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U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Gripp (left) and 1st Lt. Cory Killian (right) both pilots from the 37th Airlift Squadron, pose with Romanian air force pilot Lt. Daniel Motoroiu (center), Airlift Base Otopeni, Romania, March 14, 2011. Lieutenant Motoroiu was invited to join the U.S. Air Force crew on their first flying mission of Carpathian Spring 2011, a building partnerships capacity exercise where members of the U.S. military join their Romanian counterparts to learn from one another and strengthen alliances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Jocelyn L. Rich)


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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jim Gettis, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, pulls static lines into a C-130J after a successful static line jump of Romanian paratroopers that exited the aircraft over a landing zone near Campia Turzii, Romania, March 14, 2011. The jump was performed on the first day of Carpathian Spring 2011, a building partnerships capacity exercise where members of the U.S. military join their Romanian counterparts to learn from one another and strengthen alliances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Jocelyn L. Rich)



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Romanian paratroopers exit a U.S. Air Force C-130J, as U.S. paratroopers serve as jump masters, over a landing zone near Campia Turzii, Romania, March 14, 2011. The jump was performed on the first day of Carpathian Spring 2011, a building partnerships capacity exercise where members of the U.S. military join their Romanian counterparts to learn from one another and strengthen alliances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Jocelyn L. Rich)



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Romanian paratroopers prepare to exit a U.S. Air Force C-130J under the instruction of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joe Klimaski, 435th Contingency Response Group, jump master, over a landing zone near Campia Turzii, Romania, March 14, 2011. The jump was performed on the first day of Carpathian Spring 2011, a building partnerships capacity exercise where members of the U.S. military join their Romanian counterparts to learn from one another and strengthen alliances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Jocelyn L. Rich)



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U.S. Air Force Capt. Marcie Walton, 37th Airlift Squadron, prepares information for a pre-flight briefing as Romanian air force Capt. Marcel Petrov, navigator, observes, Airlift Base Otopeni, Romania, March 14, 2011. The briefing was in preparation of the first flying mission of Carpathian Spring 2011, a building partnerships capacity exercise where members of the U.S. military join their Romanian counterparts to learn from one another and strengthen alliances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Jocelyn L. Rich)