Edition 90
June 21, 2000



Guide to locations

 

The Bailey Bridge training Course
 

Thirty-six soldiers graduate from the week-long Bailey Bridge Training Course. The course teaches engineers from different nations to be able to work together launching, delaunching and maintaining bridges.

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DJ Barracks move
 

British units from Divulje Barracks move to Zagreb as a show of confidence in the way SFOR is accomplishing its mission. The move will put British units closer to Banja Luka where most U.K. troops are based.

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Delaunching of Brcko the North Bridge
 

Hungarian and American engineers disassemble North Brcko Bridge. The bridge, which was launched in 1996 during the Implantation Force mandate, is going to be replaced with a permanent bridge.

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Spanish medical visit
 

Medics provide needed support to poor families. Clothes donated by Spanish Battle Group family members and medical care makes all the difference.



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The Transportation Platoon of the Spanish NSE
 

Soldiers from the NSE Transportation team moves more than seven tons of equipment and supplies each week. The team receives and prepares shipments by plane and boat.

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Russian engineers ready to help
 

Russian Battle Group Engineers complete a wide variety of missions including training local demining teams, constructing and maintaining SFOR buildings as well as assisting in some local house repairs.


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Sea Kings move
 

The Sea Kings of the 845th Royal Naval Air Squadron hand their Instant Response Team responsibilities over to Dutch helicopter units. The Sea Kings have been in the mission since November of 1992.


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Foreign Legion helps to rebuild villages
 

Members of 2nd Foreign Engineers Regiment help 15 Borovcici village members during rebuilding process. The help the legionnaires provided included distributing construction material and restoration of houses.

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Czech patrol Hambarine
 

Patrol mission grows as village returnees move back in. The soldiers on patrol help the local people get in contact with humanitarian organisations and help reconstruction efforts.

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Czech road building
 

The river near Donja Kozica sometimes washes out part of the main road to the outside world, so members of the 43rd Airborne Mechanised Battalion are helping to rebuild 5.6 kilometres of the road.


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SFOR helps to fight a fires
 

Airport fire-fighters lend a hand to local colleagues during a recent fire in an aluminium fittings and door factory June 15.



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Cross Training
 

The Multi-National Division Southwest makes sure all individual elements can slot together by having units from different nations take part in joint training with units from other countries.

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Italian Alpini climb musical heights
 

Music provides a common language between local performers and members of the Italian contingent of SFOR. Soldiers enjoy night of famous, fun and classical music pieces.

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EAF see how UK trains for deployments
 

Entity Armed Forces members observe the typical training that a NATO country undertakes to prepare their soldiers for a peacekeeping mission. The observers were able to watch as well as take part in the training.

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Warehouse Team make the move
 

The on-going move from Ilidza to Camp Butmir is making days a little longer for SFOR warehouse personnel. More than 2,500 pieces of equipment are being moved during workdays that can go past midnight.

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The IPTF in BiH
 

The IPTF monitors and advises local police by focusing them on individual security rather than international security. The goal is to encourage and help refugees and displaced people return.


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Estonian presence patrol
 

Estonians go on patrol six times a week to meet local people and discuss their problems. They also patrol to affirm SFOR daily presence in Doboj.



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Become a DJ - courtesy of the UK Army
 

The U.K. Battle Group ran a Radio Presenters' Course at the Metal Factory in Banja Luka during May. The course is aimed at soldiers who are interested in becoming radio presenters and regularly hosting their own show on local radio stations.

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A French VAB triggers a mine
 

A VAB (French armoured personnel carrier) from the 1st Company of the French Battle Group (GTFR) triggered a mine while patrol a track in the Gacko area.

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BiH State Border Service inaugurated
 

Bosnia and Hercegovina State Border Service takes landmark step in road to normalisation during June 6 ceremony at the Sarajevo International Airport. Service to establish effective control over internationally recognised borders in the common fight against crime and corruption.

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Major General Roger DuBurg DCOMSFOR
 

BIography of Maj. Gen Roger DuBurg DCOMSFOR.

 

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Major General Robert Meille Com MND-SE
 

Details on the career history of Maj. Gen Robert Mille

 


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End of Brigadier General Schwerdorffer's mandate
 

Maj. Gen. Robert Mille replaces Maj. Gen. Arnold Schwerdorffer as head of MND SW during ceremony June 8.



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Soldier in the spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

Maj. Zbigniev Musial, Polish Army, is the chief of Section 25 of the Air Cavalry Brigade in his nation's Army, but for SFOR he is serving as the senior staff officer of Civil-Military Co-operation.

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