DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – 29TH SESION ARMY VOLUNTEERS TAKE AN OATH

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keywords: lëtzebuerger arméi, volunteer service to the army, voluntary military service, solemn promise, luxembourg. Forty-three new recruits took the oath on the 12 January at the Diekirch Military Center in the presence of Defense Minister Etienne Schneider and the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces General Alain Duschène. This ceremony marks for volunteers the completion of the four-month basic training. This phase aims to prepare the volunteer soldiers for their 36-month military training, which can then be extended. Of a total of 65 recruits, 43 have successfully completed…

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DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – NEW CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE ARMY

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keywords: chief of staff, army, arméi, defense, luxembourg. On Friday, 29 September 2017, the ceremony appointing the new Chief of Staff of the Luxembourg Armed Forces took place between General Romain Mancinelli (retiring) and General Alain Duschène, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, Étienne Schneider, and the Secretary for Defense, Francine Closener. General Alain Duschène joined the Army as a volunteer-soldier in 1978 and climbed all levels. He then studied at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels and received a BA in Social and Military…

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DEFENSE 2025 ROADMAP – BUDGET HIKE AND AMBITIOUS STRATEGY

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keywords: defense 2025 roadmap, francine closener, d’arméi, luxembourg. After the great success of the Open Door at Diekirch Military Center last Sunday, Defense Secretary Francine Closener presented today the “Guidelines of the Luxembourg Defense to 2025 and beyond”. The increase of the military budget, the recruitment strategy, the purchase of monitoring drones, but that’s not all. Reminding the efforts made since 2014 to increase the share of the military budget in GDP and the future efforts to be made in the new NATO missions, the following guidelines are announced: Confirmation…

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LUXEMBOURG – OPEN DOOR AT DIEKIRCH MILITARY CENTER

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keywords: military center door open, diekirch, d’arméi, luxembourg. As the Army celebrates 50 years of voluntary military service in Luxembourg, the Diekirch Military Center opens its doors to the public on Sunday, July 09, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm. Throughout the day materials will be exhibited and demonstrations will be carried out according to the planing below. For safety reasons it is not advisable to come with a backpack and access by car to the “Härebierg” will be allowed only for people with reduced mobility. Demonstration program: 11.00-11.30…

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