Airmen with the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, instructed Romanian airmen in airfield management practices and operations during
Exercise Dacian Warhawk at Campia Turzii, Romania, according to a Ramstein
release. "This event provided the baseline on which the Romanian air force can build the airfield management capability and successfully guide airfield safety and construction projects," said Maj. Justin Rex, an air advisor with the wing's 435th Contingency Response Group. Unlike the Air Force, the Romanians do not yet have airmen specifically trained to manage airfield operations and maintain airfield standards, states the release. During the drills, the Romanians practiced preventing foreign object damage, evaluating airfield pavement, and safely driving vehicles on the airfield. The Air Force has expanded its training activities in Romania in recent years, and the NATO ally
hosts a large air transit hub for US forces at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base. Dacian Warhawk ran from March 10 to March 27.
Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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