Edition 147
September 12, 2002

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Guide to locations

Canadian Artillery is leaving Balkans

 

Bihac - Since the beginning of the Stabilisation Force (SFOR) mission in the Balkans, Canadian gunners were in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), Implementation Force (IFOR) and finally SFOR. Every six months artillery units rotated out serving their time in BiH.

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A jewel for tourists

 

Mostar - The somewhat small country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is of great interest to a variety of tourists. Beautiful and interesting is BiH to the painter and historian, to the linguist and ethnologist, to the musicologist and mountaineer, in short, to anyone who desires to make the acquaintance of the people living in the Balkan region.

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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 has decided to print its history once again.

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The crossfire of the Dragoons

 

Buna - Exercise DRAGON-02, took place July 22-24, 2002 and was organised by the Spanish Cavalry Squadron 'Dragones de Villaviciosa' (Dragoons of Villaviciosa), from the Spanish Battle Group. This exercise was conducted to test reconnaissance patrols, as well as introduce other procedures, materials and sharing experiences.

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Civil Affairs: the Army's middlemen

 

Suceska - Armed with a cell phone, a vehicle and the drive to make a difference, Civil Affairs (CA) soldiers are helping people who are displaced, as a result of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, make a return to their communities. Without help, the 1,140 displaced people of the Suceska village will not be able to return home.

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Target: health

 

Rajlovac - If you see a doctor or a veterinarian around you in the dining facility, or in the bathroom, don't be scared. On the contrary, you should be reassured, because all of them work for the same target: your health. Day by day, they make sure that there isn't any threat of danger for service member's health while stationed in theatre.

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NORDPOL troops working in Doboj

 

Doboj - The Nordic-Polish Battle Group is made up of four different nations and is based in Doboj, a city located approximately 150 kilometres north of Sarajevo. This BG is unique as it is the only one that is multi-national. The other BGs within BiH are nation specific. This team of combined countries work out of two separate camps.

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End of mission

 

Trebevic - Since 1997, Mount Trebevic was famous and familiar for military, and thanks to its aerial signals useful for the local population. Once, a special way of life for the French soldiers who were leaders on the site, but from now on, each country in SFOR will be in charge of its own installation in Trebevic.

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Go on, HELBA

 

Visoko - HELBA is the abbreviation of the words Hellenic Battalion. It is a theatre unit, in charge of transport to the benefit of all SFOR troops. Its mission is to provide wide transportation support in the theatre, to support the Multinational Divisions and the National Support Elements within all the country and to support civilian organisations.

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Exhumations in Kamenica

 

Kamenica - "It's unbelievable, what people can do with other people," said Staff Sgt. John Billings, squad leader, U.S. Army, stationed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Connor, located near Srebrenica. Billing and other troops stand in front of a mass grave near Kamenica, 15 minutes away by car from Srebrenica.

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Recovery process active in SFOR

 

Camp Butmir - Since 1996 many international and local organisations have worked hard to enable families who have lost loved ones during the war to have the remains of their missing family members brought back to them. Professional men and women search the mass graves trying to recover the mortal remains of those who were killed during the war.

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Here come the Latinos!

 

Trebinje - Sept. 6, 2002 the Spanish Marines from the Tactical subgroup 'Soldado Luis' had guests in their camp of Duzi, located near Trebinje: the Portuguese 1st Rifle Coy / 2nd Infantry Battalion belonging to the Operational Reserve. Together with elements of the French Battle Group they performed a routine patrol in their Area of Responsibility.

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Soldier in the spotlight

 

As a member of the Nordic Polish Battle Group (NORDPOL BG), located in Multi-National Division North, in Doboj, Sgt. 1st Class Allan Petersen, Danish Army, finds serving in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) all part of the day's job. His duty is the second in command (2IC) of C squadron, NORDPOL BG, tank squadron, 1st platoon.

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