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.
On 31 October 2013, EUFOR Lessons Learned (LL) Embedded Advisory Team (EAT) conducted a one–day LL Staff Officer seminar at the in 6th Infantry Brigade location in Banja Luka. The seminar was attended by soldiers linked to the LL system from 6th Infantry Brigade, Air Force & Air Defense Brigade and the Support Command. The main goal of the seminar was to provide the participants with LL awareness and to discuss the future areas of students work as an LL specialist.
Additionally the seminar also provided the opportunity to improve basic LL knowledge of personnel and the whole system in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH). Lectures also enabled the preparation of students for participation in specialized courses on LL organized by NATO and other LL specialization training courses in BiH.
On Tuesday the 5th of November 2013, the EUFOR members from Slovak contingent in the Operation ALTHEA in Bosnia and Herzegovina provided assistance to a married couple who crashed their car near to Visegrad.
Captain Vladimir Toth and Sergeant 1st Class Juraj Stelbacky from the Slovakian Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) Visegrad witnessed the accident. The driver of the car lost control due to the wet weather conditions which overturned onto its roof.
On 1 November 2013 the EUFOR Capacity Building and Training course in Communications and Information Systems (CIS) for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) completed with a closing ceremony. One of the pillars of the EUFOR mission is to support capacity building and training and to support the AF BiH in the development of a self-sustainable training system.