The UAE Armed Forces Training Centre welcomed the 8th batch of recruits to the national service for the academic year 2016-2017, which included 12th grade high school graduates, as well as university and college graduates, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The recruits will enter one of the four military camps across the country, including the Liwa Camp in Al Dhafra and the Sieh Al-Lahma Camp in Al Ain. During the training period, the young Emirati recruits will take part in an integrated training program, developed according to the best international standards.
In the initial phase, recruits will be introduced to military exercises, which include training on how to handle and operate weapons, military discipline, fitness training, and development of leadership skills.
Commenting on the occasion, Major-General Pilot Sheikh Ahmad bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, expressed his pride in the citizens who have joined the service to serve their country, stressing the significance of this phase in their lives, which he said would instill in them the noble values of loyalty, discipline, strength and commitment.