His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army, Saturday attended a joint naval military drill in Aqaba, carried out by personnel of the Royal Naval Force and Joint Special Operations forces, backed up by helicopter gunships.
Upon his arrival at the site in the southern port city, King Abdullah was greeted by his adviser for military affairs, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein and senior officers of the Armed Forces General Command and the Royal Air Force and Naval Force.
The Supreme Commander and the officers watched the progress of the exercise, which simulated potential threats within the forces’ areas of jurisdiction and how to deal with these. It featured anti-terrorism naval combat, inspection of ships, rescue and evacuation and handling sea mines.
Throughout the various stages of the drill, watched by a number of princes and civic and military officials, participants displayed high professionalism and skills in performing their assigned tasks and close coordination among the various units involved.
The Supreme Commander expressed his admiration of the distinguished combat level and morale of the Royal Force’s and Joint Special Operation Forces’ troops.
Also in Aqaba, the King, accompanied by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, inaugurated the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army chalets and toured their various facilities.
Upon royal directives, the Military Works and Housing Corporation had carried out construction work for the expansion of the armed forces’ guest apartments and chalets in Aqaba City, with the aim of providing best recreational and tourism services to serving and retired army officers and their families.