by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
3/23/2015 - CAMPIA TURZII, Romania -- U.S.
and Romanian Airmen participating in the Dacian Warhawk training event
hosted more than 20 local and national media agencies and distinguished
personnel from Romania, March 22 at Campia Turzii.
The two air forces showcased the what they learned during the two-week
training mission designed to increase the interoperability between U.S.
and Romanian air forces, to the media members and distinguished
While there, media members were able to witness static displays of the
F-16CJ Fighting Falcon and MiG-21 Lancer, as well as aerial formations
of the aircraft flying side-by-side. The media representatives were also
afforded the opportunity to talk to several of the pilots in addition
to the Romanian Minister of Defense, Mircea Dusa.
"The close cooperation we have forged in the planning and execution of
this event shows the commitment of our two NATO countries," Lt. Col.
Ryan Nudi, 52nd Fighter Wing chief of safety. "The training has been
U.S. and Romanian Airmen were able to work side-by-side throughout the
two week event, accomplishing a series of training events on the ground
and in the air, including a MiG vs F-16 mock "dogfight."
The Romanian leadership thanked the 52nd FW and 435th Air Ground
Operations and hoped for the missions like Dacian Warhawk would continue
to strengthen the bond between the two nations.