Edition 91
July 5, 2000



Guide to locations

 

New emergency broadcast system
 

Sarajevo - The Combined Joint Psychological Operations Task Force is upgrading to a new broadcast system. The system will link four major public radio stations in the area.

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Explosive Detecting Dog Team (EDDT) training
 

Entity Armed Forces units learn to use dogs in the battle against mines.

 

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Operation Harvest in the Italian AOR
 

Sarajevo - SFOR supported programme encourages locals to turn in weapons, explosives and ammunition over to civilian authorities. During the two days, many items are collected.

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Part of Project 48 the Long Bypass route
 

Sarajevo - SFOR is working on a new access road to enhance civilian traffic the Inter Entity Boundary Line near Camp Butmir. Construction should be complete by October.

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Demining the Long Bypass Road
 

Sarajevo - Before constructing the bypass route of Project 48, the area must first be demined. SFOR engineers are in the process of clearing of the area of mines so work can continue towards building the bypass.

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Doboj III Bridge repair operations
 

Doboj - One of the missions of the Hungarian Engineers Contingent is to do a monthly check of every SFOR bridge. If repairs are needed, the engineers move in to make fix any problems.

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M&J bridge course in Split
 

Split, Croatia - One of the most commonly used bridges placed for troop movement is the Mabey & Johnson bridge. Spanish soldiers recently got more familiar with the bridges during a course in Split.

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Exercise "Fuegos de San Juan"
 

Mostar - The French- Spanish exercise, which took place June 26-27 in MND-SE, concentrates on interoperability between the different battle groups.

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George Brown the bridgeman of MMU
 

Sarajevo - George Brown, Material Management Unit manager, keeps equipment on the move in support of units. Job brings Brown satisfaction and the chance to help others.

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CJ2 GEO-we show the way
 

Sarajevo - CJ2 Geo's mission is to provide mapping, charting and geodetic products for SFOR and the international community. Team works to improve products for use in the field.


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Russian live fire training
 

Ugljevik - paratroopers from the 1st Russian Separate Peacekeeping Airborne Battalion (Russian Battle Group) recently carried out live-fire training on the VRS ranges. The soldiers do live-fire training as often as possible to stay proficient with their weapons.

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Signallers cross train in Tito Barracks
 

Sarajevo - Communications soldiers from several nations learn they all speak a common language during a recent cross training exercise at Tito Barracks. The soldiers used the training to learn more about their counterpart's equipment in other SFOR nations.

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The Foreign Legion repairs the Celebici Bridge
 

Celebici - An engineer platoon from the 2nd REG (Foreign Legion Engineers) has been working since July 19 to repair the north walkway of the Celebici Bridge, 50 km south of Sarajevo. The 10-day long job will require the replacement of 3,200 beams, equal to 40 cubic metres of wood.

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Newcomers reception and integration training
 

Sarajevo - Newcomers to Camp Butmir learn the ins and outs of SFOR during training at SFOR HQs. Soldiers learn much needed information on what being a part of SFOR is all about.

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Zagreb SFOR Base
 

Zagreb, Croatia - SFOR has several bases and facilities in Croatia, but none more important than the Kumrovec International Community. The base provides a liaison between the commander of SFOR and Croatia.

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IBG donates items to Sarajevo hospital
 

Sarajevo - The Italian Battle Group recently organised the donation of an operating table and medical supplies to Kasindo Hospital in Lukavica. The donation was a part of an ongoing effort by the ITB to help the local hospital.


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Soldier in the spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

Pvt. Noelia Satre - Since she was a child, Satre dreamed of joining the Spanish Army. Her dreams came true and the 23-year-old soldier is now posted at the Military Police Company Team in the 1st Mechanised Division in Burgos, Spain.

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