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    KFOR RC-E supports local observance of World Environment Day in Kosovo

    KFOR RC-E supports local observance of World Environment Day in Kosovo

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Melisa Washington | Spc. Jamie Harrison and Sgt. Aaron Crane of Kosovo Force Regional Command East Liaison...... read more read more

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo—Personnel from Kosovo Regional Command East assisted the town of Vitina/Viti, Kosovo in area beautification on June 5, 2020.

    Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from KFOR RC-E’s Liaison Monitoring Team “Kilo 20” and Maneuver Battalion, deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian, planted flowers and trees in the city’s town square and picked up trash along a nearby creek in observation of World Environment Day.

    “We were invited by the mayor of Vitina,” said 2nd Lt. Phillip Milam, commander of “Kilo 20”. “This is one of the first big events we have done since the COVID pandemic started and we are excited to help while maintaining safety measures.”

    The RC-E Soldiers worked alongside the city’s mayor Sokol Haliti as well as fire department, police and Kosovo Security Force personnel. Haliti said the city holds the event every year.

    “I’m very happy to see all the different people that came out to support this year,” said Haliti. “It’s very exciting.”

    LMT personnel are charged with maintaining and strengthening positive relationships within their designated municipalities. While the LMTs are no stranger to providing support to local communities, Maneuver Battalion personnel have a different mission of providing patrolling operations in support of maintaining a safe and secure environment in Kosovo.

    Spc. Sergio Ibarra Bolanos of Delta Company, 2-162 Infantry Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team volunteered with three other Maneuver Battalion Soldiers to participate in the area beautification.

    “It’s great to be in the community and help out,” Ibarra Bolanos said. “It’s great to see other people from Regional Command East and get perspective on what they do.”

    Despite their unique missions and capabilities, KFOR RC-E Soldiers combine efforts with local institutions in Kosovo in order to support the communities in Kosovo.

    “We’re in this together- KFOR, the municipality, the youth, the police and the fire department,” said Milam. “At the end of the day, we all want what’s best for the people in Kosovo and this area.”



    Date Taken: 06.05.2020
    Date Posted: 06.08.2020 03:22
    Story ID: 371631
    Location: VITINA, ZZ

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