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    Combined Endeavor veterans return for 17th year

    Combined Endeavor 2011

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Shawnon Lott | Hungarian army 1st Lt. Ferenc Ripsz checks the cable connections in the Hungarian...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Brian Rodan 

    Combined Endeavor

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Hungary participates for the 17th time since 1995 at Combined Endeavor 11, a multinational exercise, from Sept. 8-22, 2011 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

    The goal of the exercise is to improve North American and European military communications, and computer network inter-connectivity to help nations partner together in responding to regional crisis or disaster.

    Maj. Gergely Molnar, Hungarian army said Combined Endeavor is a great opportunity for our CIS experts and the exercise provides a good opportunity to check their interoperability in a multinational environment.

    Hungary has been present at every Combined Endeavor since 1995. They have been able to gain knowledge and change systems at every exercise. As well as try out new systems.

    “Hungary has used the knowledge that our experts gained here in our missions we are carrying out abroad,” said Molnar.

    “We brought new software systems this year, and we have a specific firewall that we are using and testing with our server systems. So far we are experiencing good results from them,” said Molnar.

    Even though Hungary has participated in 17 Combined Endeavors they still have individuals that are experiencing their first time at the exercise. During the exercise nations and individuals get a chance to build friendships, learn about other nations cultures, and train and learn on their own systems.

    “This is my first participation at Combined Endeavor, and I've managed to build friendships with other people during my time here. It's been a good opportunity to experience to see what we need to improve and work on in the future, and its been very positive during this exercise,” said Molnar.

    Combined Endeavor gives all nations that participate the opportunity to hone their communication and network systems prior to real world applications, but the exercise also contains another key goal, human interoperability.



    Date Taken: 09.18.2011
    Date Posted: 09.18.2011 11:05
    Story ID: 77211
    Location: GRAFENWOEHR, BW, DE

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