12 Air Base Mirosławiec. 2000-2010.

Mirosławiec 2019-06-16

12 Air Base in Mirosławiec.

2000 - 2010.

Emblem of the 12th Air Base in Mirosławiec
Emblem of the 12th Air Base in Mirosławiec

In the period 1984-1988, the 8th Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment in Mirosławiec received combat aircraft Su-22 M4 and training-combat Su-22 UM3K. In 1998, the Aviation Division was liquidated and replaced by the 1st Tactical Aviation Brigade, which included: the 8th Fighter-Bomber Regiment in Mirosławiec and the 40th Fighter-Bomber Regiment in Świdwin.

The 12th Air Base in Mirosławiec (JW. 3299) was established on January 1, 2000. It was composed of the following units: 8th Fighter-Bomber Regiment, 40th Supply Battalion, 42nd Communication Battalion. At the same time, the 8th Tactical Aviation Squadron was created as an air component (airplanes and flying personnel).

The festival of the 12th Base was established on September 4. This date was established by the decision of the Minister of National Defense No. 239 / MON of August 27, 2003. In 2008, the commemorative badge of the 12th Base (Decision No. 558 / MON of December 17, 2008) was approved.

In 2009, the 1st Tactical Aviation Brigade was transformed into the 1st Tactical Aviation Wing. On December 31, 2010, the 12th Air Base was disbanded. All Su-22 combat aircraft were transferred to the Świdwin Airport. On January 1, 2011, the 12th Airport Headquarters was formed.

Commanders of the 12th Base: Lt. Col. Dipl. navigate Witold Antosik (January 1, 2000 - January 2002), Lt. Col. Dipl. Eng. Zdzisław Ostasz (January 2002 - April 2003), Col. Dipl. pil. Piotr Tusza (April 2003 - September 2005), Colonel MA pil. Jerzy Piłat (September 2005 - 23 January 2008), Colonel pil. MSc. Wojciech Pikuła (April 5, 2008 - May 5, 2010), part after. Lt. Col. Dipl. Zbigniew Wolewicz (May 5, 2010 - December 31, 2010).

Geographic coordinates of the 12th Air Base; 53 ° 23′40.9200 "N 16 ° 04′59.1600" E. In the period 2000 - 2020, the base functioned as Military Unit 3299. The 12th Air Base was a military unit whose tasks included securing the combat activity of the 8th Tactical Aviation Squadron, the aviation training process, and performing logistic tasks for the benefit of land forces and navy aviation.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman