On May 16th a team of Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing members joined forces with the students of the Hungarian Defence Forces NCO Academy in Szentendre for English language conversational training.
On April 19, the Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing provided the paratroopers of the Hungarian Defence Forces the possibility to use the wing C-17 transport aircraft for airdrop training.
Mérföldkőhöz érkezett 2013 április 2-án a Stratégiai Lágiszállító Képesség (Strategic Airlift Capability, SAC) Nehéz Légiszállító Ezred (Heavy Airlift Wing, HAW). A három C-17 Globemaster III. típusú nagy hatótávolságú szállítórepülőgépből álló flotta elérte az tízezredik repült óráját.
The Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing achieved a significant milestone on the 2nd of April 2013. The SAC fleet of three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III long range cargo jets reached a total flying time of 10.000 flying hours.
The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) Steering Board has announced the appointment of Colonel Scott D. Shapiro to be the interim Vice Commander of the Heavy Airlift Wing.
Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing has conducted its first mission to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) actions in Mali taken according to the UN Security Council Resolution.
The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) Steering Board has today announced change of leadership in the Heavy Airlift Wing. As of today, February 4th 2013, Colonel Frank Rombouts is appointed to be the commander of the Heavy Airlift Wing.
On Monday Jan 7th 2013 the Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing received distinguished guests when General Philip M. Breedlove, the commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and his wife Cindy visited the unit in Pápa Air Base.
10/12/2012 PÁPA AIRBASE, Hungary. The multinational Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing passed a remarkable milestone on Friday 7 December as the Wing C-17 fleet reached a total of 9000 flight hours.
On a regular working day the Pápa Air Base is manned by a lineup of grey Heavy Airlift Wing Globemaster aircraft and their crews in uniform conducting the mission of delivering heavy airlift capability wherever and whenever it is needed.
14/11/2012. Tallinn, Estonia. Colonel Keith P. Boone (USAF), Commander of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) Program’s Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), declared that "Full Operational Capability" (FOC) had been achieved for the multinational military Wing.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the North Atlantic Council and several ISAF partner nations concluded a three-day visit to Afghanistan on Friday, 19 October 2012.
It was the first time when the Local Government of Pápa and the Heavy Airlift Wing had kicked off the local sports season together with the ”Spring Fun Run” on 14 April 2012.
The Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956 (Hungarian: ’56-os forradalom) was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.
1/7/2012 - PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary - On October 10 a Gulfstream IV from the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Papa AB.
Delegation from the Ministry of Defence of the Swedish Defence Forces visited HAW and Pápa Air Base on the 27th September, 2012.
The regular fall meetings of the Strategic Airlift Capability Advisory Committee and the NATO Airlift Management Policy and Finance Committee took place on Pápa AB between 24 and 28 September 2012.
“It takes a team to make our mission happen. You all should know that I firmly believe that our spouses and families are critical members of that team.” Colonel Keith Boone, Heavy Airlift Wing Commander.
Emergency crisis response exercise was one part of the HAW training week on the 10–14 September. During the training weeks, HAW is not flying missions, but testing and developing its processes.
16/8/2012 - Pápa Air Base, Hungary - Major General Bengt Andersson, the Chief Logistic Officer of the Swedish Armed Forces, visited HAW on the 28th – 31st August, 2012.