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Week of 25-31 December 1995
"Bridge over the Sava River"


Near Nupanja, Croatia the 1st Armored Division, overcoming several obstacles, builds a pontoon bridge over the Sava River for thousands of Implementation Force (IFOR) troops and hundreds of heavy vehicles to cross into Bosnia. A greater number of the 20,000 American troops will use pontoon bridges to enter Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor.
However, soldiers have waited for two and a half weeks on the riverbanks dealing with the swelling Sava and the harsh Balkan Winter. The 1st Armored Division slowed by the deep mud, flu, and losing tents and vehicles under water has managed quite well. The biggest delay was due to the Armored Division having to build a bridge where it was land only two weeks.



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The sign ready for posting reads, "Welcome to Bosnia Courtesy Task Force Eagle over the Sava sir!" While the sign lays on the ground troops are nearing completion of a pontoon bridge over the Sava River, the border for Bosnia and Croatia, so Implementation Force (IFOR) troops to enter Bosnia.
Photo by Ssgt. Lisa Zunzanyika-Carpenter 1st Combat Camera Charleston AFB SC



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1st Armored Division soldiers work towards completion of a pontoon bridge over the Sava River as a tug boat moves a piece of pontoon bridge into place. The bridges are needed to replace the destroyed bridges so the Implementation Force (IFOR) troops may enter into Bosnia.
Photo by 2Lt. Stacey Wyzykowski 1st Combat Camera Charleston AFB SC



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1st Armored Division soldiers work towards completion of a pontoon bridge over the Sava River as a truck dumpls dirt raise land for the bridge to connect.
Photo by 2Lt. Stacey Wyzykowski 1st Combat Camera Charleston AFB SC



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Major General Nash Task Force Eagle Commander holds an impromptu press conference along the Sava's riverbanks bordering Croatia and Bosnia.
Photo by 2Lt. Stacey Wyzykowski 1st Combat Camera Charleston AFB SC



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Danish Brigadier General, Ole Lysgaard Jorgensen, Director Joint Military Commision conducts a press conference at the United Nations compound in Zagreb, Croatia. The General is informing the press the status of the pontoon bridge under construction by the 1st Armored Division.

Photo by Ssgt. Lisa Zuznanyika-Carpenter 1st Combat Camera Charleston AFB SC



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1st Armored Division soldiers complete a pontoon bridge over the Sava River.
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