Twenty-eight Czech soldiers from the 7th Mechanised Brigade participated in the Intel Texas joint training exercise at Fort Hood Army Base, August 3rd – 18th. The event was organised by the Texas National Guard.
Representatives from the Office of the Czech President, the Czech Government and Parliament, the Slovak and Czech Ministries of Defence, as well as Cardinal Dominik Duka, soldiers, and mourners gathered at the Strasnice Ceremonial Hall on 14th August to pay tribute to Lieutenant General Jaroslav Klemes who died at the age 95.
On Saturday 22nd July, more than one thousand runners participated in the ARMYRUN extreme obstacle race at the Brezina Military Training Area, organised by the Extreme Sports Association and the Czech military as a fundraising event.
Ground based air defence units from ten NATO countries are currently taking part in exercises in various locations throughout the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Romania. The objective, to improve cooperation and interoperability in protecting airspace.
Personnel from the Caslav Tactical Air Force Base returned on Monday from a two-week Helicopter Tactical Instructor Course (HTIC) held in Arvidsjaur, Sweden. The aim of the course was to improve the tactical skills of pilots in air-to-air combat between aircraft and helicopters.