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Written by Lt Col Alexander Pehr
Change of command in the MNBN_1
Major General Dieter Heidecker hands over the flag to the new commander Lieutnant Colonell Harald Scharf

On February 24th 2014, the command of the Multinational Battalion of EUFOR was handed over in Camp Butmir in Sarajevo. At the ceremony the commanding officer of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, transferred the flag of the Battalion, symbolizing the power of command, from the outgoing commander Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Blasch to the new commander, Lieutenant Colonel Harald Scharf.

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Written by OF-3 Vladimir Dimitrov


EUFOR Soldier from Turkey and a Soldier from the Armed Forces of BiH

A Series of combined trainings started mid of February

During the period from 17 to 21 of February one platoon from the Multinational Battalion/EUFOR and one platoon from the 6th Infantry Brigade/AFBiH took part in the combined training in Kozara/Manjaca. This training was the first training in a series of 9 planned for 2014. The main topic was Force Protection, in detail security on the main gate, action in attacking on main gate with sniper fire, procedures and rules of communication, procedures for requesting assistance and reinforcement to the main gate and procedures and rules of communication.

Read more: Training Branch Visit to Combined Training

Written by Cdr Jaroslaw Keplin
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Students learned special techniques to learn from mistakes

Training concerning "LESSONS LEARNED" - learning from mistakes, not necessarily our own, it was the motto of seminar and practical classes for AF BiH soldiers (Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina) which took place in LIVAC on 19-20 February 2014.Learning from mistakes was the motto of the seminar “LESSONS LEARNED” for soldiers of the Armed Forces BiH, which took place from 19th – 20th February 2014 in LIVAC.

Experienced Trainers

The Seminar and workshop was provided by Lessons Learned Embedded Advisory Team members from the Capacity Building Branch EUFOR, Lieutenant Colonel Slawomir CIESLEWICZ, Commander Jaroslaw KEPLIN and interpreter Mrs. Durdica IVKOVIC.

Read more: Capacity Building on Lessons Learned

Written by Maj Bernd Paulewicz, EAT 5th InfBde


Mine Clearing Soldier

18 Feb 20114, Camp DUBRAVE
They are nearly invisible, silent and continuous. Day by day the EOD companies Armed Forces beneath several NGOs work under extremely difficult circumstances in order to remove and clear the deadly threat in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On the 18 February 2014 one of the specialised companies (the 2nd Coy of the Demining Battalion) presented there capacities and capabilities during an inspection in DUBRAVE Base close by TUZLA.
At first the Company Commander Captain MESIC reported his company to the Commander of the Demining Battalion Colonel ZENUNOVIC who was convinced of the “Full Operational Capability the company. Cpt MESIC introduced his company to the guests and explained that the Coy is FOC with personnel and equipment.

 

Read more: In Mission Every Day – The Invisibles

Written by OF-3 Bülent Mercimek
Cellular Radio Communications Course_1

A Turkish Mobile Mentoring Team, from EUFOR’s Capacity Building and Training Division, mentored Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) instructors in a 10 day Cellular Radio Communications Course which took place from 3 to 14 February 2014. This course was the third in a cycle of 11 Communication and Information Systems (CIS) courses planned for 2014.

The aim of this course, which was attended by 15 Non Commissioned Officers from different AF BiH units, was to mentor CIS Instructors from AF BiH.

Read more: Cellular Radio Communications Course

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