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.
From Monday 7th October 2019 until Monday 14th October 2019 a 7 person delegation from United Nations Headquaters New York visited UNDOF. The purpose of the Military Capability Study Group was to ensure UNDOF was capable of carrying out its complex and difficult mandate.
From the 28th of Sept 2019 until 02 Oct 2019 Rtd Maj Gen Jai Menon Director of the Office of Peacekeeping Strategic Partnership visited UNDOF to conduct a review of current Operations and Best Practices.
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 Wednesday the 4th of September 2019 the 59th Inf Gp Irish Contingent UNDOF FRC held their Medal Parade in Camp Faouar UNDOF HQ. Officer Commanding 59 Inf Gp UNDOF FRC Lt Col Louis Flynn handed the Parade over to Col Luis E Coitino Chief of Staff UNDOF.
On Saturday the 24th of August 2019 Operations Branch UNDOF in conjunction with FRC and OGG conducted a Joint Medevac exercise to OGG OP 56. The purpose of the Exercise to test both the reaction times and Medical Assets of UNDOF.
From Monday the 26th of August 2019 until 29th of August Staff Officers from UNDOF HQ and OGG were instructed in the use of SAGE Computer IT System. The SAGE system is a computer based reporting system that greatly improves the quality of reporting in the Mission Area.