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[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Andrinople (Edirne), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) Muslim horseman of Fèlibè (Plodiv); (2) Bulgarian of Koyountèpè; and (3) Bulgarian of Ahi Tchèlèbi. Ahi Tchèlèbi and Koyuntepe are outside of Plodiv, Bulgaria. Title devised by Library staff. French caption... More

[Base: Graff Ignatievo Air Base  - Plovdiv - Bulgaria]

[Base: Graff Ignatievo Air Base - Plovdiv - Bulgaria]

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Graff Ignatievo Air Base State: Plovdiv Country: Bulgaria (BGR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marie Cassetty, USA... More

Staff Sgt. John DuBarry, a military policeman and non-lethal

Staff Sgt. John DuBarry, a military policeman and non-lethal

Staff Sgt. John DuBarry, a military policeman and non-lethal weapons instructor with the Military Police Detachment, Black Sea Rotational Force 12, show members of the Bulgarian Armed Forces and local civilian ... More

Thracian Spring 2012

Thracian Spring 2012

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jameson Richart, with the 37th Airlift Squadron and the Thracian Spring 2012 mission commander, does a pre-flight inspection on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 2... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, left, the

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, left, the

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, left, the commander of the Third Air Force, meets with Airmen assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during Thracian Eagle 2014 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Aug. 20, ... More

A U.S. Marine and Bulgarian soldier prepare for an

A U.S. Marine and Bulgarian soldier prepare for an

A U.S. Marine and Bulgarian soldier prepare for an enemy attack during Exercise Strike Back, Oct. 15 at the Koren Field Training Ground, Bulgaria. Strike Back is a multilateral combat exercise designed to prepa... More

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the Louisiana Air National

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the Louisiana Air National

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing and Bulgarian MiG-29s participating in Thracian Eagle 2015, a bilateral training exercise, are lined up at Graf Ignatievo Ai... More

Airmen with the 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,

Airmen with the 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,

Airmen with the 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, perform and end of runway inspection prior to takeoff of an F-15C Eagle, April 28, 2015, Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv,... More

Senior Airman Jeremy Philyaw, F-15 aircraft maintenance

Senior Airman Jeremy Philyaw, F-15 aircraft maintenance

Senior Airman Jeremy Philyaw, F-15 aircraft maintenance journeymen, 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, unscrews a panel to inspect vertical stabilizer cables inside of an F-15 Ea... More

U.S. Air Force Captains Doug Mabe and Brian Shea, 37th

U.S. Air Force Captains Doug Mabe and Brian Shea, 37th

U.S. Air Force Captains Doug Mabe and Brian Shea, 37th Airlift Squadron pilots, start the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules before a U.S. and Bulgarian formation flight July 13, 2015, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The ... More

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron is parked at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, before a formation flight July 14, 2015. The flight was part of a bilateral training exercise, which focused on low... More

Bulgarian air force bandsmen play the Bulgarian national

Bulgarian air force bandsmen play the Bulgarian national

Bulgarian air force bandsmen play the Bulgarian national anthem for the arrival of Nikolay Nankov Nenchev, Republic of Bulgaria minister of defense July 16, 2015, at Krumuvo Air Base, Bulgaria. During his visi... More

A U.S. Airman from the 352d Special Operations Wing

A U.S. Airman from the 352d Special Operations Wing

A U.S. Airman from the 352d Special Operations Wing runs alongside a forward area manifold cart hose during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The MC-130J Commando II and ... More

A distance marker is held in position on an unimproved

A distance marker is held in position on an unimproved

A distance marker is held in position on an unimproved surface during an austere landing exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The colorful markers were put in place by 321st Special Tactics Squadron com... More

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft performs a low-level flyover of an austere landing site at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Op... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathanial Robinson Jr., left,

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathanial Robinson Jr., left,

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathanial Robinson Jr., left, Staff Sgt. Kevin Ray, center, and Senior Airman Ian Sinchak, right, all 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technicians from the ... More

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron inspect C-130J

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron inspect C-130J

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron inspect C-130J Super Hercules before a formation flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. During the two-week forward training deployment, th... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and a Bulgarian

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and a Bulgarian

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and a Bulgarian air force C-47J Spartan fly over Plovdiv, Bulgaria during exercise Thracian Summer 2016, July 20, 2016. Through Exercise Thracian Summer, the United States... More

RAMSTEIN AIRMEN, BULGARIAN AIR FORCE SPRING INTO EXERCISE

RAMSTEIN AIRMEN, BULGARIAN AIR FORCE SPRING INTO EXERCISE

Airmen from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prep their work area overlooking the flightline at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 14, 2017. The maintainers hang up netting to shield themselves fro... More

Robby Royster, 435th Security Forces Squadron close

Robby Royster, 435th Security Forces Squadron close

Robby Royster, 435th Security Forces Squadron close precision engagement team leader, prepares to exit a C-130J during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, March 20, 2017. Royster is one of very fe... More

RAMSTEIN AIRMEN, BULGARIAN AIR FORCE SPRING INTO EXERCISE

RAMSTEIN AIRMEN, BULGARIAN AIR FORCE SPRING INTO EXERCISE

Airmen from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prep their work area overlooking the flightline at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 14, 2017. The maintainers hang up netting to shield themselves fro... More

A Bulgarian paratrooper descends from a C-130J Super

A Bulgarian paratrooper descends from a C-130J Super

A Bulgarian paratrooper descends from a C-130J Super Hercules during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15, 2017. Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron, 435th Contingency R... More

Two 37th Airlift Squadron Super Hercules C-130Js lead

Two 37th Airlift Squadron Super Hercules C-130Js lead

Two 37th Airlift Squadron Super Hercules C-130Js lead a Bulgarian Alenia C-27J Spartan during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 over Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15, 2017. The 37th AS air crew and 435th ... More

A Bulgarian military paratrooper removes his parachute

A Bulgarian military paratrooper removes his parachute

A Bulgarian military paratrooper removes his parachute at the drop zone during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15, 2017. Drop zones are thoroughly surveyed in advance an... More

Aviators from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion,

Aviators from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion,

Aviators from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, meet with Bulgarian Air Force pilots to plan an upcoming joint-training mission as part of exercise Saber Guardian 17 at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on July 10... More

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion flies during an intercept training mission with the Hellenic Air Force in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on July 10. The battalion is currentl... More

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, flies with an Mi-24 Hind from the Bulgarian Air Force during a combat search and rescue training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on July 11... More

A U.S. Army soldier prepares to drive a U.S. Army 2nd

A U.S. Army soldier prepares to drive a U.S. Army 2nd

A U.S. Army soldier prepares to drive a U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment Interim Armored Vehicle Stryker out of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, July 13, 2017. The U.S. Air Forc... More

From left to right, U.S. Army Sgt. Kwame Scaife, Chief

From left to right, U.S. Army Sgt. Kwame Scaife, Chief

From left to right, U.S. Army Sgt. Kwame Scaife, Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Minnis, and Staff Sgt. Michael Bethea, 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company jumpmasters, pose for a photo in Plovdiv, ... More

Participants of Thracian Summer 2018 attend a safety

Participants of Thracian Summer 2018 attend a safety

Participants of Thracian Summer 2018 attend a safety briefing before beginning operations in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 12, 2018. More than 10 units worked together to ensure the exercise kicked off successfully t... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman King Robinson, 37th Airlift

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman King Robinson, 37th Airlift

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman King Robinson, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, poses for a picture while waiting for maintenance to approve a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for flight, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 12... More

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster uses night vision goggles

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster uses night vision goggles

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster uses night vision goggles during a night flight over Bulgaria, July 15, 2018. During Thracian Summer 18, deployed members accomplished 2,173 training events, of which 347 were night ... More

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeremy Harmon, 3rd Assault

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeremy Harmon, 3rd Assault

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeremy Harmon, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, gives instructions to Bulgarian Special Forces on using a safety harness August 19, 2019 at Kramova 24th Helicopte... More

Bulgarian Special Forces soldiers check their equipment

Bulgarian Special Forces soldiers check their equipment

Bulgarian Special Forces soldiers check their equipment before a paradrop exercise from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment trained Bulgarian Soldiers on U... More

Know your Army: Black Hawk maintainers conduct paradrops with Bulgarian Special Forces

Know your Army: Black Hawk maintainers conduct paradrops with Bulgaria...

Pfc. Catherine Sevigny stands in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after paradrop training in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 21st, 2019. Sevigny is part of the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Reg... More

Bulgarian Special Forces paratroopers prepare to jump

Bulgarian Special Forces paratroopers prepare to jump

Bulgarian Special Forces paratroopers prepare to jump from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as they conduct paradrop training with the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment August 21, 2019, in P... More

What is Thracian Fall?

What is Thracian Fall?

Airmen and aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron arrived at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 23, to kick-off exercise Thracian Fall 2019. Thracian Fall is a recurring flying training deployment conducted between the ... More

Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft,

Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft,

Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, sit on the ramp prior to a flight at Plovdiv Airport in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. Airmen and aircraft from the ... More

A team of loadmasters from 37th Airlift Squadron and

A team of loadmasters from 37th Airlift Squadron and

A team of loadmasters from 37th Airlift Squadron and personnel from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron conduct a wet-wing defuel exercise using a C-130J Super Hercules and a R-11 fuel truck at Graf Ignatie... More

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Matt Frizzell, a C-130J Super

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Matt Frizzell, a C-130J Super

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Matt Frizzell, a C-130J Super Hercules pilot assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, banks right while flying over Plovdiv Airport in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 25, 2019. Thracian Fall is a ... More

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron undergoes post-flight checks during exercise Rapid Buzzard Sept. 25, 2019, at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria. U.S. Air Force Airme... More

A jumper assigned to Bulgaria’s 68th Special Forces

A jumper assigned to Bulgaria’s 68th Special Forces

A jumper assigned to Bulgaria’s 68th Special Forces Brigade parachutes into Cheshnegirovo drop zone in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 26, 2019. Bulgarian 68th SFB members who complete the military free-fall course ar... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell,

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell,

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a Bulgarian aerial porter to unload a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft upon arrival at Plovidv Airport, Bulgaria for Thr... More

Bulgarian air force para jumpers prepare to board a

Bulgarian air force para jumpers prepare to board a

Bulgarian air force para jumpers prepare to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11, 2020. Jumpmast... More

U.S. Air Force and Bulgarian air force aeromedical

U.S. Air Force and Bulgarian air force aeromedical

U.S. Air Force and Bulgarian air force aeromedical evacuation teams stand on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft after a successful aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Thracian Summer 2020 ... More

A Bulgarian C-27J Spartan aircraft flies an interfly

A Bulgarian C-27J Spartan aircraft flies an interfly

A Bulgarian C-27J Spartan aircraft flies an interfly mission with two U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020 in Bulgaria, Aug. 12, 2020. The 37th A... More

A U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the

A U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the

A U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron flies low-level sorties in mountainous terrain during Thracian Summer 2020 in Bulgaria, Aug. 17, 2020. The 37th AS flew multi-ship for... More

U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the

U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the

U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron and Bulgarian C-27J Spartan aircraft approach the drop zone during Thracian Summer 2020 media day at Cheshnegirovo landing zone, Bulgari... More

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Logistics

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Logistics

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron prepare container delivery system bundles during Thracian Summer 2020 at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, Aug. 20, 2020. The LRS Airmen play a v... More

Bulgarian soldiers practice riot shield techniques

Bulgarian soldiers practice riot shield techniques

Bulgarian soldiers practice riot shield techniques taught to them by Marines from the Military Police Detachment, Black Sea Rotational Force 12, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria April 16. The training was part of a three-d... More

Bulgarian paratroopers fall to the ground after performing

Bulgarian paratroopers fall to the ground after performing

Bulgarian paratroopers fall to the ground after performing a static-line jump from a C-130J Super Hercules during a flying training deployment July 15, 2013, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. FTD Thracian Summer was a two-wee... More

A Bulgarian soldier repels an enemy attack during Exercise

A Bulgarian soldier repels an enemy attack during Exercise

A Bulgarian soldier repels an enemy attack during Exercise Strike Back, Oct. 15 at the Koren Field Training Ground, Bulgaria. Strike Back is a multilateral combat exercise designed to prepare Bulgarian forces t... More

A Bulgarian MiG-29 pilot helps a Louisiana Air National

A Bulgarian MiG-29 pilot helps a Louisiana Air National

A Bulgarian MiG-29 pilot helps a Louisiana Air National Guard F-15 Eagle pilot attach his oxygen mask before a familiarization flight in a MiG-29 during a training mission at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovd... More

An F-15 Eagle pilot from the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana

An F-15 Eagle pilot from the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana

An F-15 Eagle pilot from the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard watches a Bulgarian MiG-29 takeoff prior to startup for a training mission at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, April... More

Tech. Sgt. Matt Musmeci, F-15 crew chief, 159th Aircraft

Tech. Sgt. Matt Musmeci, F-15 crew chief, 159th Aircraft

Tech. Sgt. Matt Musmeci, F-15 crew chief, 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, communicates with an F-15 Eagle pilot during a functional check prior to taxing April 29, 2015, Graf ... More

A U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th

A U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th

A U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, flies over Plovdiv Bulgaria, July 13, 2015. The 37th AS is participating in a bilateral training with the Bulgarian air force during their d... More

U.S. and Bulgarian paratroopers jump from a C-130J

U.S. and Bulgarian paratroopers jump from a C-130J

U.S. and Bulgarian paratroopers jump from a C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, during a halo jump over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2015. During this three-hour-long formation flight that cons... More

A Bulgarian trumpeter plays the Bulgarian national

A Bulgarian trumpeter plays the Bulgarian national

A Bulgarian trumpeter plays the Bulgarian national anthem for the arrival of Nikolay Nankov Nenchev, Republic of Bulgaria minister of defense July 16, 2015, at Krumuvo Air Base, Bulgaria. More than 100 service... More

A 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controller

A 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controller

A 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controller hammers into place a distance marker before the start of an austere landing exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. Combat controllers supported the train... More

An MC-130J Commando II pilot from the 352d Special

An MC-130J Commando II pilot from the 352d Special

An MC-130J Commando II pilot from the 352d Special Operations Wing navigates the Bulgarian countryside during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The C-130 crew traveled to... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Ray, left, and Tech.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Ray, left, and Tech.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Ray, left, and Tech. Sgt. Nathanial Robinson Jr., right, both 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technicians from the 23rd Operations Support Squadron a... More

Senior Airman Emily Mitchell, 37th Airlift Squadron

Senior Airman Emily Mitchell, 37th Airlift Squadron

Senior Airman Emily Mitchell, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster prepares a C-130J Super Hercules before flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. During the two-week forward trainin... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and a Bulgarian

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and a Bulgarian

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and a Bulgarian air force C-47J Spartan fly over Plovdiv, Bulgaria during exercise Thracian Summer 2016, July 20, 2016. Through Exercise Thracian Summer, the United States... More

Bulgarian paratroopers wait to load two Super Hercules

Bulgarian paratroopers wait to load two Super Hercules

Bulgarian paratroopers wait to load two Super Hercules C-130Js and an Alenia C-27J Spartan during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 over Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15, 2017. The 37th AS air crew and 43... More

Col. Yordan Yordanov, Republic of Bulgaria Ministry

Col. Yordan Yordanov, Republic of Bulgaria Ministry

Col. Yordan Yordanov, Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Defense, deputy director of joint facilities and coordination directorate, left, talks with 37th Airlift Squadron Exercise Thracian Spring mission commande... More

Bulgarian Special Operations drop zone personnel watch

Bulgarian Special Operations drop zone personnel watch

Bulgarian Special Operations drop zone personnel watch a Bulgarian service member descend during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15, 2017. Paratroopers exited the C-130J... More

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Hoehn, a UH-60 Black

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Hoehn, a UH-60 Black

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Hoehn, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot in command with A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, explains the way a formation of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will fly dur... More

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jack Harting, a maintenance

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jack Harting, a maintenance

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jack Harting, a maintenance test pilot with A Company, 2-10 Assautl Helicopter Battalion, briefs crews before an intercept training with the Hellenic Air Force in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on J... More

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, flies with an Mi-24 Hind from the Bulgarian Air Force during a combat search and rescue training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on July 11... More

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jared Sorensen, 37th Airlift Squadron

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jared Sorensen, 37th Airlift Squadron

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jared Sorensen, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, waits for maintenance to approve a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for flight, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 12, 2018. Pilots from the 37th AS trained i... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft lands

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft lands

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft lands during Thracian Summer 2018 after performing a personnel drop with Bulgarians in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 13, 2018. During the exercise, the 37th Airlift Squ... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Antawn Kimes, 86th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Antawn Kimes, 86th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Antawn Kimes, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidance and control systems journeyman, performs a write up for an electronic circuit break unit swap out in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Jul... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Macy, 86th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Macy, 86th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Macy, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules crew chief, poses for a photo in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 18, 2018. Members of the 86th AMXS deployed to Bulgaria ... More

Sgt. Dylan Hauck, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion,

Sgt. Dylan Hauck, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion,

Sgt. Dylan Hauck, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, gives instructions to Bulgarian Special Forces on boarding a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter August 19, 2019, at Kramova 24th Helicopter Ai... More

Bulgarian Special Forces Soldiers successfully complete

Bulgarian Special Forces Soldiers successfully complete

Bulgarian Special Forces Soldiers successfully complete a paradrop from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 20th, 2019. Bulgarian forces worked with the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, ... More

Bulgarian Special Forces paratroopers prepare to jump

Bulgarian Special Forces paratroopers prepare to jump

Bulgarian Special Forces paratroopers prepare to jump from a UH-60 helicopter during the static line jump portion of training with the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment in Plovdiv, Bulgari... More

A Bulgarian jumper performs a static-line jump from

A Bulgarian jumper performs a static-line jump from

A Bulgarian jumper performs a static-line jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. The military free fall course is a central focus of Thracian Fall 2019... More

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron performs a wet-wing defuel mission during Thracian Fall in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 25, 2019. A wet-wing defuel is performed with engines running, a... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin McClinton, 435th Contingency

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin McClinton, 435th Contingency

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin McClinton, 435th Contingency Response Squadron aircraft maintenance craftsman, conducts “hot pit” refueling for a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighte... More

A jumper with Bulgaria’s 68th Special Forces Brigade

A jumper with Bulgaria’s 68th Special Forces Brigade

A jumper with Bulgaria’s 68th Special Forces Brigade glides into Cheshnegirovo drop zone in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 26, 2019. The students of the military free-fall course, using steerable parachutes, were exp... More

Tech. Sgt. Jason Burnham, a C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster

Tech. Sgt. Jason Burnham, a C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster

Tech. Sgt. Jason Burnham, a C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, looks out over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 30, 2019. During Thracian Fall 19, five loadmasters were qualified to ... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell,

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell,

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Donnell, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides an aerial porter as he loads a pallet onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 10, 20... More

Bulgarian air force para jumpers begin to board a C-130J

Bulgarian air force para jumpers begin to board a C-130J

Bulgarian air force para jumpers begin to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11, 2020. Airmen ass... More

U.S. and Bulgarian air force aeromedical evacuation

U.S. and Bulgarian air force aeromedical evacuation

U.S. and Bulgarian air force aeromedical evacuation teams practice lifting and transporting a litter during Thracian Summer 2020 at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, Aug. 13, 2020. Each movement made when carrying a p... More

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft pilots

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft pilots

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron fly a low-level tactical airlift sortie during Thracian Summer 2020 in Bulgaria, Aug. 14, 2020. Tactical airlift sortie... More

Two U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to

Two U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to

Two U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron and a Bulgarian C-27J Spartan aircraft fly low-level formation flights during Thracian Summer 2020 in Bulgaria, Aug. 17, 2020. Succe... More

U.S. Air Force Maj. Derek Andeweg, 37th Airlift Squadron

U.S. Air Force Maj. Derek Andeweg, 37th Airlift Squadron

U.S. Air Force Maj. Derek Andeweg, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft instructor pilot, explains the training operations to Bulgarian government officials and military members during Thracian ... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Hargrove, 86th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Hargrove, 86th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Hargrove, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron unilateral airlift training specialist, secures a parachute to a container delivery system during Thracian Summer 2020 at Plovdi... More

A Bulgarian military policeman shoots a non-lethal

A Bulgarian military policeman shoots a non-lethal

A Bulgarian military policeman shoots a non-lethal bean bag round as Cpl. Joel Sinclair, a non-lethal weapon's instructor and military policeman with the Military Police Detachment, Black Sea Rotational Force 1... More

U.S. Air Force Capt. Mike Slotten, right, a 510th Fighter

U.S. Air Force Capt. Mike Slotten, right, a 510th Fighter

U.S. Air Force Capt. Mike Slotten, right, a 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot, is interviewed by members of the Bulgarian media while volunteering at St. George's University April 21, 2... More

A C-130J Super Hercules taxis on the runway after performing

A C-130J Super Hercules taxis on the runway after performing

A C-130J Super Hercules taxis on the runway after performing a dirt-runway landing during a flying training deployment, July 15, 2013, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. FTD Thracian Summer was a two-week training deployment f... More

A Bulgarian soldier repels an enemy attack during Exercise

A Bulgarian soldier repels an enemy attack during Exercise

A Bulgarian soldier repels an enemy attack during Exercise Strike Back, Oct. 15 at the Koren Field Training Ground, Bulgaria. Strike Back is a multilateral combat exercise designed to prepare Bulgarian forces t... More

Louisiana Air National Guard Lt. Col. Matt Rippen,

Louisiana Air National Guard Lt. Col. Matt Rippen,

Louisiana Air National Guard Lt. Col. Matt Rippen, 159th Operations Group commander, exchange patches with a Bulgarian MiG-29 pilot after retuning from a training mission at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdi... More

Staff Sgt. David Bindom, fuels specialist, 159th Logistics

Staff Sgt. David Bindom, fuels specialist, 159th Logistics

Staff Sgt. David Bindom, fuels specialist, 159th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, refuels an F-15 Eagle after returning from a training mission, April 24, 2015, Graf Ignatievo Air Bas... More

An F-15 Eagle from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s

An F-15 Eagle from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s

An F-15 Eagle from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing lands after completing a sortie during Thracian Eagle 2015, a bilateral training exercise at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulga... More

A U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th

A U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th

A U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, flies over Plovdiv Bulgaria, July 13, 2015. Two U.S. and one Bulgarian aircraft flew in formation over Plovdiv, which was part of a week-lon... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Giselle Toro and Tristen

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Giselle Toro and Tristen

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Giselle Toro and Tristen Geray, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, prepare for a U.S. and Bulgarian air force formation flight over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2015. Loadmasters are... More

A Bulgarian airman holds the Bulgarian national flag

A Bulgarian airman holds the Bulgarian national flag

A Bulgarian airman holds the Bulgarian national flag during a salute to Nikolay Nankov Nenchev, Republic of Bulgaria minister of defense July 16, 2015, at Krumuvo Air Base, Bulgaria. More than 100 service membe... More

Members of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron move

Members of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron move

Members of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron move a forward area manifold cart out of the back of an MC-130J Commando II, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, during forward area refueling poi... More

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft waits to be refueled by an MC-130J Commando II, from the 352d Special Operations Wing, during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv... More

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