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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:30 am

CAMP NOVO SELO, Kosovo — As part of the Multinational Battle Group East of Kosovo Force, a Fort Hood unit assisted in securing the elections of the southeastern European country.

“The elections in North Mitrovica are over. Democracy won,” officials of 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade wrote on the unit’s Facebook page. “Over 21 percent of registered voters participated in elections (Feb. 23) and there were no security incidents thanks to the combined effort of the Kosovo Police, (European Union Law), and (Kosovo Force). The Phantom Recon troopers, and our multinational partners in the Forward Command Post, performed superbly.”

Earlier this month, the reconnaissance and surveillance squadron began a nine-month mission to support peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. Supporting the elections was important because Kosovo’s desire for independence relies heavily on the ability of its citizens to put forth effort and thought about who runs the city they live in.

The fact that there were no reports of incidents across Mitrovica, where the squadron conducted operations, is a positive step toward a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement, the post said.

First Lt. James Rabuck, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, contributed to this report.

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