Firefighters from the Czech Republic, the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard and members from the Offutt Air Force Base 55th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department participated in a live fire training June 5, 2019, at the fire pit here.
Firefighters from Offutt are required to train twice a year using the fire pit and structural burning.
Although this is required training for the firefighters, this exercise was a little unique. This time the fire department was hosting firefighters from the Czech Republic.
The Nebraska Air National Guard works in association with the Czech Republic through the State Partnership Program. Each guard unit has a brother or sister unit attached to them. The SPP has been around for 25 years and now includes 76 partnerships with 81 nations around the world. The Nebraska ANG has future plans for an additional partnership with Rwanda.