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Jan 17, 2022

In Memoriam: Lt Gen Ingebrigtsen

 

The MFO was saddened to learn of the death of Norwegian Lieutenant General Egil J. Ingebrigtsen on January 8, 2022.

Dec 15, 2021

In Memoriam: Kristin Claire Williams

The MFO mourns the passing of our beloved colleague, Kristin Williams, the spouse of Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, on 15 December 2021 in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Dec 10, 2021

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from the MFO family to you and yours.  Best wishes for 2022.

Nov 25, 2021

MFO Spotlight: USCON

The MFO spoke to Specialist William Laybourne earlier this year when he was deployed with Task Force Sinai as part of the U.S. Contingent (USCON). Specialist Laybourne is a military working dog handler who was partnered with Ninja, one of the MFO’s military working dogs in the Sinai. For more information on USCON please see the following link.

Nov 15, 2021

Honoring Seven Who Gave Their Lives in the Service of Peace

On 12 November 2021, the MFO marked the one-year anniversary of the death of seven of its members in a helicopter crash on Tiran Island off the coast of Sinai.

Nov 9, 2021

MFO Hosts a Joint Military Committee Meeting

The MFO was honored to host military representatives from both Parties to the 1979 Treaty of Peace, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, and provide logistical and technical support for their Joint Military Committee (JMC) meeting on November 7, 2021, at the MFO’s South Camp.

Nov 5, 2021

MFO Participates in World War I and II Commemorative Events

Delegates from the MFO participated in commemorative events honoring the brave men and women who fought in battles at El Alamein, Egypt, and Beersheba, Israel, during the World Wars.

Nov 3, 2021

DG Award Presented to Amb. Noke

On 31 October 2021, Ambassador Noke Masaki from Japan was presented with the Director General’s Award for Excellence for his longstanding support of the MFO and help in furthering peace and understanding between Egypt and Israel.

Oct 28, 2021

DG Award Presented to Kristin Williams

Following two years in the Sinai, Kristin Claire Williams, the spouse of our Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, returned to New Zealand. Prior to her departure, MFO Director General R. Stephen Beecroft recognized her many contributions to the MFO by presenting her with the Director General’s Award. She will be remembered by her MFO family with great affection.

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Dec 15, 2021

In Memoriam: Kristin Claire Williams

The MFO mourns the passing of our beloved colleague, Kristin Williams, the spouse of Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, on 15 December 2021 in Tauranga, New Zealand.

For nearly two years -- 1 December 2019 to 21 October 2021 -- in the face of deteriorating health, the threat of COVID, and the hardships of strict COVID-related restrictions, Kristin lived side by side with the MFO's force in Sinai. Throughout, she put service above self -- organizing athletic and social activities to lift morale among soldiers and civilians, enhancing the role of women in the MFO, and fostering a more cohesive community through kindness and inclusion of those in need. As she departed Sinai, she was awarded the MFO Director General's Award for her many contributions. Her courage in times of trial and graceful service to others strengthened our force and better enabled us in our mission of peace. Her uplifting impact and inspiring example will long endure, and we shall miss her greatly.

 

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, in particular, her husband, our own Evan Williams.