Edition 118
July 25, 2001

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


North Atlantic Council visits SFOR
 

Sarajevo - The Right Honourable Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, NATO's Secretary General, and ambassadors and representatives from many member countries of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) recently visited Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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History of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the origins to 1992
 

A lot of soldiers serving here believe Bosnia and Herzegovina is a young state, created by the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP) at the end of 1995. The truth is quite different. BiH has a long history, much older than some other countries.

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Staying healthy while deployed
 

Proper diet and physical fitness are two of the most important factors to consider when attempting to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Eating three well-balanced meals daily and exercising regularly are two steps in the right direction.

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Helicopter removal
 

Trebinje - The Civil-Military Co-operation team from the Spanish Marines Battle Subgroup in Trebinje, constituent of the Spanish Battle Group, Multinational Division Southeast, performed an operation in support of local authorities.

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The Netherlands Engineering Challenge
 

Bugojno - Engineers from all over Multinational Division Southwest (MND-SW) gathered together for an arduous day of training and competitions in order to meet their colleagues, learn from each other and discuss possible future joint projects.

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Weapon storage site in Zepce
 

Zepce - For the first time, the soldiers of the Bosnian-Croat component of the Federation Army (VF-H) took over from SFOR a weapon storage site (WSS) located in Zepce, south of Doboj, in MND-North.

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Back in Podrasnica
 

Podrasnica - After the incident which happened on Pelican Route, the British from the Royal Green Jacket regiment organised a new collection of illegal weapons in Mrkonjic Grad area Tuesday, July 17.

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Multinational Specialised Unit
 

Camp Butmir - Alongside Camp Butmir lies another base solely for the Multinational Specialised Unit (MSU), a police force with military status and an overall police capability.

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Hot spots training
 

Bradina - Multinational Division Southeast (MND-SE) trained its forces by performing a three-day long exercise called "Cerberus" from July 18 to 20. It was aimed at dealing with three different kinds of contingency situations.

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Keeping in touch with the local population
 

Vrelo - The mission of SFOR reconnaissance units is to keep close contact within their Areas of Responsibility (AOR). July 4, the Zgon's Canadians from the 1st troop A squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons, performed one of these missions in a zone of returns.

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You said RRTF?
 

Sarajevo - Reconstruction and Return Task Force (RRTF) is an organisation that co-ordinates the international support for the return of displaced persons and refugees to their pre-war homes.

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The former SFOR HQ. One year later
 

Ilidza - Camp Ilidza was the former SFOR Headquarters from January 1996 to May 18, 2000. Now, one year later, after SFOR moved, the site remains one of the most important places in SFOR's and Bosnia and Herzegovina's post-war history.

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Get to know your MICC and your MAC
 

Situated in Tito Barracks, Sarajevo, are two teams of professionals that work very closely together to receive and provide mine information to all in BiH. These are SFOR's own MICC and Bosnia and Herzegovina's MAC.

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Working in the hangar
 

Rajlovac - To perform its mission, the German Battle Group employs a wide variety of vehicles in tasks across its Area of Responsibility. Behind the vehicles there are huge quantities of maintenance hours carried out.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

"O futuro de nós dira" (the future will speak about us) is the motto of the 1st Portuguese Infantry Mechanised Battalion, which is part of Operational Reserve (Ground). It also refers to the attitude these soldiers, like Staff Sergeant José Silva, have towards life.

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