever,” stated U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski.

    Strengthening NATO Ties

    Camp Miron will host 150-200 American soldiers on a rotational basis, enhancing the strategic presence in Eastern Europe. Currently, the camp consists of temporary living containers, which will eventually be replaced with permanent structures. Ambassador Brzezinski emphasized the enduring U.S. commitment to Poland and NATO, stating that the new base significantly fortifies the alliance’s security.

    Located in Kraków, the base is closely tied with the Special Forces Component Command, which oversees elite units such as GROM, the Lubliniec-based Commandos, the naval-specialized Formoza, and units Agat and Nil. This geographical and organizational proximity underscores the importance of the base to both national and NATO defense strategies.

    Honoring a Fallen Hero

    Mirosław “Miron” Łucki, who lost his life during a mission in Afghanistan in August 2013, was a dedicated operator of the Special Forces Unit Commandos. Last year, one of the combat teams of JWK was also named in his honor, ensuring his legacy continues to inspire both Polish and American soldiers alike.

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