The Armed Forces celebrated the graduation of the seventh batch of national service personnel after the end of their basic training period, which lasted four months at four training centers, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The recruits will now move to the second specialized training stage during which they will be assigned to different units.
The recruits presented military shows that highlighted their national spirit, and the readiness to defend and protect the country. They presented military performances to show the audience what they had learnt during training.
These presentations highlighted their high morale and embodied their loyalty, sense of belonging, love for the nation and the readiness to sacrifice for it.
The ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, and then the performance of the oath. The Commander of the camp gave a speech in which he pointed out that the recruits were given theoretical and practical exercises according to a specific curriculum aimed at physically and mentally preparing the recruits for the military life.
He stressed that they had proved their capacity to withstand the tough training, acknowledging that the protection of the nation was their duty.
“The graduates have realized from day one of their enrolment at the center that they are facing a great challenge, and they have proved their ability and willingness to pursue the training, obey orders and instructions,” he noted.
He observed that this generation had a strong sense of responsibility and was always ready to protect the nation.
At the end of his speech, he expressed his thanks and appreciation to the General Command of the Armed Forces and to all the units, the Ministry of Interior and the civil authorities in Al Ain, and to all those who contributed in providing the necessary support to the center to achieve the desired objectives.
Several parents of the recruits expressed their happiness that their sons had joined the seventh batch to serve as soldiers in the service of their homeland to defend them and had acquired self-defense training, discipline and responsibility.