Starting work for NATO Air Base in Kuçova, Rama and Peleshi: Albania, added value for the Alliance

The implementation of the project for the modernization of the Kuçova Air Base and its transformation into a NATO Tactical Air Base has began. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Edi Rama, Defence Minister Niko Peleshi, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Bajram Begaj, US Ambassador Yuri Kim, ambassadors of other countries accredited in Tirana.

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The Naval Force new Commander, Peleshi: Rear Admiral Agastra, is the guarantee for the consolidation of achievements

Rear Admiral Adnand Agastra officially took over the post of Commander of the Albanian Naval Force, in a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Niko Peleshi, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Manushaqe Shehu, force commanders and Naval Force military.
The assignment was handed over to Admiral Agastra by his predecessor, Brigadier General Ilir Xhebexhia who also handed over the combat flag of the Naval Force.

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The end-of-year holidays, Minister Peleshi wishes the Albanian troops on international missions: We exalt the military figure, 30% salary increase for each member of the Armed Forces in 2022

On the occasion of the end-of-year holidays, Defence Minister Niko Peleshi congratulated through a video conference the representatives of the Armed Forces, who serve in NATO military missions abroad.
By calling them ambassadors of Albania, Minister Peleshi praised the contribution of all effective in these difficult times. He stressed that Albania, although a small country ranks in the first countries in terms of active contribution to NATO.

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Recruitment campaign, how to apply and the criteria that young men and women must meet to become part of the Armed Forces

Recruiting soldiers with the highest possible profile is essential for the Armed Forces. Therefore, the Ministry of Defence determines as part of the criteria that must be met by all young men and women, a quality profile, in good physical conditions and with a high cultural level.
To be part of the recruitment process, anyone interested must complete a series of documents:

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