Visit of Pristina hospital

KFOR is taking position as a guarantor of the security of Kosovo. More than this general issue, Commander Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac is actively interested in social problems and the needs as far as health is concerned, for the entire population of Kosovo.

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Christmas tree lights switched on by COMKFOR

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo - Commander Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac switched on the Christmas tree lights Dec. 15 at Camp Film City.

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COMKFOR visits Protection Zone I

Commander Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac, accompanied by the Commander Kosovo Protection Corps Lieutenant General Sylejman Selimi, made a visit to the KPC Protection Zone I Dec. 11, 2007, in Srbica/Skenderaj.

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KFOR watches fighting, shooting

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo-Just after the Dec. 10 deadline for the conclusion of negotiating the status of Kosovo, Kosovo Force servicemembers sat back in their chairs and enjoyed the fighting and shooting.

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New Commander JFC Naples Visits Kosovo

The new Commander Joint Force Command in Naples Admiral Mark Fitzgerald made a visit to Kosovo Dec. 3-4, 2007.

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INATO Secretary General makes visit to Kosovo

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo--The NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer made a visit to Kosovo Force Headquarters Nov. 30, 2007, at Camp Film City.

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Italian Corps concert

PRISTINA, Kosovo - The fanfare of the Italian Bersaglieri Corps held a concert Nov. 18, at Camp Film City, Kosovo, for all the Italian soldiers.

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Cross-country Run

The Commanding and Support Battalion Sports Office organized a 10-kilometer cross-country run around Camp Maréchal De Lattre Tassigny.

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Thanksgiving in the Balkans

PRISTINA /PRISHTINE, Kosovo—It could be difficult for the approximately 30 Airmen of the 401st Air Expeditionary Group, Detachment 2, to find a family to celebrate Thanksgiving with while in the Balkans.

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DANCON March

The morning is grey and white colored. Inspite of the snowy cold weather and the early hour, more than 1,000 Kosovo Force members from all parts of Kosovo and from different nations are gathered to reach the same purpose.

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Mean Machine II provides valuable riot control experience

On Nov. 13, a crowd riot control exercise, Mean Machine II, was conducted at Camp Lebane in Multi-National Task Force Center.

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New commander accepts command of MNTF-E

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo-Brig. Gen. John E. Davoren accepted command of Multi-National Task Force East from Brig. Gen. Douglas Earhart in a transfer-of-authority ceremony Nov. 2, which was attended by the Commander of Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac.

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Moroccan Battalion gets new commander

On Oct. 23, 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Allaoui took command of the Moroccan Battalion of the Multi-National Task Force North from Colonel Mohamed Makboub.

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Transfer-of-authority ceremony in MNTF West

A transfer-of-authority ceremony took place at Multi-National Task Force West, Oct. 23 in Camp Vilaggio Italia, Pec/Pejë.

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Italian general visits Film City

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo-The Commander of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters Lieutenant General Mauro del Vecchio met Oct. 22, 2007, in Film City with the Italian contingent on duty in Pristina/Prishtine (Headquarters Kosovo Force, National Support Element, Civil-Military Cooperation Group South).

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Globemaster takes KFOR cars to Iraq

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo-Four Headquarters Kosovo Force vehicles destined for Iraq were picked up at the Pristina/Prishtine Airport Oct. 12.

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AUCON 17/KFOR takes over responsibility in Kosovo south

SUVA REKA/SUHEREKE, Kosovo-On Oct. 15, AUCON 17/KFOR began its service in the south of Kosovo as the 17th Austrian Contingent.

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COMKFOR visits Istok/Istog

ISTOK/ISTOG, Kosovo-The Commander of Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac made a visit to the Municipal Assembly of Istok/Istog Oct. 10, 2007.

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MNTF North gets new commander

MITROVICA/MITROVICE, Kosovo-Brigadier General Olivier Jumelet accepted command of Multi-National Task Force North from Brigadier General Eric Arnaud in a transfer-of-authority ceremony Oct. 4, 2007, which was attended by Commander Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac.

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COMKFOR visits Kosovo Energy Corporation

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo-Commander Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac made a visit to the Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) Oct. 3.

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MNTF-W trained Kosovo Police Service members in a first aid course

MILITARY CAMP VILLAGGIO ITALIA, Peć/Pejë - A two-day first aid course was organized for members of Kosovo Police Service (KPS) in Camp Villaggio Italia. Members of Multinational Task Force West (MNTF -W) prepared the training for 20 KPS policemen from Peć/Pejë regional command. The combined activity was conducted successfully and finished on Tuesday, October 2nd, with final course certificates awarded.

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Trilateral meeting in HQ KFOR

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo--A Trilateral Meeting was held at Headquarters Kosovo Force, Camp Film City.

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34 nations under one roof

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo-Military professionals from 34 nations work, live and socialize together every day at a small camp on the west side of Kosovo's capital city.

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New commander takes charge of KTM

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo--Lieutenant Colonel Joao Carlos Cabral de Almeida Loureiro Magalhaes accepted command of the Kosovo Tactical Reserve Maneuver Battalion in a transfer of authority ceremony on Sept. 22, 2007, attended by Commander Kosovo Force Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac.

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‘I won’t speculate,’ says COMKFOR about Dec. 10 deadline

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo—Maintaining a safe and secure Kosovo is the goal of Lt. Gen. Xavier de Marnhac, according to his statements at his first press conference as Commander Kosovo Force Sept. 21, 2007, at Hollywood Center on Camp Film City, Kosovo.

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Mass casualties look real at airport

PRISTINA/PRISHTINE, Kosovo-Smoke everywhere, bodies lying all around, blood coming from people's ears and many other situations were faced by Kosovo Force and Pristina Airport first responders in a mass casualty exercise Sept. 20, 2007.

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Portuguese MoD visit to HQ KFOR

On Sept. 18, 2007, Mr. Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Portuguese Minister for National Defense, met with COMKFOR Lieutenant General Xavier Bout de Marnhac.

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Danish MoD visits HQ KFOR

On Sept. 18, 2007, Mr. Soeren Gade, Danish Minister of Defense, met with COMKFOR Lieutenant General Xavier Bout de Marnhac in HQ KFOR, Camp Film City, during his two-day visit to Kosovo.

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SACEUR in contact with KFOR troops

SACEUR General John Craddock visited COMKFOR Lieutenant General Xavier Bout de Marnhac on September 17, 2007.

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COMJFCN Admiral Ulrich visited COMKFOR

On Sept. 10, the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Admiral Harry G. Ulrich III, made his first visit to the Commander Kosovo Force, Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac, in Camp Film City in Pristina, since the General de Marnhac's change of command on August 31.

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KFOR Commander meets local authorities

The new KFOR Commander, Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac, visited with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Mr. Joachim Ruecker, and local authorities Sept. 3.

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Crowd Riot Control at Camp Vrelo

On Sept. 7, MSU and KTM held a joint Crowd Riot Control exercise at Camp Vrelo. The aim of the exercise was to train the forces in riot control procedures.

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New Commander takes over as COMKFOR

French Lt. Gen. Xavier de Marnhac took command of KFOR from German Lt. Gen. Roland Kather during a ceremony in Film City, Pristina, Kosovo, August 31, 2007.

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COMKFOR holds final press conference

Early in the morning, August 30, 2007, KFOR personnel gathered around a commemorative monument at HQ KFOR, Film City, Pristina, Kosovo, for wreath laying ceremony. Lt. Gen. Roland Kather, Commander Kosovo Forces, with his successor, Lt. Gen. Xavier de Marnhac, presided the ceremony.

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COMKFOR holds final press conference

Brig. Gen. Roland Kather, Commander Kosovo Forces, held his final press conference, as COMKFOR August 28, 2007, at Film City, HQ KFOR, in Pristina, Kosovo.

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Irish lead MNTF C following a TOA

An official MNTF-C TOA ceremony took place in Camp Ville July 31, 2007. COMKFOR Lieutenant General Roland Kather presided over the ceremony in which Brig. Gen. Berndt Grundevik passed on the symbolic flag signifying the end of his tour of duty to incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Gerry Hegarty.

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KFOR aids Kosovo firefighting operations

KFOR is working with its civilian counterparts to put out the wildfires burning across Kosovo. There has been an incredible heat wave across Kosovo for weeks; however, it is a Kosovo tradition that farmers - after harvesting their fields - burn the remaining straw. This tradition, plus extremely dry and hot weather conditions, means spontaneous wildfires have erupted all over Kosovo.

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Determined Effort 07: Not only operations exercise, but also ‘walk and talk’

Much like politicians who shake hands and hold babies, a regiment of Italian soldiers is doing the same in small villages here; however, their goal is not the same. A year-long operations exercise here also gives soldiers a chance to win hearts and minds as they perform duties with in-theatre troops, performing a variety of missions.

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MNTF S Transfer of Authority

As troops stood in formation in front of the MNTF South Headquarters building in Prizren, Brig. Gen. Ugur Tarçin took command of MNTF S from Brig. Gen. Erich Pfeffer in a ceremony May 29. The ceremony was headed by COMKFOR Lt. Gen. Roland Kather.

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Officials destroy illegal weapons at Camp Victoria

Seven thousand seized illegal weapons will be destroyed at the Swedish KFOR Camp in Kosovo. Swedish Brig. Gen. Berndt Grundevik symbolically cut apart an automatic rifle during the starting ceremony May 28, 2007.

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Transfer of Authority in MNTF N

An official MNTF-N TOA ceremony took place in Camp de Lattre de Tassigny, May 24. COMKFOR Lieutenant General Roland Kather presided over the ceremony in which Brigadier General Bertrand passed on the symbolic flag signifying the end of his tour of duty to incoming commander, Brigadier General Eric Arnaud.

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Kosovo Energy Company now provides power to KFOR HQ

With the flip of a ceremonial switch and a check presentation for the first bill, the COM KFOR and the Managing Director of KEK officially turned over the responsibility of providing power to Kosovo Forces Headquarters to Kosovo Energy Corporation May 16, 2007.

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Security Council Mission assesses situation in Kosovo

In an effort to see the situation in Kosovo firsthand, the Security Council Mission embarked on a two-day trip to the territory.

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TOA in MNTF W

On the pleasant sunny morning soldiers from Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania were prepared to say goodbye to the outgoing and salute the incoming MNTF W commander on April 23.

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NATO Foreign Ministers to discuss Afghanistan, Kosovo in Oslo

20 Apr 2007 - Foreign Ministers from NATO’s 26 member countries will meet in Oslo on 26 and 27 April for informal consultations on the way ahead for NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

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Last Engineer Argentinean Compound leaves Kosovo

Argentina is the only South American country, Troop Contributing Nation in NATO – KFOR Mission. From September 1999 one Engineer Compound was deployed in the vicinity of Pec, at the entrance of the beautiful Valley of Rugova. From the beginning this element was integrated to the Engineer Task Force ASTRO, MNB-W first and MNTF-W after, under Italian Command.

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North Atlantic Council to visit Kosovo

On 2 April, the North Atlantic Council, led by the Secretary General, toured Kosovo. Their visit was a demonstration of the firm commitment of all NATO Allies to continue to ensure a safe and secure environment as proposals for Kosovo’s status made by UN Special Envoy Ahtisaari are being discussed in the UN Security Council.

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High-level NATO consultations on Afghanistan and Kosovo

At a special meeting at NATO HQ, 27 March, NATO countries expressed optimism about the situation in Afghanistan and full support for the proposals for Kosovo’s future made by UN Special Envoy Athisaari.

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KTM comes and goes

Pristina, KOSOVO – The Transfer of Authority ceremony was held between the 1st Paratrooper Battalion and the 2nd Mechanized Battalion of the Kosovo Tactical Reserve Maneuver Battalion (KTM).

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PISG, IOs, NGOs and KFOR discuss CIMIC Projects

Pristina, KOSOVO – The "Second International Organizations and Non Governmental Organizations Joint Conference" was held Feb. 8 at KFOR Headquarters, Film City.

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Brigadier General Berndt Grundevik assumes command of MNTF C

Lipljan/Lipjan, Kosovo - The transfer of authority ceremony for Multinational Task Force Centre took place at Camp Ville on January 29.

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Command of MNTF-N changes hands

Soldiers from 11 nations stood at attention in formation January 23 for the MNTF N transfer of authority ceremony at Camp de Lattre de Tassigny.

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