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Hungarian Soldiers Help Fighting Fire in Slovenia

Jul 25, 2022

As part of an international effort to help containing fires in Slovenia, Hungarian Defense Forces soldiers were helping to extinguish forest fires in Hungary’s southwestern neighbor. Air force units from Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia were assisting Slovenian firefighters in the effort to contain and put out fires. It was on July 20th that […]

Last Hungarian Soldiers Return from Afghanistan

Jun 9, 2021

After the end of the mission in Afghanistan, the last nine soldiers of the last shift arrived in Hungary, at the 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezső Air Base of the Hungarian Air Force in Kecskemét. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces, receiving the Hungarian flag from the headquarters in Afghanistan, said that the flag is […]

The scene of the bomb explosion in the Hortobágy area | Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI

Bomb-disposal experts killed in Hungary

Jul 1, 2016

Four military bomb-disposal technicians were killed in an explosion near Nádudvar, in eastern Hungary, on Friday afternoon, the Central Chief Prosecution Office of Investigation said. A fifth technician had suffered serious but not critical injuries in the explosion.

Hungarian and Afghan soldiers discuss cooperation in the fall of 2012 | Veronika Dévényi /

Hungarians in fighting contact in Afghanistan

Dec 15, 2012

In the morning of December15, soldiers of the Hungarian-American Military Advisory Team (MAT) came into fighting contact in Afghanistan’s Kilagaj region. The night before, the MAT-base was attacked by insurgents' rocket fire.

Pápa Air Base

Pápa airbase to be upgraded to logistics hub

Oct 25, 2012

The Hungarian government has decided - following coordination with NATO - that the Pápa air base in northwestern Hungary will be upgraded into an intermodal logistics hub that will be suitable for receiving both military and civilian aircraft.

Hungary takes over Kabul Airport defense from Belgium | source:

Hungary takes over defense of Kabul airport

Oct 2, 2012

As of October 1st, Hungary took over the international mission to protect Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan from Belgium that performed this task for nearly ten years. Apart from Hungarians, the new protection force also includes Portuguese soldiers.

Radar station in Hungary | Source: MH LVIK

Hungarian army contributes to Euro 2012 security

Jun 14, 2012

Hungarian soldiers would be involved in efforts to guarantee security during the Euro 2012 European soccer championship, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine, a Hungarian military official announced on the first day of the tournament.

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