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Latest Operations News
Strategic Airlift Capability Conducts Airdrop operation to Support Troops
10 JUL 2018 – PÁPA - - Recently, one of the C-17’s of the Strategic Airlift Capability conducted an Airdrop operation to support deployed troops, in instant need of spare parts and various equipment.
Three New Squadron Commanders Assume Command
09 JUL 2018 – PÁPA - - Lieutenant Colonels Linda Thierauf of the United States Air Force, Åsmund Nåvik of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, and John Roem of the Royal Netherlands Air Force have been appointed as Commanders of the Heavy Airlift Squadron, the Command and Control Squadron, and the Logistics Support Squadron respectively. The official change of command ceremony took place on 5 July at Pápa Air Base.
Strategic Airlift Capability Supported Exercise Saber Strike 2018
18 JUN 2018 – PÁPA - - Recently the Strategic Airlift Capability supported Exercise Saber Strike 2018, conducting air drop and air land operations in several locations throughout Europe.
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Latest Support News
Strategic Airlift Capability Acquires C-17 Simulator
08 AUG 2017 – PÁPA - - The 12 Nations of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) recently confirmed that the SAC program will acquire a C-17 Weapon Systems Trainer Simulator. The simulator will be built on Pápa Air Base and will provide the Heavy Airlift Wing increased flexibility and proficiency training options over the next 20 years.
Strategic Airlift Capability Receives First Permanent C-17 Engine
19 JUN 2017 – PÁPA - - The SAC Program have received delivery of its first-ever permanently stationed C-17 engine. The 11-million dollar Pratt and Whitney F117 engine, which is the most expensive single piece of a C-17, gives the SAC the capability to replace an entire engine on the C-17, usually within 24 hours.
Strategic Airlift Capability Opens New C-17 Hangar Complex at Pápa Air Base
17 NOVEMBER 2016 – PÁPA - - Earlier this year, the personnel of the 12-nation Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), the NATO Airlift Management Program Office (NAM PO) and Boeing moved into a new custom-designed C-17 hangar complex at Pápa Air Base. On 17 November they hosted the Grand Opening ceremony.
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