NATO conducts the second REGEX 16 Workshop at Sarajevo

Dec 4, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – The "2nd Regional Collective Training Event Planning Workshop in support of REGEX 16” took place, Nov 30- Dec 4, 2015. 

The workshop has been conducted in the Sarajevo Army Hall with the participation of 32 partners from 13 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Jordan, Kyrghyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Tunisia and Ukraine), EUFOR and NATO Headquarters Sarajevo representatives.

Regional Exercise (REGEX) is a NATO-supported opportunity for partner countries to plan an exercise from the beginning to the end, according to their training requirements. Bosnia and Herzegovina will take the lead for REGEX 16 with a peace support operation scenario, marking the first time REGEX will hosted by a partner country.
This 2nd workshop included an Exercise Planning Process (EPP) course, building training objectives according to Exercise Specifications, setting up the Core Planning Team, receiving the Sending Nations` unit bids for the Field Training Exercise portion and discussion on the draft Memorandum of Understandings between Host and Sending nations. Joint Staff Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina led the latter phase, mentored by JFC Naples Subject Matter Experts. 

On Monday 30th November 2015, the Deputy of Commander of Operational Command Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brigadier General Mirsad AHMIĆ, welcomed the participants and thanked them for attending in this partnership event.  He stressed the importance of REGEX 16, pointing out that Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina keep the activity at high level regarding its priorities.
JFC Naples is planning to conduct five more workshops and an Execution Phase in 2016. This initiative supports NATO objectives and builds trust and understanding for a better cooperation in the region and promotes increasing interoperability within NATO.

Story by JFC Naples J9 Division, photo by Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina
*Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name


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