2017 the 32th Congress

Date: 13-17 September 2017
Location: 1000 Island Harbor Hotel, Clayton New York
Airports: Watertown NY, International Airport-20 miles to hotel and Syracuse NY, International Airport-86 miles to hotel.
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Annual I.F.M.S. prize

This year once again, as the custom was born in 1997, the Alpines’ group of Azzano San Paolo (BG) awarded the I.F.M.S. prize. Before describing what happened on this day, we are briefly going to illustrate what the I.F.M.S. prize is, organized by this meritorious group of alpine section of Bergamo.
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Alpiniadi 2016

ANA near Bormio organized second Alpiniadi 2016 where more than 1600 members participated.  As first time (in 2012) also this event had international spirit of IFMS due Slovenian team participation.
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GS wishes for a Marry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016

dear Colleagues,

the important occasion of the holiday season gives me the opportunity to send an affectionate greeting to all the IFMS family.
The federation that I am privileged to lead as Secretary General will live on thanks to those who have worked hard for the success of all our event.
Our nations are living moments of great difficulty and social discouragement; and it is necessary to maintain our identity in all its expressions, ....read more...






The 30th Congress of the IFMS

Between 1 and 3 October, Budva, Montenegro was the venue the 30th Congress of the International Federation of Mountain Soldiers (IFMS).


Congress participants visited the historical town of Cetinje and visited the mountain unit of the Military of Montenegro under Mount Lovćen. Unit members presented to the visitors their weapons and equipment. On this occasion, Montenegrin troops and congress participants received a visit of Montenegrin Chief of the General Staff Admiral Dragan Samardžić.

The General Assembly as the main event of the congress defined the Strategic plan 2016-20121 as the basis for the work of the IFMS in the upcoming medium-term period.

After two three-year tenures defined by the IFMS statute, Brigadier General Bojan Pograjc handed over the duties of IFMS Secretary General to Italian Brigadier General (Ret.) Renato Genovese.


24 May is a day of us, mountain soldiers

Let us celebrate it with mountain soldiers’ pride, always remembering our founding fathers.


On picture: Jean Minster, Karl Preuner, M. N. MacKenzie, Dr. Leonardo Caprioli, Werner Daumiller (Mittenwald (Germany), 24 May 1985)


Sincere congratulations!


BG Bojan Pograjc