Pristina, September 28th 2016. Today 240 troops of the KFOR commenced
their road journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina, through Montenegro in order to
participate in Exercise "Quick Response 2016”. KFOR will participate in training with
the EUFOR Multinational Battalion.
KFORs Tactical Reserve Manoeuvre Battalion (KTM) is stationed in Camp Slim
Lines in Pristina. KTMs capabilities include a wide range of security operations.
KTM can be deployed anywhere in the theater of operations and perform any task or
mission for an unlimited period of time, being completely independent. The unit is
commanded by a Portuguese officer and the unit comprises both Hungarian and
KTM also acts as an ‘‘Over the Horizon Force’’ to reinforce the European Union
Force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, if required. It is in this capacity that five
separate convoys in multi-serial packets, consisting of the designated KTM exercise
troops, departed from Kosovo this morning. The multi-faceted exercise will be
conducted with over 500 Soldiers, which will have the opportunity to expand their
knowledge and experience.
COMKFOR Major General Giovanni Fungo stated that "the participation of our troops
in this exercise is a very significant step towards maintaining the capability and
readiness of KFOR soldiers to act in a resolute and speedy manner. It will also
demonstrate that KFOR is absolutely committed to maintain a safe and secure
environment and freedom of movement for all people.’’