July 13 saw a new Hungarian Company join the Multinational Battalion, EUFOR’s military maneuver unit inside Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Maintaining stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is considered very important to the Hungarian Government and this has been demonstrated through their continued support of the EUFOR mission. Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) have been participating in Operation ALTHEA since 2004 as one of the main troop contributing nations.
On 9 July 2013, the Initial Planning Conference for the next EUFOR Operational Rehearsal Exercise “Quick Response 2” took place in EUFOR HQ, Camp Butmir.
The Initial Planning Conference (IPC), which covered the planning and preparation of the second EUFOR Operational Rehearsal in 2013 was officially opened by the COS EUFOR, Brigadier General József SZPISJÁK.
On 5 July 2013 the Ammunition Transportation Safety Course closing ceremony took place at the ammunition storage site in KRUPA.
A celebration of accomplishment and certificate presentation was held. This is the second iteration of the course, which is a part of EUFOR’s mission to provide Capacity Building and Training to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH). The training took place under the mentoring of experts from the Swiss Armed Forces and this ceremony was organized at the same location.
On 05 July 2013 the departing soldiers of the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) were awarded with the “European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Medal”.
This memorable ceremony was attended by the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter HEIDECKER, as well as other high-ranking staff officers from the Headquarters of EUFOR, including the Chief of Staff, Brigadier General József SZPISJÁK.
On 4 July 2013 in the Kasarna Radomir “Vojvoda Puttnik” Barracks near Doboj the Austrian MOD supplied the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) with 6 ammunition stability detection packs.
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