The EUTM-Security Support Element, constituted by the 65th Company of the 7th Italian Mountain Troops Regiment, has left Somalia. 200 days in service, the daily security of EUTM-S personnel in transport and during training and advising activities guaranteed, QRF and HQ security, one IED strike received... ALL THE PERSONNEL SAFE HOME!! GREAT JOB GUYS
01 October 2018 - A convoy of the EU Training Mission in Somalia was hit today in Mogadishu. No personnel of EUTM-S were injured and the convoy returned safely. No shots were fired by EUTM-S neither during nor after the blast. Sadly, civilians in the vicinity of the attack are reported to be among the
CLOSING CEREMONY AND EXERCISE OF THE 2nd LIGHT INFANTRY COMPANY COURSE LED BY EUROPEAN UNION TRAINING MISSION – SOMALIA
Mogadishu, 27th September 2018, the 2nd Light Infantry Company course closing ceremony took place at “General Dhagabadan Training Centre” (GDTC), the training area where the EUTM-S trains Somali National Army companies and Somali instructors. Mission Force Commander BG Spreafico, the Training Team chief Col. Guerrero, BG Bile Ibrahim Adan, the Deputy CDF and representatives
September 22nd - General Dahir Adan Elmi, the new Somali Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) visited the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S) for the first time. The most senior officer in the Somali Armed Forces began with a visit to General Dhagabadan Training Centre (GDTC) in Mogadishu, where the European Union Training Mission
THE EUROPEAN TRAINING MISSION SOMALIA FAMILY – Discovering the 9 national contingents. Today… SPAIN!
An occasion to better know the nine contingents that are composing EUTM-S... Today SPAIN! The Spanish contingent in EUTM-S is composed by 10 officers and 4 NCO from Army and 2 officers from Navy. Spanish personnel is covering position in EUTM-S HQ staff, training team and advisory team. Thanks Spain!!… Gracias Espaňa!!
THE EUROPEAN TRAINING MISSION SOMALIA FAMILY – Discovering the 9 national contingents. Today… PORTUGAL
An occasion to better know the nine contingents that are composing EUTM-S Today PORTUGAL! The Portuguese contingent in EUTM-S is composed by two officers, both from the Army, having their position in EUTM-S HQ staff. Thanks Portugal!!… Obrigado Portugal!!
On 16th august 2018, at the General Dhagabadan Training Centre (GDTC) in Mogadishu, was held the closing ceremony for the 4th“Train the Trainers” course, with the attendance of the Brigadier General Mohamed Mohamud SANEY, Commander of GDTC and the EUTM-S Mission Force Commander B.G. Matteo SPREAFICO A group of Somali National Army (SNA) trainees
Still on the same side 206 years later! On 22nd July here in Mogadishu I celebrated with my Portuguese and Spanish comrades because… 22nd July is Regimental day of The RIFLES, a British infantry regiment, and is celebrated across the world wherever members of the regiment are serving, I am proud to be a member of
On August 2nd, EUTM-S HQ received the visit of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Commander, Major General James D. CRAIG. The United States high officer, was welcomed by the EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Matteo SPREAFICO, who, after giving a welcome address, provided an overview briefing of the Mission. Subsequently, the
01 August 2018 – EUTM-S Commander B.G. Matteo SPREAFICO paid a visit to Xooga hospital in Mogadishu. Xooga hospital in the last twenty years is the only example in Somalia of a military medical structure (service available for civilian as well). The Hospital, is managed from Somali National Army military and civilian personnel, available