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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dacian Warhawk members host Media, DV day

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 visitors.

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 absolutely fantastic."

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.

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