Staff Sgt. Ingram and Senior Airman Maldonado work alongside the ramp at Rinas Airport.
Red Horse engineers Staff Sgt. Joseph Ingram (left) and Senior Airman Dennis Maldonado work alongside the ramp at Rinas Airport in Tiranë, Albania, on July 2, 1999, building concrete forms for a new taxiway at the airport. The airport will become one of the logistical hubs for KFOR. KFOR is the NATO-led, international military force which is deploying into Kosovo on the peacekeeping mission known as Operation Joint Guardian. KFOR will ultimately consist of over 50,000 troops from more than 24 contributing nations, including NATO member-states, Partnership for Peace nations and others. The U.S. Air Force civil engineers from the 820th Red Horse Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., have been tasked to construct the concrete taxiway which will be 15 inches thick, 75 feet wide and 1,016 feet long.