25th Jubilee Congress of the International Federation of Mountain Soldiers concludes

Dear mountaineers,

It was my pleasure to wellcome you  this year at the XXVth Congress of the International Federation of Military Soldiers in Slovenia. Please accept my appreciation for attending the congress in such big numbers. I hope that you had a pleasant stay and that with the organised activities we have managed to show you at least a part of our beautiful country. I will make every effort to attain the objectives set at the congress.

I am convinced that we are all already looking forward to the next congress, which will be held in Garmish-Partenkirchen and I wish good luck to our German colleagues with the congress organisation.


Brigadier Bojan Pograjc,

General Secretary, IFMS

Opening Ceremony of the XXV. IFMS Congress

On 1 June, XXV. Congress of the International Federation of Mountain Soldiers (IFMS) started with an opening ceremony. The Congress was held at the Slovenian Armed Forces Military Post Bohinjska Bela at Bled utill 3 June.

The opening ceremony of the XXV IFMS Congress was also attended by Dr Ljubica Jelušič, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia.

On the first day of the Congress the Mountain School of the Slovenian Armed Forces organised a panel discussion on mountain warfare. The main topic was experience in and importance of knowledge of mountain warfare possessed by different countries conducting military operations abroad.