Operation Joint Guard
Task Force Eagle, comprised of 20,000 American soldiers, implemented the military elements of the Dayton Peace Accords in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force mission came to a successful conclusion and the 1st Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the mission of Operation Joint Endeavor and has been the beginning for the current operation known as Operation Joint Guard.
Through careful planning and skillful execution of every mission, the soldiers' of the 1st Infantry Division and multi-national allies continued to monitor the militaries of the former warring factions and provided a climate of stability in the war-torn land of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
On October 22, 1997, the 1st Armored Division again assumed command of MND(N) and Task Force Eagle. Soldiers from America's Tank Division, familiar with the mission and Bosnia-Herzegovina, quickly adapted to the role and the challenges of establishing a secure and peaceful environment in MND(N).
The European Command's ARG/MEU(SOC) was assigned as theater reserve for NATO forces, while Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 133 and 40 constructed base camps for implementation force personnel. A Marine Corps unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron, VMU-2, supports the operation with Pioneer UAV imagery both to US and multinational units.
- Participation by other countries in the multinational Implementation Force (IFOR) coalition in Bosnia OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR FACT SHEET December 11, 1995
- Bosnia-Herzegovina - A Soldier's Guide
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