Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, paid a visit to the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF)’s General Command, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Upon arrival, HM the King was welcomed by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, and Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, and a number of senior officers.
HM King Hamad lauded, while meeting senior officers, the future plans of the BDF’s General Command to provide various BDF weaponry and units with the latest military systems to enhance their ability to assume their patriotic duties to the fullest.
He praised the advanced level of the BDF’s practical and scientific training which, he asserted, keeps pace with the most modern training methods.
HM King Hamad expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, for his unwavering valuable efforts to develop various BDF units.
HM the King was briefed by the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) Commander about the rehabilitation program implemented for the RBAF officers to prepare them to take part in the space expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) along with Russian cosmonauts.
RBAF Commander stressed that the Bahraini pilots are eager to participate in the space trip.
HM the King valued highly the move, which, he said, is within the framework of cooperation between the two friendly countries.
He congratulated the graduates of the 12th batch of officer cadets – the Ahmed Al Fateh Brigade, whose graduation ceremony was held under the auspices of HM the King at the Isa Military College.
He further hailed the honorable level of the graduates, wishing them further success in serving their country and nation.
HM the King, the Supreme Commander, voiced deep pride in the BDF’s brave personnel, praising their military contributions aimed at serving the homeland and the nation, citing their courageous participation in the Saudi-led Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen in defense.
All BDF personnel have always been the source of pride of everyone for their dedication in the service of the homeland, HM the King said, wishing all BDF affiliates a happy New Year.
Meanwhile, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) held at the Royal Defense Force Training Center a graduation ceremony for a new recruits' session number 119, in the presence of BDF Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Human Resources Major General Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa.
After a speech by the Center’s Commandant Major General Jaber Abdullah bin Hewil, a briefing was presented on the session. The graduates also presented various programs like the military infantry parade, chanting the BDF anthem and taking the legal oath.
The BDF Assistant Chief of Staff for Human Resources presented the graduates and top achievers with their prizes and certificates of appreciation, lauding the efforts made to meet the requirements of the session successfully.
The celebration was attended by senior BDF officers and the graduates’ families.