New Commander for EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion

On 20 August 2019, Commander EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, handed over the colours of the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) from Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Sanz to Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Leitner. The new commanding officer of EUFOR’s primary operational arm, the MNBN, has previously served in Kosovo and Chad. He takes over a united, cohesive and very capable military unit from Lieutenant Colonel Sanz, operating under the motto “One Mission, One Team”, committed to the multinational culture, values and spirit of EUFOR Operation Althea.

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COM EUFOR observes weapon marking progress in Rajlovac

Major General Reinhard Trischak visited Rajlovac on Wednesday 14 August, to receive a briefing on the progress made by the BiH Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the AFBiH, in weapons marking, registration and management. He was accompanied by EUFOR Special Ammunition and Weapons Advisor (SAWAD), Colonel Martin Trachsler, who explained what EUFOR had helped the AFBiH to achieve so far and what remained to be done.

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EUFOR begins preparations for Quick Response 19

On Thursday 8 August, a delegation from EUFOR lead by the Chief of Staff, Brigadier General László Szabó met with Ankica Tomić, the Head of the International Cooperation Department and representatives of BiH’s Law Enforcement Agencies and airports to discuss plans for Exercise Quick Response 19.

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