|Major General Dieter Heidecker hands over the flag to the new commander Lieutnant Colonell Harald Scharf|
On February 24th 2014, the command of the Multinational Battalion of EUFOR was handed over in Camp Butmir in Sarajevo. At the ceremony the commanding officer of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, transferred the flag of the Battalion, symbolizing the power of command, from the outgoing commander Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Blasch to the new commander, Lieutenant Colonel Harald Scharf.
A Series of combined trainings started mid of February
During the period from 17 to 21 of February one platoon from the Multinational Battalion/EUFOR and one platoon from the 6th Infantry Brigade/AFBiH took part in the combined training in Kozara/Manjaca. This training was the first training in a series of 9 planned for 2014. The main topic was Force Protection, in detail security on the main gate, action in attacking on main gate with sniper fire, procedures and rules of communication, procedures for requesting assistance and reinforcement to the main gate and procedures and rules of communication.
Training concerning "LESSONS LEARNED" - learning from mistakes, not necessarily our own, it was the motto of seminar and practical classes for AF BiH soldiers (Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina) which took place in LIVAC on 19-20 February 2014.Learning from mistakes was the motto of the seminar “LESSONS LEARNED” for soldiers of the Armed Forces BiH, which took place from 19th – 20th February 2014 in LIVAC.
The Seminar and workshop was provided by Lessons Learned Embedded Advisory Team members from the Capacity Building Branch EUFOR, Lieutenant Colonel Slawomir CIESLEWICZ, Commander Jaroslaw KEPLIN and interpreter Mrs. Durdica IVKOVIC.
18 Feb 20114, Camp DUBRAVE
They are nearly invisible, silent and continuous. Day by day the EOD companies Armed Forces beneath several NGOs work under extremely difficult circumstances in order to remove and clear the deadly threat in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A Turkish Mobile Mentoring Team, from EUFOR’s Capacity Building and Training Division, mentored Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) instructors in a 10 day Cellular Radio Communications Course which took place from 3 to 14 February 2014. This course was the third in a cycle of 11 Communication and Information Systems (CIS) courses planned for 2014.
The aim of this course, which was attended by 15 Non Commissioned Officers from different AF BiH units, was to mentor CIS Instructors from AF BiH.
The first Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) and EUFOR CIS Conference, which took place in Camp Butmir on 28 Jan 2014, was a success for both AF BiH and EUFOR. The conference was organized by EUFOR Capacity Building and Training Division (CBTD) and chaired by the Training Chief, Lt Col Johan Bouhuys. This conference was a milestone for the last year of CBT and was attended by AF BiH representatives from different BiH entities including Joint Staff, Operational Command, Support Command, Tactical Support Brigade, 4/5/6 Infantry Brigade, Signal Battalion, Air Force and Air Defense and TRADOC.
Building the capacity of the transport structure in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) to meet the current requirements and interoperability with the Armed Forces of other countries is one of the tasks of EUFOR.
Movement Control Specialists from EUFOR’s JMA and the Polish Mobile Mentoring Team (MMT) organized a course for AF BiH transportation personnel in the AF BiH Movement Coordination Centre in Doboj. The aim of this course is to train AF BiH transportation personnel in the field of NATO military transport procedures and the group consisted of eight officers and one NCO from different AF BiH units.
From 13-24 January 2014, two NCO instructors from the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BIH) and a EUFOR Turkish contingent Mobile Monitoring Team (MMT) conducted a ten day Microwave & Satellite Communications course for members of AF BiH. This course was the first CIS training course in a series of 11 planned for the 2014. There were 13 trainees on the course, three officers and ten NCOs, which took place at the Tactical Support Brigade Barracks in Rajlovac.
- Certification Ceremony marks the end of the Military Movement Control Course
- CIS Microwave & Satellite Communications Course for the Armed Forces of BiH
- MNBN Medal Parade
- Hungarian Minister of Defence visits EUFOR
- Change of Command of the Austrian National Contingent Commander
- Training together – EUFOR and AF BiH did it again
- Mission accomplished - time to say good-bye to Colonel Jäger, Chief JMA
- Lessons Learned Seminar in AF BiH Barracks in Capljina
- EUFOR Capacity Building and Training Conference commences
- Director of Operations from the Royal Netherlands Army visits EUFOR
- EUFOR attends the 4th Strategic SALW Conference
- Chief of General Staff of the Army of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia visits EUFOR
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