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Slovenia marks 30th anniversary of its armed forces

Kočevska Reka, 17 December - The 30th anniversary of the first public formation of MORiS, a special-forces unit of what was then Territorial Defence, was celebrated in Kočevska Reka on Thursday. The event is seen as the beginning of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF).

Kočevska Reka
A ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
President Borut Pahor and Defence Minister Matej Tonin at a ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
A ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
A ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
Lojze Peterle, the prime minister from the early 1990s, addressing a ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
President Borut Pahor addressing a ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
A ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
A ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
A ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
Chief of the General Staff Brigadier General Robert Glavaš arriving at a ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
PM Janez Janša arriving at a ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kočevska Reka
Slovenian War veteran Anton Krkovič at a ceremony marking 30 years since the MORIS brigade was lined up in what is celebrated as the beginning of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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