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US and CR discuss engineers’ programme for 2018-2019

A delegation from the Texas and Nebraska National Guard, led by their commanders, Major General John Nichols and Major General Daryl Bohac, paid a visit last week to the 15th Engineer Regiment based in Bechyne to discuss the training and activities programme which is part of a joint US/Czech cooperation venture.

Commander of Nebraska National Guard Major General Daryl Bohac and Commander of Texas National Guard Major General John Nichols in Bechyne
Commander of Nebraska National Guard Major General Daryl Bohac and Commander of Texas National Guard Major General John Nichols in Bechyne

Colonel Jiri Lustyk, Commander of the regiment, gave the visitors a detailed summary of ongoing joint training activities, and later they had an opportunity to examine the soldiers’ new and updated equipment and materiel. "We have already agreed with the National Guard to participate in further joint training exercises, such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Route Clearance Patrols, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device operations, and joint training in construction and pontoon equipment."

Czech and US military engineers having been carrying out these type of joint exercises in the Czech Republic, Texas, Nebraska, and at the Hohenfels Military Training Area in Germany as part of the State Partnership Program since cooperation was first established in 2012.

Also accompanying the National Guard delegation to Bechyne were the First Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Jiri Baloun, the Deputy Land Forces Commander, Colonel Petr Prochazka, and the US Army Attaché to the Czech Republic, Colonel Roger Bowman.

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By Nuala Casey and Oldrich Holecek


February 8, 2018


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