Golden State ANG, Romanian air force partnership soars over Campia Turzii

California Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Jon Kelk, both the ANG mobilization assistant to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Air Forces Africa commander and the commander, chief of staff of the CANG shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Cooper, a pavements and construction equipment apprentice assigned to the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23, 2016. Kelk congratulated Cooper, originally assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, for excellence demonstrated during the 194th EFS' six-month long theater security package deployment to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to bolster the U.S.'s continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability in the region. The unit, comprised of more than 200 CANG Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno ANG Base, Calif., as well as U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, piloted, maintained and supported the deployment of 12 F-15Cs Eagle fighter aircraft throughout nations like Romania, Iceland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Estonia and among others. The F-15Cs took to the skies alongside the Romanian air force's 71st Air Base's MiG-21 fighter aircraft and Puma helicopters for both the airshow, the second engagement of its kind at Campia Turzii under Operation Atlantic Resolve, and the bilateral flight training, also known as Dacian Eagle 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden
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