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."