WEST FORT HOOD — Officials from the Royal Netherlands air force uncased the colors of the 302nd Squadron during a Monday afternoon ceremony attended by the Dutch minister of defense and commander of the Dutch air force.
The new unit replaces the Joint Netherlands Training Detachment, which trained Dutch soldiers and airmen under Fort Hood's 21st Cavalry Brigade. The reactivation of the squadron solidifies the relationship between the allies, said Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.
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