WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - With a small ceremonial command transfer at the parade ground of Naval Base Parera took the 25th Army Company E in the West (CIDW) Monday farewell Curacao. This rotation since July 3 on the island and is used in addition to its regular training on the Windward Islands St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius after being hit by several hurricanes.
The ceremony was attended by Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean, Brigadier of the Marine Fin, and the permanent staff of Naval Base Parera. Departing company commander Captain Yuri of "Alfa-Java 'infantry company of 11 Airmobile glanced in his speech back to the intensive period. He thanked his unit, the permanent staff and the general for the past period. In addition to the emergency response of rotation 25 has a plurality of times, the police supported with ongoing investigations. There have been several exercises in cooperation with the KPC, VKC and the Curaçao militia. The Crowd and Riot Control exercise last August, right in the center of Punda, Fort Amsterdam, was an initiative of the KPC where Defense gladly joined.
The new army company [rotation 26] Monday arrived at Hato Airport. These so-called 'Stoters' are derived from the 13 th infantry battalion 'regiment Stoottroepen Prins Bernhard' from Assen, and is a sister unit of the last rotation. The new company commander Captain Elwyn indicates that the Caribbean for his unit is not completely unknown territory. Until recently, he deployed with his unit in St. Maarten to provide relief. "This region offers a wide range of training opportunities and the climate also provides another dimension to our efforts. Here we want to make good use of, "the brand new company commander.