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100th ARW refuels Romanian F-16s

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Romania Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Romania Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receives fuel over Romania from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW supports the Air Force's global reach mission by extending the range of U.S. Air Force aircraft in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receives fuel over Romania from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW supports the Air Force's global reach mission by extending the range of U.S. Air Force aircraft in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft drops back from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel over Romania, Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft drops back from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel over Romania, Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Romania Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

A Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Romania Oct. 7, 2021. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England --

The 100th Air Refueling Wing conducted a refueling mission with Romanian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over Romania Oct. 7. 

Training with allies enhances the collective security of the European continent, and refueling different aircraft improves the wing's ability to provide rapid air refueling support throughout Europe and Africa.