Edition 92
July 19, 2000


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Guide to locations

 

Joint Military Commission at Camp Butmir
 

The 30th Joint Military Commission (JMC) meeting was held in SFOR Headquarters at Camp Butmir in Sarajevo July 6. This was the first JMC held in Butmir since the transfer of HQ from Ilidza.

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Contract releases funds for rail repairs
 

Fifteen contracts were signed by the General Manager of the Railway Company of Bosnia and Hercegovina (ZBH), US Army Capt. Eric Thaxton - the deputy Chief of Theatre Allied Contracting Office, and Financial controller HQ SFOR CJ8 Dutch Col. Edwen Van Bught, in the ZBH head offices.

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The Romanian Engineer Battalion is withdrawn
 

The last occasion to see the whole of the Romanian Engineer Battalion (ROENGBAT) together before being transported home from July 6-12.

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MSU, the SFOR force multiplier
 

Conventional forces are not always equipped to handle complex, civilian-focused crisis situations, Multinational Specialised Unit (MSU) is a viable solution for dealing with these matters.

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Dutch destroy the fruit of Harvest
 

A local citizen reported the bomb through "Operation Harvest" to the Dutch Battle Group who knew just how to handle the deadly beast.

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The Moroccans get the bread they knead
 

Since their arrival in the Theatre in 1996, the Moroccan contingent which currently ensures the security of the Mostar-Ortijes camp has been cooking its own bread.

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The Donor Bridge programme gets under way
 

The first bridge of the Donor Bridge Program (DBP) was constructed July 6-7 as part of a programme to assist Returnees on the way home to their pre-war housing. Seven nations shared the 25m long Besici Bailey Bridge construction.

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Van Meel - the roving fixer
 

The Computer Information System (CIS) Support office is charged with solving computer problems within HQ SFOR, Butmir, and Sarajevo detachments. Dirk Van Meel is the only Automated Data Processing (ADP) technician working in CIS.

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CJ5 planning beyond the horizon
 

CJ5 "Planning" belongs to the Operations structure at HQ SFOR. Twice a year, they meet in the SFOR Planners Information Meeting. This time the meeting was held July 7 in Butmir, at HQ SFOR.

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Mrkonjic Grad Logistics
 

Every Camp has someone who has the unenviable job of being responsible for the facilities and supplies and at Mrkonjic Grad the duty falls to UK Capt. Steve Firth.

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Zagreb Air Traffic Controllers
 

SFOR's Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in Zagreb are controlling all the civilian aircraft coming in and out of Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH) plus the military transport and jets patrolling the zones here.

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Zagreb APOD
 

"It worked, the plan itself worked," said UK Squadron Leader Ed Cole of the first British troop flights in and out of the new Airport of Departure (APOD) in Zagreb. The aircraft arrived and departed as scheduled.

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CJ4 REAT, property and use of land facilities
 

When SFOR occupy any place needed to accomplish its mission, Real Estate Advisory Team REAT picks all data up from this site and adds them to the archive.

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Dutch Changes
 

Recent changes to the Dutch Area of Operations (AOO) are helping them accomplish their mission more efficiently and effectively.

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Polish Bivouac
 

For training purposes, Polish contingent returned from Teslic to their old camp site and have settled a bivouac for 24 hours, as an advanced base for patrols.

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Medical Team
 

The Casualty Evacuation Team (CET) was composed of nine medical personnel and had been serving the APOD near Split since helicopter operations began there in 1992, but the new, restructured team is composed of only three members.

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Dog training
 

During a two-week train-up prior to a demonstration, German, Swiss, French, Italian and U.S. dog handlers learned that while their four-legged friends may understand different languages, they are all alike.

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Australians in Mrkonjic Grad
 

Australia does not have units in SFOR, but a number of Australians are serving here as part of UK detachments on an exchange programme with the British forces.

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The Cleaning Up of Vrelo Bosne
 

Bosnian and Swiss Secondary School pupils started cleaning Sarajevo Park the morning of July 1 as a continuation of several prior environmental projects.


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Soldier in the spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. (Maj.) Andrej Strahovnik

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