Edition 124
October 17, 2001

map of locations

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


Running water, what luxury!
 

Lastavica - The small village of Lastavica ("swallow," in the local language), located approximately 20 kilometres to the south of Nevesinje, has been equipped with one of the basics of everyday life: running water.

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Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

The historical series SFOR Informer published in six previous issues encountered certain success. That's why the publication decided to continue this type of article, but this time about Bosnia and Herzegovina as it is today.

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The Gurkhas
 

Mrkonjic Grad - New members to the United Kingdom Battle Group (UKBG) include a battalion of Gurkhas, Nepalese warriors with unquestionable soldier skills, engaging personalities and a long history of service in the British Army.

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Görüsürüz, Turkish Farewell
 

Sarajevo - For nearly two years, the Turkish Company was responsible for the security of the SFOR HQ compound at Camp Butmir. On Oct. 1, 2001, they left the site to join their contingent in Zenica and a German company relieved them.

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From the far end of the world
 

Kuljani - In late September, the teacher and students at Jovan Ducic Skola (school) in Kuljani, near Banja Luka, accepted a gift of much-needed supplies from a school in New Zealand through the assistance of N.Z. Army Maj. Don Bulmer.

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Baltic Resolve: "One mission - one team"
 

Glamoc - A combined task Force from the Nordic-Polish Battle Group (NPBG) supported by aviation elements from Eagle Base, Multinational Division North (MND-N) participated in a five-day exercise called Baltic Resolve.

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"Indian Summer" exercise
 

Mostar/Ljubinje - Sept. 27-28, Multinational Division Southeast carried out "Indian Summer" (an expression meaning a period of unusually warm weather in late autumn) as a clear display of its capabilities and determination to act immediately if needed.

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"Any mail?"
 

Sarajevo - In the age of satellite communications, cellular telephones and the Internet, we could assess postal services as outdated and useless. For soldiers abroad, it is not the case. It's just the opposite.

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Italian Air Gentlemen
 

Rajlovac - The Italian Helicopter Detachment based in Rajlovac as part of the Multinational Army Aviation Battalion, MND-SE, carries out a wide range of jobs, from combat and support missions to liaison and medical evacuation tasks.

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Kotorsko
 

Kotorsko - Located 10 kilometres north of Doboj on the road to Derventa, Kotorsko used to be the largest Bosniac village in Doboj municipality with 1,200 houses. The Nordic-Polish Battle Group is in charge of this contentious area.

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Radio Andernach: the soldiers' radio
 

Rajlovac/Sarajevo - Radio Andernach is the soldiers' radio operated by soldiers from the German SFOR contingent in Rajlovac, Sarajevo. They put on air a range of programmes, such as news, music, and greetings from home to inform and entertain.

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Don't just walk in!
 

Entering Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the first people you meet wear a shirt with a badge, which represents the State flag. They are State Border Service officers, the only policemen authorised to bear this shield in the country.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

When German WO2 Manfred Koch, nicknamed "Manny," joined the Army in 1978 and enlisted in the helicopter unit, he made his dream come true. "Apart from my family, helicopters have always been a dream for me."

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