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30 March 1998


Peace Stabilisation Force - Operation Joint Guard - Exercise Dynamic Response 98

Inspections of barracks
and weapons storage sites

Introduction

Almost every day, throughout Bosnia and Hercegovina, SFOR troops carry out inspections of barracks and weapons storage sites to ensure compliance with Annex 1-A of the Dayton Peace Agreement. This is a lengthy and meticulous process demanding patience, dedication and consistency from the soldiers responsible but it is critical to the overall state of compliance (see accompanying article).

During Dynamic Response '98, the exercise involves troops of the SFOR Strategic Reserve Force working together with SFOR soldiers to carry out weapons storage site inspections so as to familiarise themselves with the process. Inspections have taken place in different areas of the country, in sites of all Entity Armies. Monday, March 30, units of the 18th Polish Airborne Battalion and the U.S. 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit joined SFOR soldiers of the Franco-German Brigade (Central Brigade, Multinational Division South East) in a security operation which included a weapons storage site inspection.



Photo: David Taylor, SFOR Informer. (60Kb)

Photo 1
Central Bosnia and Hercegovina, March 30, 1998. SFOR Strategic Reserve Force soldiers of the 18th Polish Airborne Battalion provide area security during a weapons storage site inspection, alongside a FUCHS Scout of the SFOR Franco-German Brigade.

Photo: David Taylor, SFOR Informer. (73Kb)


Photo 2
Central Bosnia and Hercegovina, March 30, 1998. Marines of the 26th MEU arrive to take part in a regular weapons site inspection in the Franco-German Brigade's Area of Responsibility.

Photo: David Taylor, SFOR Informer. (92Kb)


Photo 3
Central Bosnia and Hercegovina, March 30, 1998. Marines of the 26th MEU wait with inspectors of the Franco-German Brigade (Central Brigade, Multinational Division South East) to begin a regular weapons storage site inspection.

Photo: David Taylor, SFOR Informer. (71Kb)


Photo 4
Central Bosnia and Hercegovina, March 30, 1998. Inspectors of the Franco-German Brigade (Central Brigade, Multinational Division South East) carry out a regular weapons storage site inspection in a heavy weapons cantonment area.

Photo: David Taylor, SFOR Informer. (68Kb)


Photo 5
Central Bosnia and Hercegovina, March 30, 1998. From March 2 to April 15 there is a Mines, Ordnance and Warlike Materials Amnesty. This Entity-led initiative to allow people to dispose safely of mines and other materials, without fear of prosecution, is fully supported by SFOR where necessary. In the photograph, a U.S. Marine of the 26th MEU looks at the results of one day of amnesty in an Entity Army Camp where he was participating in a regular weapons storage site inspection. This material is all destined for controlled destruction.

Higher resolution images of DR'98 can be supplied via e-mail. Address requests or any queries concerning the images and caption information included in this page to David Taylor on cpic_informer@sfor.nato.int


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