Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Capital: Sarajevo
Area: 51,197 sq km
Comparative area: slightly smaller than Virginia
Population (July 2011 estimate): 4,622,163
Official language(s): Bonsian, Serbian, Croatian
State Partner: Maryland
International Organizations and Agreements: United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Council of Europe, NATO's Partnership for Peace 

The United States has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to help with reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, economic development, and military reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The U.S. Departments of State, Justice, Defense, Treasury, and Commerce, have been crucial to the redevelopment of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The U.S. Government currently has programming in the following areas: economic policy reform and restructuring; private sector development; fostering democratic reforms in local government, civic education, and civil society; rule of law, including support to law enforcement, judicial, and prosecutorial institutions; and security sector assistance.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has Acquisition and Cross-Servicing, Status of Forces, and Weapons of Mass Destruction agreements with the United States. Bosnia and Herzegovina has deployed troops for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as regularly participating in Medical Exercise Central and Eastern Europe (renamed Shared Resilience) and other exercises.

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A Hungarian Special Forces Medic, right, directs the evacuation of a simulated casualty to safety to his Romanian SOF medic counterpart during the Field Training Exercise as part of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course held in Udbina, Croatia. 
U.S. Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) developed and conducted the TCCC Train-the-Trainer course to enhance the SOF capability and interoperability of SOF medics from eight NATO and partner nations, but most importantly, to incorporate one recognized standard for managing trauma on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks, SOCEUR Public Affairs Officer  â? photo approved for public release by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks, SOCEUR PAO).

Ready Forces

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia-In front of a color detail with the national colors of America and the Republic of Georgia and the unit colors of the U.S. Marine Corps and Georgian military, Maj. Eric J. Andersen, executive officer Black Sea Rotational Force 11 and Kent, Wash., native,  â?forms the troops for the opening ceremony of Exercise Agile Spirit 2011, marking the official start of what is scheduled to be an annual training event with the partner nation. Marines with Alpha Company of Anti-Terrorism Battalion, and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion deployed to Georgia for their annual training to supplement the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment of BSRF-11, to conduct counterinsurgency and peacekeeping operations training at Vaziani Training Area. , Cpl. Tatum Vayavananda

International Cooperation

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Capt. Barbara Bujak, physical therapist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, speaks in her native tongue, Polish, with members of Multinational Battle Group East's Polish Contingent and European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo. Bujak, who was born in Poland, moved to the U.S. at age 11 and joined the U.S. Army five years ago. Bujak's temporary assignment at Camp Bondsteel allowed her to experience a familiar ceremony in a new location.

Military-to-Military Engagement Program

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Georgia — Troops from Georgia, the United States, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine stood together, here, for the last time on July 30, at the closing ceremony of this year's Immediate Response exercise.  During the exercise troops conducted hundreds of live-fire and situational training exercises; combat lifesaver classes; and Improvised Explosive Device training.  Immediate Response is an annual bilateral security cooperation exercise conducted between the U.S. and NATO and coalition partners.  The purpose of this year's exercise was to increase the cooperation and partnership between U.S. and Georgian forces while preparing the Georgian Military for operations in Iraq. (Department of Defense photo by Army Capt. Bryan Woods)

Partnership for Peace

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National Guard State Partnership Program

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Brigadier General Holt is the Director of Logistics, Headquarters United States European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. He oversees the direction and management of international agreements and the coordinated logistical support of the United States European Command.January 6, 2014Logistics centre carries on ISAF interoperability lessons learnedThe Director of U.S. European Command Directorate of Logistics is the newly-elected Chairman of the Board for the Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre and in this blog he talks about his visit to the centre and the benefits it brings to the members and USEUCOM.
n/aMarch 2, 2012LOGEX 13: workshop in wintery MontenegroFor this, the second of five scheduled LOGEX workshops, we drove to a training center in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, to meet with 17 Montenegro military personnel and observers from Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Serbia.
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Brigadier Gen. Bruce Crawford meets with members of the Baltic and Ukrainian delegations March 27, 2014, to discuss cyber defense topics at the Combined Endeavor Main Planning Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. General Crawford and attending delegates discussed how the investment in Combined Endeavor over the past 20 years could add value back to today’s operations as we continue to plan for tomorrow’s challenges. April 2, 2014Assuring our allies through investment in Europe's regional cyber, C4 interoperability Twenty-nine nations and three international organizations participated in the Combined Endeavor Main Planning Conference. The conference deliverables assisted in designing a mission network that utilized an interoperable “bring your own devices model” and ensured the international coalition audience was able to participate. Ultimately, the mission network contributed toward constructing an exercise operational scenario across land, air and cyberspace domains.
Republic of Macedonia Army Joint Operation Command Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Racaj Muhamed, speaks to service members during the opening ceremony for exercise Shared Resilience May 28, 2013, at Pepelishte, Macedonia.Shared Resilience is an annual U.S. European Command-sponsored, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed regional and multilateral exercise designed to provide medical training and operational experience between the United States and partner nations. 

Read more: 28, 2013Opening day ceremony starts off Shared Resilience 13 exerciseThe focus of this year’s exercise will be conducting humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, crisis response, and consequence management operations in response to a natural disaster. More than 300 participants are expected to take part in medical classes, certification courses, a mass casualty response exercise, and an earthquake simulation.
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February 9, 2014USEUCOM State Partnership ProgramThe United States European Command State Partnership Program (EUCOM SPP) is a National Guard program that links U.S. States with partner countries in the European Theater for the purpose of supporting the security cooperation objectives of United States European Command (EUCOM). 65 Partnerships exist worldwide and 22 Partnerships exist with former Soviet, Yugoslav and Warsaw Pact countries in the EUCOM Area of Responsibility. The program is a component of the larger (global) State Partnership Program, which oversees the program of each of the six geographic Combatant Commands.
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