Edition 98
October 11, 2000

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Operation Albatros

 

Road warriors save life
 

Sarajevo - Two American service men helped out an injured man during a severe car accident on Sept. 27.

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NCO's meeting
 

Sarajevo - The second "Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Council Meeting" was held at HQ SFOR Sept. 26. The purpose of this meeting was to link and improve communications between the HQ Commandant and the soldiers within Camp Butmir.

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Ambassadors take train tour, see SFOR projects
 

Sarajevo - The Commander of the Stabilisation Force SFOR (COMSFOR) in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH) invited local ambassadors for a train tour from Sarajevo to Mostar Sept. 28.

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British forces share their experience with EAF
 

Manjaca - The second Joint Military Commission of the current British Battle Group in Mrkronjic Grad took place in the field on Manjaca Range on Oct. 6. Commanders of the Republika Srpska Army based in Banja Luka had asked for a demonstration on field deployment of head quarters and support elements by the 1st King's Own Royal Border Regiment.

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Key Leader Seminar at HQ SFOR
 

Sarajevo - HQ SFOR hosted the Strategic Reserve Forces (SRF) Key Leader Seminar (KLS) in Sarajevo Sept. 25-29. The aim was to inform SRF units about the operational situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to review the Contingency Plan (CONPLAN), concerning how the SRF should be employed.

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Geographic Conference keeps SFOR on the map
 

Camp Butmir -Col. Patrick Mc Niece, Chief CJ2, welcomed attendees to the SFOR Geographic Conference September 30. The conference got under way with 1Lt. Walter David's (acting Chief Geographic Officer) opening briefing on geographic support to SFOR.

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Butmir bypass towards completion
 

Sarajevo - HQ SFOR Engineer Branch has an on-going construction project known as the "long bypass road". This is an update of the project status.

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Mountain training
 

Sarajevo - "Alpini" soldiers from the Italian Battle Group recently shared their vast knowledge of movement on mountainous terrain with 14 soldiers from the Army of the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina during a three-day training exercise held on the outskirts of town Sept. 27-29.

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Italo-German Joint Patrol
 

Sarajevo - Being able to work together easily with multinational partners is a must in the SFOR environment. To reinforce that idea, soldiers from the Italian Battle Group in Tito Barracks and the German Battle Group in Camp Rajlovac went on several joint patrols Oct. 4-5.

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Operation Albatross takes flight
 

Gacko - During a two day exercise, the French Battle Group tested it's Tactical Reserve Force in a scenario-driven event. The day started by airlifting platoons to protect a returnee village from an outside attack.

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Emergency Response Exercise at Eagle Base
 

Tuzla - The medical staff of the 115th Field Hospital at Eagle Base trained hard during their latest mass casualty exercise which, involved victims of an explosion compounded by a serious car accident.

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Air operations in Ploce
 

Ploce - Set on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, the camp in Ploce, Croatia is the main hub providing helicopter operations and support for the troops of Multinational Division Southeast.

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Small road, huge difference
 

Korace -The NORPOL CIMIC have given the citizens of Korace a new road, which makes it possible for 48 families to move back to their homes.

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Spanish rebuild the earth's lifeline
 

Mostar - In a region where the earth's only fruit seems to be rocks, a 10- acres farming co-operative is getting help from Spanish engineers to rebuild irrigation canals that were destroyed during the war.

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Novi Travnik competes with Sydney
 

Novi Travnik - The Dutch battle group in Camp Bulldog organised the first Novi Travnic military games that included sharp-shooting, paintball, running and football competitions. To attend the event delegations from the Canadian, English and Czech battle groups participated as well as teams from the Army of the Federation of Bosnia Hercegovina.

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Plotting history to help the future
 

Sarajevo - Dr. James Orzech leads the Historical Office at HQ SFOR. This office, part of CJ7, serves SFOR by keeping an archive to help future plans and operations..

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Turks offer a window on the future
 

Zenica - The Turkish Battalion has just given 10 computers to al high school in the town center of Zenica.

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Arnhem Coy's heart is racing
 

Mrkonjic Grad - During this unique, week-long challenge set up by Sgt. Maj. Neil Smith the men of the Arnhem Company each raced around their camp and around the clock to raise money for a local charity and trust back in England.

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Soldier in the spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Sgt. Ali Kurtulmus

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