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Pictured is Brig General Mauri Tapani Koskela (Finland) the new UNDOF DFC inspecting a Guard of Honor immediately after arriving in Camp Ziouani on the 17 Jun 2016.
IRECON Military Parade: St Patrick's Day and Medal Parade

March 19, 2014 - On Monday, 17 March 2014, the Force Reserve Coy composed of 115 members of 43rd Infantry Group of the 2nd Brigade of the Irish Defence Forces stood tall and proud in a military parade in Camp Faour. The parade served two purposes; to honor St Patrick’s Day and to receive their UNDOF medals.

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UNDOF female peacekeepers celebrate International Women's Day

March 10, 2014 - It was an air of festivity as UNDOF women peacekeepers gathered to mark the widely celebrated International Women’s Day. It was also an opportunity for the women of this multi cultured mission to showcase a portion of their culture through their traditional attire and dances. The women further made a statement of their commitment to supporting advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way by marching to the beats of drums through Camp Zioanni. The Force Commander (FC) and Head of Mission (HoM), Lt Gen Iqbal S. Singha was the guest of honor and thanked all the women peacekeepers for their contribution to the running of the mission.

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Ten UNDOF international staff members attended a three days training at Camp Faouar as part of the United Nations’s Safe and Secure Approaches to Field Environments (SSAFE).


The three days training which commenced on Wednesday 19th February involved theoretical and practical phases. Training modules included Introduction & Overview, UN Security Management, Personal Security Awareness, Stress Management, UXOs and Mine Awareness, Radio Communication, Travel Security Procedures, Survival as a Hostage, Basic First Aid and Firefighting.


The UNDOF Fire Marshal provided participants with theoretical and practical phases of firefighting. Participants were pleased to attain new knowledge and skills from the SSAFE training especially in attending firefighting course for the first time.


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The Commanding Officer LOGBATT, LtCol S. Haryal launched the UNDOF sports competition on behalf of the FC UNDOF at Camp Ziouani on Friday 7th February 2014 with the theme ‘Uniting UNDOF in Passion and Excellence”. Teams proudly marched onto the parade ground in colorful contingent PT Kits as part of the opening ceremony of the occasion. HQ UNDOF, PHILBATT, LOGBATT and FIJIBATT were represented at the UNDOF Sports Festival which included the tug-of-war, obstacle course, one-man carry and bus push. The events were organized by the UNDOF Welfare Officer with the kind assistance of LOGBATT.  
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Philippine Secretary of National Defense, Honorable Voltaire T Gazmin visited the 7th Philippine contingent serving with UNDOF at Camp Ziouani on Wednesday 29th January 2014. He was accompanied by the Under Secretary for Defense Affairs, Honorable Natalio ECARMA III the former UNDOF Force Commander.

Mr Gazmin had an audience with Force Commander UNDOF followed by information brief prepared by the Philippine Contingent. Though the one day visit was quite hectic, it was a memorable one marked by the unveiling of the monument of the 7th Philippine Contingent serving in the Golan Heights with the United Nations Disengagement Observer force.

Mr Gazmin and his delegation also visited position 22, position 51 and Mount Bental during his line tour and later departed at 1600 hours the same day.

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The UNDOF Joint Operations Centre conducted a shelter exercise on Wednesday 29 January 2014. All members of UNDOF at Camp Faouar including military, international and national staffs and UNTSO rushed to their designated shelters to await further instructions from JOC. The exercise was completed when the assessment officers submitted their report to JOC. The training aims at creating and maintaining uniform standards in the use of bunkers as safe haven and in view with its sequence of events followed accordingly based on SOP guidance and criteria. All personnel were later allowed to return to their areas of responsibilities and continue with their work.

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