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1.4.2014 •A two-week joint exercise of Polish and Czech paratroopers at the Polish military base, Nowa Deba, showed that troops on both sides employ very similar tactics or, in some cases, identical procedures for training and combat.

Paratroopers from Chrudim trained in Poland

25.3.2014 •The National Support Element of the 8th ACR TASK FORCE in Kabul ensures comprehensive support to all Czech units deployed in Afghanistan. This so-called Contractual Party plays an important role in providing units with all the necessary requirements under local conditions. Although much of the required material can be shipped and delivered from home, immediate requests for goods and services may mean urgent acquisition locally.

Repairs, service, maintenance

19.3.2014 •"Defence matters" said the Minister of Defence, Martin Stropnicky, speaking at the 15th anniversary conference of the Czech Republic‘s accession to NATO, which was held at Prague Castle on 12th March. He went on to say, "After 15 years of the Czech Republic’s membership in NATO, our security is still not commonplace".

15th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to NATO

12.3.2014 •Fresh replacement units for deployment in Afghanistan and Africa are ready to assume their operational tasks this March. Soldiers of the 2nd Guard Company will replace the 1st GC at the Bagram Air Field in the Afghan Province of Parwan, a NATO-led ISAF operation, while soldiers of the 3rd Czech unit at the EU Training Mission in Mali will take over from the previous 2nd unit.

2nd ACR Guard Company BAF during SHIELD 1/2014 training exercise

6.3.2014 •An extremely powerful storm destroys key transformers and a massive blackout hits Prague and parts of the Central Bohemian Region last week. Fortunately, this was just a military exercise.


25.2.2014 •A two-day joint military and civilian rescue exercise conducted the scenario of saving lives of skiers and evacuation from a blocked ski chairlift in the Sumava Mountains last week.

SAR in action

17.2.2014 •A Czech Air Force C-295 CASA transport aircraft successfully accomplished its more than three-month operational tour in the Sinai in support of the Multinational Force & Observers mission, and was recently replaced by another airplane from the four-member CASA fleet operated by the Czech military.

Sand storms and snow in the Sinai put Czech airmen to test

10.2.2014 •”Contributions of the Czech Republic, both past and present, are highly appreciated and they will not be forgotten. The Czech Republic is very active in this regard as well as in the development of EU institutions and capabilities," General Patrick de Rousiers said after meeting Czech CHOD, General Petr Pavel.

Czech contributions to EU are highly regarded

31.1.2014 •Following inauguration of the new cabinet by the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman on Wednesday 29 January 2014, the newly appointed Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, introduced Martin Stropnicky to the Defence Minister’s office on 30 January 2014 in the morning.

Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky at the Prague Castle

26.1.2014 •"I highly appreciate your work," Supreme Commander of Czech Armed Forces and Czech President Milos Zeman told to his soldiers serving on ISAF mission in Kabul during the historically first presidential visit to Afghanistan, where he also met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Czech President visits Afghanistan

18.1.2014 •The Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre Council of Directors session held in Prague 14 to 15 January outlined development of joint logistic support for future operations and started a planning process of Exercise Capable Logistician 2015 which will be held in Hungary.

Planning for future logistic operations

11.1.2014 •Minister of Defence Vlastimil Picek visited the Military Cynology Centre at Chotyne this week to honour dog Athos for service in Afghanistan where it was seriously injured in September 2012.

Minister honours service dog Athos

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