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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - NATIONAL MILITARY SERVICE

Fifth batch of female national service recruits graduates

Posted on 18/12/2016

Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, has attended the graduation of the fifth batch of female recruits of the national military services at Khawla Bint Al Azwar Military School. 'National service seeks to build the character of the conscripts, deepen the values of loyalty and sacrifice for the nation, instil discipline and develop skills, so they carry their responsibility and depend upon themselves and create an ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed hails national and reserve service recruits’ dedication to homeland

Posted on 29/11/2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has expressed his pride in the nation's youth in a text message sent to all national and reserve service recruits, and those who had completed the training. He lauded the national spirit, responsibility, commitment, seriousness and dedication exhibited by the citizens in the fields of training. "My sons and daughters, the recruits and graduates of the national and ...  >>MORE

Paying tribute to those who defend us all: paper

Posted on 14/09/2016

ABU DHABI, 14th September, 2016 (WAM) -- Eid Al-Adha is a time when family and friends get together to pray, eat, exchange greetings and gifts, and cherish the blessed lives that we lead. Yet this Eid, an editorial in an English language local daily reminds us, there have been empty spaces at many family gatherings; places that ought to be occupied by loved ones who are absent in the service of their country. Today's edition of The National carries an editorial explaining that many members of ...  >>MORE

New group of female recruits to join on 17th September

Posted on 29/08/2016

The National and Reserve Service Authority has announced that the new fifth batch of Emirati female recruits will join on 17th September at Khawla Bint Al Azwar Military School for Girls. The authority noted that those eligible for this recruitment are candidates between ages 18- 30, and they should submit applications at Al Nahyan camp in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain camp in Al Ain, Liwa camp in Western Region, Al Rahmania camp in Sharjah, and Al Manama camp in Ajman. The authority noted that the ...  >>MORE

UAE Armed Forces mourns death of National Service recruit

Posted on 09/08/2016

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces has mourned the death of a National Service recruit, Sayed Ibrahim Ismail al-Hashemi, who died yesterday while performing Al Asr Prayer, 'afternoon prayer', in a mosque at the training centre. The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces extended its sincere condolences to the martyr's family and prayed to Allah Almighty to bless his soul with mercy in Paradise and to bestow patience and solace upon his family. - Emirates News Agency, WAM - >>MORE

Training centres welcome sixth batch of National Service recruits

Posted on 07/08/2016

The training centres of the UAE Armed Forces' General Command have welcomed the national service recruits' sixth batch that graduated from the secondary school for the academic year 2015-2016. Major-General Pilot Sheikh Ahmad bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, expressed his pride in this group of young Emiratis who answered the call of duty and joined the battlefield for honour, dignity and heroism. The enthusiasm they showed, he added, ...  >>MORE

Emiratis voluntarily join national service

Posted on 11/07/2016

Emiratis voluntarily joined the national service yesterday in droves with a determination to shoulder their national responsibilities. The move follows the announcement to register volunteering Emirati applicants from the age group of 30- 40 in light of huge responses from different age group categories seeking to volunteer to serve the country with pride and without any hesitation. The National Service and Reserve Authority said that the training programme for the above mentioned age group ...  >>MORE

Volunteers for national service proud to be among the first

Posted on 10/07/2016

Military training for the first batch of volunteers for National Service begins on Sunday, and recruits are saying they are proud to serve. Emirati men between 30 and 40 years have opted to leave their families behind and put their careers and social life on hold for 15 weeks of instruction by the Armed Forces. Despite juggling two infants at home, a senior position at work, and a doctoral programme at the UAE University, Hadi Al Badi said he did not hesitate to add National Service to the ...  >>MORE

UAE extends national military service extended to 12 months

Posted on 08/03/2016

The legal term of the compulsory national military service will be extended to 12 months instead of 9 months, the National and Reserve Service Authority of the UAE Armed Forces General Command announced yesterday. The period of the service is determined by the Federal Law No. (6) for 2014 regarding national and reserve service for Emirati male and female 12th grade holders of a high secondary school certificate. The resolution will take effect from the date of issuance. – Emirates News ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid joins National Service

Posted on 17/01/2016

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, yesterday completed enrolment procedures to join the national military service with the fifth batch of Emirati recruits who gathered at the national service training centre at Sieh Al-Lahma military camp in Al Ain. On this occasion, Sheikh Ahmed affirmed that military service is an opportunity for Emirati nationals to prove their loyalty towards their country, people and leadership, ...  >>MORE

National service training centres fifth batch of Emirati recruits

Posted on 10/01/2016

A fifth batch of Emirati male and female recruits on Saturday thronged the national service training centres of the GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces. The new recruits will receive military, fitness, security and nationalism training and education. The recruits are employees and university graduates who volunteered to join military service where they will receive training to take part in defending the country. Staff Pilot Major General Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National ...  >>MORE

Fourth batch of Emirati recruits joins national service

Posted on 30/08/2015

The Liwa National Service Training Centre yesterday received the fourth batch of male recruits who completed their general secondary school certificate and graduates from colleges and universities. The centre also received Emirati women recruits who volunteered to join military service in a move that stems from their allegiance to the nation as well as courage to join military forces and safeguard the country. The Khawla Bint Al Azwar Military School, the Gulf region's first military college ...  >>MORE

National Service Training Centres ready to receive new conscripts

Posted on 23/08/2015

The National and Reserve Service Authority has said all the training centres were ready for the reception of national service conscripts of high school graduates of 2015 and university graduates, who have completed their university studies. It added that the training centres would begin receiving the new conscripts next Saturday, 29th August. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - >>MORE

ADIA-seconded students to join national service before pursuing overseas studies

Posted on 13/07/2015

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has issued a decision obliging all students seconded for pursuing studies overseas to complete national service before traveling abroad. The decision, which covers students who graduated from high school with a score of 90 percent and higher, is aimed at facilitating overseas secondment, ensuring that students get maximum benefit from national service, furthering the values of loyalty, sacrifice and responsibility and immunising these students from ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid meets outstanding students in national military colleges

Posted on 09/07/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met outstanding students of national military universities and colleges at his Zabeel Palace yesterday. During the meeting, attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the students and engaged in conversation with them. He told ...  >>MORE

National Service And Reserve Authority Signs MoU With Etihad Airways

Posted on 19/04/2015

The General Command of the Armed Forces, represented by the National Service and Reserve Authority (NRSA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Airways. The ceremony at Etihad Airways' Headquarters in Abu Dhabi also included a tour of the airline's Medical Centre which has been certified to conduct the National Service's medical examinations and screenings. The MoU was signed by Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon, Chairman of National Service and Reserve ...  >>MORE

UAE National Service draft strategy announced

Posted on 06/01/2015

The National Service will act as a positive community development process by enhancing loyalty to the country and boosting its security, in line with the Vision 2021, which aims to make the UAE among the best countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the Union, a senior official said yesterday. "The National Service is a genuine step towards raising the awareness of Emirati youth to national principles, preserving the country's achievements and strengthening patriotism, as well as ...  >>MORE

Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum joins National Military Service

Posted on 25/12/2014

Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has joined the second batch of National Service recruits answering the call of duty to the nation, affirming that engaging in the military is a duty and an honour for all those who belong to this beloved country. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum expressed his delight at joining the National Service, and said the service is a medal of honour for Emiratis, and a sacred national duty towards the country which has spared no effort to add to the ...  >>MORE

UAE President issues decree on remuneration of national service, reserve service recruits

Posted on 23/12/2014

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Decree No. 117 of 2014 on remuneration of recruits on national service and those called to reserve service. According to the first article of the new decree, national service recruits who are self-employed professionals and owners of personal enterprises will receive remuneration of Dh3000 a month. Recruits who are not employees of ministries and government departments and federal and local institutions and the ...  >>MORE

Second batch of UAE recruits begin national service

Posted on 22/12/2014

Hundreds of Emiratis began their first day of national service on Sunday after checking into military camps. The enlisting citizens were part of a second batch of recruits to begin their military training following the thousands of enrolees that made up the first in September. In contrast to the first round, which consisted mainly of high-school graduates, the second batch was made up of Emiratis from across the designated age range of service – from 18 to 30 years old. This included Hazza ...  >>MORE

Ras al-Khaimah Crown Prince enrolls in national service recruitment centre

Posted on 21/12/2014

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah, has expressed his pleasure in joining the second group for national service, adding that joining the national service is a duty and honour for every Emirati who lives in this beloved homeland. He made the remarks yesterday at the new Recruiters National Service Centre of Manama, Ajman. Sheikh Mohammed praised the far-sighted vision of the nation's wise leadership, which was clearly seen when President His ...  >>MORE

National Service vital for instilling loyalty and values of national solidarity

Posted on 09/12/2014

Major-General Dr. Nasser Lakhraibani Al Nuaimi, Secretary-General of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, MoI, has reiterated the importance of Federal Law No. 06 for the year 2014, on the national military service and reserve force, which is in accordance with the principles of the UAE Constitution, as referred to in Article No. 43, which states that defending the Union is a sacred duty of every citizen and national service is an honour for citizens as per the ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits military recruits at Al Manama camp

Posted on 03/11/2014

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, yesterday praised the efforts and commitment of National Service trainees during a visit to Al Manama camp. Brigadier Faisal Mohamed Al Shehhi provided His Highness with a full brief on the National Service programme and the progress of the recruits, who are part of the first batch of Emirati candidates who joined the National Service two months ago. As ...  >>MORE

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer meets second batch of MoF employees enrolled in U.A.E. National Service

Posted on 03/10/2014

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs yesterday met with the second batch of the ministry employees to be enrolled in the U.A.E. National Service. Younis Haji Al Khouri, Under-Secretary of MoF was also present during the meeting held at the Ministry's Headquarters. The employees will join the programme in December 2014. Al Tayer highlighted that the U.A.E. National Service programme falls in line with the provisions of Article 34 of the U.A.E. constitution, which ...  >>MORE

National and Reserve Service Authority to tap Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre's e-service to promote national service

Posted on 15/09/2014

The Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre, managed by Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), will provide information and answer inquiries related to the national reserve and service project under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint cooperation sealed yesterday between the National and Reserve Service Authority (NRSA) and ADSIC. Inked in attendance of Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of NRSA, and Rashid Al Mansouri, Director General of ADSIC, ...  >>MORE

National and Reserve Service Authority receives first batch of conscripts

Posted on 31/08/2014

Centres of National and Reserve Service Authority on Saturday received the first batch of Emirati conscripts who will start their training tomorrow Sunday at the designated locations, after it completed all relevant preparations, in implementation of Law No.4/ 2014 issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. On this occasion, Staff Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of National and Reserve Service Authority, greeted His Highness Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Registration of Emirati woman for national service eased

Posted on 27/08/2014

Staff Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, has ordered easing of the registration procedures for an Emirati woman interested to join the national and reserve service. Earlier Emirati woman, Wa'd Al Hammadi, who applied to register at the Al Nahyan Camp in Abu Dhabi, was declined when her guardian, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Khalifa Hospital to receive treatment, failed to show up. However, the conscription ...  >>MORE

Female Emiratis keen to sign up for U.A.E. national service

Posted on 18/08/2014

Many female Emiratis are as keen as men to enlist for national service, believing it will benefit themselves and society. As the first batch of male recruits prepares to begin their national service next month, the Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School, the first military college for women in the Arabian Gulf, is gearing up to welcome female recruits for the nine-month military training under the national and reserve service law. Military service is compulsory for some men but it is optional ...  >>MORE

Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School is ready to welcome female conscripts

Posted on 17/08/2014

As the first batch of male recruits is due to begin their national service in September, the Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School, the Gulf region's first military college for women, is gearing up to welcome female conscripts for the 9-month military training under the national and reserve service law. The training is optional for women aged between 18 to 30 provided they get the consent of their parents. Lieutenant Colonel Afra Saeed Al Falasi, Commander of Khawla bint Al Azwar Military ...  >>MORE

Higher Education issues circular to educational institutions on enrolment of students in national and reserve service

Posted on 14/08/2014

The U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has issued a circular to all public higher education institutions, the private educational institutions, and the Scholarship and Cultural Foreign Relations Department, on the registration in the National and Reserve Service Authority. The circular stated, "With reference to the Federal Law No. 6 of 2014 on National and Reserve Service, accepting national male students of high school graduates in the public higher education ...  >>MORE

Emiratis upbeat about National Service

Posted on 12/08/2014

Young Emiratis who appeared for enrolling in the National and Reserve Service unanimously agree that they answered the call to register not because they had to, but because it is their duty. Young Emiratis received the text messages and phone calls after Eid telling them to appear at recruitment centres for the first stage of their national military service. "We weren't told of any punishment for not enrolling," Ahmed Al Mansouri, 17, who has just finished secondary education at Al Ittihad ...  >>MORE

National and Reserve Service Authority launches core principles

Posted on 11/08/2014

Major General Sheikh Ahmad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority has announced the core principles of national service which were based on surveys of different segments of the society, as part of the Authority's preparations for receiving the first batch of recruits at the end of August. The first of these principles covers matters such as love for the nation, loyalty to the leadership and social cohesion, which all boost the values of selflessness, ...  >>MORE

National and Reserve Service Authority calls for completion of procedures of first batch

Posted on 10/08/2014

The National and Reserve Service Authority has called on all the high school graduates for the academic year 2013 - 2014 to register at the nearest registration centre to their residences to determine their eligibility to the conscription. It added that those who have completed the registration procedures for the first batch should report immediately when informed by SMS text messaging to get their military cards. Staff Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the ...  >>MORE

National service: a chance to serve the nation - Al Dhaheri

Posted on 08/08/2014

The introduction of national service law, rather than mandatory or compulsory, is meant to engage all members of Emirati society in serving their homeland and the Emirati community is considered a strategic asset of the Armed Forces, said a senior U.A.E. Armed Forces official. There was no legal grounds to deny any Emirati from serving their country, said Major General Matar Al Dhaheri, Chief of Administration and Manpower at the Armed Forces General Command, adding that one of the main ...  >>MORE

Military cards issued for first batch of national and reserve service conscripts

Posted on 06/08/2014

National and Reserve Service Authority started on Tuesday issuing military cards for the first batch of Emirati men undertaking compulsory military service. The first batch of conscripts received their cards, along with the instructions manuals of the national service training. They were also notified of the locations of the training, which will begin on August 30th. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - >>MORE

Fatima bint Mubarak says satisfied over U.A.E. women's enthusiastic response to call for national service

Posted on 05/08/2014

Fatima bint Mubarak says satisfied over U.A.E. women's enthusiastic response to call for national service H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women's Union (GWU), Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of Motherhood, Childhood Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood, has expressed her satisfaction over the response and enthusiasm of U.A.E. young women to the call for joining national service. Sheikha Fatima was speaking as she received ...  >>MORE

Emirati women rush to sign up for voluntary service

Posted on 21/07/2014

Scores of young Emirati women on Sunday rushed to sign up for voluntary military service at recruitment centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, the Western Region and Sharjah. Registration will continue until Thursday. Some 7,000 citizens, comprising the first batch of Emirati recruits, will be called up for national service by the beginning of September. President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved the law introducing mandatory military service for all Emiratis aged between 18 ...  >>MORE

Emirati recruits report for registration for national military service

Posted on 14/07/2014

The first batch of excited recruits registered for national military on Sunday. The Al Nahyan Recruitment Centre was packed with young Emiratis who were eagerly enrolling to play their part in the Armed Forces. Students who graduated from high school this year and have reached their 17th birthday were asked to attend the centre for data registration, which will continue until Thursday at centres in Al Nahyan Camp in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Camp, Rahmania Camp in Sharjah and Liwa Camp in Al ...  >>MORE

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Fifth batch of female national service recruits graduates


Mohamed bin Zayed hails national and reserve service recruits’ dedication to homeland


Paying tribute to those who defend us all: paper


New group of female recruits to join on 17th September


UAE Armed Forces mourns death of National Service recruit


Training centres welcome sixth batch of National Service recruits


Emiratis voluntarily join national service


Volunteers for national service proud to be among the first


UAE extends national military service extended to 12 months


Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid joins National Service


National service training centres fifth batch of Emirati recruits


Fourth batch of Emirati recruits joins national service


National Service Training Centres ready to receive new conscripts


ADIA-seconded students to join national service before pursuing overseas studies


Mohammed bin Rashid meets outstanding students in national military colleges


National Service And Reserve Authority Signs MoU With Etihad Airways


UAE National Service draft strategy announced


Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum joins National Military Service


UAE President issues decree on remuneration of national service, reserve service recruits


Second batch of UAE recruits begin national service


Ras al-Khaimah Crown Prince enrolls in national service recruitment centre


National Service vital for instilling loyalty and values of national solidarity


Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits military recruits at Al Manama camp


Obaid Humaid Al Tayer meets second batch of MoF employees enrolled in U.A.E. National Service


National and Reserve Service Authority to tap Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre's e-service to promote national service


National and Reserve Service Authority receives first batch of conscripts


Registration of Emirati woman for national service eased


Female Emiratis keen to sign up for U.A.E. national service


Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School is ready to welcome female conscripts


Higher Education issues circular to educational institutions on enrolment of students in national and reserve service


Emiratis upbeat about National Service


National and Reserve Service Authority launches core principles


National and Reserve Service Authority calls for completion of procedures of first batch


National service: a chance to serve the nation - Al Dhaheri


Military cards issued for first batch of national and reserve service conscripts


Fatima bint Mubarak says satisfied over U.A.E. women's enthusiastic response to call for national service


Emirati women rush to sign up for voluntary service


Emirati recruits report for registration for national military service