From now until 2020, the soldiers of the Strakonice air defence regiment which forms the core element of the Ground Air Defence Task Force will be attached to the NATO Response Force Multinational Brigade headed by the German 9th Armour Division.
A delegation from the Texas and Nebraska National Guard, led by their commanders, Major General John Nichols and Major General Daryl Bohac, paid a visit last week to the 15th Engineer Regiment based in Bechyne to discuss the training and activities programme which is part of a joint US/Czech cooperation venture.
Minister Slechtova confident of mission effectiveness and praises Czech soldiers’ accomplishments during her visit to Afghanistan
"The Soldiers and allies have convinced me of the immence importance of the Resolute Support Mission, and the Allied commanders also confirmed that the Czech units rank as one the most significant contributors to the mission", said Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova at the end of her visit.
Airmen from the 22nd Helicopter Air Base at Namest took part in a regular training exercise at Boletice training area last week.
Military truck drivers from the 71st Mechanised Battalion, based at Hranice, are at present undergoing a retraining exercise on the operation of the Tatra 815 8x8 PRAM trucks.