US Army convoy passing through Czech Republic

8th October 2015, US Army, 887 views
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A U.S. convoy riding from the U.S. base in Vilseck, Bavaria, entered the Czech Republic at the Rozvadov border crossing at 10:00 a.m. today. The vanguard of the main convoy, which will ride through the Czech Republic on September 13-14, is to test the route to Hungary where an exercise will be held. The convoy continues from the border along the D5 motorway across Prague and Brno. It is scheduled to arrive in the military area in Vyskov, south Moravia, at 22:00. The U.S. troops will ride through the Czech Republic three times this week. After today’s first, advance ride, a part of the soldiers will return via the Czech Republic to Germany on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the main part of the U.S. forces will set out on the road. It is to be composed of 550 soldiers and about 150 vehicles, including the Stryker armored fighting vehicles. The Americans will take part in the NATO exercise Brave Warrior 2015 in Hungary.

A similar U.S. convoy rode through the Czech Republic at the end of March and beginning of April. Though it provoked some protests by the groups siding with Russia, most Czechs welcomed its soldiers. In the first six months of the year, 3,727 transit flights and rides took place in the Czech Republic. A total of 1,277 foreign troops moved across land communications in the Czech Republic.