Main historic exhibitions in remembrance of World War I in Austria 2014

Main historic exhibitions in remembrance of World War I in Austria 2014

Posted: 2014-04-28 Category: EMPA news

Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien)
 
Exhibition: 
 
Reassembling of the standing exhibition on World War I. Besides other artefacts the visitors can see the car used by Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo as well as his uniform. Amongst the weapons shown are a 38-cm-howitzer and an armed gun from the Przemysl fortress.
 
The exhibition aims on the explanation of chronology, geography and special topics concerning this “basic catastrophe of the 20th century”.

World War I Centenary Events in Riga

World War I Centenary Events in Riga

Posted: 2014-04-02 Category: EMPA news

This year is marked by jubilees of several significant historical events that are being commemorated in many countries. Exactly one hundred years ago the mankind was faced with its first-ever global military conflict that is being recorded in world history books as the World War I. The outbreak of hostilities in Europe that started in June 1914 involved almost all countries from all the continents of our planet; because of this war the world and its political map had changed forever; it influenced world economics, scientific and technological progress, social life and culture.

5th Anniversary of the membership of the Republic of Croatia in NATO

5th Anniversary of the membership of the Republic of Croatia in NATO

Posted: 2014-04-02 Category: EMPA news

The endeavour and the determination demonstrated by the Republic of Croatia towards assuming its portion of responsibility and contributing to collective security have been recognised and rewarded by approving full NATO membership to the country, among the powerful and developed democracies and their Armed Forces, sharing their values and objectives. NATO membership was one of the two foreign policy priorities outlined upon the very establishment of Croatia as independent country.

INTERVIEW  - General Philip M. Breedlove,  Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

INTERVIEW - General Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

Posted: 2014-04-02 Category: EMPA news

CROATIA HAS MADE AN AMAZING PROGRESS WITHIN ONLY FIVE YEARS

 

Within five years only Croatia has made an amazing progress. It refers to the way it adopted NATO standards, tactics, techniques and procedures. Today Croatia teaches other nations how to adopt them, and co-operates in Afghanistan very successfully with other NATO members. It really makes me happy...

GLORY & GLOOM; living with the World War I 1914 – 1918

GLORY & GLOOM; living with the World War I 1914 – 1918

Posted: 2014-04-01 Category: EMPA news

In the Renaissance „Schallaburg Castle“, located about 80km west of Vienna an exibition from 29.03.- 09.11.2014 takes place in commemorating the outbreak of World War I.

10 Mio soldier and 6 Mio civilian died under gruelful circumstances. 1000 objects from 140 national and international sources remember in the 1 300m² exhibition centre. The main point of the exhibition is, to show how people handled their life during that time and continue cultural activities mainly in painting and literature. Of course some exhibition objects like maps, weapons, fotographs, letters and uniforms point especially to the big European Conflict.

Two units of Armed Forces received vehicles presented by Norwegian Armed Forces

Two units of Armed Forces received vehicles presented by Norwegian Armed Forces

Posted: 2014-01-09 Category: EMPA news

On 19 December, during a ceremonial event, two units of Armed Forces received vehicles presented by Norwegian Armed Forces.

The Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks and the Ambassador of Norway to Latvia Jan Ole Grevstad presented the keys of vehicles to soldiers of the Staff Battalion and National Guard 17th Air Defence Battalion, thus the first out of 34 presented vehicles, accompanied by the Military Police, reached the units.

Gatis Indrēvics receives EMPA's Best Photo award

Gatis Indrēvics receives EMPA's Best Photo award

Posted: 2014-01-09 Category: EMPA news

The winners of EMPA’s Best Article and Best Photo awards were already announced in EMPA congress. On 31st of October in Ministry of Defence of Republic of Latvia the winner – Sgt. Gatis Indrēvics was awarded. The award was presented by EMPA’s President Līga Lakuča. After receiving the prize, Gatis Indrēvics showed gratitude towards EMPA’s members for their support and expressed satisfaction that he was able to bring the victory in this contest to Latvia and specifically to magazine “Tēvijas Sargs”. 

22nd Anniversary of the „Hrvatski vojnik“ Magazine

22nd Anniversary of the „Hrvatski vojnik“ Magazine

Posted: 2013-11-26 Category: EMPA news

Much like all military units that proudly mark their anniversaries reminding them of difficult yet historical moments of their establishment, so did the Croatian military magazine „Hrvatski vojnik“ in mid-November. We too are commemorating our anniversary in a happy atmosphere for having had the privilege of being close the Croatian soldiers and of following them in their war- and peace-time duties alike. The pages of „Hrvatski vojnik“ reflect all minor and major Croatian victories alike, crowned by the final liberation of our country. Following the war, we continued to cover every step of the peace-time development of the Croatian Armed Forces, to record the most important moments of their growth intoa modern and professional military force, and to follow Croatian soldiers in peace missions in remote areas of the world. We have been with Croatian soldiers ever since our first issue and it has remained so to this day. Croatian soldiers remain our continuous inspiration and undepletable source of subjects.

Serbian peacekeepers sending off to Lebanon

Serbian peacekeepers sending off to Lebanon

Posted: 2013-11-18 Category: EMPA news

A ceremony on the occasion of sending off 130 members of the SAF infantry company into the UN UNIFIL mission to Lebanon there has been in the Nis Barracks “Knjaz Mihailo“,  4th November.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Nebojsa Rodic, Head of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic, Episcope Jovan and other guests.

The European Military Press Association (EMPA) meets in Helsinki

The European Military Press Association (EMPA) meets in Helsinki

Posted: 2013-11-06 Category: EMPA news

One of this year’s most inspiring events – the European Military Press Association’s (EMPA) 34th Congress was held in Helsinki, Finland from 8 to 10 October 2013.

 

Congress delegates were hospitably welcomed by representatives of the Finnish defence industry offering an interesting program of numerous events and activities. It must be noted that big credit for excellent organization goes to Mr Mikko Ilkko, the Editor-in-Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces newspaper.

Arctic Challenge exercise will see dozens of fighters in the northern sky

Arctic Challenge exercise will see dozens of fighters in the northern sky

Posted: 2013-09-24 Category: EMPA news

The air exercise is part of the Cross Border operations between Finland, Sweden and Norway expanding over the national boundaries. The goal is to enhance Nordic cooperation in the field of defence under NORDEFCO and develop capabilities for combined operations. Aircraft from Great Britain and the United States (US) will be also involved in the exercise.

In addition to Finland's ten F/A-18s, Norway will assign to the exercise ten F-16 fighters and Sweden twenty-two JAS 39 Gripens. Photo: The Royal Norwegian Air Force.