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U.S., Hungarian SOF train together in another NATO bi-lateral engagement

HUNSOF and USSOF train together in multinational Trojan Footprint

Hungarian Defense Force and U.S. Air Force members return to a U.S. Air Force CV-22B, stationed at the 352nd Special Operations Wing, as part of a demonstration during Special Operations Command Europe-led Trojan Footprint in June, 2019, out of Szolnok, Hungary. Collective training events enhance abilities of NATO forces to work together effectively, and respond to threats from any direction.

Budapest, HUNGARY -- Hungarian and U.S. Special Operations Forces began a training engagement 25 October, 2019 at the invitation of Hungarian SOF and through coordination by U.S. and Hungarian governments. U.S. Air Force CV-22Bs recently trained out of Szolnok, Hungary in June 2019 during Trojan Footprint, an annual U.S. Special Operations Command Europe-led exercise, and the Hungarian-led Black Swan exercise as well.

“U.S. Air Force CV-22s and aircrew will be training with Hungarian forces over the next few weeks,” said U.S. Air Force Colonel Clay Freeman, commander of the 352d Special Operations Wing, based at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom. “Hungarian and U.S. forces are training together to improve our interoperability, and further discuss mutual interests from previous engagements like Trojan Footprint, such as the Special Operations Air Tasking Unit development and best practices for pilots.”