This part of the website provides an archive of information relating to the NATO-led Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Jan. 1996 - Dec. 2004).

This operation was brought to a successful end on 2 December 2004. The information on this website is not updated since this date.

Goodbye SFOR, hello EUFOR

2 Dec. - A ceremony in Sarajevo on 2 December marked the historic conclusion of the NATO-led Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the launch of the European Union's follow-on EUFOR. More...

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

Following 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 Article...

Panting Dogs And Prodding Sticks

The 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!

A 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

As 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. Fact Sheet..


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Transfer of Authority
5 October 2004 (PDF)

Brigadier General Steven P. Schook's Biography

Edition No 172

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Sections containing
articles, photos and documents on SFOR:

A photo gallery of images
from the mission
NEW: Transfer of Authority
October 5, 2004

The Nations of SFOR
Troop contributing nations
past and present.

SFOR at work
SFOR working to implement and stabilise the General Framework Agreement.

Exercises and training
SFOR trains and exercises regularly to maintain its readiness.

SFOR Engineers working to rebuild the infrastructure of a war-torn country.

Humanitarian Aid
SFOR seeking to help the population through aid and projects.

Civil Military Co-operation SFOR working to help rebuild the infrastructure of BiH.

Re-structuring and Reserves
SFOR restructuring process.

Our Partners
Principal organisations working with SFOR to maintain the peace process.

Historic moments in

Some special moments.

Project Harvest
Programme to encourage civilians to turn in illegal weapons.

Displaced Persons and Refugees

Various articles and photographs related to SFOR.

The Stabilisation Force (SFOR) will deter hostilities and stabilise the peace, contribute to a secure environment by providing a continued military presence in the AOR, target and co-ordinate SFOR support to key areas and primary civil implementation organisations, and progress towards a lasting consolidation of peace, without further need for NATO-led forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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