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18.6.2012 •In his last visit in Afghanistan in the post of Chief of the General Staff, General Picek appreciates performace of Czech soldiers in ISAF operation and wishes them safe return to their families and friends in the Czech Republic.

General Picek in Afghanistan

11.6.2012 •The Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic General Vlastimil Picek invited Defence Attachés and Military and Air Attachés accredited to the Czech Republic to the Military Club in Prague on 8 June 2012 to say them goodbye before departure from his present post.

General Picek meets with Defence Attachés to say goodbye

4.6.2012 •Live combat fires of the 252nd Air Defence Missile Battalion starts at the Brezina ground of the Military Training Area at Hradiste after a long siren signal on one May day. Light tracked transporters are ready at their fire positions and the fire control oversees the scene from the tower.

No chance for targets to escape

28.5.2012 •The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities.

Concept of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre agreed

21.5.2012 •A strong explosion close to the gate opens the morning of 2 May 2012 for all soldiers serving at the KAIA base in Kabul.

Czech military surgeons and medics save lives in Afghanistan

14.5.2012 •A team of the Active Reserve from the Central Bohemian Region participated in international competition of military skills at the Royal Army training base at Altcar, close to Liverpool, organised by the United Kingdom Reserve Forces Association for NATO military reservists.

Exercise Altcar Challenge 2012

7.5.2012 •Czech children, participants of the "On Own Feet - Centipede" movement, send their humanitarian gift to Afghan children for projects realised by the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) group of the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar, Afghanistan.

"Centipede children" send 10,000 USD to Afghanistan

30.4.2012 •Paratroopers of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade practiced life fires from new Phantom pistols at the Vrsovice Range on 25 April 2012.

Paratroopers practice with a new pistol

23.4.2012 •In the spirit of the slogan “If to fight together, we must train together”, twelve Czech and Croatian soldiers of helicopter crews train at the Mosnov Helicopter Training Point before their deployment in Afghanistan. The very first joint training started this week at the simulator, while practical training will be held in Croatia.

Joint training of Czech and Croatian helicopter personnel at Mosnov

16.4.2012 •Czech Minister of Defence Alexandr Vondra and American diplomat Ron Asmus have received the Czech and Slovak Trans-Atlantic Award for their contribution to strenghtening transatlantic ties, peace, prosperity and stability within Euro-Atlantic area. The ceremony was held at the gala dinner of the Internatinal Security Conference GLOBSEC 2012 - Global Security Forum, held 12 - 14 April 2012 in Bratislava, Capital of the Slovak Republic.

GLOBSEC 2012 in Bratislava

9.4.2012 •Up to one billion Czech Crowns should save the Ministry of Defence by reduction of some administration works or by sharing some services with other governmental bodies. Minister of Defence Alexandr Vondra and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of ACR Major General Petr Pavel presented upcoming moves at the press conference on 3 April 2012.

From the press conference

1.4.2012 •A week-long trip of Major General Miroslav Zizka, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Czech military, to the United States has brought a new impetus in cooperation with the US military both during foreign operations and development of joint and allied home programmes.

"READY FOR THE CONTACT" "CLEAR FOR THE CONTACT!"

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