Spangdahlem supports NATO operations

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter aircraft are parked on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The Canadian Armed Forces are one of the major contributors to NATO operations since the founding of the Alliance 65 years ago. The 52nd Fighter Wing and the 726th Air Mobility Squadron continuously strengthen NATO partnerships by providing logistics and support during allied operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter aircraft are parked on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The Canadian Armed Forces are one of the major contributors to NATO operations since the founding of the Alliance 65 years ago. The 52nd Fighter Wing and the 726th Air Mobility Squadron continuously strengthen NATO partnerships by providing logistics and support during allied operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft pilots wait for authorization to cross the runway May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. These fighter aircraft, along with support personnel, stopped at Spangdahlem while traveling to Romania to conduct training activities as part of NATO reassurance measures to Eastern and Central Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft pilots wait for authorization to cross the runway May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. These fighter aircraft, along with support personnel, stopped at Spangdahlem while traveling to Romania to conduct training activities as part of NATO reassurance measures to Eastern and Central Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

A Royal Canadian Air Force service member arrives on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 1, 2014. The Canadian Armed Forces will join Romania and other NATO allies currently operating in the region as the alliance’s part of reassurance measures to Eastern and Central Europe.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

A Royal Canadian Air Force service member arrives on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 1, 2014. The Canadian Armed Forces will join Romania and other NATO allies currently operating in the region as the alliance’s part of reassurance measures to Eastern and Central Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft pilots prepare to land on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The fighters came from the 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of the RCAF’s 3rd Wing in Bagotville, Québec, as a part of NATO reassurance measures to Central and Eastern Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft pilots prepare to land on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The fighters came from the 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of the RCAF’s 3rd Wing in Bagotville, Québec, as a part of NATO reassurance measures to Central and Eastern Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force pilots land CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The fighter aircraft, along with support personnel, are travelling to Romania in order to conduct training activities as part of NATO reassurance measures to Central and Eastern Europe. The 52nd Fighter Wing and 726th Air Mobility Squadron at Spangdahlem are forward-based, with ready forces equipped to further enable NATO operations and enhance partner readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force pilots land CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The fighter aircraft, along with support personnel, are travelling to Romania in order to conduct training activities as part of NATO reassurance measures to Central and Eastern Europe. The 52nd Fighter Wing and 726th Air Mobility Squadron at Spangdahlem are forward-based, with ready forces equipped to further enable NATO operations and enhance partner readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason Seavey (center), a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice from Baileyville, Maine, and Senior Airman Steven Mueller, a 52nd CES fire protection journeyman from Kerrville, Texas, exchange patches with a pilot from the Royal Canadian Air Force May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.  The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted members of the RCAF as they traveled to Romania to support combined NATO exercises as part of a persistent presence in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason Seavey (center), a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice from Baileyville, Maine, and Senior Airman Steven Mueller, a 52nd CES fire protection journeyman from Kerrville, Texas, exchange patches with a pilot from the Royal Canadian Air Force May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted members of the RCAF as they traveled to Romania to support combined NATO exercises as part of a persistent presence in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released)

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot lands a transport aircraft on the runway May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.  The RCAF aircraft will be based in Romania as part of NATO efforts to promote security and stability in Eastern and Central Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot lands a transport aircraft on the runway May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The RCAF aircraft will be based in Romania as part of NATO efforts to promote security and stability in Eastern and Central Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot lands a transport aircraft on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.  The Government of Canada is contributing to NATO reassurance measures to promote security and stability in Eastern and Central Europe. The forward-based 52nd Fighter Wing and 726th Air Mobility Squadron here support the NATO partnership with ready forces who enable missions across Europe and Africa.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot lands a transport aircraft on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The Government of Canada is contributing to NATO reassurance measures to promote security and stability in Eastern and Central Europe. The forward-based 52nd Fighter Wing and 726th Air Mobility Squadron here support the NATO partnership with ready forces who enable missions across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released

Royal Canadian Air Force service members disembark a transport aircraft on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 52nd Fighter Wing and 726th Air Mobility Squadron here are forward-based, with ready forces trained and equipped to strengthen NATO partnerships by providing logistics and support to enable operations and enhance partner readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

Royal Canadian Air Force service members disembark a transport aircraft on the flightline May 1, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 52nd Fighter Wing and 726th Air Mobility Squadron here are forward-based, with ready forces trained and equipped to strengthen NATO partnerships by providing logistics and support to enable operations and enhance partner readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)