March and shoot MND-N
By Cpl. Jean-Philippe Lavigne
27, 01, Multinational Division North (MND-N) hosted a March and
Shoot competition at 2nd Corps VF-B (Bosniac component of the
Federation Army) area in Tuzla. The competition was open to all
MND-N battle groups and Armed Forces units in BiH stationed in
MND-N, at corps and division levels. In the end, the three VF-B
participant units achieved a landslide victory over the opponents'
Tuzla - Each unit was invited to send one team to the competition. Teams consisted of 11 men with one of them acting as a team leader. They were made up regardless of rank, and members did not have to be in an existing squad. Unfortunately, the VRS (Army of Republika Srpska) and the Turkish Battalion didn't participate in the competition.
the end of the march, time stopped and was recorded. Teams had
10 minutes to rest and move to the ammunition issue point. 2nd
Corps VF-B arrived first in less than one hour (59min 13secs)!
All other participants took more than an hour to run these 12
kilometres. VF-B fitness levels greatly impressed everyone. "The
road was steep and dirty, the most difficult was to keep everyone
together," commented 2nd Corps team leader.
firers were graded on how fast they knocked down all 10 targets.
Once again, 2nd corps VF-B appeared to be the best shooters. It
seemed that VF-B would not lie down and let the SFOR teams take
their place. After the shooting, teams moved to the soccer field
and waited for the competition to finish.
were graded on how they did on all the events, the lowest score
being the best. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place honors were respectively
awarded for the overall event to 2nd, 1st and 3rd Corps VF-B.
Maj. Gen. Walter L. Sharp, MND-N commander, decorated the winners
in the presence of Federation Defence Minister Mijo Anic. This
event was hosted to promote the spirit of competition, good sportsmanship,
military skills and professionalism.
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