January 28 is the day of formation of the RA Armed Forces. 29 years ago, the independent Republic of Armenia together with the Nagorno Karabakh Republic started the creation of a national army, for which the Declaration of Independence of 1990 played a decisive role.
The formation of the army of the Third Republic of Armenia has gone through several stages. The first phase lasted from February 1988 to May 1992. During this period, in the conditions of activation of the Karabakh movement and extreme aggravation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, ensuring the military security of the people of Armenia and Artsakh became more than urgent.
The second stage lasted from June 1992 to May 1994. During this period the republics of Armenia and Artsakh were the target of Azerbaijan's aggression.
The third stage started in June 1994 and continues to this day. During this period, considerable work was done to build the army, increase the combat readiness of the troops, strengthen discipline, train officers and non-commissioned officers, as well as contract personnel, and ensure some progress in the army-society relations.