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On Monday, 27 July 2020, the Handover Takeover Ceremony between the Incoming Head of Mission & Force Commander Major General Ishwar Hamal and Acting Head of Mission Mr. Amedeo Micelli was conducted in Camp Faouar, UNDOF HQ.
On 29th JUNE 2020 NEPCON VIII conducted fire-fighting exercise in POS 12A upon approval from the Mission Training Cell, UNDOF.
On Friday the 12th June Force Reserve Company Irish Contingent 61st Inf Gp UNDOF held a Military Olympics Competition in Camp Faouar. In Total 16 Teams of 3 entered the event with 1 over 50s veteran team. The events consisted of the following games,
1. Max Press Ups in 2 mins.
On Friday the 29th of May the 9 members of the Ghana Close Protection Unit were awarded their UNDOF Medals. The Unit is almost at the end of its mission here in UNDOF and will return to Ghana almost spending 3 years in here in UNDOF.
From Saturday the 6th June to Sunday 7th June 2020 FRC Specialist Engineer Search Units conducted a comprehensive search and clearance operation on UNP 60.
The INDCON Medal Day Parade for the 2nd Rotation INDCON, LOGCOY was held on 29th May 2020 in Camp Faouar UNDOF HQ.
On friday the 8th of May 30 Staff Officers from UNDOF HQ recieved their UNDOF Medal. The guest of honour was A/FC Brig Gen M O Brien. Also present at the ceramoney was Chief of Staff Col M Alverez and CMS Mr B Lee.
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Training is an integral part of self and team development, even more so during UN deployments, such that the medical and surgical teams are ready for active phase duties.
On Monday the 18th of May 2020 the A/FC Brig Gen M O Brien visited Posn 80 as the guest of honour for the celebration of Uruguayan Army Day.
After the deployment of NEPCON VIII in SECTOR NORTH different training activities were conducted to enhance the professionalism of the troops as per new terrain and weather condition that was different from the home nation.
On 24th JAN 20, Chief of Staff Col Martin Alvarez, UNDOF visited NEPCON AOR, Sector North. He was accompanied by UNDOF-SSO-COPS Lt Col Jayendra K.C. and MA TO COS Capt Conrado Martinez.
On Wednesday the 11th of March 2020 Force Reserve Company 60 Inf Gp Irish Contingent UNDOF held its Medal Parade in Camp Faouar UNDOF HQ.
On Tuesday the 17th of March 2020 60 Inf Gp UNDOF FRC Irish Contingent celebrated the National Irish Holiday of Saint Patricks Day. Saint Patricks Day is celebrated on the 17th of March every year around the world. It is normally marked with parades and traditional wearing of the Shamrock .
On 21st February 2020, UNDOF conducted inter-contingent UNDOF volleyball competition at UNDOF Headquarter, Camp Faouar.
On 7th of february,2020, HO/TO between outgoing Nepalese Mechanized Company (NMC) commander Lt Col Amar Singh Thapa and incoming NMC commander Lt Col Jayson S.J.B.
On the 18th of October 2019 Brigadier General Maureen O Brien was appointed Acting Force Commander of UNDOF until further notice.
On Tuesday the 4th of February 2020 UNDOF hosted Diplomats Day 2020 on the Alpha Side in Camp Faouar. The day started with a meeting and greeting of Diplomats and Guests in the newly refurbished Officers Clib in Camp Faouar.
On Thursday the 13th of Feb 2020 the Uruguayan Mech Inf Coy (UMIC) held it first Medal Parade in UNDOF. The Contingent under the Command of Lt Col Ramirez are the first peace keepers from Uruguay to recive the UNDOF Medal.
From 18 to 20 Febuary 2020 the Engineer Specialist Search Team (ESST) from Force Reserve Company (FRC) 60 Inf Gp UNDOF drawn from the Irish Defence Forces conducted a meticulous route clearance operation from UNP 85 to UNP 85 A.
On Monday 10th of February 2020, a four member delegation team headed by Uruguayan Army Chief General Feola Paz and Uruguayan Deputy Defence Minister Mr. A Berterreche Alverez arrived to Camp Faouar.
On Tuesday the 21st of January 2020, the UNDOF family bid farewell to Col Luis Coitino out going Chief of Staff UNDOF HQ. Col Coitino had served as Chief Of Staff and A/DFC UNDOF during his 12 month tour of duty in UNDOF.
NEPCON VII deployed to UNDOF Mission Area from 12 Oct, 2018 and has already spent its one year tenure by performing various Operation duty as per the Mandate.
On Monday the 7th of October 2019 the Official HOTO Ceremony took place between the 59th and 60th Inf Gp Irish Contingent FRC UNDOF. Lt Col Louis Flynn O/C 59TH Inf Gp handed over to Lt Col Oliver Dwyer O/C 60th Inf Gp. The Ceremony was officiated by Brig Gen Maureen O Brien DFC UNDOF.
On Thursday the 19th of Sept 2019 DFC UNDOF Brig Gen Maureen O Brien presented both UNDOF Medals and Peacekeepers Medals to 59th Irish Contingent FRC UNDOF.
On Wednesday the 18th of September 2019 the official Hand Over Take Over Ceremony (HOTO) from Fiji Batt to UMIC took place at Posn 80. The occasion was marked with an official HOTO of responsibilty from Fiji Batt to UMIC.
On Monday the 16th of Sept 2019 Brig Gen Maureen O Brien arrived in UNDOF HQ to take up the position of Deputy Force Commander UNDOF. Brig Gen O Brien was greeted on her arrival by the Chief of Staff Col Luis E Coitino .
On the 11 July 2019 UNDOF HOM and FC Major General Shivaram Kharel Opens Quick Impact Project In the Village Khan Arnabeh. The project was a colaboration between UNDOF Civil Affairs, Nepal Mech Coy and UNDOF HQ. Further Photographs can be seen on the UNDOF Gallery Page.
Deputy Force Commander and Acting Force Commander Brig Gen Kuldip Pathak was the guest of honour at the Fiji Batt 6 Medal Parade at Position 80 on 16 July 2019. The DFC and A/FC presented Medals to all Fiji Batt 6 personnel who were eligable for award of the UNDOF medal.