On Wednesday 13 November 2013 Major General Dieter Heidecker visited the Ammunition Transportation Safety Course (ATSC) at RAJLOVAC barracks.
Staff from EUFOR’s Capacity Building and Trainings Division, consisting of Swiss Armed Forces personnel, worked with the Armed Forces of BIH (AF BiH) instructors to train 20 of their fellow soldiers.
On 13 November 2013, Brigadier General Wolfgang Richter, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Assistant and Chief of Staff for Civil Military Cooperation and military partnership met with the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker. The aim of General Richter’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina was to get an on-the-ground assessment of the latest developments in BiH in the partnership arena and to receive an update on the constraints of the environment in which EUFOR and NATO operate. Major General Heidecker briefed his guest about the key tasks of Mission Althea, namely EUFOR’s provision of expert advice in the framework of Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) to the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) and EUFOR’s support to the ongoing process of reduction of surplus ammunition and weapons stocks within BiH.
On 13 November, the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC) in cooperation with EUFOR opened a conference on Gender in the Security Sector of BIH. The aim of the conference, which will take place over two days, is to ‘Strengthen the Gender Perspective within the security sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina’. The conference was opened with statements from Mr. Zekerijah Osmić, BIH Minister of Defense, Major General Dieter Heidecker, the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Anto Jeleč, Chief of the Joint Staff of the AF BiH and Lieutenant Colonel Rob Tomlinson MBE the UK Defense Attaché.
On 12 November 2013, Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker welcomed Colonel Martin Stoklasa, the Commander of the Training and Support Forces (SVaP) of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (AF SR) to EUFOR HQ Camp BUTMIR, Sarajevo.
As the Commander of the Training and Support Forces he is responsible for ensuring that the processes to optimize certain new elements and processes within the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, such as the brigade combat safeguarding and streamlining of logistic processes, are running smoothly and to time.
On 11 November 2013 US Brigadier General Merle Hart, the Commander of NATO Headquarters Sarajevo (NHQ Sa), invited all members of NHQ Sa and EUFOR to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony at the Monument Park inside Camp BUTMIR. During his address, General Hart emphasized that we should never forget all that our veterans have sacrificed their lives in order to protect our freedoms. Despite the ever increasing sophistication of weaponry, aircraft, ships and cyber technologies; the greatest asset for all our militaries is the men and women that serve within them.
On 08 November 2013, BG József SZPISJÁK, Chief of Staff (COS) of EUFOR visited the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) 5th Infantry Brigade.
The main aim for the visit was to officially meet the Brigade Commander, Brigadier Kenan DAUTOVIĆ. After they met, the Brigade Commander introduced COS EUFOR to the Unit of his staff that provided a brief on the upcoming Exercise Dynamic Response 14-5.
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