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Latest Operations News
10 year Anniversary and Change of command at the Heavy Airlift Wing
28 JUN 2019 – PÁPA - - At a ceremony on the Strategic Airlift Capability premises at Pápa Air Base, Colonel James S. Sparrow assumed command of the Heavy Airlift Wing. He did so by accepting the Heavy Airlift Wing Flag from the hands of Brigadier General Michael Koscheski, Chairman of the Strategic Airlift Capability Steering Board. This ceremony and the following Air show marked the end of a two day event, in which the SAC program celebrated 10 years of operations.
U.S. Air Force Approves the Heavy Airlift Wing Service Medal
18 FEB 2019 – PÁPA - - The Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) Service Medal is a medal that is awarded to personnel that served with the HAW, to recognize their efforts in this multinational organization.
Strategic Airlift Capability launches Alumni registration website
13 NOV 2018 – PÁPA - - The Strategic Airlift Capability launches an alumni registration website. All former personnel that have served with the Heavy Airlift Wing, (HAW) and all former NATO Airlift Management Agency/Programme Office (NAMA/NAMP) employees are entitled to register as a SAC Alumni.
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Latest Support News
NATO Airlift Management Programme Manager Hand-Over Ceremony
08 MAR 2019 – PÁPA - - At a ceremony on the Strategic Airlift Capability premises at Pápa Air Base, NATO Airlift Management Programme Manager, Mr. Wiek Noldus, handed over to his successor, Mr. Gregory Clark.
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.
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