Capacity Building and Training
On the evening of Saturday the 10th of October, UK soldiers arrived in Sarajevo to take part in the upcoming Exercise Quick Response 15. Arriving in a Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft, light vehicles were also transported for use during the training. Also taking part in Exercise Quick Response 15 are Slovakian troops, alongside the Austrian, Turkish and Hungarian soldiers that are part of EUFOR’s permanent soldiers, the Multinational Battalion. EUFOR has 21 nations working within it currently in all areas ranging from Logistics to Aviation.
On the 19th of June, COM EUFOR Major General Johann Luif visited the Polish EUFOR Embedded Advisory Team (EAT) working with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) 6th Infantry Brigade. The visit took place at Kozara Barracks in Banja Luka.
On the 16th of June a Mountain Techniques in Natural Disaster Relief Operations course run by a EUFOR Mobile Training Team from Austria concluded. The most recent course lasted 10 days, and was the last of three courses of this type run since April. The subject of the course was training the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) troops how to rescue casualties in Disaster Relief situations, using techniques normally used for saving life in the mountains.
On the 15th of June certificates of appreciation were presented to members of a Turkish Mobile Training Team who ran the CISCO Network Academy Course. 11 Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) personnel were successfully trained on the last course that ended 12th June, one of 8 CIS (Communication and Information) courses being conducted this year by EUFOR. The certificates were presented on behalf of COM EUFOR by Colonel Jurgen Wimmer, Chief Joint Military Affairs.
On June 4th, a closing ceremony was held at Rajlovac Barracks for the Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) engineers who successfully completed a vehicle maintenance course run by a Romanian EUFOR Capacity Building and Training team.
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