According to a French adage „cherchez le femme“, it is necessary to look for a woman behind everything. In military environment, it could be easily paraphrased as look for logisticians behind everything. This fact is not different also during the international exercise of ground-based air defence units called Tobruq Legacy 2015 which was held from the last week in the Boletice military area in the region of Cesky Krumlov.
General Bartels bids farewell to NATO as General Pavel starts his tenure as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
General Knud Bartels bid farewell to NATO’s Military Committee on Friday (26 June 2015), leaving his position as Chairman after a term of three and a half years. General Bartels is succeeded as the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee by General Petr Pavel, previously the Chief of Defence of the Czech Republic.
Legacy of the Tobruq heros to be commemorated by an integrated international ground-based air defence exercise
On Monday 22nd June, an international exercise of ground-based air defence units, Tobruq Legacy 2015, begins at the Boletice military area in Cesky Krumlov. In addition to Czech soldiers, members of the armed forces of Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and the United States of America will also participate.
Czech soldiers from the 43rd Airborne Battalion, 2nd Company, prepare their vehicles in a staging area enroute to the Pardubice Airfield in Chrudim, Czech Republic, during the Exercise Noble Jump alert phase in April. Noble Jump marks the first time that high-readiness units have physically tested their response to rapid ‘orders to move’ under the new VJTF Framework.
A two-week water surface training and survival presentation using armoured and amphibious vehicles was opened last week at the Myslejovice military water training area.