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.
On the 23 Sep 13 a EUFOR Mobile Mentoring Team (MMT) from Poland organized a Military Movement Control Course for Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) transportation personnel at the AF BiH Movement Control Centre in DOBOJ.
The aim of this course is to train Movement Control Officers and other AF BiH transportation personnel in NATO standard military transport procedures. Nine Officers and NCOs from different units are participating in this course which will complete on 30 Oct 13.
On 13 September 13, a EUFOR mentored Computer Training Course ended with a closing ceremony and certificate presentation to successful attendees from the Armed Forces of BiH. Within the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) Communications Information System (CIS) capabilities are being developed to specific objectives in order to effectively support Information Systems (IS) functionality.
One of the capabilities required is “Computer Training on Operating Systems”. The AF BiH and EUFOR agreed, as part of the annual training plan to conduct a course on Computer Training on Operating Systems supported by a EUFOR Mentoring Team.
|COMEUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker handsover present to Osmić, BiH Minister of Defense|
On 12 September 2013, EUFOR’s two-week “Exercise Quick Response 2” climaxed with a Distinguished Visitors Day (DVD) at the BiH Army Barracks in LIVAČ.
The event began with a Press Conference which included the Minister of Defense for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Minister Zekerijah Osmić, the Head of the European Union Command Element Lieutenant (Lt) General Leonardo di Marco, the Commander of EUFOR Major General Dieter Heidecker and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) Major General Anto Jeleč.
Lt General di Marco welcomed the representatives of local and international media and congratulated the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, for his “excellent leadership and the successful conduct of the exercise.”
- 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
- Change of Command in the Multinational Battalion EUFOR
- EUFOR conduct CIS training with AF BiH
- Austrian CBRN Team arrives in BiH
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