Leadership visits during Operation Dacian Thunder

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania – Commander Laurian Anastasof, 71st Air Base Wing commandant, exchanges patches with Lt. Col. Ronald Steuwe, 81st Fighter Squadron commander, after the last day of combined flying exercises in support of Operation Dacian Thunder. Gen. Roger Brady, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander; Mark Gitenstein, U.S. Ambassador to Romania; and Maj. Gen. Ion-Aurel Stancui, Chief of Staff of the Romanian Air Force; visited the base and viewed an aerial demonstration during the operation. During the combined training exercise the U.S. Air Force flew about 100 sorties; half of which were flown with the Romanian air force. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Captain Greg Hignite)

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