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Romanian Air Force C-130 loaded with cargo in support of operation Castle Forge

A Romanian air force C-130 is loaded with cargo in support of an exercise under the larger Castle Forge operation at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. Operation Castle Forge is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s premiere theater-wide Agile Combat Employment exercise, focused on shifting forces and the way they operate in a dynamic theater. The objective of Castle Forge is to provide a partnership-focused environment and raise the U.S. commitment to NATO allies in the Black Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A Romanian air force C-130 is loaded with cargo in support of an exercise under the larger Castle Forge operation at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. Operation Castle Forge is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s premiere theater-wide Agile Combat Employment exercise, focused on shifting forces and the way they operate in a dynamic theater. The objective of Castle Forge is to provide a partnership-focused environment and raise the U.S. commitment to NATO allies in the Black Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Romanian air force airmen and U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron load a Romanian air force C-130 with critical cargo in support of operation Castle Forge at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. Since the start of operation Castle Forge in Larissa Air Base, Greece on Oct. 6, the 31st Fighter Wing has supported F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Castle Forge is a larger U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa-led joint, multinational training event and major air operation in the Black Sea region that demonstrates Agile Combat Employment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Romanian air force airmen and U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron load a Romanian air force C-130 with critical cargo at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 transported cargo to Campia Turzii, Romania, to demonstrate the ability to deploy forces quickly by implementing the concept of Agile Combat Employment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Romanian air force airmen and U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron load a cart onto a Romanian air force C-130 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 was loaded with critical cargo for U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participating in an exercise as part of operation Castle Forge at Campia Turzii, Romania. Operation Castle Forge is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s premiere theater-wide Agile Combat Employment exercise, focused on shifting forces and the way they operate in a dynamic theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Romanian air force airmen and U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron load a cart onto a Romanian air force C-130 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 was loaded with critical cargo for U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participating in an exercise as part of operation Castle Forge at Campia Turzii, Romania. Operation Castle Forge is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s premiere theater-wide Agile Combat Employment exercise, focused on shifting forces and the way they operate in a dynamic theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A Romanian air force C-130 sits on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 was loaded with critical cargo for U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participating in an exercise within the larger Castle Forge operation at Campia Turzii, Romania. F-16s, support equipment and Airmen assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy participated in the exercise that tested a number of objectives include the ability to rapidly disperse combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A Romanian air force C-130 sits on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 was loaded with critical cargo for personnel and equipment assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing participating in an exercise at Campia Turzii, Romania. F-16s, support equipment and Airmen assigned to the 31st FW tested a number of objectives including the ability to rapidly disperse combat airpower and operate in a dispersed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- A Romanian air force C-130 is loaded with cargo in support of an exercise under the larger Castle Forge operation at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 29, 2021. Operation Castle Forge is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s premiere theater-wide Agile Combat Employment exercise, focused on shifting forces and the way they operate in a dynamic theater. The objective of Castle Forge is to provide a partnership-focused environment and raise the U.S. commitment to NATO allies in the Black Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)