On 10 October 2013, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Course Final Exercise took place at Dubrave Barracks near TUZLA. The Main topic of this exercise was the support to an infantry unit in the case of a chemical incident. The activity was attended by EUFOR and also by large a evaluation group from the Tactical Support Brigade in Rajlovac. This exercise also marked the end of the CBRN Course which took place in TUZLA and commenced on 23 September.
|Certification Ceremony at Engineer Battalion Derventa|
From 9 to 27 September 2013 EUFOR’s Slovenian Mobile Training Team(MTT) trained Armed Forces (AF) BiH Engineers on a three week Gap Crossing Operations course. The Slovenian MTT included three members from their Engineering unit and was led by Captain Alojz ZUPANČIČ. The first week of training was conducted with the AF BIH Engineering Battalion Derventa. The training was mainly theoretical and focused on the handling and maintenance of boats, engines and other equipment.
On the 23 Sep 13 a EUFOR Mobile Mentoring Team (MMT) from Poland organized a Military Movement Control Course for Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) transportation personnel at the AF BiH Movement Control Centre in DOBOJ.
The aim of this course is to train Movement Control Officers and other AF BiH transportation personnel in NATO standard military transport procedures. Nine Officers and NCOs from different units are participating in this course which will complete on 30 Oct 13.
On 13 September 13, a EUFOR mentored Computer Training Course ended with a closing ceremony and certificate presentation to successful attendees from the Armed Forces of BiH. Within the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) Communications Information System (CIS) capabilities are being developed to specific objectives in order to effectively support Information Systems (IS) functionality.
One of the capabilities required is “Computer Training on Operating Systems”. The AF BiH and EUFOR agreed, as part of the annual training plan to conduct a course on Computer Training on Operating Systems supported by a EUFOR Mentoring Team.
|COMEUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker handsover present to Osmić, BiH Minister of Defense|
On 12 September 2013, EUFOR’s two-week “Exercise Quick Response 2” climaxed with a Distinguished Visitors Day (DVD) at the BiH Army Barracks in LIVAČ.
The event began with a Press Conference which included the Minister of Defense for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Minister Zekerijah Osmić, the Head of the European Union Command Element Lieutenant (Lt) General Leonardo di Marco, the Commander of EUFOR Major General Dieter Heidecker and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) Major General Anto Jeleč.
Lt General di Marco welcomed the representatives of local and international media and congratulated the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, for his “excellent leadership and the successful conduct of the exercise.”
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