Edition 130
January 17, 2002

map of locations
Guide to locations

Accident at Sarajevo Airport

 

Sarajevo International Airport - Dec. 23, a Crossair HB-IXH overshot the runway by 100 meters when it tried to land at Sarajevo airport in snowy conditions. The aircraft was recovered by Monday afternoon and parked on the apron.

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Free Fall

 

Visoko - Dec. 24, a four-man team from the Portuguese Operational Reserve carried out eight free fall jumps from a Slovenian helicopter, 6,000 feet above their camp in Visoko. They provided an unforgettable spectacle for the local people.

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Beware! Mines!

 

Sarajevo -Every fortnight the SFOR Mine Information Co-ordination Cell (MICC) gives two mine awareness training courses at Butmir Camp. The courses are mandatory for all soldiers, due to the danger mines represent in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

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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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The vital spark

 

Prijedor - Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC) teams from Multinational Division Southwest (MND-SW) have been improving people's lives within their area of responsibility (AOR) by helping to restore electricity to communities.

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Crossing the line

 

Ugljevik - Six years after the signature in Paris of the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP), the Inter Entity Boundary Line still represents a physical and psychological barrier to returnees on their way back home.

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A learning process

 

Pazaric - Jan. 11, a multinational group of SFOR soldiers, led by the U.S. Army chaplain, took boxes of aid containing food, books and clothes to an institute for the protection of children and young people.

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Mom, what is war?

 

Sarajevo - Senad Mavric works for SFOR as the Psychological Support Element's artist. In his spare time, however, he continues to work on his own projects. "Mom What Is War?" is one of these projects and has been completed after several years of work.

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Working together in Trebevic

 

Trebevic - A French signals team, an Italian one, a Republika Srpska (RS) signals technician and an Italian infantry squad work together in the Trebevic Telecommunication Centre (TCC), on top of a peak near Sarajevo.

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Along the banks of the Sava

 

Brezovo Polje Selo - Sliding at high speed along muddy country lanes, the Russian APC crosses the snow-covered plains of Brcko District, heading north toward Brezovo Polje Selo along the Sava river, which marks the border with Croatia.

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Czech CIMIC: small team, big results

 

Prijedor - With the departure of the Czech Battle Group last fall, only 15 soldiers from the Czech Republic remain in SFOR. In Prijedor, a team of five remains dedicated to continuing the important work of Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC).

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Taming the Aardvark - operational training for Canadians

 

Bosanski Petrovac - Several combat engineers and maintenance specialists from the Canadian Battle Group in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently completed a course that qualified them to operate and maintain the Aardvark, a mine-clearing machine.

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Twins in the spotlight

 

Davide and Marco Caputo are twin warrant officers in the Italian Battle Group, which is based at Tito Barracks, Sarajevo. While they belong to different Alpine Regiments in Italy, it has led to confusion at Tito Barracks throughout the mission.

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