Edition 129
December 26, 2001

map of locations

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


COMSFOR New Year's wishes
 

Sarajevo - "Those of us who will be celebrating this holiday season in Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving as part of SFOR, are all part of a team dedicated to the cause of helping bring peace to this still-troubled country..."

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Two-way returns in Zvornik
 

Zvornik - Dec. 11, Mr Werner Blatter, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Chief of Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Maj. Gen. François de Goësbriand, Deputy Commander of SFOR, visited Mr Bosko Milic, Mayor of Zvornik.

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Tourism and Culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

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

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Courageous Beaver
 

Mostar - Dec. 9-16, the French and French Canadians took part in exercise Courageous Beaver. The event was designed to improve co-operation between the two forces and to allow all involved to learn from each other.

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A sort of homecoming
 

Sarajevo - U.S. Army Spc. Aleksandra Vukosavljevic was born in Sarajevo. The war separated her from her parents for two years. The family eventually reunited and immigrated to the United States. Now she is back here, this time as a soldier in SFOR.

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Smiles for Christmas
 

Ilijas - Dec. 22, the United Kingdom (UK) National Support Element (NSE) took 25 boxes of aid to their adopted charity, in time for Christmas. The collection had been carried out by two private soldiers of the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC).

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A Family Business
 

Mostar - WO1 Julian Dionisio Rengel and his son Francisco serve in the Spanish Battle Group in Mostar. The situation is the same at the Spanish National Support Element, where WO1 Ignacio Escudero Sarria and his son Ignacio also work together.

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Time for change
 

Rjecica - The process of return is now over for the season. But the CIMIC mission of the Nordic-Polish Battle Group continues. The priority is to give assistance to extremely vulnerable individuals and to start implementing projects for the next year.

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Southwest's firepower tested... well below zero
 

Glamoc - The lanyard quivered, taut as a bowstring in the bitterly cold air. For one moment, the only sound was the whisper of the knife-sharp wind across the snow-covered plain. Then a single barked command broke the silence: "FIRE!"

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Leading the way
 

Butmir Camp - December saw the issue of a new SFOR route map by the Geographic Section. It was created using a highly advanced system of cartography and includes, for the first time, place names in Cyrillic as well as in the usual Latin script.

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Patrolling hotspots in winter
 

Doboj - The Portuguese Operational Reserve took over patrols in the Doboj area from the Nordic-Polish Battle Group for a week this December. The ongoing mission of the OPRES in SFOR requires the Portuguese soldiers to be ready to go anywhere at anytime.

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Operation Twister - seven tons of guns, ammo found
 

Dubica - On Sunday, Dec. 16, the United Kingdom Battle Group collected a significant amount of arms and ammunition stored in unauthorised sites in the Bosanska Dubica / Kosarska Dubica Opstina, northern Republika Srpska, during Operation Twister.

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A road for a neighbourhood
 

Novo Srpsko Sarajevo - From mid-September till mid-December, the Engineer Platoon of the Italian Battle Group constructed a new road in Lukavica (Republika Srpska). It will allow the building of a new neighbourhood named "S.O. Novo Sarajevo".

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Euro and SFOR
 

Sarajevo - After having dealt in its previous issue with the consequences for Bosnia and Herzegovina of the introduction of the Euro, the SFOR Informer looks at the implications of this change for the coalition and its soldiers, today.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Some people say that the light is always on very late in the 3rd CIMIC centres office, located in Finnish Camp Mara, Eagle Base. Capt. Timo Liene, whom his colleagues describe as a "hardworking machine", plans the activities of his teams.

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