The Turkish Company of the EUFOR Multi National Battalion completed capacity training last week to reach Full Operational Capability.

Camp Butmir 2 provided the backdrop for an exercise by the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). Each Company that arrives new into the Area of Operations (AO) must undergo standardisation training IOT ensure that they are capable of operating in commonality with the other units of the MNBN.

Operational Commander (OPCOM) for Operation Althea, the EU mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lieutenant General Brice Houdet, visited BiH in order to obtain a realistic overview about the security situation on the ground.

After receiving a request from the "Operations and Communication Center for BiH’ EUFOR successfully conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) rescuing a seriously ill man who needed an urgent transfer by helicopter from Bihać to Sarajevo.

Thursday 20th January 2022 marked the occasion of the Change of Command for COMEUFOR with Major General Alexander Platzer handing Command of EUFOR over to Major General Anton Wessely. The ceremony was attended by the Operational Commander for the EU’s Operation Althea Lieutenant General Brice Houdet and the EU Special Representative to BiH, H.E. Dr. Johann Sattler.

The main operational unit of EUFOR is the Multinational Battalion (MNBN), an infantry unit comprised of Companies from Austria, Hungary and Turkey. This unit is dedicated to the framework operations of EUFOR that are patrolling, combined training with the AFBiH and Force Protection of EUFOR.

EUFOR successfully conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) rescuing two men who had sustained serious leg and hip injuries while hiking near Bjelasnica mountain.