The First Swallows

   In the same way we expect the first messengers of the spring we were expecting the first participants of the NATO pre-deployment course 2011. In the term of March 16 till March 22  38 members of NATO agencies and commands participated in Training Command – Military Academy Vyškov in lessons and training that can be useful for them during deployment abroad.

    NATO civilians’ pre-deployment lessons and training is exclusively focused not only on deployment in territory of Afghanistan. Information and dexterity gained or brushed up during medical or topography lessons, in mine awareness lesson or survival instructions for crisis can be apply in Afghanistan, on territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina or during deployment in the peacekeeping missions wherever in Africa.

    NATO students were welcome on the ground of  NCO Club by Department of Career Preparation chief COL Jaromír DURNA and Department of Training Deputy MAJ Petr SLÁMA.

    The students were attending both theoretical lessons and practical implementation, all of that under the survey of instructors from the Special Development Section and the Training Specialists Section. Overall theoretical and practical part was point out to two-day exercise in training area where students had to prove their acquired knowledge and skills in a battle with fire, in a mine field, during an ambush attack. They had to provide the fist aid to injured people in a car accident; also behaviour during a visit in an Afghan village performed their diplomacy. Their courage as well as endurance shown during an armed assault and detention in an insurgent den must be taken into account as well.

    A beautiful historical hall in the chateau in Slavkov has been a traditionally festive place where NATO Pre-deployment course graduation has been hold since very beginning. The students received course certificate and a medal in memory from hands of Training Command – Military Academy Vyškov chief of staff COL Milan MAREK and Department of Training Deputy MAJ Petr SLÁMA.


    The first swallows are gone and we are expected by new preparation, new courses, new students….