Edition 146
August 29, 2002

map of locations
Guide to locations

Young Officers Course

 

Camp Butmir - The Young Officers Course took place at Camp Butmir on Aug.13, and at Eagle Base, Tuzla on Aug.14. Twenty-nine officers, all majors and captains, from both Entities' Armies, took part to the event. This course followed one previously held at the NATO school, Oberammergau, Germany in July.

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TOA in Tomislavgrad

 

Tomislavgrad - On August 15, Canadian and Dutch service members officially marked a significant milestone in the restructuring of SFOR, at the Multinational Division South-West level, with a Transfer of Authority (TOA) Ceremony. The Canadian Contingent handed over one third of its Area of Responsibility to its south-eastern neighbour.

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Romanian Engineers de-launch Perie Bridge

 

Mrkonjic Grad - On Aug. 19 SFOR Romanian engineers put the wheels in motion - literally - for the successful de-launching of the Perie Bridge located north west of Mrkonjic Grad on route Bluebird. British engineers from SFOR built this Mabey and Johnson style bridge in 1997 after the original bridge had been destroyed during the war.

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TF Warhawk tightens circle on illegal drug trade

 

Sava River - Moments after the sun sets and before the moon rises, four soldiers climbed out of their tactical vehicles laden with night vision and surveillance equipment. The troops in the trucks continued rolling on toward their objectives leaving their fellow troops to move quietly on foot into their hiding positions.

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History of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Many soldiers serving in the Balkans believe Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a young state created by the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP) at the end of 1995.
However, the truth is quite different. BiH has a long history. That's why the SFOR Informer decided to tell you this history.

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Freezing Storm a success

 

Nevesinje - From Aug. 21-23 exercise Operation Freezing Storm took place in the region of Mostar located in Multinational Division South-East (MND-SE), as well as the town of Nevesinje. The purpose of the exercise was to check the readiness and capabilities of SFOR units to react in unexpected situations that jeopardise the stability in the region.

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Rent a (Transcoy) Car

 

Camp Butmir - The green license plate identifies the official SFOR vehicle. Nearly 300 of these means of transport are driven throughout the theatre. German Capt. Andreas Brockmann commands the Transportation Company, better known as TransCoy. As a commander he is in charge of all the TransCoy vehicles.

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The noose is tightening around Karadzic

 

Butmir Camp - Stabilisation Force soldiers from Multinational Divisions Southeast and North performed ground and helicopter patrols throughout south-eastern Republika Srpska Aug. 14 - 16. The aim of these patrols was to pursue information SFOR has received concerning Radovan Karadzic's support network.

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Dindo bridge brings towns together

 

Dindo - In the autumn of 1995, the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina was almost over and the warring parties were holding talks in Dayton. At that time, a massive blast obliterated the bridge on the Ljuta River, near Dindo, the main link between Konjic (Federation) and Kalinovik (Republika Srpska).

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Prnjavor House

 

Prnjavor - The United Kingdom Battle Group (UKBG) has several isolated units throughout its Area of Responsibility (AoR). Two troops are stationed in a house in the town of Prnjavor, east of Banja Luka towards the limit of Multinational Divisions South-West and North.

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Built with the help of SFOR, blessed by the pope

 

Berkovici - Berkovici is almost a new town. It was a small village before the war. After the conflict the Bosnian-Serb population has increased, the majority from Stolac and the surrounding area. The town is just a few kilometres from the Inter-Entity Boundary Line (IEBL) inside Republika Srpska.

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Soldier in the spotlight

 

Mostar - Ferenc Toth-Bera is not a common soldier. He is a 'Brigadier-Chef' (Corporal) with the Foreign Legion Armoured Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) which is attached to the French Battle Group (FRBG). He was born in Szeghalom, Hungary, but became a French citizen during his service in the French Army.

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