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USEUCOM Mounts HIRAIN Into Romania

HIRAIN (HIMARS Rapid Insertion) mission into Romania, 10 April 2021 [Courtesy photo by Cristian Dobre]

US Air Force Special Operations and the US Army mounted a HIRAIN mission into an airbase near Constanta in Romania on Saturday 10th April.

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USAF Special Operations Forces from the 352d Special Operations Wing and US Army gunners from the 1-77th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, coordinated with NATO allies, executed another successful HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) Rapid Aerial Insertion mission, known as a HIRAIN, near Constanta in Romania on Saturday 10 April 2021. HIRAIN activities demonstrate USEUCOM’s (US European Command’s) ability to quickly employ long-range precision fires across the theatre in a time and place of their choosing, using dynamic force employment while employing cross-domain fires capabilities with NATO allies and partners. A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker and aircrew from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, stationed at RAF Mildenhall in England alongside 352d SOW, supported the mission undertaken by Grafenwöhr-based artillery brigade’s 1-77th FAR HIMARS launchers.

HIRAIN (HIMARS Rapid Insertion) mission into Romania, 10 April 2021 [Courtesy photo by Cristian Dobre]
HIRAIN (HIMARS Rapid Insertion) mission into Romania, 10 April 2021 [US Air Force: MSgt. Roidan Carlson]
HIRAIN (HIMARS Rapid Insertion) mission into Romania, 10 April 2021 [Courtesy photo by Cristian Dobre]
KC-135 Stratotanker supporting the HIRAIN mission into Romania, 10 April 2021
[US Air Force: SrA Jennifer Zima]
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