307th Bomb Wing builds relationships with sister city

Ivo Vondrak (center right), governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, is presented a photo of a B-52 Stratofortress by Brig. Gen. Jonathan Ellis (center left), the mobilization assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, Col. Robert VanHoy (left), the 307th Bomb Wing commander, and retired Col. Joe Jones (right), a sister city representative from Shreveport, La., during the Jagello 2000 Welcome Dinner at the Zábřeh Castle September 14, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Ivo Vondrak (center right), governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, is presented a photo of a B-52 Stratofortress by Brig. Gen. Jonathan Ellis (center left), the mobilization assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, Col. Robert VanHoy (left), the 307th Bomb Wing commander, and retired Col. Joe Jones (right), a sister city representative from Shreveport, La., during the Jagello 2000 Welcome Dinner at the Zábřeh Castle September 14, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The bomb wing is in the Czech Republic to support the NATO Days Air Show and attend numerous other events to build relationships and highlight the strength of U.S. commitment to the security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

Local and military leaders from the Czech Republic and the 307th Bomb Wing sit down for the Jagello 2000 Welcome Dinner at the Zábřeh Castle September 14, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Local and military leaders from the Czech Republic and the 307th Bomb Wing sit down for the Jagello 2000 Welcome Dinner at the Zábřeh Castle September 14, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The evening further strengthened the bond between the 307th Bomb Wing and its sister city and NATO ally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

Brig. Gen. Jonathan Ellis, the mobilization assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, presents a pin to Zbynek Pavlacik, the Jagello 2000 chariman and organizer for the NATO Days Air Show, during the Jagello 2000 Welcome Dinner at the Zábřeh Castle September 14, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Brig. Gen. Jonathan Ellis, the mobilization assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, presents a pin to Zbynek Pavlacik, the Jagello 2000 chariman and organizer for the NATO Days Air Show, during the Jagello 2000 Welcome Dinner at the Zábřeh Castle September 14, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. U.S. Air Force participation in these events highlights the strength of U.S. commitment to the security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

Col. Brian McClanahan, the 489th Bomb Group commander, and Lt. Col. Chris Chandler, the 93rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, answer questions during a panel at the PANT Centrum in Ostrava, Czech Republic Sept. 14, 2017.

Col. Brian McClanahan, the 489th Bomb Group commander, and Lt. Col. Chris Chandler, the 93rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, answer questions during a panel at the PANT Centrum in Ostrava, Czech Republic Sept. 14, 2017. The local community had the opportunity to learn more about the partnership the U.S. has with NATO allies. McClanahan and Chandler were asked about deployment life and how they handled working with international partners during deployment as well as general questions about the B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

Col. Brian McClanahan, the 489th Bomb Group commander, and Lt. Col. Chris Chandler, the 93rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, take a moment to snap a photo with a young boy after a panel discussion at the PANT Centrum in Ostrava, Czech Republic Sept. 9, 2017.

Col. Brian McClanahan, the 489th Bomb Group commander, and Lt. Col. Chris Chandler, the 93rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, take a moment to snap a photo with a young boy after a panel discussion at the PANT Centrum in Ostrava, Czech Republic Sept. 9, 2017. McClanahan and Chandler are in the Czech Republic to support the NATO Days Air show. U.S. Air Force participation in these events highlights the strength of U.S. commitment to the security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Shelley Cohen, the command chief master sergeant for the 307th Bomb Wing, paints a picture of her favorite toy along with students while answering questions about the U.S. Air Force and 307th BW during a visit to the 1st International School of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sept. 15, 2017.

Chief Master Sgt. Shelley Cohen, the command chief master sergeant for the 307th Bomb Wing, paints a picture of her favorite toy along with students while answering questions about the U.S. Air Force and 307th BW during a visit to the 1st International School of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sept. 15, 2017. The bomb wing is in the Czech Republic to support the NATO Days Air Show and attend numerous other events to build relationships and highlight the strength of U.S. commitment to the security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

Brig. Gen. Jonathan Ellis, the mobilization assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, and Col. Robert VanHoy, the 307th Bomb Wing commander, talk to students at the 1st International School of Ostrava, Czech Republic, about maps, flight routes and the physical requirements for being a bomber pilot, Sept. 15, 2017.

Brig. Gen. Jonathan Ellis, the mobilization assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, and Col. Robert VanHoy, the 307th Bomb Wing commander, talk to students at the 1st International School of Ostrava, Czech Republic, about maps, flight routes and the physical requirements for being a bomber pilot, Sept. 15, 2017. Ellis and VanHoy are in the Czech Republic to support the NATO Days Air Show and attend numerous other events to build relationships and highlight the strength of U.S. commitment to the security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/Released)

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