Edition 128
December 12, 2001

map of locations

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


SFORmatie means SFORmation
 

Banja Luka - Dutch soldiers serving in SFOR have a new source of information these days: SFORmatie. Written, designed and edited by a two-soldier team, the bimonthly magazine replaces SFOR Talk with a fresh new look.

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Economy and society in Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

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

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Another season in Gorazde
 

Gorazde - A symbol of resistance, Gorazde was the only "Safe Haven" designated by the United Nations Protection forces that didn't fall during the war. Today thousands of Bosniacs are returning to their pre-war homes throughout southeastern BiH.

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Italian Iron Harvest
 

Kalinovik - On Nov. 30, and on Dec. 3 and 4, large bangs on the firing range broke the silence in the mountains. More than six tonnes of many kinds of ammunition were blown up by the Italian Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

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A small French Detachment
 

Jablanica - To accomplish its mission effectively, the French Battle Group has deployed platoon-size units across its area of responsibility. Living in small units is quite different from the life in Mostar-Ortijes, headquarters of the battle group.

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Ex Joint Resolve
 

Tuzla - Nov. 26-29, many units from SFOR took part in the 24th Exercise Joint Resolve. This was a landmark occasion as it saw both Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation (Fed) police forces involved and working together in this event for the first time.

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Calling Multinational Division Southwest
 

Banja Luka - From simple phone calls to sophisticated mobile satellite communication systems, the Dutch signals group provides an array of services and technology to keep soldiers connected and the mission going in Multinational Division Southwest.

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Arson in Stolac
 

Stolac - On the night of Dec. 3 a group of about 20 Bosnian-Croats attacked and burned the wooden fence that surrounded a mosque reconstruction site. Local police - monitored by the International Police Task Force (IPTF) - arrested two of them.

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The Phoenix flies again
 

Mostar - The Psychological Operations Cell in Multinational Division Southeast has created a new magazine that targets the adult population (ages 25 to 40) within their area of responsibility. The magazine was launched in November.

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The enhanced battlefield
 

Glamoc - The goal of exercise Strong Guardian was to bring multinational elements together to perform as an enhanced battle group. Despite a snowstorm that disrupted the live-fire event, the exercise accomplished its mission of multinational team-building.

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To fight winter
 

Tomislavgrad - The Hungarian Snow and Ice Clearance (SNIC) team works in support of the Canadian Battle Group in Multinational Division Southwest. Things (and the weather) being as they are, the aid of those specialists is of utmost importance.

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Konvertibilna Marka & Euro
 

Currency has always been one of the strongest symbols of the sovereignty of a country. From Jan. 1, 2001, 12 European countries will use the same: the Euro. Your newspaper informs you about the consequences of this change in your daily life

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Maj. Nikolay Nikolov is from the large town of Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. He is serving with SFOR for a total of six months and is the staff officer in charge of the infrastructure and economy section within CJ9 (CIMIC), Camp Butmir.

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