RAMSTEIN, Germany - U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft from the 336th Fighter Squadron taking part in Ex Castle Forge have arrived at Borcea Air Base, Romania, and Graf Ignatievo AB, Bulgaria in the next phase of the multinational training event.
The Strike Eagles will train alongside counterparts from the Romanian and Bulgarian air forces for the next few days. This movement enhances the integration between NATO allies in the Black Sea region, while highlighting the strong trans-Atlantic links that the Alliance enjoys.
The opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our Bulgarian and Romanian allies will demonstrate our unshakeable partnerships and ability to provide unparalleled airpower in this key region
"The opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our Bulgarian and Romanian allies will demonstrate our unshakeable partnerships and ability to provide unparalleled airpower in this key region." Said General Jeff Harrigian, Commander Allied Air Command.
Greek F-16s carrying out joint training with the USAF F-15 detachment at Larissa Air Base, Greece. Photo courtesy of US Air Force.
US Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle landing in Romania where they will spend the next few days training with their Alliance partner. Photo courtesy of the Romanian Air Force.
Bulgarian MIG-29s on the line with their US Air Force guests during multinational exercise Castle Forge. Photo courtesy of Bulgarian Air Force.
The F-15s spent the last week at Larissa Air Base, Greece, integrating with F-16 aircraft from the Hellenic Air Force for a series of training sorties. Some of the Strike Eagles will remain in Greece to continue this cooperation over the coming days.