Maintenance personnel from the Romanian Air Force's 53rd Fighter Squadron bid farewell to F-15E Strike Eagle aircrews from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina at the conclusion of Castle Forge's first forward deployment phase to exercise and demonstrate Agile Combat Employment capabilities at Borcea 86th Air Base, Romania, Oct. 22, 2021. Castle Forge is a U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa-led, joint, multi-national operation. It provides a dynamic, partnership-focused training environment that raises the U.S. commitment to collective defense in the Black Sea region while enhancing interoperability alongside NATO allies (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Andrew Layton).
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