Lieutenant Colonel Sanz takes command of EUFOR's Multinational Battalion

On 26 February 2019 Commander EUFOR, Major General Martin Dorfer, handed over the colours of EUFOR's Multinational Battalion (MNBN) from Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Pilles to Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Sanz. The ceremony marked the official change of command of the EUFOR maneuver element consisting of troops from Austria, Hungary and Turkey.

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Multinational Battalion Mountain March

On consecutive beautiful autumn days, EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion (MNBN) took advantage of beautiful autumn weather in BiH to work on their physical fitness in the mountains.

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Change of command of the MNBN

In camp BUTMIR on 14th August 2018 the command of the multinational battalion was forwarded from Lieutenant Colonel Markus Schwaiger to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Pilles. During the ceremony Commander EUFOR, Major General Martin Dorfer, handed over the colours of the Multinational Battalion from the outgoing commander, LTC Markus Schwaiger, to the new commander LTC Oliver Pilles. Receiving the flag of the MNBN is symbolic for taking over the command and the responsibilities of the battalion.

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Multinational Battalion exercise Zenith

From 18th to 20th of June, the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) conducted their forward command post exercise, ZENITH. A very realistic overall scenario was chosen and provided a good opportunity to challenge the troops at every level.

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Retaking a Weapon Storage Site - practical training

One of the main tasks of EUFOR Operation Althea is to work with the authorities and Armed Forces of BiH (AFBiH) to maintain a Safe and Secure Environment (SASE). On 11 May 2017, the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN) with AFBiH undertook an exercise to regain an occupied Weapon Storage Site, which (in the exercise) had been occupied by a hostile group.

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