Thursday, November 25, 2010
Ambassador Awards Czech Airmen in Afghanistan
Czech Republic Ambassador to Afghanistan visits Afghan Air Force Base; presents awards
by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jared Walker 438th AEW
The Czech Republic Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karel Pelz, visited the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul, Afghanistan, to present awards to Czech, Afghan and coalition Airman for service to country and work with coalition forces, Nov. 24.
Ambassador Pelz said that he is very proud of the work the Czech airmen here in Afghanistan. The Czech Air Operational Mentoring Liaison Team has been training and advising alongside the NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan / 438th Air Expeditionary Wing for two and a half years. The Czech Air OMLT provides maintenance and operational expertise in the Mi-35 attack helicopter.
“They are serving shoulder to shoulder with the Afghans here. We share bilateral cooperation for decades especially in the 60’s and 70’s. Our cooperation was very fruitful and based on economy and culture exchanges. We had a lot of Afghan students in our country. I hope that this time and in the future that this will repeat and that both sides well profit from it,” said Pelz....
War on Terror News has the rest of this story about an integral coalition partner in this Global War on Terror. Go here to read more on this B*N*S*N story..
You did know that Czech Republic is one of our many coalition partners, didn't you? If not, you might want to go read my original column about their contribution to the GWOT. Written back in April 2007 for Tanker Bros, you can find it here.