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 Nov 20 2020


The U.S. Air Force and the Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces conducted a bilateral exercise at Glamoc Range in Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 18-19, 2020 further developing their tactics, techniques and procedures and interoperability.

Tactical Attack Controllers (JTACs) as well as U.S. F-16 fighters from Aviano Air Base and a KC-135 tanker aircraft from RAF Mildenhall and a Bosnia and Herzegovina SAR helicopter supported the combined joint training.

The overarching goal was to train so we can work hand-in-hand

“The overarching goal of the exercise was to train the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina in air-to-ground capabilities, working with JTACs so the BiH military can work hand-in-hand with U.S. and NATO forces,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Corbin J. Boyles, F-16 pilot and one of the lead planners for the exercise. 

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces’ Public Affairs team, with the support of U.S. PA practitioners established a Media Information Centre at Livno Barracks to cover the exercise. This will enable the team to practice media facilitation and media operations.

This training in two different domains underscores the enduring U.S. commitment to work with NATO Partners enhancing regional cooperation and security. Training engagements such as these strengthen Allied-Partner relationships, maintain joint readiness and enhance assurance.

Allies and Partners are conducting a myriad of combined activities which all serve the purpose of benefiting from each other's skills and learning to train and operate alongside.

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office based on input from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs Office


Stronger together - U.S. and Bosnia and Herzegovina armed forces cooperated in combined training and how to communicate this training. Photo courtesy U.S Air Force
Bosnia and Herzegovina Joint Tactical attack Controllers atm Glamoc Range during training with U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force
A U.S. Air Force F-16 taking off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, to join the U.S.-BiH training providing theatre-realistic Close Air Support for Joint Tactical Attack Controllers. Photo by U.S Air Force/Ericka Woolever

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