1st Infantry Battalion effectives extinguish the fire on Tarabosh Mountain

After more than 16 hours, the effectives of the 1st Infantry Battalion of the Land Force in Vau i Dejës managed to extinguish the fire on the slopes of Tarabosh Mountain, near Zues village of the administrative district Rrethina, in the municipality of Shkodra.

The troops and the vehicles of the Vau i Dejës Battalion immediately were set in motion upon the request of the local government and the order issued from the Joint Operations Center of the Armed Forces.

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The 10-th Contingent of the Navy Force departs for the NATO Operation “Sea Guardian”

The departure ceremony of the 10-th Contingent of the Navy Force to NATO Operation “Sea Guardian” in the Aegean Sea took place at the Navy Force Command premises in Durrës.

The ceremony was attended by Navy Force Commander, Major General Ylber Dogjani, directors of the MoD and General Staff and family members of "Oriku" crew members.

Commander of the Navy Force, Major General Ylber Dogjani while congratulating the members of the new contingent to have a successful mission and a safe return home said among other things...

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New Academic Year starts in the Armed Forces, Defence Minister Xhaçka: New Vision for Military Education and Training

The Armed Forces Academy (AFA) has opened the doors to start the new Academic Year 2018 - 2019.

171 military personnel from the Albanian Armed Forces, but also from allied countries, will attend this academic year in all the programs that the Academy of Armed Forces conducts, starting with the course for preparing the junior officers to the Course of High Security and Defense, where future generals are prepared.

Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka congratulated all military personnel attending this academic year at AFA and she explicitly mentioned 59 new candidates to become Albanian military officers and students who were sent to study at the world's most prestigious military academies.

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The Armed Forces the best team of "Tirana Marathon"

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania were dignitousely represented in the semi-marathon of Tirana by approximately 100 military personnel, who were also awarded as the best team of this marathon which was attended by more than 2500 competitors from Albania, Europe and Africa in races of 10 and 21km.

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