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Romanian air force Airmen visit Sly Fox and crew

U.S. Air Force and Romanian air force members pose for a photo after refueling training with Romanian F-16s in Bucharest, Romania, March 13, 2019. The crew was involved in training with Romanian F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

U.S. Air Force and Romanian air force members pose for a photo after refueling training with Romanian F-16s in Bucharest, Romania, March 13, 2019. The crew was involved in training with Romanian F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Logan Dean, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, discusses aerial refueling events with Romanian air force members prior to take-off for training with Romanian air force F-16s in Bucharest, Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Logan Dean, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, discusses aerial refueling events with Romanian air force members prior to take-off for training with Romanian air force F-16s in Bucharest, Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Corey Marion, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, goes over flight procedures with Romanian air force members aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker in Bucharest, Romania, March 13, 2019. The crew trained with Romanian air force F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Corey Marion, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, goes over flight procedures with Romanian air force members aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker in Bucharest, Romania, March 13, 2019. The crew trained with Romanian air force F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force F-16s fly in formation prior to receiving fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, during aerial refueling training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force F-16s fly in formation prior to receiving fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, during aerial refueling training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force Warrant Officer Bogdan Pantilimon records refueling of Romanian air force F-16s aboard a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, March 12, 2019. The crew trained with Romanian air force F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force Warrant Officer Bogdan Pantilimon records refueling of Romanian air force F-16s aboard a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, March 12, 2019. The crew trained with Romanian air force F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

A Romanian air force F-16 flies next to a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England prior to receiving fuel during aerial refueling training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

A Romanian air force F-16 flies next to a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England prior to receiving fuel during aerial refueling training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

A member of the Romanian air force records a video of a Romanian air force F-16 flying in formation with KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, during training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

A member of the Romanian air force records a video of a Romanian air force F-16 flying in formation with KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, during training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force Warrant Officer Bogdan Pantilimon takes photos during aerial refueling training with Romanian F-16s over the skies of Romania, March 12, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force Warrant Officer Bogdan Pantilimon takes photos during aerial refueling training with Romanian F-16s over the skies of Romania, March 12, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force F-16s fly in formation after receiving fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, during training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Romanian air force F-16s fly in formation after receiving fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, during training over the skies of Romania, March 13, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. and NATO allies sharing a commitment to promote peace and stability through developing their relationship and communication process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

U.S. Airmen and Romanian air force members discuss aerial refueling events after training with Romanian air force F-16s in Bucharest, Romania, March 12, 2019. The crew trained with Romanian air force F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)
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U.S. Airmen and Romanian air force members discuss aerial refueling events after training with Romanian air force F-16s in Bucharest, Romania, March 12, 2019. The crew trained with Romanian air force F-16s over the skies of Romania, which enhanced regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration, interoperability with NATO allies in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

BUCHAREST, Romania --

Airmen with the Romanian air force visited the 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker “Sly Fox” and crew from RAF Mildenhall, England, during refueling training with Romanian F-16s in Bucharest March 11-15, 2019.

The visitors toured the jet, discussed the operational duties of each crew member and witnessed an air refueling sortie over the skies of Romania.

“This was a great chance for us to come together and really help strengthen what continues to be a healthy alliance,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Hurlburt, 351st Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander. “Our Romanian friends have been an awesome crew to work alongside this week, and I know I’ve learned a lot from them as well.”

Members of a Romanian air force public affairs team took part in a training flight March 12, and were provided with the opportunity to capture photos and videos of their air force’s F-16s being refueled by the “Sly Fox.”

“We are all very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside such professional Airmen from RAF Mildenhall,” said Romanian air force Capt. Ovidiu Dobos. “It’s not every day you are able to discuss strategy with world-class counterparts, so I will definitely take what I learned today and pass it along.”