On 10 October 2013, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Course Final Exercise took place at Dubrave Barracks near TUZLA. The Main topic of this exercise was the support to an infantry unit in the case of a chemical incident. The activity was attended by EUFOR and also by large a evaluation group from the Tactical Support Brigade in Rajlovac. This exercise also marked the end of the CBRN Course which took place in TUZLA and commenced on 23 September.
On the 10th October 2013, Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, welcomed General Necdet Özel, the Chief of the Turkish General Staff who is on an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), to EUFOR HQ, Camp Butmir in SARAJEVO.
During an Office Call the Generals discussed the overall security situation in the country and the wider region, EUFOR’s activities in delivering the overarching European Security and Defence Policy mission in BiH and the recent training activities by EUFOR personnel with the Armed Forces of BiH as part of the Capacity Building and Training programme.
On 10 October 2013 the Operation Commander of the EUFOR Althea mission and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), General Sir Richard Shirreff was the guest of honour during EUFORs Chilean Contingent 10th Anniversary of operations in BiH Ceremony.
This event not only marked the successful participation of Chilean soldiers in Operation Althea since 2003, but also the end of a six month tour of duty for the soon departing members of the 20th rotation of soldiers. These Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are manning staff positions within the EUFOR Headquarters in SARAJEVO and a Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) House in BANJA LUKA.
The OP COM EUFOR General Sir Richard Shirreff during his speech
On 9th October 2013 the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to BiH and the Minister of Defence of BiH signed an agreement to commence a project to upgrade security at selected ammunition and weapons storage sites at the Dom Armije in Sarajevo. The Project ‘SECUP’ (Security Upgrade) has been funded by the Governments of Switzerland, Turkey, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Attendees at the signing ceremony were addressed by the Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH Fletcher M. Burton, the BiH Minister of Defence Mr. Zekerijah Osmić, and several members of the International Community including the Operational Commander of EUFOR General Sir Richard Shirreff.
On 8 October 2013 the Chief of Staff (COS) of EUFOR, Brigadier General József SZPISJÁK attended the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) Distinguished Visitors Day (DVD) for Exercise Dynamic Response. The aim of the DVD for Exercise Dynamic Response 13-4 which was held at the Manjaca training range near Banja Luka, was to test and improve the operational capability of BiH Armed Forces commands and units.
On 8 October 13, Major General Dieter Heidecker, COM EUFOR, accompanied by the Operational Commander of EU Forces, General Sir Richard Shirreff, attended the 2nd BiH meeting of the Strategic Committee for Weapons Ammunition and Explosive Ordinance at the Army Hall in SARAJEVO.
The distinguished permanent members of this meeting include the EU Special Representative, H.E. Peter Sørensen, Head of Mission OSCE to BiH, Brigadier General (Retired) Harold Quiel and the Commander of NATO HQ Sarajevo, Brigadier General Merle D. Hart.
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