U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling meets Polish Minister of Defense

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U.S., Hungarian soldiers exchange expertise

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
April 12, 2011

DÓC, Hungary -- 1st Lt. Jason Lambright, a combat engineer with the Ohio Army National Guard, prepares a mortar round while receiving instructions from his Hungarian Defense Forces (HDF) instructor during mortar firing at the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) training April 12 in Hungary.

For this OMLT, the HDF are the lead force with the 12 Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers, representing many different communities from Ohio, providing combat medics, engineers and Joint Fires Observers expertise.

Ohio soldiers have been partnered with the Hungarian forces since 1993 and this represents the sixth OMLT that these forces have trained for. The OMLT, (pronounced "omelette"), is a multidisciplinary group of experienced soldiers that train for a mission where they are embedded with the Afghan National Army (ANA) to provide training, mentorship and liaison services.

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