|COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bisschof, awarding a medal.|
On 23rd August 2010, the 17th German EUFOR contingent held its Medal Parade near Camp Butmir’s “Echoes CJ 10”. 75 soldiers were decorated for their service here in Bosnia and Herzegovina. COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof, who is also the Commander of the German contingent, stated during his speech: “It is the International Community’s distinguished ambition to prevent the return of violence to this area. Just by serving as a soldier in Camp Butmir we give the people the justified feeling of security.”
The main SC prizes - Travels abroad: Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey and Austria
|ECD Chief, Lt Col Svetlin Antonov, visited Sarajevo Airport to greet a group of two secondary school pupils coming back from Turkey.|
On Tuesday 10th August 2010 at 09:00 EUFOR ECD Chief, Colonel Svetlin Antonov visited Sarajevo International Airport to greet a group of two secondary school students as they were coming back from their 10 days visit to Turkey.
Five students of the High school “28th of June” East Sarajevo (RS), and three students of the Gymnasium Breza (Federation of BiH), together with their professors won the trip to Turkey on the EUFOR School Competition 2010. The group projects that these two schools have made were chosen as ones of the best on the last EUFOR School Competition 2010.
|COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair together with the Austrian Director General of Directorate General III (Assets Provision), Lieutenant General Freyo Apfalter. In the picture also the guide of the tour Mr Bajro Kolar and his son Mr Edis Kolar|
On 18th August 2010, Dr. Heinz Vetschera lectured in Camp Butmir as part of the ongoing education of EUFOR and NATO personnel by the EUFOR Historical Department. Dr Vetschera was welcomed to EUFOR by the Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof.
Dr. Vetschera delivered an informative presentation to a packed auditorium on the topic of Security Issues in Western Balkans as seen from a historical perspective. After the lecture, Dr. Vetschera engaged in a lively question and answer session and finessed a range of issues. The Chief of Staff concluded the evening with a heartfelt vote of thanks on behalf of the military audience who had learned a great deal from Dr Vetschera’s insights and analysis.
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