On Wednesday the 12th of August a ceremony was held marking the change of command of the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN). The Multinational battalion is a group of soldiers from nations around Europe who combine to serve within EUFOR.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Köck handed over to Lieutenant Colonel Reinhard Bacher during the event witnessed by guests including COM EUFOR Major General Johann Luif and COM NATO HQ Sarajevo Brigadier General Giselle Wilz.
Children from Bosnia and Herzegovinian multi-ethnic schools from Zenica, Tuzla, Mostar and Sarajevo, participated in the Drežnica climbing camp from 29 June to 3 July. The camp was organized by the Austrian CIMIC team who provided donations and supported the event. “We initiated this project with the Colonel Michael Lasser from the EUFOR Embedded Advisory Team from Tuzla. We thought that climbing would be a perfect means to keep children of different ethnicities working together. From our prospective, it works very well”, said the 1st Lieutenant Andreas Grassberger, Austrian CIMIC Chief.
On Monday 29th of June an Austrian platoon from the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN) conducted helicopter boarding training, exercising their ability to quickly move personnel to areas around Bosnia and Herzegovina. The platoon conducted a number of flights, practicing their facility to rapidly load equipment and transport themselves with the helicopter.
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.
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