As part of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali), a joint French-German-Luxemburg-Czech team of military instructors provide expertise and help to the personnel of the Malian Armed Forces in order to increase their skills and military know-how.
Commander and Chief Warrant Officer of the Czech 2nd Guard Company of the ISAF mission decorated with the fourth-highest U.S. military award
The Commander of the 2nd Guard Company of ISAF, Captain Jiri Pazdera, and his Chief Warrant Officer, David Lavicka, received the Bronze Star Medal from the Commander of the ISAF Regional Command East, Major General Stephen Townsend.
The American, Czech and Slovak air defence units, last week, tested and demonstrated their interoperability in sharing air space information between air defence commands and control stations, and completed certification at the end of the ten-day Master Harmony 2014 exercise which was held at Caslav airport.
The Czech military contingent is the second largest unit taking part in the week-long multinational field training exercise, GROUND PEPPER 2014, which is being held at the Lest Training Centre in the Slovak Republic until 22nd October.
A hundred years ago, the Czech Centuria, the first volunteer unit composed of Czechs and Slovaks in the Eastern Front, took an oath at Sophia Square in Kiev, Ukraine. The unit was to become the core of the future Czechoslovak Corps in Russia, the Czechoslovak Legion; the military unit which took control of major sections of the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1917.