PRISTINA - On March 23 and 24, the KFOR Tactical Reserve Manoeuvre Battalion
(KTM) conducted the "Hunter Wolf 17-1" Exercise.
KTM, as COMKFOR's Tactical Reserve (TACRES), is able to conduct any infantry
task, including Crowd and Riot Control (CRC), either in support of other manoeuvre
forces or as an independent operation. Although the focus of KTM training is CRC,
this force has to be prepared to conduct other infantry tasks in order to accomplish
its mission. Therefore, KTM planned to execute the Exercise "Hunter Wolf 17-1", not
only to practice and test its capabilities, but also to develop interoperability with other
Included in the preparation and planning phase of the Exercise, the necessary
coordination and meetings were conducted, including a rock drill on March 22 at
Camp Slim Lines.
"Hunter Wolf 17-1" was focused on cordon and search operations against weapons
smuggling activities. On the operation KTM performed the cordon and search on the
main effort and with MNBG-E TF AVN providing the Air Lift and Air MEDEVAC
assets. LUX and ITA Units provided support on the objective area before and during
the cordon and search operation.
Troops from five nations within KFOR participated in this exercise, working side by
side, in the planning and conduction of the activities, in an environment of high
professionalism and comradeship, in which it was clear that with proper training the
success can be achieved at the interoperability level.