Romanian president visits troops in Afghanistan

By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentNovember 30, 2010

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with more than 150 Romanian soldiers as part of a visit to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. President Basescu also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
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KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu rides in a helicopter from Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, to Kandahar Airfield to meet with more than 150 Romanian soldiers. The visit allowed the president to hear from some of his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu rides in a helicopter from Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, to Kandahar Airfield to meet with more than 150 Romanian soldiers. The visit allowed the president to hear from some of his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
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KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, to hear from his troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
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KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets today with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets today with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets today with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in the Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets today with Romanian soldiers at Forward Operating Base Apache, near Qalat in the Zabul province, as a visit to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, Regional Command South commander, to discuss coalition operations in Afghanistan. The visit allowed the Romanian president to meet with more than 150 Romanian soldiers as part of a morale trip to hear from some of his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. President Basescu also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu meets with Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, Regional Command South commander, to discuss coalition operations in Afghanistan. The visit allowed the Romanian president to meet with more than 150 Romanian soldiers as part of a morale trip to hear from some of his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. President Basescu also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu is greeted by U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kendall, Kandahar Airfield Commander, before his visit of more than 150 Romanian soldiers.  The visit allowed President Basescu to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. The president also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu is greeted by U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kendall, Kandahar Airfield Commander, before his visit of more than 150 Romanian soldiers. The visit allowed President Basescu to hear from his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. The president also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu departs a plane to meet with more than 150 Romanian soldiers as part of a visit to hear from some of his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. President Basescu also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Romanian President Traian Basescu departs a plane to meet with more than 150 Romanian soldiers as part of a visit to hear from some of his near 1,650 troops throughout Afghanistan. President Basescu also flew to a nearby camp to have lunch with Romanian and coalition forces. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and has since been a player in operations in the Middle East and southwest Asia. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daryl Knee, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL