Ramstein Airmen take on night OPS in Romania

by Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
C-130J crew members with the 37th Airlift Squadron prepare to board their aircraft for a training flight Aug. 23 at Otopeni Air Base, Romania. The 37th AS conducts exercises annually throughout Europe with the aim of fostering bilateral relations and interoperability among allies.
Airman 1st Class Matt Moore, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems journeyman, uses marshalling wands to guide an aircraft out of the ramp Aug. 23 on Otopeni Air Base, Romania. C-130Js from Ramstein arrived in Romania with more than 100 Airmen from Ramstein to conduct a bilateral exercise with Romanian forces.
Senior Master Sgt. Gerald Bellew, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, examines takeoff procedures during an exercise at Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 23. Aircraft maintenance Airmen are responsible for preparing aircraft and assisting pilots with takeoff.
86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen prepare a C-130J aircraft for takeoff Aug. 23 at Otopeni Air Base, Romania.