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.
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.
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