Read more: Spring Steering Comittee Meeting 2009


            The JCBRN Defence COE Steering Committee was held on 21 – 22 April 2009 in Vyškov. The SC members from CZE, DEU, GBR, GRC, ITA, POL, ROU, SVK, SVN and representatives of ACT met to discuss the work and life at the COE. The Hungarian representative, who attended the meeting as an observer, made an official proposal to the SC to join the JCBRN Defence COE. When the joining process is successful, the JCBRN Defence COE will expand from nine to ten NATO flags at the JCBRN Defence COE.   


          On Friday 3 April 2009, the JCBRN Defence COE congregated and remembered 60 years of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).


         The JCBRN Defence COE Director COL Čížek Zdeněk commemorated the long history of the formation and development of NATO, which was founded on 4 April 1949.  The Director informed the audience that with effect 1 April 2009, there were 2 more countries (Albania and Croatia) that had joined NATO, taking its membership to 28.


 Read more: Ad-hoc COE Coordination Meeting in Vyškov         

      From 31 March to 1 April 2009, the first COE Ad-hoc Coordination Meeting was held at the JCBRN Defence COE, Vyškov.      

      Ten delegates from 3 COEs (Military Medical COE, Explosive Ordnance Disposal COE; COE for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters; the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence COE) and two representatives of HQ SACT (NATO HQs for Transformation) participated in the meeting. 


Read more: Slovak National Security Course Visit

 On Thursday 19 March 2009, JCBRN Defence COE was visited by members of National Security Course of the Slovak Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Stefanik.