Ski Race

Dear friends,

In our country the corona epidemic is almost over so we yesterday succeeded to organize together with the Bovec Community a ceremony devoted to the 75th anniversary of the USA 10th mountain division ski race in Mangart (June 4 1945).


Participants on the ceremony were Minister of defense of the republic of Slovenia Matej Tonin, ambassador of the USA in Slovenia H.E. Lynde C. Blanchard, Mayor of Bovec Community, Mr. Valter Mlekuž, member of Slovenian Parliament Mr. Daniel Krivec, Commander of the 132 Mountain Regiment Ltc Simon Lindič, members of Slovenian organization of Mountain Soldiers, military bra orchestra, skiers from 132 Mountain regiment of the SAF, representatives of ski factory ELAN……


Our next steps will be in autumn this year when we planned to publish a booklet about the race, first in Slovenian language (cca 100 pages – already prepared), followed by a Round table, permanent exhibition in fortress Kluže and at the end Chris Antony film Mission Mt. Mangart.


We will keep you posted." Slavko Delalut.

Postponement / Adunata Nazionale Alpini Rimini 2020

We inform you that, due to the persistence of the national emergency situation related to the containment of the COVID-19 infection, the ANA National Governing Council has decided to postpone the Alpini’s meeting, originally scheduled for May in Rimini, to the second half of October 2020.

Further decision will be taken at the next Council meeting.

We will keep you informed on future conclusions.


Renato Cisilin

Secretary IFMS Italy

on behalf of the Head of Commission Mario Rumo

Milan, March 23rd 2020


Source: Historia Bélica ARES

Author: José Pla Blanch


En España es una organización prácticamente desconocida, pero en Italia las siglas ANA, correspondientes a la “Associazione Nazionale Alpini” son cosa muy popular y familiar. Quizás algunos telespectadores atentos habrán visto en las retransmisiones televisivas del “Giro” -principalmente en las etapas alpinas- o en otras manifestaciones cívicas o religiosas, a unos personajes, interviniendo en tareas organizativas y de orden, uniformados con prendas de alta visibilidad, pero tocados con su característico “capello” rematado con una llamativa pluma, generalmente de color oscuro, y que muchos confunden con el sombrero típico tirolés a pesar de sus notables diferencias, salvo el color verde-caqui. more...



Merry Christmas and happy New Year

Dear National Presidents of IFMS,

dear friends,

a kindly welcome to you all.

Let me thank you once again for the support you have given to me during this year of my mandate as Secretary General of IFMS.

Another year is closing and it is time to take stock. My thanks goes to those who have worked together to keep this Federation alive. We have had an example of this solidarity and brotherhood during last Congress in Polanica Zdrój. more...


How mountain can combine

Might there be any dialogue among soldiers on leave who, long time ago during different wars, beat each other?


Facts says “yes”: participants who attended the IFMS Congress held in Poland, in the town of Polanica Zdrój, headquarter of the Mountain Military School and of the Carpathian Mountain Infantry Battalion (translated by the author), agreed on how important it is to share time when the themes of mountain soldiers are focused. more...

International Federation of Mountain Soldiers at Alpini’s meeting for centenary celebration

It is not easy to explain the emotions that an “adunata”, a traditional annual alpine meeting, can stir up for those who attend, who work or who simply attend it.

Perhaps because nowadays some way of thinking, some words, some assertions seem ancient, old-fashioned, distant. Supporting with strength the attachment to the Flag, to the country, to fellow countrymen, all this seems timeless.

On the contrary they are sound convictions according to Italian alpines, not for the nostalgia due to age but because of the conviction that a solid house rests on a sturdy foundation. more and photos...

2nd Mountain warfare congress - 9/12 april 2019

NATO MW COE will organize the 2nd annual MW Congress in April 2019.

The topic of this year's MW Congress is »Risk Management«.

Please find more details attached in the Invitation letter and additional info package.

Book your time to attend the congress today!


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Un siglo de vida de la “Associazione Nazionale Alpini”