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King attends military’s Army Day celebration

By JT - Jun 10,2014 - Last updated at Jun 10,2014

AMMAN  — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Tuesday attended celebrations marking the anniversary of the Kingdom’s Independence Day, the King’s coronation, Army Day and the Great Arab Revolt.

The celebration was organised by the JAF.
The Monarch bestowed medals on several officers and members of JAF, the Public Security Department, the General Intelligence Department and the Civil Defence Department in recognition of their services and distinguished track records, a Royal Court statement said.

During the celebration, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal  Al Zaben delivered a speech, in which he stressed the qualitative leap the armed forces have seen in all fields.

He said the military has accomplished the tasks it has been entrusted to carry out, beginning with protecting the borders, enhancing stability and security and safeguarding the country’s development process, with full support from His Majesty.  

Noting that Jordan’s army is one of the most well-equipped and advanced armies in the region, Al Zaben underlined JAF’s readiness and competence to overcome any attempt to destabilize the country and threaten its security.     

Several Royal family members, ministers, deputies and senior military officers attended  the ceremony.

On the occasion, JAF announced its decision to offer a JD30 food allowance to all army personnel to be dispensed as of June 1, 2014.

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