Republic of Slovenia
  Ministry of Defence
  General Staff of the Slovenian
  Armed Forces

  Vojkova cesta 55
  SI-1000 Ljubljana
  T: +386 (0)1 471 22 11
  F: +386 (0)1 471 16 50
  E: glavna.pisarna.gssv(at)



Brigadier General Furlan visits Colorado National Guard

On Monday, 11 July, Force Commander of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Branimir Furlan left on a four-day visit to the United States of America. He is hosted by Commander of the Colorado National Guard, Major General Michael Edwards. The main subject of their talks is further cooperation between the Slovenian Armed Forces and the Colorado National Guard. During his trip to Wyoming, Brigadier General Furlan will visit Camp Guernsey with a military training range for up to a brigade size element, and the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site (HAATS).

Commanders last met previous month in Slovenia, where Major General Edwards and his host, Brigadier General Furlan, attended the central ceremony marking the Statehood Day, and an international military tattoo at Stožice Hall in Ljubljana.

The Slovenian Armed Forces and Colorado National Guard have cooperated for 17 years. They currently work together in the international operation ISAF in Afghanistan, where 12 members of the Colorado National Guard are deployed within an Operational Mentor and Liaison Team and a Combat Support Unit of the 15th Slovenian ISAF Contingent.