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Attachés’ visit to Székesfehérvár

Text: Eszter Bányász | Photo: Kinga Szováthy, Sergeant Major Michael Fanuko (HQ MND-C) |  09:53 April 12, 2023

On 6 April, 19 members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) visited Székesfehérvár to have an insight into the workings of the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) and the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff Joint Operation C2 Centre.

Organized by the Ministry of Defence Department for International Cooperation, the program of the defence, military and air attachés accredited to Hungary comprised visits to several institutions and military units to learn about their activities and get a comprehensive picture of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

Major General Denis Tretinjak, Commander, Headquarters Multinational Division Centre and HQ MND-C Chief of Staff Major General László Garas briefed the members of the BMAC about the workings, achievements and future tasks of the HQ MND-C, regarding which they highlighted the achievement of Initial Operational Capability (IOC) declared on 31 March and the takeover of NATO Force Integration Unit Hungary (NFIU HUN) and NATO Force Integration Unit Slovakia (NFIU SVK) among the milestones. They also informed the visitors on the upcoming exercises New Bastion 23-1 in April and the Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL) Exercise Strong Bastion 2023 in June 2023, which prepare HQ MND-C for achieving one of its most important objectives, Full Operational Capability (FOC).

On behalf of the Joint Operation C2 Centre, Deputy Commander Colonel Ferenc Márkus welcomed the attachés and then Deputy Branch Head J35 Lieutenant Colonel György Guttmann gave a presentation to them about the organizational structure, personnel and main tasks of the Centre.