Brigadier General Kollçaku at the "Open Day" activity in Korça

Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, participated in the "Open Day", activity organized by the Armed Forces as part of recruitment campaign in the AAF under the motto "Youth-Talent-Opportunity-Dignity" in the city  Korça,

Brigadier General Kollçaku congratulated the structures, for the excellent organization of this activity: “I congratulate you on this perfect 'Open Day' organization here in Korça. We are here, in the framework of the celebrations that the AAF are organizing on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Liberation and of the 10th Anniversary of Albania's NATO Membership. The organization of these open days in the cities of Albania aims also at raising the youth awareness for the opportunities that Armed Forces offer in their education at home and abroad, in the most prestigious military schools and academies of Alliance countries. Especially the city of Korça has brought in officers with high moral and professional values and you young people of Korça should feel proud about it ... “, - said among others things Brigadier General Kollçaku.

There were also personalities of local government such as mayor of Korça, Mr. Dhori Spirollari, representatives of this prefecture etc. among many visitors who filled the city center square.


Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku attended the 8th meeting of the DECI Initiative (Defense Cooperation Initiative)

The Chiefs of General Staff of Albania, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro met at the 8th meeting of the DECI (Defense Cooperation Initiative), held today in Podgorica, Montenegro.

The meeting was greeted by the Defense Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Predrag Bošković, who after welcoming the participants, emphasized the importance of this initiative in enhancing cooperation between countries in the field of Security and Defense.

The 8th DECI Meeting, chaired by the Chief of General Staff of the Italian Armed Forces General Enzo Vecciarelli, as the country leading the Initiative, together with the Chief of the General Staff of the Montenegrin Armed Forces, General Brigadier Dragutin Dakić, as the Head of the Host Country Delegation, continued the work with several presentations in order to inform the participants on the current achievements of this initiative and the expected future developments.


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.



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