Edition 114
May 30, 2001

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Guide to locations

 

 


Troops gather for opening of Butmir memorial
 

Camp Butmir - Soldiers and civilian personnel gathered on the morning of May 25 for the opening of a memorial park and the Peace Walk located just inside the front gate of the camp.

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UNMIBH continues involvement in law, order of BiH
 

Sarajevo - The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMiBH) is a far-reaching one. It shoulders the responsibility of training one of the organisations that has been in the forefront lately - the police force.

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Not a landmark anymore
 

Camp Butmir - As a ghost, Ilyushin 76TD of the Belair Company has become a landmark, resting its wings at the end of Sarajevo Airport. Now it will end its days at a scrap yard in downtown Sarajevo.

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When words can't describe
 

Drina valley - Nezira Hasanovic smiles, but her eyes are flooded with tears. She is talking about her lost ones, her husband and two sons lost in the battle of Srebrenica. Only one picture of her oldest son is left as a concrete memory.

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Return to normality
 

Kiseljak - Normality is returning to "Mato Lucic Maturica" barracks at Kiseljak, home of the 3rd Guards Motorised Brigade, VF-H (Bosnian-Croat component of the Federation Army). SFOR was highly involved in those events.

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The Kupres "Grizzlys"
 

Kupres - The Canadian Battle Group took over control of the two main Weapon Storage Sites (WSS) in its area of responsibility. In Kupres (Federation, Canton 10) a company and a mortar platoon from Tomislavgrad now assure the site security.

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A well-employed reinforcement
 

Bugojno - Dutch paratroopers from the 11th Airborne Mortar Company came in support of the Bugojno garrison for six weeks, helping to survey its Weapon Storage Sites (WSS) in its area of responsibility.

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Airborne Heavy Metal
 

Visoko - As the green ground grows beneath the open side doors, the flap of the rotors grows stronger. "Ready?" shouts the team leader and waves to his men. They will soon be on the ground. Gentle as a cat, the bird touches down.

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Butmir plays host to CIMIC Course
 

Camp Butmir - Forty-two students came from near and far to take part in the 15th session of the five-day Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) Course at Camp Butmir May 21-25. The course is held approximately every two and a half months.

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Partnership for help
 

Zenica - The Norwegian contribution to SFOR headquarters is soon to end. About 20 officers are getting ready to depart, but they leave behind truckloads of equipment. Therefore they had to find a suitable heir with the best intentions.

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No-pets policy
 

Cats and dogs make wonderful pets for animal lovers. However, there is a no-pets policy in place for SFOR soldiers and civilians. Some offices "adopt" stray cats or dogs that hang around their work places. But not everyone likes animals.

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Bijeljina watched over by the IC
 

Maj. Gen. Roger Duburg, DCOMSFOR, Werner Blatter, chief of mission of UNHCR and François Perez, special envoy of the high representative in Bijeljina visited two families in Bijeljina and Janja. They also met local officials of these two towns.

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Sardinians in Rogatica
 

Rogatica - This company-size detachment is the only one that the Italian Battle Group holds, apart from their camp in Tito Barracks, where the main part of the contingent is based. Today's task is a patrol in the area of Sokolac.

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Just another bolt
 

Cadavica - In Multinational Division - Southwest (MND-SW), 21 engineers of the Hungarian Field Engineers Regiment settled in for a day's maintenance on an isolated bridge between Mrkonjic Grad and Kljuc.

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Happy Children
 

Sarajevo - A school and an institute for mentally handicapped children in Sarajevo received donations from the French April 17. This action has been carried out in co-ordination with the CIMIC unit of Multinational Division - Southeast (MND-SE).

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When OPRES supports OPRES
 

Glamoc - The Support Company of the Portuguese Operational Reserve (OPRES) deployed May 15-18 on Resolute Barbara Range at Glamoc for a training exercise in support of other Portuguese units.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Doboj - You may not often see 1st Sgt. Dainis Ceirulis in the field, but he has now reached his third mission within SFOR. Based in Camp Dannevirke near Doboj, he's making a six-month tour, in rotation with Lithuania and Estonia.

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