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 Mar 30 2020

Flag of North Macedonia raised at Headquarters Allied Air Command

RAMSTEIN, Germany - On the 30th March 2020 at Ramstein, Germany, Commander Allied Air Command General Jeffrey L. Harrigian, accompanied by Command Senior Enlisted Leader Warrant Officer Sara Catterall, led a Flag Raising Ceremony to welcome NATO’s newest member North Macedonia.

Similar ceremonies took place throughout the Alliance marking the Alliance’s 30th new member. North Macedonia remains a long-standing contributor to Euro-Atlantic security, participating in NATO-led missions both in Afghanistan and in Kosovo.

General Harrigian states: “We at Allied Air Command were honoured to raise the flag of North Macedonia celebrating their accession as NATO’s newest Alliance member. "Maintaining our readiness and ensuring a strong and credible deterrence through collective defence is paramount and North Macedonia’s contribution is a welcome addition.  We face many challenges, but NATO’s strength lies in the cohesion of our now 30 aligned nations.  I am very proud how we are working together to maintain and sustain our operational posture to deliver effective Air Power for the Alliance, especially in these most trying of times.”    

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

 The flag of the Republic of North Macedonia.- Photo by Milton Hamilton
On Monday, March 30, 2020 the flag was raised outside the Headquarters of NATO’s Allied Air Command for the first time. - Photo by Milton Hamilton
General Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander Allied Air Command (front left) and Warrant Officer Sara Catterall, Command Senior Enlisted Leader (front right).- Photo by Milton Hamilton

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