Multinational training for future
Ten NATO and PfP nations contributed to the Combined Resolve exercise the goal of which was in advanced training of mutual cooperation, compatibility of forces and sharing combat abilities in conducting defence and attack tactical operations. After the U.S. Army, Czechs had the second largest contingent of force involved in the exercise that was held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, 9 - 22 November 2013.
The Joint Multinational Readiness Center, the facility of the 7th U.S. Army at Hohenfels, Germany, provided excellent chance for joint training of conventional ways of combat activities of allied and PfP nations.
The scenario of the Combined Resolve was composed of several phases copying possible development or escalation of armed conflict in which the allies support each other.
The Czech contingent, as the Task Force 72 (TF 72) with almost 600 soldiers and 130 pieces of equipment, represented the decisive combat force in the multinational brigade led by commander and staff of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
"The training provided by this center is exactly in the right accord with the goal we want to achieve in NATO. After years of training focused mainly on deployment in Afghanistan, we will pursue the basic military activities, that is defence of the terrirory. And will do it with use of latest lessons learned from different conflicts," Lieutenant General Petr Pavel, Chief of the General Staff of the Czech military said during the exercise on 21 November.
- Commander of TF 72: Lieutenant Colonel Martin Botik Commander of the 72nd Mechanised Battalion (www.72mpr.army...)
- Commander of JMRC: Colonel John G. Norris (www.eur.army...)
- Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United States.
Video and pictures:
- Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels (www.eur.army.mil...)
- 72nd Mechanised Battalion, Praslavice (www.72mpr.army.cz)
Posted: November 25, 2013