Determined Commitment 04
To fulfil its mission and a key task of ensuring continued compliance
with military aspects of the General Framework Agreement for Peace
in Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFOR conducts regular operational rehearsals,
including regular training in the deployment and operation of its
Reserve Forces. Fact Sheet...
Hungarian detachment joins MSU
the authorization given by the Hungarian Parliament the Hungarian
Defense Forces have taken part in the IFOR/SFOR activities since
1995. The first deployed unit was an engineer contingent who contributed
in the reconstruction of the Old Bridge in Mostar. After withdrawing
the engineers in 2002, Hungary offered a Multinational Specialized
Unit to SFOR with a maximum strength of 200 troops. Full
Panting Dogs And Prodding Sticks
message on the torn, sweaty T-shirt is "Be Mine Aware";
the mine threat is something the commander of the T-55 Liberator
mine clearance tank is keen to tell everyone! But what worried him
more, as he rested in the sun, was seeing DCOM SFOR striding towards
him down the safe-lane from the wood that marked the edge of the
minefield. If that wasn't enough to make him instantly batten down
the hatches, then the handful of senior Federation Army Staff Officers
was! Full Article...
BBQ with the smile!
military bus escorted by a Slovenian MP vehicle is not an unusual
scene for Bosnia and you should not expect to attract a lot of attention
from the people who are walking on the streets of Sarajevo on Sunday
August 8th. This time was the exception; people were smiling and
waving towards the bus and MP vehicle packed with children from
Bjelave Orphanage and SOS village. The kids were on the way to Camp
Butmir to be hosted by the US NSE and Operation Smile for the second
time this year. Full Article...
Liaison and Observation Teams of SFOR
a result of SFOR restructuring a new type of unit was introduced
within the framework of Multi National Task Forces. The Liaison
and Observation Team (LOT) is a group of soldiers who live not in
military camp but in civilian accommodation among the local population
providing the dynamic, responsive and locally-based 'public face'
of SFOR. The purpose of LOT is to be more accessible to citizens
and authorities, who want to make a better Bosnia and Herzegovina.