Austrian MNBN platoon conducts helicopter boarding training

On Monday 29th of June an Austrian platoon from the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN) conducted helicopter boarding training, exercising their ability to quickly move personnel to areas around Bosnia and Herzegovina. The platoon conducted a number of flights, practicing their facility to rapidly load equipment and transport themselves with the helicopter.

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MNBN Medical Evacuation exercise

On the 16 March 2015 a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) exercise was planned and conducted by the Multi National Battalion (MNBN) in the vicinity of Sarajevo. To ensure the exercise was as realistic as possible the actors, played by soldiers of the Austrian Coy, were made up to look injured, some with minor injuries and others with major injuries such as limb loss, both fake blood and some home-made props were used.

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The FOC evaluation exercise for the Austrian Coy

On the 27th of February 2015 there was an evaluation exercise for the Austrian Coy to show of the Multinational Battalion. The BiH barracks of RAJLOVAC in vicinity of Sarajevo was an excellent trainings ground for such a scenario. During the exercise an evaluation team out of members of Multinational Battalion staff members were responsible for the schedule, had to rate all actions and could certificate the FOC (full operational capability) of the Austrian Coy.

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EUFOR Multinational Battalion Change of Command Ceremony

On 20 February 2015, in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, command of the Multinational Battalion of EUFOR was handed over. At the ceremony the Commander EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif, transferred the flag of the Battalion, symbolising the power of command, from Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Scheucher to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Köck.

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