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.

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 will build on the foundation

LTC Mike Cushwa of the Embassy's Office of Defense Cooperation opens the course of Principles of Defense Acquisition Management at the American Center on February 6, 2017.

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 Center in Prague. The course

Admiral Michelle Howard and Ambassador Andrew Schapiro.

U.S. Women Military Leaders Visit the Czech Republic

Admiral Michelle Howard led a group of senior female leaders in the U.S. military on a visit to the Czech Republic on December 6-8, 2016. Admiral Howard was joined by Brigadier General Giselle M. Wilz and Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield to highlight the strong role women leaders play in the military. They met with counterparts at the Ministry of Defense,

Czech and American soldiers practice together tactics, techniques and procedures for the Intelligence preparation of the Battlefield in Zatec, Czech Republic.

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 which consisted of simulated intelligence

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.

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 served were identical with those

Velitelé Národních gard států Texas a Nebraska generálmajor John F. Nichols a generálmajor Daryl L. Bohac navštívili také 22. základnu vrtulníkového letectva u Náměště nad Oslavou.

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 General Staff Lieutenant General Jiří

Internationl Shooting Competition in Pilsen

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 teams from the Czech Republic,

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 of various aircraft providing close

Ambassador Schapiro attended NATO Days 2016 at the airport in Ostrava.

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 were on public display. The

Ambassador Schapiro at the Tactical Simulation Center

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 was welcomed by the advisor

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.

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 exchanged capability briefings on CBRN

MRAP MAXXPRO in Afghanistan.

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 Egress Assist Trainer (HEAT). Students

Czech Ladder Truck

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 Airmen from the State Partners

During a weapons assembly competition with the Czech Army 72nd Mechanized Infantry, Cadet Mary Jack(2nd from right) from the University of Texas, SFC Jensen,(middle) and CPT McConnell(right) watch Cadet Alexander Kent(left) from Texas A&M University assemble the Czech CZ 75 Phantom pistol with the rest of the Czech soldiers.

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

The Texas National Guard's 386th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army's 20th Engineer Battalion, and the Czech Republic 15th Engineer prepare to inspect the floating bridge before a transportation mission June 21, 2016, at Fort Hood, Texas.

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 to compare

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 , 2016.

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 five others who were part

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 exchange included topics such as

Prague Recruitment Center

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 exploring

Exchange for Operational Planning with Officers and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs)

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

Saber Strike/Dragoon Ride 2

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, including the

Czech-American exercise in the Libavá Military Training Area.

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 with the Military Academy in

Urban Area Reconnaissance held in Prostejov 29 Feb to 2 March with the 102nd Recce Battalion, 53rd EW and Recce Regiment to discuss and exchange methods of Urban Area Reconnaissance to include planning, infiltration/exfiltration, site selection, reporting, and execution.

State Partnership Program Going Strong

In its 24th year, the State Partnership Program with the Czech Republic and states of Nebraska and Texas has become as robust and active as any in the world. During the month of March, National Guard Soldiers from each state were in Czech Republic on various programs. The spectrum of events went from tactical exchanges of reconnaissance tactics and techniques

Participants of he Inter-European Air Forces Academy (IEAFA)

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

U.S. Ambassador Schapiro at the Euro-Atlantic Security: A Pre-Warsaw Assessment Conference.

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, many other European countries and

Czech and Americans soldiers works together at the Garrison of the 142nd Maintenance Battalion in Klatovy.

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 logisticians

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Sheryl Lyon met with the 73rd Tank Battalion in Praslavice.

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 have to establish a professional

Ambassador Schapiro welcomed the U.S. military convoy crossing the Czech Republic to Ruzyně-Prague with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnický on September 8, 2015. (photo U.S. Embassy)

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 Schapiro. The delegation met with

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