After five weeks of intensive activity across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Exercise EUFOR Quick Response has concluded. The closing ceremony to officially mark the end of the exercise was held this week in Camp Butmir Two.
During the ceremony the Regiment and Battalion Commanders were specifically acknowledged by COM EUFOR and given presentations in recognition of their commitment and devotion to duty throughout the exercise. The Company and Aviation Detachment commanders were also recognized and presented with Commander’s Coins.
As the soldiers contributing to Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2022 have served more than a month in the mission area, they were presented with the EUFOR Mission Althea Common Security and Defence Policy Medal.
Over the five weeks, EUFOR numbers were temporarily augmented as contributing nations provided extra troops for the exercise, the largest body of soldiers coming from Italy. Additional air assets were also provided by Hungary, Austria and Slovenia and Response Cells were staffed by numerous nations. In all, the 20 contributing EUFOR nations supported by our colleagues from the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina have worked consistently over the five weeks, all over the country and in varied roles to successfully bring Exercise EUFOR Quick Response together, sending out a message that the international community is ready and capable of standing ready to support out partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina.