Opening Ceremony of Exercise Quick Response 2018

Monday 3rd September saw the opening ceremony of Exercise Quick Response 2018. COMEUFOR was joined by the BiH Minister for Defence Mrs Marina Pendeš and Minister for Transport and Communication Mr Ismir Jusko as well as distinguished guests from the Armed Forces of BiH, Law Enforcement Agencies and Defence Attaches from a number of Embassies in Sarajevo.

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Arrival of Austrian Troops for Exercise Quick Response 2018

This weekend saw the arrival of the new Austrian Company to Camp Butmir. The company travelled from the Khevenhüller barracks in Klagenfurt, Carinthia after a long road trip lasting 12 hours. Most of the soldiers are from the 25th (airborne) infantry battalion, but some are from other units across Austria. The 25th infantry battalion is the only one within the Austrian Armed Forces which is specialized in air movement particularly by helicopter.  Additionally the soldiers of this battalion are trained as paratroopers.

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