The first Defence Policy Directorial meeting of the Czech presidency of the Visegrad Group was held this weekend in Ostrava during NATO Days 2015.
Three Czech explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams and one three-member American EOD team brushed up on their skills during a week-long training exercise in Bechyne.
On 4th September 2015, most of the international participants had arrived at the 22nd Helicopter Base Vicenice, Sedlec near Namest nad Oslavou, to register for Ample Strike 2015.
On 31 August, the Czech government agreed on the transit of troops and equipment of the US 2nd Cavalry Regiment from their base in Vilseck, Germany, through the Czech Republic to Hungary where they will participate in the NATO Brave Warrior 2015 exercise.
On 20th August, Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky informed members of the government that the Czech Armed Forces are ready to help police in guarding the state borders.