EUFOR Medal Parade takes place at Camp Butmir

A medal parade took place today at EUFOR Headquarters, Camp Butmir, with Commander EUFOR awarding Operation ALTHEA medals to over 40 personnel from 6 of the troop contributing nations. Commander EUFOR, Major General Luif, addressed the troops and thanked them for their support to Operation ALTHEA.

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Commemoration Ceremony at Camp Butmir of the Helicopter Crash of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

COM EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif, the Charge d’Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Embassy, Mr Dimitar Mitrevsky and EUFOR Senior National Representatives (SNR) gathered on 12 January 2015 at Monument Park in Camp Butmir to commemorate the death of 11 people from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in a helicopter crash 7 years ago.

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Commander of EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif welcomes Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Andre Blattman

At 23 December 2014, Commander of EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif met the Chief of the Armed Forces of Switzerland, Lieutenant General Andre Blatter in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
General Blattman is traditionally visiting Swiss Soldiers in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina during Christmas time. General Johann Luif took the opportunity to thank the Chief of the Armed Forces for the contribution of the Swiss Armed Forces to EUFOR’s mission and expressed his wishes for good cooperation in the future.

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EUFOR Change of Command

Major General Dieter Heidecker today completed his two year tenure as the Commander of EUFOR. The Operation Commander, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw handed over the command of EUFOR to Major General Johann Luif at the ceremony in Camp Butmir today.
General Luif joins EUFOR from Austria where he was the Commander of the Military District of Burgenland. Before that he had been Deputy Commander of Kosovo Forces in 2011/12.

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