Edition 134
March 14, 2002

map of locations
Guide to locations

SFOR Memory

 

Butmir Camp - The Operational Analysis Cell resembles the Historical, the Lessons Learned Analyst and Operational Research Offices. They collect and analyse all data about SFOR activities and provide the command with new decision tools.

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Searching for Doctor Karadzic

 

Celebici - In an attempt to seize Dr. Radovan Karadzic, indicted for war crimes by the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia), SFOR troops discovered a large storage of illegally kept weapons and ammunition.

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A place called "Jumamji"

 

Duzi - A tactical subgroup of the Spanish Marines belonging to the Spanish Battle Group shares a camp with the Army of Republika Srpska in Duzi, near Trebinje. The Spanish Marines' Area of Responsibility is SFOR's southern zone.

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Dutch 'IDEA' breathes new life into Bosnian Economy

 

Bugojno - The Netherlands Battle Group (NLBG) and their Government have joined together with an 'IDEA' to breathe new life into the Bosnian economy. And they're doing it without spending any money.

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The long way back to Zepa

 

Zepa - Displaced people from a UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Force) safe area in Zepa are back home. Six years after leaving, it is a long way for them to return to a normal life. Time is needed to heal the wounds.

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Paladin Edelweiss Exercise

 

Bradina - All the battle groups of the Multinational Division Southeast took part in the Paladin Edelweiss Operation March 5 -9. The exercise took place in Fojnica, Kiseljak, Hadzici, Kresevo and Bradina.

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Geronimo! Paratroopers fall from the sky

 

Bijeljina - It was a small step for the Russian and American paratroopers to jump from the UH-60 Black Hawk but it was a giant leap towards forging a co-operative bond between the former Cold War enemies.

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Following Skenderbeg's footsteps

 

Rajlovac - Wearing German uniforms adorned with their countries' crest - a double-headed eagle - members of the Albanian army guard the gates. They are following in the footsteps of the Albanian hero, Skenderbeg, by serving their country.

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CIMIC course opens to AF in BiH

 

Camp Butmir - The Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC) course marked a major milestone when it opened its admission to the Armed Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first time.

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Lonely post in. Dubrovnik

 

Dubrovnik - The Military Air Transit situated in Dubrovnik-Cilipi International Airport is a little French Air Force post. Its mission is to handle the air transit of SFOR Troop Contributing Nations' passengers, planes and helicopters.

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The Canals of Banja Luka

 

Banja Luka - It rained all day. And then it rained all night. When the men and women at the Banja Luka Metal Factory (BLMF) awoke, they looked out over a knee-deep lake, and they were in the middle of it.

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Soldier in the spotlight

 

Czech Capt. Stefan Zivcak is a Tactical Support Team (TST) leader in the CIMIC centre of Prijedor. "As a civil protection officer, I was already familiar with helping people, especially when a flood struck Moravia (Czech Republic) in 1997," he explained.

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