Red Horse engineers work around the clock at Rinas Airport as they pour concrete.
Red Horse engineers work around the clock at Rinas Airport in Tiranë, Albania, as they pour and smooth concrete for a new taxiway at the airport on July 2, 1999. 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.