Edition 102
December 6, 2000

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


Butmir bypass links up the Entities
 

Butmir camp is no longer in the way. With the new Butmir bypass road, the Republica Srpska and Federation of BiH sides of Butmir have a new connection. Many distinguished guests attended the grand opening.

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A bridge and a symbol
 

Sunshine was cast upon the Ravno Bridge opening ceremony, making the DPRE Donor Bridge glow both as a bridge and as a symbol of joint effort for peace and stability.

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Sniffing out deadly leftovers
 

Funded through SFOR by Canada and Norway, a lifesaving four-legged project is well underway. In a few weeks, six trained de-mining dogs will be handed over, two to each of the Entity Armed Forces.

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MSU Helicopter Training
 

at Archer Base, Butmir, Multinational Specialised Unit (MSU) companies are carrying out both cold and hot load training with Operational Reserve (Air) helicopters. The aim is to better prepare these units for rapid and safe air movement and to maintain rapid reaction force coverage across BiH to guarantee a peaceful and stable environment.

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Exercise "Palladium Strike"
 

The enemy is located. He is at the foot of one of the hills on Manjaca Range. The armoured fighting vehicles of the Canadian light infantry open fire. The exercise "Palladium Strike" has just started.

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Condor takes flight
 

Apache, Kiowa, Blackhawk, and CH53-G helicopters, plus French and German troops combined in Op Condor. "It's a fully integrated combined arms operation", said the Aviation Task Force commander Lt. Col. Gary Servold as SFOR troops worked together to complete a hard, challenging scenario.

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Portuguese patrol with Canadians
 

When a battalion decides to do an exercise, another platoon is needed to take care of the camp. Often this task falls to the Portuguese soldiers based in Visoko.

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Albanians on guard
 

Upon first entering Rajlovac Camp in Sarajevo, it seems that the German guards at the front gate are always friendly. Upon closer inspection of the guard though, you discover he's not German at all.

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From a patrol to another
 

The 11th November was quite an unusual day for Lt. Gungor Sevgin. He's only been in the Turkish Battle Group based in Zenica, MND-N, for 11 days and he's going to lead his first joint patrol with about 10 Polish soldiers.

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Italian Patrol into Zepa
 

The first day at any job is always filled with many new experiences. One platoon from the Italian 72nd Alpine Company knows all about this. They found out just how busy the first day can get before they officially took their position in Rogatica

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CJ2 Intelligence
 

Peace support operations are very demanding in intelligence. Perhaps this is the reason CJ2 Intelligence is the biggest military division in HQ SFOR.

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The quarterly meeting of CJ6
 

Col. Robert Leitch opened the two days seminar gathering the different MND's CJ6 Chiefs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Joint Safety Education
 

A joint campaign for Driver's Safety, promoted by SFOR in conjunction with the International Police Task Force (IPTF), the Sarajevo Canton Police and other organisations, is being co-ordinated with a special focus on Bosnian children.

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Spanish IPTF
 

To make sure peace is still the main goal for all of the people of BiH, from time to time members of the IPTF make surprise inspections on local police stations.

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ADP Maintenance - the Italian job
 

There's a kind of "little Italy" at HQ SFOR. The Automatic Data Processing Cell (ADP), which takes care of the computer network, is that place where some flags of the Roma Lazio are still fluttering.

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International Chess Club
 

The first week of September, Maj. Jose Ramon de Cea Velasco, of the Spanish Army, founded an International Chess Club named "Butmir Chess Club."

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

In the blue glance of Czech Sgt Martin Vareka of the 1st Mechanised Company, you can find the soul of a man who came back to help the population to erase its wounds.

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