On 11th August 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, conducted an inspection of the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) in order to get a first hand impression of the current state of his manoeuvre unit.
On arrival at the MNBN HQ, General Bair was received with military honours by the Commander MNBN, Lt Col Friedrich Ölböck and members of the Battalion HQ Staff. The General was briefed on the current battalion structure, activities, equipment and means of communications before moving onto practical demonstrations.
The practical demonstrations included a highly realistic Crowd and Riot Control (CRC) simulation. Soldiers from one Battalion Company acted as a belligerent crowd demonstrating against EUFOR. Having made their presence know in a loud manner the crowd then got violent and started hurling projectiles at the EUFOR troops. At this point soldiers of the MNBN dressed in full body armour and equipped with riot gear brought the mob under control using well practiced techniques. The simulation concluded with a demonstration of how the MNBN would extract personnel from dangerous situations by Helicopters.
|COM EUFOR, His Excellency Mr Rami Rexhepi and Dr Jasmin Shainoski.|
Major General Bernhard Bair, the Commander of EUFOR welcomed His Excellency Mr Rami Rexhepi, Ambassador of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Bosnia and Herzegovina to Camp Butmir on 10th August.
In an Office Call, COM EUFOR briefed the Ambassador about EUFOR’s role as the military component of the overarching European Security and Defence Policy mission in BiH. They went on to discuss the political situation in BiH and the lack of progress in forming a Government since last year’s elections.
|Colonel Ali Tahsin Tunali, H.E. Mr Ocak and COM EUFOR.|
In an Office Call, COM EUFOR briefed the Ambassador on recent EUFOR activities that have been contributing to the Safe and Secure Environment in BiH. COM EUFOR and H.E. Mr Ocak also engaged in dialogue about the current political stalemate within the country and the impact it was having on the population of BiH.
|COM EUFOR with Visiting Party|
|COM EUFOR and Team|
|Lt Col Stefan ZULCH, Lt Col Ingo GNOYKE, COM EUFOR, German Ambassador and COM NATO HQ Sarajevo|
On 4th August, Major General Bernhard Bair, the Commander of EUFOR welcomed Her Excellency Ms Ulrike Maria KNOTZ, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bosnia and Herzegovina to Camp Butmir.
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