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Picture to an article: NATO Iraq Mission: NATO International Secretariat cites SVK-POL training on Soviet-era military equipment repairs and maintenance in Iraq as a model of support to Alliance efforts in Iraq

NATO Iraq Mission: NATO International Secretariat cites SVK-POL training on Soviet-era military e...

18.01.2019
The NATO International Secretariat cited the joint SVK-POL training on repairs and maintenance of Soviet-era military equipment in Iraq as a model of support to Alliance efforts in Iraq. This was announced during a meeting of NATO allies to provide an assessment of the trai...
Picture to an article: Soldiers help the villages of Oravská Lesná and Novoť recover from the effects of snow calamity

Soldiers help the villages of Oravská Lesná and Novoť recover from the effects of snow calamity

15.01.2019
Soldiers from Žilina and Martin have been involved in a heavy snow removal operation to help the villages of Oravská Lesná and Novoť recover from the effects of a snow calamity. Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš visited the villages to see for himself what assistance the armed ...
Picture to an article: Soldiers are ready to help people clean up after snow disruption

Soldiers are ready to help people clean up after snow disruption

15.01.2019
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš has tasked Chief of Defence Lt Gen Daniel Zmeko to assign personnel and equipment to help clean up after snow disruption in northern Slovakia. Following the requests for assistance by local crisis staffs, soldiers are ready to help the citiz...
Picture to an article: Illegal use of military uniforms and insignia will be punishable by fine

Illegal use of military uniforms and insignia will be punishable by fine

09.01.2019
Illegal use of SVK Armed Forces uniforms and insignia will be punishable by fine of up to €500. The measures against various doubtful and extremist paramilitary organizations were initially announced by the MOD last summer. They were incorporated into an amendment act which...
Picture to an article: MOD military and civilian staff commemorate the formation of Slovak Republic and Armed Forces

MOD military and civilian staff commemorate the formation of Slovak Republic and Armed Forces

07.01.2019
Ministry of Defence military and civilian staff gathered today (7 January) at the MOD Club for a ceremony marking the 26th anniversary of the formation of the Slovak Republic and its Armed Forces.   Speaking in front of the gathered personnel, Defence Minister Peter...
Picture to an article: Slovakia chairs OSCE and CEDC from January 2019

Slovakia chairs OSCE and CEDC from January 2019

02.01.2019
The MOD has outlined the priorities of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship in the politico-military area, with a particular focus on supporting military cooperation and strengthening confidence and security building measures (CSBMs), as well as tension reduction and conflict preve...
Picture to an article: Service members were on duty from Christmas to New Year keeping the public safe and secure

Service members were on duty from Christmas to New Year keeping the public safe and secure

02.01.2019
Nearly 120 service members were on duty over the period from 23 December 2018 to 1 January 2019, to keep the public safe and secure. Following the Cabinet’s decision on joint military and police patrolling, they joined with policemen to carry out tasks in support of public ...
Picture to an article: 2019: SVK military welcomes New Year with gun salute

2019: SVK military welcomes New Year with gun salute

01.01.2019
SVK artillerymen fired a 20 gun salute from Bratislava’s Tyrš Embankment today (1 January), to welcome in the New Year along with members of the public and mark the 26th anniversary of the Slovak Republic and its Armed Forces.   In his New Year’s statement, Defence Mini...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš holds video conference calls with soldiers serving abroad over this festive period

Minister Gajdoš holds video conference calls with soldiers serving abroad over this festive period

21.12.2018
Today (21 December) Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš and Deputy Chief of Defence Maj Gen Josef Pokorný held video conference calls with soldiers serving abroad in support of international crisis management (ICM) over this festive period.   On SVK servicemen and women on IC...
Picture to an article: Resolute Support Mission: Delegation from Slovakia visits SVK soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing live Christmas tree and ingredients for Christmas sauerkraut soup

Resolute Support Mission: Delegation from Slovakia visits SVK soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing l...

20.12.2018
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, and Chief of Defence Lt Gen Daniel Zmeko visited SVK personnel serving on the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan. As part of their traditional pre-Christmas visit to Afghanistan, they brought a real ...
Picture to an article: Meeting of CZE-SVK Defence Cooperation Steering Committee

Meeting of CZE-SVK Defence Cooperation Steering Committee

18.12.2018
The CZE-SVK Defence Cooperation Steering Committee (DCSC) convened for its annual talks in Bratislava on 18 December 2018. The talks were chaired by State Secretary of the SVK Ministry of Defence Róbert Ondrejcsák and CZE Deputy Minister of Defence Jakub Landovský. The focu...
Picture to an article: NATOʼs eFP: Visiting SVK troops in the Baltics ahead of Christmas

NATOʼs eFP: Visiting SVK troops in the Baltics ahead of Christmas

18.12.2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš, joined by President/C-in-C of the SVK Armed Forces Andrej Kiska, paid a visit to SVK personnel serving with the multinational enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup in Latvia. As part of their pre-Christmas visit, they brought a Christ...
Picture to an article: MOD outlines Service Personnel Management Concept to improve Service conditions for active duty soldiers

MOD outlines Service Personnel Management Concept to improve Service conditions for active duty s...

17.12.2018
The Ministry of Defence wants to make sure that active duty soldiers work under better Service conditions than today. Towards this end, the MOD has drafted the Service Personnel Management Concept, which will be subject to the Cabinetʼs deliberations. The Concept aims to ac...
Picture to an article: Slovakia’s NATO EOD/C-IED Trust Fund for Ukraine Project enters practical phase

Slovakia’s NATO EOD/C-IED Trust Fund for Ukraine Project enters practical phase

14.12.2018
Following the signature of international contractual documents between NSPA and Ukraine and the SVK MOD and NSPA, the Slovak Republic is now ready to go ahead with the practical phase of the NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal/Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (EOD/C-IED) T...
Picture to an article: SlovakAid: Slovak Republic hands over humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

SlovakAid: Slovak Republic hands over humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

14.12.2018
Today (14 December) the Slovak Republic handed over humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, gifting 540 new school uniforms for pupils from Mazar-e-Sharif. The humanitarian aid, collected by the Head Office of Ecumenical Pastoral Service in the SVK Armed Forces and Armed Corps in...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš holds talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

Minister Gajdoš holds talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

12.12.2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš held talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan at MOD Main Building today (12 December). During the meeting, they praised the mutual defence cooperation between the Slovak Republic and the United States of America, culminati...
Picture to an article: MOD leaders meet President Kiska for traditional pre-Christmas meeting

MOD leaders meet President Kiska for traditional pre-Christmas meeting

12.12.2018
Today (12 December) MOD leaders met President Andrej Kiska, who acts as Commander-in-Chief of the Slovak Armed Forces, for a traditional pre-Christmas meeting at MOD Main Building.   Todayʼs meeting was dominated by the SVK MODʼs current agenda. Much of the focus was on...
Picture to an article: Most extensive modernization programme in the history of SVK Armed Forces becomes a reality, Minister of Defence signs contract for U.S. F-16 fighter jets

Most extensive modernization programme in the history of SVK Armed Forces becomes a reality, Mini...

12.12.2018
The most extensive modernization programme in the history of the Slovak Armed Forces is becoming a reality. In the presence of PM Peter Pellegrini at the Office of the SVK Government today (12 December), Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš signed the Letters of Offer and Accep...
Picture to an article: MOD will reconstruct Military Sports Centre Dukla Banská Bystrica Athletics Stadium

MOD will reconstruct Military Sports Centre Dukla Banská Bystrica Athletics Stadium

12.12.2018
Reconstruction works to uplift the Military Sports Centre (VŠC) Dukla Banská Bystrica Athletics Stadium will be undertaken by the MOD. The sports ground will meet the technical requirements of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for international a...
Picture to an article: Additional contemporary veterans inducted into MOD Hall of Fame

Additional contemporary veterans inducted into MOD Hall of Fame

11.12.2018
Another three contemporary veterans were officially inducted into the MOD Hall of Fame at today’s pre-Christmas gathering of war veterans. The new inductees – MSgt Martin Brodniansky, MSgt René Petráš and Col Štefan Ivan (posthumously) – were thus recognised by Defence Mini...
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