Following the inauguration of the new cabinet by the President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, the newly appointed Prime Minister, Andrej Babis, presented Karla Slechtova to the Defence Minister’s office the same day.
Soldiers from the pyrotechnic cleansing detachment of the 15th Engineer Regiment have completed the pyrotechnic remediation (the recovery and final disposal of unexploded ordnance or munitions) of the Brdy Protected Landscape Area which they had been working on since 2012.
On 13th November, Major General Jaromir Sebesta, Commander of the Czech Air Force, and Colonel Michael Longstaff, the U.K. Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic, attended the unveiling ceremony of a memorial plaque set below the monument of the Winged Lion Memorial in Prague which lists all the names of the Czechoslovak Royal Air Force airmen who fought during WWII.
Over the last two weeks, the 73rd Tank Battalion and the 74th Light Motorised Battalion have been participating in field training exercises at Hradiste and Libava Military Training Areas to refresh, refine and consolidate their combat skills, and promote maximum coordination when engaging with combat support units.
Czech and Slovak soldiers from military units serving at the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport Base celebrated the 99th Anniversary of the foundation of the independent state of Czechoslovakia on October 28th, 1918. The Czech 9th Guard Company also commemorated the event at its base at Bagram Air Field.