Hungarian leaders visit, discuss C-17s

Compiled Story and photo by Senior Master Sgt. Hollis Dawson
3rd Air Force Public Affairs

***image1***Third Air Force hosted a delegate of Hungarian Air Force leaders at Ramstein Feb. 5 and 6 and shared C-17 Globemaster interoperability procedures with its European neighbor.

During the two-day visit, Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop, 3rd Air Force commander, gave Hungarian Lt. Gen. Lazlo Tombol, Joint Force Command commander, and key members of the Hungarian Air Force a first-hand look at the integral parts of the Air Force’s C-17 operation within the European theater. 

The Hungarian delegation visited Ramstein to learn more about C-17 operations as they prepare to stand up Strategic Airlift Consortium C-17 operations at Papa Air Base, Hungary. 

During their tour, they visited Air Mobility Command, the 86th Airlift Wing and the 435th Air Base Wing facilities that support C-17 operations. 

General Tombol and his delegation were very impressed with the professionalism and expertise of the maintenance, aerial port and other support personnel they met.  
The U.S. Air Force will play a large role in the stand-up and operation of the three C-17s when the base begins operations in Hungary later
this year.