Edition 109
March 21, 2001

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Thunder day
 

About 300 onlookers sat on wooden benches, on top of a hill, for Strong Guardian II exercise, a combined arms live-fire demonstration conducted by the MND-SW. Among the most watchful guests, many Armed Forces in BiH officers.

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OSCE mission shifts directions
 

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission to BiH has accomplished the majority of its election goals. It will now focus more of its attention and energy toward democratisation, human rights, media affairs and regional stabilisation.

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The symbolical returns of Bocinja Donja
 

On Thursday, March 15, a ceremony highlighted in Bocinja Donja the return of Bosnian-Serb families in 18 houses which reconstruction was founded through United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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St. Patrick's Day celebration
 

Members of the Irish component stationed here hosted a St. Patrick's Day parade up and down the streets of the camp. St. Patrick's Day is in honour of the patron saint of Ireland. It's a national holiday celebrated in every corner of the world.

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New MMU site operational
 

The Material Management Unit (MMU) is now fully operational in Ploce, after this winter's move from Split. The unit being designed as Balkans strategic bridging reserve has already shipped two bridges from Ploce to KFOR.

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A biathlon for the peace
 

For the first time since the end of the war, units from both the Armed Forces in BiH (Federation and RS) and from SFOR have competed in a friendly way on the occasion of the March and Shoot event organised by MND-SW.

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Cyber Cappuccino
 

Thanks to an initiative of the Italian National Support Element, military personnel from Italy and from other countries stationed in Mostar can enjoy exchanging emails with their families, friends, loved ones. and beloved "mammas".

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Curtains never fall
 

During summer, because of the sunshine, children of four classrooms of Hrasno School, in Novo Sarajevo, could hardly work. It didn't take a long time to collect 1,956 KM needed to buy and install the curtains on the windows.

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Joint Forge: 1,001 nights
 

March.16, 2001 - The Stabilisation Force (SFOR) is celebrating 1,000 days of Operation Joint Forge, which started June 20, 1998. Selected pictures with appropriate comments try to pay tribute to the work of the SFOR soldiers.

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Neighbours here and there
 

Exchange activities took place in Mostar last February in the framework of Multinational Division South East (MND SE) between Moroccan and Spanish contingents which share strong physical and cultural links, in addition to common tasks in BiH.

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More help to the community
 

Slowly but surely, more pre-war businesses are being set-up with the help of the Civil-Military (CIMIC) Affairs centre in Prijedor and the Department For International Development (DFID).

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14th CIMIC Course
 

There's nothing more important than the GFAP (General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH), because that document provides political guidance for all the CIMIC actions in the country.

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'Yellow Berets' depart Sarajevo
 

The Swiss Headquarters Support Unit (SHQSU) has packed up and returned home. The first rotation arrived in 1996 to provide logistical support to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

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Taking no chances
 

Armed with caustic soda, SFOR takes a serious and joint approach to avoid Foot and Mouth Disease spreading to the Theatre. Everything is prepared to make sure that not a single bacteria survives the journey on the vehicles and material about to roll off.

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Containers for returnees
 

Located at a UNHCR depot near Sarajevo, 18 containers were headed to Eagle Base, at Tuzla. The transportation was provided by 18 soldiers from two platoons of the German Transport Company based at Rajlovac.

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Welcome to Fort Conner
 

Just as Fort Apache, standing there on the top of the hill, the new Forward Operational Base (FOB) of the MND-N overlooks the little village of Glogova, at about ten kilometre far west from Bratunac in Eastern Republika Sprska.

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Preparing for the future
 

SFOR makes an effort supporting civilian firemen in their training and with equipment so they in the future can be prepared to take control when SFOR firefighters leave.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Paratroopers are proud and happy soldiers, physically and psychically strong, with very hard links of friendship among them, no matter the rank, who have the desire to outdo themselves everyday, what makes them able to accomplish any mission.

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