Graduation Ceremony for Afghan Air Force Pilots in Pardubice

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith and Army Attaché Colonel Roger Bowman attended the graduation ceremony for 22 pilots from the Afghan Air Force in Pardubice, Czech Republic on Wednesday, 27 September. The officers are the fourth class of Afghan pilots to have completed the 15 month Flight Training Program run by the Czech state company LOM ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visits NATO Days in Ostrava

U.S. Embassy Prague Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith visited the military equipment show NATO Days in Ostrava on September 16. She met Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky and greeted crews of U.S. B1 and B52 strategic bombers and the KC 135 tanker aircraft. She also discussed with Bell Helicopter representatives the participation of UH-1Y Venom helicopter ...
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The U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker Participates in Ample Strike 2017

A U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker and two B1 strategic bombers participated in a refueling operation over Southwest Bohemia on September 4 as part of the Ample Strike 2017 NATO exercise. The KC-135, which belongs to the Nebraska Air National Guard, took off from Pardubice Airport and met up in the altitude of 22,000 feet with the ...
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The U.S. and Czech Firefighters Exchange Experiences

Nebraska Firefighters from 155th Air Refueling Wing of the Nebraska Air National Guard conducted an exchange of lessons on safety procedures, rescue techniques, and firefighting tactics with Czech firefighters from various airbases on August 17-18. The Nebraska Firefighters learned how to safely rescue pilots from the Czech Republic’s primary fighter jet, firefighting equipment, to include vehicles and personal gear used by the Czech Republic. The ...
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Czech Command Sergeant Major Inducted Into USASMA Hall of Fame

Command Sergeant Major Petr Seifert was inducted into the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy Hall of Fame. CSM Seifert graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy “Sergeants Major Course” in 2011 and after his return from his studies in the U.S. become the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. The course is provided ...
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Soldiers from Nebraska National Guard Train with Czech Partners

Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard spent a great week with the 31st CBRN Regiment in Liberec the end of June. The soldiers were hosted by Regimental Command Sergeant Major Dolozim and his Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. They discussed and shared tactics, techniques and procedures for site exploitation, decontamination operations, equipment incorporation and NCO development.
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UH-1Y Helicopter Presented in Prague

On the occasion of the visit to Prague by Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy International Programs (NIPO), and Richard Harris, Vice President for International Military Sales at Bell Helicopter, a press conference was held at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador on June 16 to present the unique attributes and ...
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Airmen from Texas and Nebraska Exchange Maintenance Information with Czech Air Force

Airmen from Texas and Nebraska Air National Guard units partnered with the Czech Air Force to participate in a subject matter expert exchange of maintenance information March 20-23, 2017, at air bases in the Czech Republic. The maintenance exchange was part of a state partnership program between the Texas and Nebraska Air National Guards and ...
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NATO Mission: U.S. 2nd Cavalry Transits through Czech Republic

A convoy which was part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission transited through the Czech Republic last weekend. It was conducted based upon the conclusions of last year’s NATO summit in Warsaw to strengthen military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance – in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. On Saturday, the convoy divided into seven parts and ...
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Czech Marshall Center Alumni Meet at the American Center

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cushwa, Chief of the Office of Defence Cooperation, attended a meeting of 50 Marshall Center Alumni and guests that took place on February 8, 2017 in Prague. The Czech Alumni met to establish the Czech GCMC (George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies) Alumni Association that ...
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Czech and U.S. Officials Launch Defense Acquisition Management Course

Deputy Minister Daniel Koštoval, Head of Armaments and Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defense, and LTC Mike Cushwa, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy in Prague were present at the beginning of Principles of Defense Acquisition Management Course. The two weeks course organized by International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM ) was launched today at American ...
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U.S. and Czech Soldiers Practice Together the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield

National Guard soldiers from Nebraska and Texas spent time recently with the 4th Rapid Deployable Brigade in Zatec to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures for the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield or IPB. Soldiers from the Brigade and subordinate battalion S2, or intelligence offices, discussed the steps in the IPB process and conducted practical exercises ...
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U.S. Representatives Attend Dinner Marking Thanksgiving of 1945 in Cesky Krumlov

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and U.S. military commander in Europe Ben Hodges attended a dinner in Cesky Krumlov on November 21 in remembrance of the U.S. army’s Thanksgiving Day dinner in 1945. The dinner was served in the Ruze (Rose) hotel, which also hosted the dinner for the U.S. liberators on November 22, 1945. The meals ...
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The National Guard Commanders from Texas and Nebraska Discuss in the CR Military Cooperation

The National Guard commanders from Texas and Nebraska Major General John F. Nichols and Major-General Daryl L. Bohac visited the Czech Republic from November 1 to 6 as part of their Senior Leader visit and support for the State Partnership Program. The program of the began with a meeting with the first deputy Chief of ...
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Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe Visits the Czech Republic

Commanding General U.S. Army Europe Ben Hodges met with Czech journalists after serving as the key note speaker at the 2016 third annual Combat Engineer Conference (CEC) in Prague on November 2. The General discussed what the U.S. Army Europe is doing to support the security environment in Europe, and praised the U.S.-Czech military cooperation.
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The U.S. Teams Participate in International Shooting Competition in Pilsen

The 14th edition of the international shooting competition “Cup of Active Reserves of the Czech Army Chief of General Staff” held from October 7 to 9 at an army firing range in Pilsen-Lobzy has been the traditional match between Czech active reserves (AZ) and reservists (backups) of foreign armies. The 14th year was attended by ...
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Military Exercise Ample Strike 2016 Took Place in North of Bohemia

Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTACs) from the Czech Republic and Texas Air National Guard 147th ASOS conducted a six day exchange covering the roles and responsibilities of JTAC Instructors or Supervisory Forward Air Controllers (SupFac). The exchange was embedded as part of Ample Strike 2016 which allowed for a more realistic exchange during live controls ...
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U.S. Strategic Bombers Top Attraction at NATO Days in Ostrava

U.S. strategic bombers B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress belonged among the top attractions at this year’s NATO Days at the Ostrava International Airport this past weekend. U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, who visited the air show together with U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché Mark Wootan on Saturday, greeted crews of the bombers and several other aircraft that ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits the Pardubice Airfield

On August 31, U.S. Ambassador to the CR Andrew Schapiro, Czech Ambassador to the U.S. Petr Gandalovic, Deputy Defense Minister Jakub Landovsky and other guests visited the airfield in Pardubice. The main goal of the visit were the joint exercises of our and foreign soldiers that have been taking places at the base. The delegation ...
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U.S. and Czech Soldiers Conduct Training On CBRN Response Procedures

Four soldiers of the Texas Army National Guard, the 436th Chemical Company based in Laredo, participated in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Site Response exchange with the Czech Republic’s 31st CBRN Regiment, headquartered in Liberec, at the Vyskov Military Training Academy on July 18—22. Over the course of a week the two units ...
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Czech Soldiers Complete MRAP Training at the U.S. Training Area in Germany

Twenty-Four (24) soldiers from the Czech Land Forces completed the CATC Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) 101 Course in Hohenfels Germany from 11-15 July 2016. Soldiers received classroom and hands-on instruction on basic vehicle operation, vehicle controls and indicators, vehicle troubleshooting, and vehicle maintenance. The soldiers also participated in vehicle rollover training utilizing the HMMWV ...
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The U.S. Airmen Share Experiences in Military Fire and Rescue Domain

The Office of Defense Cooperation and the Czech Logistics Agency held in June an exchange to open cooperation within the Military Fire and Rescue domain. The three day exchange was held at Kbely Air Base but also included a trip to Pardubice to observe the “show me what you can” military fire fighter competition. The ...
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U.S. Army Cadets Take Training in the Czech Republic

28 U.S. Army Cadets from across the United States to include Guam and Puerto Rico completed on June 25 a three week exchange with the Czech Land Forces for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP ) program. U.S. Army Cadet Command states that the Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency ...
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Texas Guardsmen Partner with Czech Engineer Regiment

14 Czech Land Forces engineers from the 15th Engineer Regiment in Bechyne traveled to Fort Hood Texas and partnered with the Texas Army National Guard ’s 551st Multi-Role Bridge Company from El Campo Texas and the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division to execute a combined Wet Gap Crossing on Lake Belton on June 21. Czech soldiers were able ...
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U.S. Embassy Representative Honors Legacy of Anthropoid Paratroopers

U.S. Embassy Prague Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation LTC Stephanie Bagley participated in a commemorative ceremony at the Church of Cyril and Methodius in Prague on June 18 commemorating the brave act of resistance by Czechoslovak paratroopers who assassinated Acting Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, together with ...
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Regional Military Police in Olomouc Learn From U.S. Partners Biometric Program Management

Members of the Czech Military Police and Army National Guard Soldiers from Texas and Nebraska shared from May 30th to June 3rd their experiences on Biometric devices recently at the Regional Military Police Command headquarters in Olomouc in a coordinated effort with the Office of Defense Cooperation, US European Command and US Army Europe. The ...
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Partners From Nebraska and Texas Share Methods For Army Recruiting

The Office of Defense Cooperation , through the State Partnership program with Nebraska and Texas, organized a seminar on methods for success in Army Recruitment. The seminar explored all aspects of recruitment, including marketing and recruiter management strategy. The event was hosted in Brno and included a visit to the Moravian and Prague Recruitment Centers, where the Czech military is ...
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Operational Planning Exchange Provides Czech Army Officers Knowledge of the U.S. Military

The Office of Defense Cooperation conducted a combined exchange for Operational Planning with Officers and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) of the Czech Military in May. The event was hosted by the University of Defense in Brno and included instructors from the Marine Corp Command and Staff College as well as soldiers from Texas and Nebraska as part of the State Partnership ...
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U.S. Army Convoy Crosses Czech Republic and Conducts Joint Training with Czech Army

The U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) will participate in Saber Strike 16/Dragoon Ride II from May 27 through June 22, 2016. Soldiers with the Regiment will conduct Dragoon Ride II, a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia. The convoy demonstrates NATO member shared commitment to security, ...
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Czech Senior Non-Commissioned Officers discuss Professional Development with State Partners

From April 4-7, 2016, the Czech Military hosted Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) from their State Partners in Texas and Nebraska. The exchange discussed professional development, structured self-development, NCO leadership, management and military education . Over 30 senior NCOs from across the Czech Military attended seminars and exchanges over the three days. Additionally the team met ...
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U.S. Air Force Europe Conducts Training in Brno

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation coordinated the Inter-European Air Forces Academy (IEAFA) conducted by the U.S. Air Forces Europe . The two-week course was hosted by the University of Defense in Brno and its mission was to support the Czech Air Force and the military education development of their officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. The graduation of 21 airmen from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Co-organizes Conference on Topical Security Issues

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the U. S. Embassy in the Czech Republic, and the Prague IIR Institute conducted a seminar “Euro-Atlantic Security: A Pre-Warsaw Assessment” in Prague 29 February-1 March. Over 60 senior security officials and experts from the Czech Republic, ...
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Military Maintenance Operations Exchange Program Increases Czech-U.S. Defense Cooperation

The Czech 14th Logistics Regiment, 142nd Maintenance Battalion and the U.S. Army Europe 21st Theater Support Command, conducted a Unit Maintenance Operations Workshop in Klatovy, Czech Republic at the Garrison of the 142nd Maintenance Battalion from 19 to 21 January, 2015. The exchange was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy Prague Office of Defense Cooperation to increase cooperation with the ...
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U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Visits the 73rd Tank Battalion in Praslavice

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Sheryl Lyon met with the 73rd Tank Battalion in Praslavice, Czech Republic. She was hosted by CSM Petr Kruzik, Czech Land Forces Command Sergeant Major. Overall purpose of the visit was to understand how their military operates and how she can help if necessary with any initiatives their military may ...
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U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment Meets NATO Secretary General in Prague

As part of U.S. Army Europe’s Dragoon Crossing, troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Prague. Stoltenberg, on an official visit to the capital, was accompanied by Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky and U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew ...
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