On 18 November 2013 EUFOR Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) Branch began a Cabling Course for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) at Rajlovac barracks. The course began with an opening ceremony attended by representatives from the AF BiH Operational Command and Tactical Support Brigade, the EUFOR Deputy Chief of Staff (Head) of the Capacity Building and Training Division (CBTD), Colonel Ahmet Gonel, and the EUFOR Chief of Training, Lieutenant Colonel Johan Bouhuys.
On 15 November 2013 an Austrian Mobile Mentoring Team (MMT) completed their mission for 2013 and left Bosnia and Herzegovina after completing a successful two month mission. This also marks the end of this year’s EUFOR Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear training for the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH). The 3-man Austrian team mentored and monitored 2 courses over a period of 5 weeks.
On 15 November 2013 a EUFOR Communications and Information Systems (CIS) course completed with a closing ceremony. The Turkish Mentoring Team awarded all 17 students and 3 instructors with a certificate for successfully completing the course. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the AF BiH Operational Command and Tactical Support Brigade and the EUFOR Chief of Training, Lieutenant Colonel Johan Bouhuys.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Arms, Ladies and Gentlemen! As SNR of the Luxembourg Contingent and the EUFOR HQ RSM, the time has come to say goodbye to you today. Let me start with a short historical overview about Luxembourg’s participation in the Balkans:
On 14 November 2013 Major General Dieter Heidecker, the Commander of EUFOR welcomed Colonel Alain Duschéne, Deputy Commander Luxembourg Army, for his last official visit to Camp BUTMIR. During the Office Call, COM EUFOR thanked Colonel Duschéne for Luxembourg’s support to EUFOR - lately with one Senior Non-commissioned Officer (NCO), Warrant Officer Joseph Bredimus, in the position of the Headquarters Regimental Sergeant-Major (HQ/RSM), the most senior Warrant Officer and primarily responsible is for maintaining standards and discipline.
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