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Ceremony marking the return of the 35th Slovenian KFOR Contingent and Family Day

On Thursday, 16 November, Edvard Peperko Barracks in Ljubljana was the venue of the ceremony marking the return of the 35th Slovenian KFOR Contingent.

The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Deputy Commander of the 1st Brigade Colonel Borut Cesar. He underlined that members of the 35th KFOR contingent had demonstrated great professionalism, dedication and flexibility in an uncertain environment and wished them to continue the successful work in the future. He expressed his appreciation to all the families and friends of contingent members for their patience and support. He used the opportunity to award contingent members with Service for Peace medals as well as to present the contingent’s Best NCO Award to Sergeant 1st Class Martin Hribar and Best Soldier Award to Private Anže Golob.

The 35th contingent included some 250 members from different Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) units. Their tasks involved the maintaining of a secure and stable environment and freedom of movement, and the protection of the facilities of special importance such as the Visoki Dečani monastery. The bulk of the 35th SAF contingent composed of a manoeuvre company of the 10th Infantry Regiment/1st Brigade was stationed at Camp Villaggio Italia near Peć. The contingent also included six Liaison Monitoring Teams, the National Support Element and a Military Police team. Additionally, some contingent members were assigned to the multinational KFOR commands.

Photo: Captain Tonja Ana Delopst, PAO