The three-day meeting of military chaplains, called for by the Chief Chaplain, Colonel Jaroslav Knichal, was held this week at the Educational Training Centre in the impressive Komorni Hradek Castle, Chocerady.
On 1st March, Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky and Chief of the General Staff General Josef Becvar visited Lithuania to observe Czech troops taking part in the exercise 'Training Bridge 2017' at the Armed Forces Urban Warfare Facility at the Training Area in Pabradė, Lithuania.
On 15th February in Brussels, the Czech and German Defence Ministers, Martin Stropnicky and Ursula von der Leyen signed an agreement which will intensify mutual cooperation by creating a single military unit with the integration of the Czech 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade into the German 10th Armoured Division of Bundeswehr.
On 9th February, Major Jiri Chrobak took over command of the 311th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron from Lieutenant Colonel Petr Sliva. Airmen from five nations will continue to carry out joint training activities for a further six months at the Hamid Karzai International Airport base in Kabul.
Subsequent to the conclusions of the NATO Warsaw Summit 2016 and the initiatives of the Visegrad (V4) countries, a Czech military unit has commenced coordination exercise in Lithuania; thus, implementing the defence support plan for the Baltic States.