Edition 113
May 16, 2001

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


Return to Vrlika
 

Vrlika - The "Marianne" road climbs Croatian hills on Perucko lake shore, and stretches from Brnaze to the slope where the little town of Vrlika is perched. That is a part of the road used by the 1st General Support Regiment convoy the morning of May 8 to reach the Vrlika Psychiatric hospital.

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OHR involvement reaches far and wide in BiH progression
 

Sarajevo - It's one of the most powerful, but also one of the most underrated offices of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. All you ever wanted to know about the Office of the High Representative (OHR) without ever daring to ask.

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The porpoises of Prozor
 

Prozor - One day it was a factory, the next it was the headquarters of the 4th Field Artillery Battalion VF-H (the Bosnian-Croat component of the Federation Army), where many weapons are stored, among them M-114 (155 mm) howitzers.

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More dogs in training
 

Lastva - Six new dogs are training to become mine detectors for the Armed Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The SFOR project is already paying off as the first litter takes to the minefields.

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800 square metres a day
 

Podvenica - Combining flails, manual de-miners and dogs (integrated de-mining) in the Armed Forces in BiH is something SFOR has worked for in co-operation with the armies themselves, contributing countries and contracted NGOs.

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The Russians celebrate the end of WWII
 

Ugljevik - Alongside 450 soldiers of the 1st PRSAB, many guests from various institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina attended the 56th anniversary of the Allies victory ceremony. The main attraction of the morning: a show by the Special Forces.

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Exercise demonstrates NATO, SFOR capabilities
 

A regional exercise was held April 27 to May 10 to gauge and display the abilities of NATO to react to crises in the Balkans region. Exercise Adventure Express/ Dynamic Response combined two annual training events and involved SFOR and KFOR areas of responsibilities.

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MASCAL evaluates abilities, readiness of MNDs
 

Camp Butmir - The helicopter could be seen coming in to land. Then something went terribly wrong, the tail end went up in the air and then the whole thing came crashing down. Fortunately, the scene was not a real one, but a Mass Casualty (MASCAL).

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The Polish strategic reserve on the field again
 

Doboj - On their way to Kosovo, 127 soldiers of the Polish 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade took part in the Dynamic Response exercise from April 27 to May 10 in Doboj, Multinational Division - North (MND-N). They are part of the NATO strategic reserve.

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The Dutch reserve: a smooth, but strong force
 

Busovaca and Glamoc - In Multinational Division - Southwest, the Dynamic Response exercise has seen the deployment of 350 Dutch soldiers from the 11th Air-mobile Infantry Battalion Grenadier and Riflemen Guards. They settled in Busovaca and take over the missions of SFOR in Canton 6.

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Ready for reaction
 

Visoko - The Romanian part of the Strategic Reserve Forces (SRF) took the road to Visoko in order to familiarise themselves before they could take over this part of the Italian area of responsibility (AOR).

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More electricity for Bosnians
 

Prijedor - Forty households in Luscani, Hambarine, are now enjoying life with electricity that is so often taken for granted. "This is a gift from the people of England," said Lt. Col. Robin Hodges, Multinational Division - Southwest chief of Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC).

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US donates computer to grateful students
 

Nisici - Students greeted the US soldiers with much excitement and anticipation May 8, in part because the children knew their visitors came bearing gifts. The US Base Support Battalion (BSB) donated a computer to the eighth-grade students at Nisici elementary school.

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Engineers on the Sava
 

Stara Gradiska - Slowly the barge, which is able to carry six trucks on board, leaves the Sava's bank, which marks the border between BiH and Croatia. The two BMK 130 motor boats (made in Russia), push it to the opposite bank.

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Reconciliation stumbles over a stone
 

Banja Luka - Violent demonstrations prevented the groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of the main mosque in Banja Luka May 7. SFOR had not been engaged but was permanently ready for intervention if necessary.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Zgon - "The first time I came here, there was shooting everywhere, night and day, and not very far from us," remembered Cpl. René Yergeau from the 5th Combat Engineer Regiment based in Petawawa - Ontario, Canada.

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