10th – 14th November 2014; One Turkish Platoon from the Multinational Battalion has conducted peacekeeping training with the Armed Forces of BiH. The week-long training took place in Tuzla canton, with a goal to teach the Bosnian troops how to execute peace supporting tasks in line with international standards.
EUFOR today held a conference with senior members of AFBiH to present future steps for their capacity building and training programme.
The conference was attended by Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč, Chief of the Joint Staff of AFBiH, and was chaired by Major General Dieter Heidecker, Commander EUFOR.
The purpose of the conference was to present the results of last week’s training assessment conference in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the current training programme. Additionally, further areas of cooperation between EUFOR and AFBiH were discussed.
|EUFOR COS Addresses the Group|
EUFOR has hosted a conference to assess the capacity building and training requirements of AFBiH at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.
EUFOR’s Chief of Staff, Brigadier General András Szűcs, delivered a welcome address to the conference attendees, who included senior personnel from EUFOR and AFBiH, along with representatives from NATO and EU organisations.
|Brigadier General Knežević addresses the course members|
Soldiers from Armed Forces BiH have completed an ammunition training course this week which was held at Travnik barracks.
The course, which was led by a EUFOR mobile training team from Austria, lasted for 4 weeks. The purpose was to educate the soldiers about a wide range of ammunition-related topics, including labelling, storage, packaging and safe transportation of ammunition.
EUFOR delivered a 2-week Tactical Communication Systems Course to AF BiH, which was successfully conducted by a Turkish Mobile Training Team (1 officer and 1 NCO) from 20 Oct to 31 Oct 2014. This course was the 8th CIS training in the cycle of 10 CIS Trainings planned in 2014 Training Calendar. The training audience consisted of 14 participants (3 Officers, 11 NCOs) from different units of AF BiH, and all of them successfully completed the course at the Tactical Support Brigade Barracks in Rajlovac.
The Dutch Senior National Representative, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Wetters, organized a briefing programme for the visit by Lieutenant Colonel Rob Keijzer from the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, which highlighted the Dutch contribution to the mission. Though the number of Dutch personnel here is small, they hold key positions within EUFOR’s capacity building and training department, which assists Armed Forces BiH in developing their skills and capabilities.
|General Commenda inspects the Guard of Honour|
General Commenda was welcomed at Camp Butmir on Wednesday by a guard of honour before meeting with Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, to gain an update on the political situation in BiH and the Austrian contribution to the EUFOR mission.
General Commenda then attended a meeting with the Chief of the Joint Staff of Armed Forces BiH, Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč, together with Lieutenant General Jeleč’s senior leadership team.
All members of the CBTD, including the Embedded Advisory Teams (EATs), attended the meeting, as well as representatives from Policy & Plans and Operations Division (OPSD). After the opening remarks by Col. Hakan Soner APLAK (TR Army), DCOS CBT, the organization, newcomers, areas of responsibility within CBTD, and essentially the ongoing and future activities were briefed, followed by presentations by the different Branch Heads of the Division.
- EUFOR vehicles transport Red Cross flood assistance materials
- Pilot of Maintenance Course held at Rajlovac
- EUFOR trains Armed Forces BiH Forklift Handlers
- EUFOR’s A-Coy conducts medical training in Kalinovik
- Shift change within the Austrian contingent
- EUFOR Multinational Battalion trains with Armed Forces BiH
- AF BiH complete Ammunition Transportation Safety Course
- Signing of the 2015 Capacity Building and Training Calendar
- EUFOR Chief of Staff begins a series of visits to EUFOR’s Embedded Advisory Teams
- Theoretical and Practical Advanced Ammunition Course
- CIS Information and Network Security Course
- Combined Training of MNBN and AF BiH
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