General Bubenik elected next chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (COMEDS)
The current Chairman, the Canadian, Major General Jean-Robert Bernier, will hand over the position to Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik in November 2018.
A three-day meeting of the Gripen User's Group, held in Prague last week, enabled air force representatives from Brazil, Czechia, Hungary, South Africa, Sweden and Thailand to exchange and share their experience and knowledge in operating the SAAB 39 Gripen supersonic aircraft.
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.