A-10s forward deploy to Papa Air Base, Hungary

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is parked on the ramp prior to a training flight at Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec 2, where it is currently participating in a micro-deployment as part of a Theater Security Package.  The purpose of the deployment is to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is parked on the ramp prior to a training flight at Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec 2, where it is currently participating in a micro-deployment as part of a Theater Security Package. The purpose of the deployment is to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Maj. Gen. Vollmecke talks with Airmen from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and answers their questions during a visit to Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec. 2. The 74th EFS forward deployed to Hungary as part of Theater Security Package to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Maj. Gen. Vollmecke talks with Airmen from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and answers their questions during a visit to Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec. 2. The 74th EFS forward deployed to Hungary as part of Theater Security Package to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxi at Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec. 2, where they are currently on a micro-deployment as part of a Theater Security Package. The purpose of the deployment is to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxi at Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec. 2, where they are currently on a micro-deployment as part of a Theater Security Package. The purpose of the deployment is to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Maj. Gen. Vollmecke receives a briefing on the A-10C Thunderbolt II by 1st Lt. Mecadon of the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during a visit to Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec. 2. The 74th EFS forward deployed to Hungary as part of Theater Security Package to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. Vollmecke was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell and Mr. Peter Siklosi, the Hungarian MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defense Policy and Defense Planning, (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Maj. Gen. Vollmecke receives a briefing on the A-10C Thunderbolt II by 1st Lt. Mecadon of the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during a visit to Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec. 2. The 74th EFS forward deployed to Hungary as part of Theater Security Package to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. Vollmecke was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell and Mr. Peter Siklosi, the Hungarian MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defense Policy and Defense Planning, (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squardon, conduct a low pass over the runway at Papa Air Base, Hungary during a training flight, Dec. 2. The 74th EFS forward deployed to Hungary as part of Theater Security Package to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squardon, conduct a low pass over the runway at Papa Air Base, Hungary during a training flight, Dec. 2. The 74th EFS forward deployed to Hungary as part of Theater Security Package to conduct training and exercises alongside the Hungarian Air Force to increase readiness and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)

USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs -- A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, arrived at Papa Air Base, Hungary Dec. 2, where they will remain for the next two weeks to conduct training alongside the Hungarian Air Force.

The Airmen and A-10s of the 74th EFS are part of a Theater Security Package micro-deployment from Amari Air Base, Estonia, that is conducting training and exercises with NATO allies and regional partners throughout Europe.

The A-10s are currently conducting Air-to-Ground training and will also have an opportunity to participate in exercise Wise Foresight 15, which is a joint, bi-lateral exercise aimed at increasing readiness and enhancing interoperability between the U.S. and Hungarian Air Forces.

Training and exercising in Hungary "allows us to maintain a forward presence in Europe conducting flying training with our Hungarian counterparts while enhancing our ability to work together," said Maj. Gen. Vollmecke, Air National Guard Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Air Forces Africa.

This current micro-deployment to Hungary is a "testament that a strong relationship exists between the United States and Hungary," the general said.

To include this most recent stop in Hungary, the A-10s are visiting seven different nations and have exercised with a total of 12 nations since arriving in Europe as part of TSP, said Lt. Col. Bryan France, 74th EFS commander.  "A lot of that has happened because our coalition partners have been excited to receive us and have us operate out of their airfields."

During his visit, Vollmecke announced that the next round of TSP will be F-15C Eagles from the 144 Fighter Wing, Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, and the104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.

The F-15Cs will continue the TSP mission for the A-10s that have been traveling through Europe, conducting training and exercises with NATO allies and regional partners, as part of TSP since Sept. 2015.