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2.12.2015 •The two-day 'Exchange Event 2015 Exercise' held on 25th and 26th November was focused on improving interoperability and exchange of information among the national chemical centres of seven nations.

Exchange Event 2015 CBRN multinational exercise

25.11.2015 •The Czech Republic continues to deliver ammunition and other military material to Iraq to help the Kurdish and Iraqi Armed Forces in their fight against the militants of the Islamic State.

Ammunition for Iraq

16.11.2015 •In honour of Veterans Day 2015, representatives of the Czech Armed Forces, politicians, and the public commemorated the bravery and heroism of the soldiers who fought in two world wars, and also of the new generation of war veterans.

Ministry of Defence announces new range of benefits for war veterans

10.11.2015 •Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces Lieutenant General Josef Becvar visited the town of Vyskov last week to observe the basic training exercises of the new army recruits and new members of the Active Reserve Force.

Chief of the General Staff visits military training of newcomers

2.11.2015 •The planned MASCAL exercise of the 15th Czech Surgical Team at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul developed into a real life rescue event last week. The training exercise was interrupted when a helicopter crashed near the airport and the surgical team had to administer medical aid to the injured soldiers, personnel and civilians on the ground.

Surgical team in Afghanistan: exercise turns into the real life saving

27.10.2015 •"The Czech Republic was the first country to offer concrete assistance," the Hungarian Minister of Defence Istvan Simicsko told his Czech counterpart, Martin Stropnicky, at talks in Brussels on 8th October. "Only a real friend will help when trouble looms. The Czech Republic quickly understood our problems and the threat to our values," added Minister Simicsko.

Czechs help their Hungarian colleagues mainly in the logistics

20.10.2015 •On 15th October, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Andrej Babis, visited a military garrison in Praslavice in the Olomouc region. The visit was at the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Josef Becvar, and coincided with recent negotiations regarding an increase in the military budget over the next few years.

The army must get more money, says Minister of Finance

13.10.2015 •Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky along with Chief of the General Staff of ACR Lieutenant General Josef Becvar announced on 9th October that selected military units will carry out a Deployment Readiness Test in order to support the Czech Republic‘s Police Force in managing the migration crisis.

Minister declares the readiness deployment test for selected military units

5.10.2015 •After constructing a humanitarian base for up to 450 people in 48 hours, Czech soldiers and police then carried out a joint training exercise to test the security of the Czech-Austrian border to be prepared to control a potential influx of migrants.

Czech Police and soldiers test the security of the state border

29.9.2015 •Flying activities during the international Forward Air Controller (FAC) training exercise Ample Strike 2015 officially concluded on 19th September in the Czech Republic.

Record Ample Strike 2015

22.9.2015 •The first Defence Policy Directorial meeting of the Czech presidency of the Visegrad Group was held this weekend in Ostrava during NATO Days 2015.

Political Directors of V4 meet in Ostrava

11.9.2015 •Three Czech explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams and one three-member American EOD team brushed up on their skills during a week-long training exercise in Bechyne.

American and Czech bomb disposal teams in joint training exercise

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