Edition 95
August 30, 2000


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COMSFOR address to men and women of SFOR
 

Lt. Gen. Ron Adams, COMSFOR makes a farewell statement to all SFOR personnel prior to his transfer of responsibility in September

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SFOR returns former headquarters to city
 

As a part of an agreement made earlier this year, the former SFOR headquarters compound was turned back over to the municipality of Ilidza Aug. 15.

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Estonian MOD visits Doboj
 

The Estonian Minister of Defence, Jüri Luik, visited Estonian troops participating in SFOR July 7-8. Luik arrived in Tuzla late in the afternoon July 7, where a delegation from the Division HQ welcomed him.

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Nordic Polish Battlegroup invites local press
 

In the Nordic Polish Battle Group area of responsibility, rumour claimed SFOR was helping the local police carry out evictions. In order to show the true nature of the work SFOR is performing, the NPBG Press Information Office organised a tour of the various sites the NPBG is working on.

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Lithuanian journalists visit the Nordpol Battle Group
 

Danish Maj. Joern Lund, the Nordpol Battle Group Press Information Officer, and his Polish assistant, Capt. Sylwester Michalski, recently hosted a visit by six journalists working for Lithuanian daily national newspapers and television.

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Lights, Camera, Action
 

The CIMIC of the Nordic Polish Battle Group used a local TV station and their camera crew to film a documentary on the purpose of their work.

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The OSCE Swiss Support Unit changeover personnel
 

After four years of presence in Bosnia and Hercegovina, the Swiss Support Unit to the OSCE (SSU) will leave BIH by the end of 2000. The decision to leave was made by the Swiss government in December of 1999.

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Time to Split
 

During the winter the Kupres Tunnel, the main access to Sarajevo from Split, gets snowed in. To counter this the Dutch will be moving to Zagreb.

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Explosive Detecting Dog Team conducts countermine training
 

Six Entity Armed Forces (EAF) personnel, two from each component, are currently undergoing training at Canine Countermine, the dog training branch of the Canadian International De-mining Centre.

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Guardia Civil core security at HQ building
 

The main task for the Spanish Guardia Civil Platoon in Camp Butmir is to take care of the HQ SFOR Building 200 security

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Portuguese patrol
 

On the roadside sits a Portuguese Chaimite, a light armoured vehicle which can carry 10 soldiers and is equiped with 12.7mm machine-gun, one 7.62mm Browning 30 and Milan anti-tank missiles.

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Portuguese stay sharp with live-fire exercise
 

Members of the Portuguese Operational Reserves from Visoko recently completed a live-fire exercise in Glamoc Aug. 23-24. During the training, the soldiers fired a wide variety of weapons including their personal rifles, grenade launchers and anti-tank weapons.

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Mackovac Bridge is a symbol of co-operation for RS and SFOR
 

Mackovac Bridge is a symbol of co-operation between different players: the Republika Srpska, the U.S. Engineers of the 2nd Battalion, the 43rd Combat Engineers Company, the 3rd Corps VRS (Republika Srpska Army), and the Russian engineers of the 1st PRSAB.

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Italian engineers
 

The work the Italian Engineers from Sarajevo are doing in the community of Kosovo Polje is a hot and dirty job. But after all, being engineers they are used to a little hard work.

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Challenge in the sun
 

20 Danish, Polish and American competitors came to fine tune their talent, keep their heads and to test their professionalism in a shooting competition. In teams of three people, the competitors followed one another into the shooting range.

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Golfball
 

The Transportable Satellite Ground Terminal (TSGT) OL2X is the new satellite system installed in Camp Butmir for supporting HQ SFOR with phone and data circuits.

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Dobol troops get their eye in
 

In the MND North American camp of Dobol, the sound of shooting reverberates throughout the area. It came from the 3/3 'Thunder' Squadron of the Armoured Cavalry Regiment whose men were practising their skills on the shooting range.

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SFOR stars in Sarajevo Film Festival
 

The Sixth Annual Sarajevo Film Festival brought a "fresh summer breeze" to the city. This year it was unique because SFOR became a first-time sponsor of the summer tradition.

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ECHOS provides support for soldiers
 

ECHOS (European Christian Home Organisations for the Services Home) has been supporting soldiers in BiH since 1996. On Aug. 18, a new ECHOS, named "The Source," was officially open at Camp Butmir.

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Italian aid continues
 

In an ongoing effort to help local children receive medical care not available in Sarajevo, members of the Italian Battle Group sent 5-year-old Dalila Rizvanovic to Italy for treatment of her leukaemia, accompanied by her mother, Kadrik, Aug. 10.

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Germans build relations, playground for people in Foca
 

It was a day of celebration Aug. 17 for both the citizens of Foca and the German soldiers who have been working in the town to bring about changes. As a result, a new playground was built for kindergarten students at the Uncle John Dragon School in Foca, and five CIMIC houses were completed in the town.

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Soldier in the spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

With his teammates of the Estonian contingent, Cpl. Viljar Kurg managed to beat the 15 other teams participating in the multinational Falling Plate Competition at the NORDPOL BG HQ last month.

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