13/12/2011- PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary Children dressed in white and bearing candles brought light to the dark December month – the traditional “Lucia” –event has been celebrated in the multinational community of Pápa since the Heavy Airlift Wing was established in town in 2008.
9/12/2011 - PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary - After 29 months of operation and huge efforts by the whole multinational HAW team, Major Nicosia (United States Air Forces) with his crew passed the milestone of 6 000 HAW C17 flight hours.
1/12/2011 - PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary – The traditional Christmas market event organized by the multinational community in Pápa raised 1 014 000 Hungarian forints for the Foundation for the Education of Children with Disability in Pàpa. The sum total of the market was donated to the foundation today in Pápa air base.
25/11/2011- PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary - Heavy Airlift Wing organized a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Friday evening in Pápa Air Base mess hall.
25/11/2011- PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary - Heavy Airlift Squadron in Pápa Air Base, Hungary, has had a change of command.
23/11/2011 Pápa, Hungary - Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) hosted distinguished visitors from Budapest: the United States’ ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, the Romanian ambassador Alexandru Victor Micula and the Swedish ambassador Karin Olofsdotter visited Pápa air base with their defense attachés.
22/11/2011 Pápa, Hungary - Heavy Airlift Wing carried 25 general officers, including the Chairman of the Military Committee, and three colonels from the NATO staff from Brussels to Kabul, Afghanistan.
7/11/2011 Pápa, Hungary - All twelve SAC (Strategic Airlift Capability) nations have now flown missions since the delivery of the first aircraft in 2009, when Estonia accomplished a mission to Afghanistan on the first week of November, 2011.
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17/9/2011 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands - SAC-3 attracted thousands of visitors during a two day air show in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Heavy Airlift Wing was present in the show for the first time.
9/9/2011 Pápa, Hungary - After 26 months of operation and huge efforts by the whole multinational HAW team, Major Vollen (Norway) with his crew on SAC 01 passed the milestone of 5 000 HAW C17 flight hours.
26/8/2011 Pápa, Hungary - “Arrogant Smokers” leave a burning cigarette in an office, it sets the top floor on fire, people are trapped in their offices, the alarm is off. This was the fictional storyline in a fire drill that was run at HAW (Heavy Airlift Wing) at Pápa Air Base.
14/8/2011 Pápa - The Local Government of the City of Pápa, the Pápa Hussar Association and Jókai Mór Cultural Centre celebrated together on the occasion of Pápa Heroes’ Day in the morning hours of 14 August.
11/8/2011 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - More than 200 paratroopers from six NATO countries participated in airborne jump operations during International Jump Week Aug. 8 through 11.
15/7/2011 - AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy - Coalition forces with the Heavy Airlift Wing from Papa Air Base, Hungary, provided C-17 Globemaster III airlift support to U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team jump week event July 11-14 here.
A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft took off from Pápa Air Base, Hungary on 19 July, aboard were 31 Hungarian paratroopers who accomplished several jumps as an integral part of their normal annual training.
12/7/2011- PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary - Colonel Miklós Domonkos, (Hungarian Defence Forces), the Commander of the Pápa Air Base, had his first flight on board of one of the C-17 aircraft executing local training flight with Colonel Keith Boone (United States Air Forces), Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) Commander.
President of the Republic Dr. Pál Schmitt awarded a streamer to the HDF Pápa Air Base on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its existence. The streamer was tied with all due solemnities to the unit colours by Lt Gen Zoltán Orosz, Deputy Chief of the MoD Defence Staff on Friday, July 1. The notable anniversary was commemorated with a family day containing appealing programs.
19/6/2011- Norrbottens flygflottilj, Sweden
17/6/2011- PÁPA AIR BASE, Hungary Heavy Airlift Wing in Pápa Air Base, Hungary, has had its first change of command.