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.
The forth group of students from the Armed Forces of BiH completed the EUFOR Capacity Building and Training ‘Military Movement Control Training Course’ 30 October 13. The group of students consisted of both Officers and NCOs from different units and covered transport and movement procedures which are in line with NATO standards. Building the transport structure of the Armed Forces of Bosnia & Herzegovina (AF BiH) to meet the interoperability requirements to operate with the Armed Forces of other countries is one of the key tasks of EUFOR.
On 21 October 13, as part of its Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) programme, EUFOR commenced a Mine Risk Education Instructors Course at Camp Butmir, SARAJEVO. EUFOR directly contributes to the realization of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Strategy 2009-2019 by conducting Mine Risk Education (MRE) in cooperation with the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH). It is necessary to train and accredit instructors for MRE lessons to ensure the future capacity and capability of the AF BiH.
On 10 October 2013, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Course Final Exercise took place at Dubrave Barracks near TUZLA. The Main topic of this exercise was the support to an infantry unit in the case of a chemical incident. The activity was attended by EUFOR and also by large a evaluation group from the Tactical Support Brigade in Rajlovac. This exercise also marked the end of the CBRN Course which took place in TUZLA and commenced on 23 September.
|Certification Ceremony at Engineer Battalion Derventa|
From 9 to 27 September 2013 EUFOR’s Slovenian Mobile Training Team(MTT) trained Armed Forces (AF) BiH Engineers on a three week Gap Crossing Operations course. The Slovenian MTT included three members from their Engineering unit and was led by Captain Alojz ZUPANČIČ. The first week of training was conducted with the AF BIH Engineering Battalion Derventa. The training was mainly theoretical and focused on the handling and maintenance of boats, engines and other equipment.
- EUFOR Military Movement Control Course
- EUFOR Mentoring team attend CIS Training Closing Ceremony
- Distinguished Visitors Day marks end of Exercise Quick Response 2
- EUFOR Ammunition Handling and storage safety course completes
- Intermediate Reserve Force “Mission Ready in Theatre”
- Exercise Quick Response 2 – Phase 1 (Integration)
- EUFOR CBRN Course Completes
- EUFOR conduct a Lessons Learned Seminar
- CBRN Training at Dubrave Airport
- Ammunition and Storage Training Course
- Military Movement Control Course Workshop
- EUFOR trainers monitor AF BiH CBRN course in Tuzla
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