Photo: HAW / Henrik Gebhardt
The Strategic Airlift Capability value their former colleagues, and with the Alumni registration website, the aim is to track the Alumni, keep in touch with them, and most importantly, invite them to the 10 years of SAC flight operations anniversary festivities that will be conducted at the Strategic Airlift Capability home station Pápa Air Base in Hungary in June 2019.
Any former service members or employees of the Strategic Airlift Capability can register. After registration on the site, all requests for Alumni status will be reviewed and result of approval procedure will be confirmed via email. After approval, the entitled Strategic Airlift Capability Alumni will start to receive updates concerning the Strategic Airlift Capability.
The Alumni registration site was launched on 12 November. Follow this link www.sacprogram.org/alumni to the Alumni registration website, and there is a permanent link from the links section on the startpage of www.sacprogram.org. The registration site includes instructions on what information that should be included when requesting registration as Strategic Airlift Capability Alumni.
About the Strategic Airlift Capability
Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), established in 2008, is a multinational program that provides its 12 member nations with assured access to military airlift capability by owning and operating three Boeing C-17A Globemaster III long-range cargo aircraft.
SAC is based at the Hungarian Defense Forces (HDF) Pápa Air Base, Hungary.
The SAC Nations are the NATO members Hungary (program host nation), Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and the United States and NATO Partnership for Peace nations Finland and Sweden. Each participating nation owns a share of the available flight hours of the SAC C-17As to serve the needs of their national defense, NATO, EU or UN commitments and humanitarian relief efforts.
SAC consists of the 12-nation Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) and the NATO Airlift Management Programme Office (NAM PO). The HAW is the operational unit and the NAM PO, an integral part of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), is the acquisition and sustainment authority of the SAC C-17A weapon system.
NAM PO contracts with the U.S. Government, via Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Agreements with the USAF, for SAC C-17 Technical and integrated Product Support, Flight Crew Training and operational data services. The USAF in turn sub-contracts many of these services to Industry; notably Boeing and Pratt & Whitney.