Deployed Sabers reach out to Romanian community
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania -Members of the 52nd Fighter Wing deployed to Campia Turzii, Romania, recently donated their time and money to help renovate a children's community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies.
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dexter High, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, high-fives Romanian school children during their visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of  Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, showed the children a static display of an A-10 Thunderbolt II and let them operate the hose of a fire truck during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson)
3 photos: CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dexter High, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, high-fives Romanian school children during their visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members
Photo 1 of 3: CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dexter High, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, high-fives Romanian school children during their visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, showed the children a static display of an A-10 Thunderbolt II and let them operate the hose of a fire truck during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) Download full-resolution version
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian girl spray a fire hose during her visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, explained the parts of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display and a fire truck to children from the town of Turda, Romania, during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson)
3 photos: CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian girl spray a fire hose during her visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Sp
Photo 2 of 3: CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian girl spray a fire hose during her visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, explained the parts of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display and a fire truck to children from the town of Turda, Romania, during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) Download full-resolution version
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian boy spray a fire hose during his visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, explained the parts of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display and a fire truck during to children from the town of Turda, Romania, during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson)
3 photos: CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian boy spray a fire hose during his visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26.
Photo 3 of 3: CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian boy spray a fire hose during his visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, explained the parts of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display and a fire truck during to children from the town of Turda, Romania, during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson) Download full-resolution version
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dexter High, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, high-fives Romanian school children during their visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of  Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, showed the children a static display of an A-10 Thunderbolt II and let them operate the hose of a fire truck during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson)
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian girl spray a fire hose during her visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, explained the parts of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display and a fire truck to children from the town of Turda, Romania, during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson)
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Alvarez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, helps a Romanian boy spray a fire hose during his visit to the 71st Air Base Wing Oct. 26. Members of Spangdalem Air Base deployed in support of Operation Dacian Thunder 2009, explained the parts of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display and a fire truck during to children from the town of Turda, Romania, during their visit. The deployed units also donated money and time to help renovate a community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Wilson)

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Members of the 52nd Fighter Wing deployed to Campia Turzii, Romania, recently donated their time and money to help renovate a children's community center dedicated to helping local children with their academic studies.

"I think it is awesome to come into an area and provide help for their people," said Master Sgt. Sheryl Monroe, 52nd Communications Squadron first sergeant. "It strengthens community relations and keeps them wanting us to come back and train."

The deployed members provided aesthetic upgrades and school supplies to center. They also hope to raise enough money to donate a computer before they leave.

The center has teachers on staff and works with about 250 families in the local community helping about 50 children with their school work.

Airmen deployed from Spangdahlem were glad to help with the community's efforts to improve their children's quality of life.

"I asked the first sergeant if there would be any special activities happening during the TDY and she told me about this project," said Staff Sgt. Dennis Sawyer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron. "No matter where you are in the world there are kids in need, and if helping this school out gives them a better future, I am more than happy to help."

The service members are in Romania supporting Operation Dacian Thunder, a combined training exercise with the Romanian air force.

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