Conscripts Took Oath at Basic Combat Training Center
Military servicemen took a military oath at Senior Sergeant Zaza Peradze Basic Combat training Center in Akhalkalaki. From now on they undergo contract-based military service in various units of Georgian Defense Forces. Commander of the Center, Colonel Zakaria Kalandadze congratulated the conscripts on successful accomplishment of the course and wished them honorable service for homeland.
The conscripts underwent basic combat training at Senior Sergeant Zaza Peradze Basic Combat training Center for eight weeks. They mastered in skills in tactics, communication, first medical aid, marksmanship and other disciplines.
Following the official part of the ceremony an open door day event was held for the family members of the conscripts. They got familiar to conscripts’ dwelling conditions and attended the presentation on Basic Combat training Center.
Visit of the JFTC Commander of the NATO Joint Forces Training Center
The new Commander of the NATO Joint Training Center (JFTC), Major General Norbert Wagner, paid a working visit to Georgia. The purpose of the visit was to inform of the capabilities of the Georgian Defense Forces, especially, the future operation and cooperation plans of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center (JTEC).
Major General Norbert Wagner hosted by NATO-Georgia Training and Evaluation Control Center (JTEC). During the visit, the NATO General had meetings with the Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Major General Zaza Chkhaidze and Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze.
Heads of the Joint Defense Training and Assessment Center of the Defense Forces and NATO-Georgia thanked the JFTC Commander for the visit and support. At the meetings the main topics were the ongoing reforms in the Georgian Defense Forces, the development of the capabilities of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center (JTEC) and increasing compatibility with NATO, as well as the organization of NATO-Georgia joint exercises planned for 2022 in Georgia.
During a three-day visit to Georgia, the Commander of the NATO Joint Training Center visited the Combat Training Center (CTC) in Vaziani. Major General Norbert Wagner also got acquainted with the interagency exercise "Didgori 21" on the territory of the General Military Center and visited the field component of the exercise in Vaziani.
JTEC has been working closely with the NATO Joint Training Center (JFTC) in Poland since 2017 under a mentoring program. Mentoring was aimed at preparing JTEC for the 2019 NATO-Georgia Exercise Oversight (ODE) role. In 2020, a partnership agreement was signed between JTEC and the NATO Joint Training Center (JFTC). The document promotes the development of JTEC as one of the full-fledged training centers affiliated with NATO.
Source: MOD of Georgia
Training on operation of MILES I-HITS and VBS-3 simulation systems is underway
The NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) is hosting the training on MILES I-HITS and VBS-3 simulation systems. The course aims to develop relevant skills for the operation of equipment for JTEC military personnel so that they will be able to independently conduct training for various units of the Defense Forces in the future with these simulation systems.
VBS-3 is used for the preparation of company-level units and MILES I-HITS systems are designed to conduct field exercises for a battalion and an adversary unit (force-to-force). The two-week course is held for the first time and includes theoretical and practical trainings.
Press release of the JTEC
UNICEF with the support from USAID/Georgia is organizing the information sessions in Samtskhe-Javakheti region about COVID-19 vaccinationUNICEF with the support from USAID/Georgia is organizing the information sessions in Samtskhe-Javakheti region about COVID-19 vaccination. UNICEF Representative in Georgia, Ghassan Khalil together with the representatives from National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, and health experts visited Akhalkalaki and Akhaltsikhe.The first meeting is happening now with the Orthodox Religious Leaders, to discuss topics such are COVID-19 vaccination, immunization programmes in Georgia and etc. The meeting will end with a discussion.Vaccines save millions of lives each year. The development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a huge step forward in our global effort to end the pandemic and to get back to doing more of the things we enjoy with the people we love.UNICEF’s work is grounded on empirical data, independent evaluation, rigorous research and thoughtful analysis.UNICEF supports and uses research, evaluations and data to determine what works best for children. We draw on sound evidence to create programmes, campaigns and initiatives where they are most needed. Explore our reports, data and research.
Press Service of the UNICEF Georgia
Basic Summer Course launched in Sachkhere Mountain Training Centre
Basic Mountain Training Summer Course is ongoing in COL Besik Kutateladze Sachkhere Mountain Training School. 25 military servicemen from NATO 7member and partner countries are taking part in the course being conducted in the framework of NATO “Partnership for Peace Programme (PFP).
The military service members of the Armed Forces of Georgia, United States, Latvia, Poland, Armenia, Ukraine and Belarus will adopt the different mountain skills for three weeks. The military servicemen attending the course familiarized with the technique of ascending and descending rocks and overcoming obstacle lines in Chiatura Municipality village Katskhi.
The course participants are being practiced in the rules of using mountain equipment, planning routes on maps, moving across the mountain terrain with the help of a compass and a map, providing the first medical aid for wounded, organizing their surviving and wounding procedures. The course also includes marching at the altitude of 2 400 m and spending nights in camps.
Towards the end of the course, the participants will pass different complex and physical tests in case of successful accomplishment of the basic summer course to be finished on July 7.
Defence Minister: Georgia will continue contribution to global security along with strategic partners
“Georgia will continue contribution to global security along with strategic partners “– declared Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria during his visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. Minister of Defence of Georgia attended the pre-deployment training of the Georgian Unit in the Army Combat Training Center in Magdeburg and received positive evaluation about the level of preparedness of the Georgian contingent.
The Georgian delegation led by the Defence Minister Levan Izoria was hosted by the commander of the Training Center who made presentation of the facility and training stages of the Georgian unit. Company of the III Infantry Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces started trainings with the help of the German instructors in Magdeburg Training Center in January. Training course included mechanized, platoon and company level exercises. The Georgian military unit is ready for the mission and will start the peacekeeping mission under the German command in Mazar-i-Sharif in the nearest future.
During three-day visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, Defence Minister of Georgia will meet his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen. Meetings are scheduled with the Academic Director of the German Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) in Berlin, Karl-Heinz Kamp and Under-Secretary for Foreign and Security Policy of the Chancellor of Germany Christoph Heusgen.