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Written by Lt Col Martin Guldemond
EUFOR trainers monitor AF BiH CBRN course_1

On 21 August 2013 a delegation of EUFOR HQ’s Capacity Building & Training Divisionhas paid a visit to a course on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) warfare in TUZLA. The course will be conducted by the CBRN Company of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) and will included the teaching of individual skills and a practical exercise involving military personnel of the AF BiH 6th Brigade, an EOD-unit and a EUFOR helicopter crew as well as civilian participants of the Fire and Ambulance Brigade from TUZLA Airport and local Law Enforcement Agencies.

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Written by Lt Col Otmar Lindner
Change of Command in the Multinational Battalion EUFOR_1

On 20 August 2013 the Outgoing Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Alfred STEINGRESZ, relinquished command of EUFOR’s Multinational Maneuver Battalion (MNBN) to his Austrian compatriot Lieutenant Colonel Christoph BLASCH. With this transfer, the unit's future performance and the accomplishment of the MNBN mission and the welfare of the troops has become the responsibility of Lt Col Blasch. The Change of Command (COC) ceremony took place inside Camp BUTMIR and featured the ceremonial passing of the battalion colors, symbolizing the completion of the tour of duty of the outgoing commander. A change of command ceremony is a military tradition that is rich with symbolism and heritage dating back to medieval times and even today, the colors remain a broadly used symbol of a commander’s authority and stand for permanence and the unit’s military traditions.

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Written by OF-3 Fatih Yurekli
EUFOR conduct CIS training with AF BiH_1

In August 13 a team of Turkish soldiers began training the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) in Communications and Information Systems capabilities. On 19th August 2013, a Turkish mentoring team, consisting of two experienced instructors, arrived in Camp BUTMIR, SARAJEVO to begin their preparations to deliver a specialised CIS course to the AF BiH.

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Written by Lt Col Otmar Lindner
Austrian CBRN Team arrives in BiH_2
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense is one of the key elements in force protection. All modern army soldiers needs to be trained how to protect themselves in case of weapons of mass destruction usage or toxic industrial material release. Capacity building and training of Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) in CBRN defense is one of the main activities of EUFOR. Key player in AF BiH CBRN defense is the CBRN Company from Tuzla. From the year 2010 they received from EUFOR and foreign teams more than thousand hours of training and now AF BiH CBRN trainers will take over the teaching to other AF Bih units.

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Written by OR-7 Christian Elend
Multinational Battalion troop rotation at EUFOR_3
On 16 Jul 13, the current Austrian troops held at readiness inside EUFOR’s Camp Butmir, SARAJEVO were replaced by a new contingent of Hungarian soldiers.
In accordance with Annex 1A of the Dayton Peace Accord and reviewed on an annual basis (currently UN Security Council Resolution 2074), EUFOR holds a mandate to ensure that the Safe and Secure Environment (SASE) is maintained in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

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