Participants of Senior Course on Security and Defense pay a visit to the General Staff of AF

Within the framework of the academic program implementation of the Senior Course on Security and Defense (SCSD), a one-day visit to the premises of the Armed Forces General Staff took place in order to familiarize the participants of the course with the important institutions of the Albanian Armed Forces.

Initially the participants of SCSD were welcomed in a meeting by the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku.


Brigadier General Kollçaku participates in the “Distinguished Visitors Day” on the regional exercise “Joint Reaction 2019”

Chief of General Staff of the AAF, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, participated in the "Distinguished Visitors Day" of the "Joint Reaction 2019" regional exercise, held in our country, as part of the "US- A5 Adriatic Charter”.

At the Distinguished Visitors Day Ceremony of this exercise, after a brief presentation of all the scenarios of this exercise, a special greeting was addressed by Chief of General Staff of Albanian Armed Forces Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku.


Military Police was trained by the Italian Carabinieri

Military Police Officers were trained by experts of the Italian Carabinieri. This training comes as a result of an excellent cooperation over the years between the Albanian Armed Forces and the Italian Carabinieri.

The training, which lasted three weeks, prepared 30 MP effective. The purpose of this exercise is to train the effective  to use long weapons and small arms.



Luisa Gega wins Bronze Medal in the World Military Games in China

The flag bearer of the Albanian Armed Forces team, Luiza Gega, has achieved a historic result at the World Military Games taking place in Wuhan, China, climbing the podium in the 3,000 m steeplechase race.

In this final, Luiza ran with four finalists of the Doha 2019 World Athletics. She also reconfirmed the 9'26" Olympic time norm for Tokyo 2020.



Regional exercise “Joint - Reaction 2019”

As part of the A-5 Initiative, from 21st to 24th October 2019, the Regional Joint Reaction 2019 exercise is being held in Tirana, which is one of the main projects of this initiative, regarding the comprehensive approach to issues of cooperation, coordination and response in the field of Security.

The training is attended by US - EUCOM, New Jersey National Guard and representatives of A-5 countries: Albania, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Kosovo, Slovenia, counterpart civil protection organizations and representatives from all other ministries in charge, under the Civil Emergency Act.


EOD Course was completed successfully

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku participated in the ceremony of the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Second Level Course completion, which took place in the premises of the Support Command Training Center.

Present at the ceremony were also the Commander of the Support Command, Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku, United States Military Attaché accredited to our country, Captain James Hilton, Kosovo Military Attaché Colonel Bashkim Shillova, Directors of the GS, as well as the commanders of the subordinate structures of the Support Command.


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