1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Firefighters simulate crash recovery procedures on a Hungarian MI-17 during exercise Safety Fuel 16, near Papa, Hungary, Sept., 28, 2016. Safety Fuel 16 is a smaller exercise nested under Black Swan 16, which is a multi-national special operations t... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hungarian Special Forces Operators prepare to assault the objective during exercise Black Swan, near Veszprem, Hungary, Sept., 29, 2016. Black Swan 16 is a multi-national special operations training exercise involving Soldiers from Slovakia, Croatia... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hungarian Special Forces Operators are air assaulted to the objective on a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Combat Aviation Brigade during exercise Black Swan, near Veszprem, H... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Hungarian MI-17 fast ropes special forces Soldiers on to the objective during exercise Black Swan, near Veszprem, Hungary, Sept., 29, 2016. Black Swan 16 is a multi-national special operations training exercise involving Soldiers from Slovakia, Cr... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter from Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Combat Aviation Brigade flies over-watch for 2CR Soldiers during exercise Black Swan, near Veszprem, Hungary, Sept., 29, 2016. Black Sw... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier from Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes a Hungarian Special Forces Operator onto a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter during exercise Black Swan, near Veszprem, Hungary, ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
1AD Black Hawks train with SOF in Hungary
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hungarian Special Forces Operators prepare to exfil the objective during exercise Black Swan, near Veszprem, Hungary, Sept., 29, 2016. Black Swan 16 is a multi-national special operations training exercise involving Soldiers from Slovakia, Croatia, ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

VESZPREM, Hungary -- Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from 1st Armored Division, Combat Aviation Brigade participated in exercise Black Swan 16, here, Sept. 5-30.

Black Swan 16 is a multi-national special operations training exercise involving Soldiers from Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and the United States.

Task Force Apocalypse conducted numerous air assault missions with the special operations units. They also provided pilots to act as liaison officers and insert themselves into the mission planning process.

"We were used in every capacity here," said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Peter Klein, a 153M UH-60 Black Hawk pilot with Charlie Company, 3rd Bn., 501st Avn. Regt..

The task force also participated in Safety Fuel 16 at Papa Air Base. The focus of Safety Fuel 2016 was to build logistical capacity for Hungarian Forces.

Croatian and Hungarian Soldiers established a logistical support area capable of medical triage, vehicle maintenance and rotary wing fuel operations.

Croatian Soldiers safely fueled one UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and one Hungarian MI-17 while crash recovery crews and emergency personnel responded to a simulated precautionary landing.

The rotational task force from 1st Armored Division, Combat Aviation Brigade is consistent with the Army's Regionally Allocated Forces concept, aligning units to support theater requirements. Regional alignment is also synchronized with the Army's new operational concept of winning in a complex world.

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The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade trains and conducts aviation support across the full spectrum of unified land operations for United States Army Europe, European Command, NATO, and in support of CENTCOM, AFRICOM and other contingency locations around the globe.

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