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25.3.2012 •A seven-day training exercise of Belgian 12/13 Line Battalion of Prince Leopold has been accomplished at the Boletice Military Training Area in the southern part of the Czech Republic this week.

Belgians occupy south Bohemian training area

18.3.2012 •The majority of patrols drives of the 9th Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team personnel outside the Shank Base in Afghan Logar is connected with escorting Czech civilian experts to project sites and to talks with local representatives.

Each patrol in Afghanistan requires detailed practice

11.3.2012 •Staff Warrant Officer Ludek Kolesa, who served for more than four years as Senior Non-Commissioned Officer at the NATO Allied Command Transformation, receives the highest NATO decoration. Only three Czechs received the same decoration so far.

A Czech soldier receives the highest NATO award

4.3.2012 •The joint acquisition of equipment was one of conclusions from talks of General Vlastimil Picek, Chief of the General Staff, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, and Major General Peter Vojtek, Chief of the General Staff, Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, at Slovak towns of Cadca and Zilina during 29 February and 2 March 2012.

General Picek visits his Slovak counterpart

26.2.2012 •The winning team of the 18th year of the Winter Survival was received at the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic in Prague where the highest military representatives and commanders mark its achievements.

Winners of the Winter Survival 2012 at the General Staff

18.2.2012 •In appreciation of saving life of an American soldier in Afghanistan, US General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded Staff Sergeant Michal Novotny the Bronze Star Medal.

Czech soldier in Afghanistan receives high American award

11.2.2012 •Further cooperation between the Czech Military Academy and the Texas National Guard in the field of non-commissioned officers training was discussed at Vyskov on 7 February 2012.

Delegation of the Texas National Guard at the Military Academy at Vyskov

5.2.2012 •Surgeon General of the French Military Health Service General Gerard Nedellec appreciates work of Czech surgeons and medics on ISAF allied operation in Afghanistan.

French Surgeon General thanks to Czechs

28.1.2012 •US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed his support for the Czech project to build the Multi-National Air Training Centre. During a visit of Czech Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra in Washington on 24 January 2012, the politicians also discussed further deployment of units in Afghanistan.

Czech Defence Minister visits Pentagon

24.1.2012 •Czech Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra welcomes Iraqi delegation led by Defence Minister of the Republic of Iraq Sadoon Al-Dulaimi on 23 January 2012.

Iraqi delegation at the Czech Ministry of Defence

20.1.2012 •Real numbers of personnel of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic in observance of the Czech Law No. 221/1999 Col., following updates made by the Czech Law No. 272/2009 Col., valid as of 1 January 2011.

Personnel Size

9.1.2012 •The "Czech Help", which documents Czech deployment in Afghanistan, was aired Sunday 8 January evening on CT24 channel and will be rebroadcast Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January 2012.

Czech Help (a four-minute preview - in Czech)

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