Jordan’s king commends role of women in military

Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday (March 5th) inspected several military formations made up of women officers ahead of International Women’s Day, praising their pioneering role in the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF), the Jordan Times reported.

The king met with personnel from the Royal Medical Services, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the JAF Music Band and the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Brigade/Quick Reaction Force, a Royal Court statement said.

He was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat and was briefed on women’s work in the JAF, where they have been serving since 1950.

The king commended the achievements of Jordanian women in all fields, according to the court statement.

During the visit, he watched a live feed of a military drill conducted by women personnel.

Also during the visit, two helicopters piloted by female RJAF personnel flew over the military training field, and the king spoke to one of the pilots mid-flight via video call.

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