At the coordination exercise, Sky Soldier II, held from 26th–30th September at Ralsko-Hradcany area, Czech and American airborne troops carried out several air drops and, conducting “close air support”, “took back” the airfield, facilities and the adjacent area occupied by the “enemy”.
The meeting, held in the House of the Army in Prague on 22nd September, confirmed above-standard relations in defence attitudes between representatives of Czech Ministry of Defence and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Polish Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Grazyna Bernatowicz, and the Polish Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic, Colonel Jacek Stec, presented awards to two Czech officers last week on behalf of the Polish President.
The international exercise, ‘Ample Strike 2016', being hosted in the Czech Republic from 30th August - 20th September 2016, encompasses a broad spectrum of scenarios aimed at enhancing the coordination capabilities of aircraft crews and ground forces.
Lieutenant General Carsten Jacobson, Deputy Commander of the Bundeswehr Army, accepted an invitation to visit the troops and headquarters of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade in Zatec which, together with Major General Jan Gurnik, Commander of the Czech Land Forces, took place on 2nd September.