Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Opens National Service School

WAM09.03.2016 UAE
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Opens National Service School

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Opens National Service School

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The United Arab Emirates, under the wise leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has strongly believed in the importance of its human resources in all fields, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said last week.

He made the remarks while opening the National Service School of the Presidential Guards at Sih Hafeer Camp. The school, which is equipped according to the latest training systems, is built specially for the recruits of the national service.

“The UAE leadership’s keenness to modernize and upgrade capabilities of the armed forces is not limited to procurement of the latest equipment and arms, but to preparing human resources dealing with different defense technologies,” he said.

Sheikh Mohamed said the UAE has adopted a firm principle of investing in human resources as the country's key asset.

He was accompanied by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser.

Sheikh Mohamed was received by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lt. General Saleh Mohamed Al Amri, Commander of the Land Forces, Rear Admiral Ibrahim Mohamed Al Mushrikh, Commander of UAE Naval Forces, Lt. General Ibrahim Nasser Al Alawi, Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense, Colonel Ahmed Ali Al Balooshi, Commander of the Presidential Guards Institute, Lt. Colonel Fahad Sultan bin Sulaiman, Commander of the Presidential Guards School for National Service, and a number of senior armed forces officers.

Sheikh Mohamed toured the school’s classrooms and training halls and inspected the training simulators. He watched a demonstration of skills acquired by the recruits while being briefed on the training and teaching curricula used in the school.

At the outdoor training ground, the national service recruits performed various exercises such as field and infantry skills, weapon assembling and physical fitness.

Sheikh Mohamed also toured the school facilities, including the barracks, the Olympic-size swimming pool, food court and sports hall. He then officially opened the school by unveiling the plaque.

Sheikh Mohamed met with the batch of national service recruits who will complete their training soon, and started his speech by praying to Allah the Almighty to bestow his mercy on the martyrs of the UAE.

He praised the recruit's loyalty, dedication and patriotism and reminded them of the sacrifices of their brothers stationed in Yemen. He said the country's keen efforts to modernize its armed forces emanates from the interest for peace and stability.



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