Post Tagged with: "Thracian Summer"


Bulgarian paratroopers perform a static-line jump from a C-130J Super Hercules during a flying training deployment July 15 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. FTD Thracian Summer was a two-week training deployment for American and Bulgarian forces to work together and learn how each other perform their mission.

Thracian Summer: US Airmen jump with Bulgarians during two-week flying training

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

More than 600 Airmen from the 86th Airlift and 435th Air Ground Operations wings and members of the Bulgarian armed forces participated in a two-week flying training deployment called Thracian Summer, July 7 through 21.

July 25, 2013 ×