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The Harar Military Academy Alumni web site is dedicated to the memory of those gallant graduates of the Haile Selassie 1st Harar Military Academy who paid the ultimate sacrifice while performing their sworn duties; and those graduates that continue to shine through thick and thin, wherever they are, being on the side of freedom and justice with honor.

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YEHABESHA JEBDU!

                  Click here to read the full story ~~~YEHABESHA JEBDU~~~          

A compelling story from Adolf Parlasac's book - Yehabesha Jebdu.. Continuation from the previous article "Abichu" #2

Col. Lema Beyene GC 597

January 15, 2012 11:39 AM by Webmaster

The Untold Story about an Ethiopian Hero!

               Click here to read the full story ~~~ABICHU~~~                      

Please read this incredible story of a true Ethiopian hero, "Abichu" #1

Col. Lema Beyene GC 597

January 15, 2012 11:28 AM by Webmaster

FROM HARAR ACADEMY TO KABAKA PALACE

One more moving story of a graduate of Harar Military Academy, presented by Col. Lemma Beyene.

TEZETA

Col. Lema Beyene GC 597

December 28, 2011 03:50 PM by Webmaster

Re: 10th year Anniversary

It was my pleasure to be part of the lovely night with the Haile selassie I Harar Military Academy Alumni 10th year celebration on October 29th. Even though I am not from the same generation, the way the night was presented had enabled me to go back in time and see a glimpse of how life was in your Academy. God has blessed you with age to be here today to pass your stories and our countries history to your children and grand children. It gives me a great joy to witness these segment of the generation that has once paid a lot of sacrifice and has done a lot of outstanding military service to our country. I was glad to be part of the joyous vibe that was created seeing you all wearing your blazers and watching you rocking the floor with eskesta and even the twist. You all were marvelous! May God bless you with more years and good health and thank you for making the anniversary possible!

Mina Yirga. (niece of Col. Lemma Beyene)

December 8, 2011 10:45 AM by Webmaster

HMAHAA 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE ON SALE!


November 18, 2011 11:47 PM by Webmaster

The Chairman of HMAHAA :

CLICK HERE To Read a full transcript from the speech by the chairman of HMAHAA, Major Hailemariam Abai

November 4, 2011 05:50 PM by Webmaster

10th Year Anniversary



November 3, 2011 03:15 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA CELEBRATED ITS 10TH YEAR ANNIVESARY




October 4, 2011 10:08 AM by Webmaster

Friends of the Alumni

CLICK HERE To Read a letter from one of the friends of the Alumni, Mr. Bineyam M. Gebrewold

February 1, 2011 10:59 AM by sysadmin

POST YOUR COMMNET

IF YOU WANT TO POST (LEAVE) YOUR MESSAGE PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK.

December 28, 2010 04:27 PM by Webmaster

Merry Christmas From Col. Lema

Col. Lema Beyene wishes all Alumni members a Merry Christmas and invites you to read the following article. Click on the link below to read the article.
COUP D'ETAT

Col. Lema Beyene's email address is -> lbeyene@yahoo.com

December 21, 2010 08:19 PM by Webmaster

KRISTOS - Narated by Col. Lema Beyene

Read a moving story of an Ethiopian Solder by clicking on the link below:

KRISTOS

Written by Col. Lema Beyene GC 597

November 18, 2010 02:40 PM by Webmaster

SELAMTA (Letter to the Alumni)!

Dear Gentlemen and Heroes of the beloved country,

I just want to express how delighted I am to view your website, events and pictures. I have never joined the prestigious academy but i am one of those who grew up in Harar and with lots of memories as a small kid. I have watched the graceful formations, a few of the graduation marches and the colorful celebrations, even the melody of the music that was played for the evening gymnastic show (with torches)during graduation......I remember the various activities that me and friends used to simulate as young kids.... I have recently bought the valuable published book going through it puts me in a lot of emotions, nostalgic feelings and some time couldn't help feeling sad seeing what ended up happening.......Summer of 1961( Eth Cal) I was attending summer school at Ras Mekonnen School where I some times watch the cadets on their breaks in the balcony. I would accompany any group with my tiny legs from the classroom building to the dining place beside Mobile.....I have lot and lots of vivid memories that I would some day put together and God Willing will publish.......I just don't want to write unprepared with low flavor and some quality of literature that everyone enjoys....I liked what Col Beyene composed both on the book and recently on the website (Kale mehala)

Yours Sincerely

August 30, 2010 02:24 PM by Webmaster

Kaale Mehala

Enjoy the throw back to the yesteryear by clicking on the link below:

Kale Mehala

Lema Beyene GC 597

May 7, 2010 10:03 PM by Webmaster

And Saving Lives!

Please read the link below about Dr. Belay Abegaz. (GC 331)

Dr. Belay Abegaz, is an Ethiopian Pediatric Cardiologist

April 29, 2010 10:21 AM by Webmaster

Hello from Mexico !

DEAR SIRS,
              I AM COL.DR HUSSEIN BESHIR AN ALUMNI OF THE THIRD COURSE, GC NUMBER 127 OF THE HMA HARAR. IT IS A GREAT HAPPINESS TO KNOW THAT OUR ALUMNI DOES STILL EXIST. I WAS GIVEN A SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY MEDICINE IN MEXICO CITY AND UPON  COMPLETION OF GENERAL MEDICINE, I DID SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL SURGERY. I RETURNED TO ETHIOPIA  AND WAS ASSIGNED TO EASTERN COMAND HOSPITAL, HARAR AS  A DIRECTOR  AND SURGEON OF THE EASTERN COMMAND HOSPITAL FOR 11 YEARS. LATER I WAS  ORDERED TO KEREN HOSPITAL FOR 11 MONTHS AFTER WHICH I WENT BACK TO HARAR .OUR TROOPS IN OGADEN AND  SURROUNDINGS WERE ATTENDED IN EASTERN COMMAND HOSPITAL. I WAS PERMITTED TO A SCHOLARSHIP BY ETHIOPIAN AND MEXICAN GOVERNMENT FOR A SUBSPECIALIZATION IN THORACIC SURGERY IN 1987 IN THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES. HERE WE DID A LUNG TRANSPLANT PROGRAM  AND THE PATENT LIVED FOR  A LONG TIME.
             I AM MARRIED WITH A MEXICAN WHO SPEAKS AMHARIC FLUENTLY AND ABOVE ALL SHE KNOWS HOW TO COOK "DORO WOT, ALICHA, KITFO AND SHIRO WOT".
            WE HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS AND ONE SON, BORN IN MEXICO AND ETHIOPIA; TWO OF OUR DAUGHTERS LIVE IN USA, WAHSINGTON DC AND NEW YORK, THE THIRD ONE LIVES IN MEXICO CITY ALL OF THEM MARRIED . OUR SON IS STUDYING IN ONE OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSITIES IN THE FEDERAL DISTRICT.
SHORTLY MY STORY. I WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU SOON FOR MY MEMBERSHIP.
AN IN CASE ANY ONE OR ALL OF THE MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO BE IN MEXICO, DONT  HESITATE TO CALL ME PLEASE.
MY PHONE NUMBER .... (please contact Webmaster for details)
 
ADIOS                                                                       COL DR HUSSEIN BESHIR BUSHRA NURITU  


This e-mail was published for sole purpose of sharing news and information regarding Alumni members

April 28, 2010 09:50 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA MEETING (JAN 10, 2010)

"HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

The next Alumni meeting will be held at Col. Nigussu Teferra's residence on Jan 10, 2010 at the following address:


6300 Stevenson Ave
Alexandria VA 22304

January 1, 2010 10:00 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA's Next meeting

The next Alumni meeting will be held at W/O Fantu Tesfaye & Lt. Ahmed Mohammed's residence on October 4, 2009 at the following address:

5711 Lawsons Hill Court
Alexandria VA 22310

PARKING:
Please use the parking lot at the Century 21 Building found at the corner of Franconia & Telegraph roads.

September 10, 2009 08:36 AM by Webmaster

Next Alumni Meeting

The next Alumni meeting will be held at Major Yohanes Abate's residence on May 17, 2009 at:
308 Stony Hill Court
Fort Washington MD 20744


NOTE:
Parking is limited. Please try to use public transportation or other arrangements if possible. Thanks.

May 12, 2009 05:02 PM by Webmaster

Thank you Note

February 09, 2009
To all Academy Alumni Members:
On behalf of the entire Abraha’s family, I would like to extend our gratitude and sincere thanks to all Alumni members and their families for organizing the memorial ceremony held on Feb 7th, honoring our beloved Yigzaw.
Col. Yigzaw Abraha left for Ethiopia to pay tribute to his recently deceased younger sister. He planned to come back for business as usual on January 29th. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, he did not make it.
The incident was really a big shock to our family and all his friends. For all of us who closely knew Yigzaw, both socially and professionally, his sudden death does not seem real or right. For a lot of reasons we still could not believe what has happened.
It is very painful to loose a loved one, especially when there is no sign to that effect. Situations like this remind us how fragile we are. That life, although cherished, is not always fair.
We were all impressed by the love, respect and honor shown by Yigzaw’s fellow officers. We appreciate what you all have done. We were touched not only by the kind words spoken, but also by the deep emotion conveyed during the memorial.
I am both humbled and honored to be invited to join the Alumni. Words cannot express how deeply moved I am for this gesture. Being a part of the Alumni will enable me to always be reminded of him and his outstanding military contributions through each of you. I hope that my presence will also remind each of you of Yigzaw’s memory.
Once again, thank you so much for comforting us and for standing by our side at this difficult and tragic time.
May God bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
Isaac Abraha and the entire Abraha family

February 20, 2009 10:38 AM by Webmaster

2009 Alumni Meeting

HMAHAA will be conducting its 1st meeting of the year on January 11, 2009.
It will be hosted by Major Muluget Kebede at:

2501 Normandy Crossing Dr.
Silverspring MD 20906

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2008 09:20 AM by Webmaster

Melkaam Gaabecha

On August 23, 2008;
Col. Gebeyehu Osman, Ms. Yemisrach Demissie and Col. Lemma Beyene Abba Shone, Mrs. Tersit W. Geiorgis; with Alumni members, celebrated the wedding of their children, Ms. Freselam Lemma and Mr. Mewded Gebeyehu.

HMAHAA wishes them well!

Continue reading "Melkaam Gaabecha"

November 3, 2008 12:12 PM by Webmaster

Next Alumni meeting

The next HMAHAA scheduled meeting is on October 26, 2008. It will be hosted by Col. Kindaya's family at:
4951 Seminary Road
Southern Towers Party room
Alexanderia, VA 22311

October 14, 2008 11:33 AM by Webmaster

Alumni Nov 11 Meeting

HMAHAA has successfully conducted its bi-monthly meeting on Nov 11,2007 at 4921 Seminary road Alexandria, Virginia. It was hosted by Lt/Col. Yigzaw Abraha and his family.
Major Hailemariam Abai, chairman of the alumni association, thanked the family for being such a delightful host. The event was declared be one of the best so far.
The agenda for the day was was to elect a new executive committee, but due to lack of quorum it wasn't conducted.

Continue reading "Alumni Nov 11 Meeting"

October 6, 2008 03:12 PM by Webmaster

ALUMNI BI-MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE

The table below is a tentative schedule of HMAHAA's bi-monthly meeting Schedule. It is subject to change without notice. Continue reading "ALUMNI BI-MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE"

August 10, 2008 01:16 PM by Webmaster

August 2008 Alumni Meeting

The next almuni meeting will be on August 31st. It will be hosted by Col. Gatew. at:
6914 Ashbury DR
Springfield, VA 22152

August 7, 2008 07:26 PM by Webmaster

Alumni June '08 meeting

This month's meeting hosted by Shaleka Hailemariam & W/z Tessemie was a joyous and unique occasion. The Special outdoor arrangement made this bi-monthly meeting even more enjoyable for all ages.

We saw new faces, old faces and invited guests. Although the gracious host and our chairman Shaleka Hailemariam failed to rate this occasion in particular, the alumni members and invited guests who were there unanimously voted this to be one of the best "Andegna!"

Here is an e-mail testemonial from one of the guests who attended the meeting:

"Selam Shalequa and W/z Tessemie

Many many thanks for inviting us for this wonderful celebration where we were able to share our deep respect for former officers of highest intellect who greatly contributed for the well-being of our Motherland.

Despite the negative societal image caused by the heavy hands of Derg, I believe history will reveal the wonderful contribution of all service men and women that should be written in a gold plate.

Once again thank you so much for inviting me to this wonderful event. I hope you will share my testimonials to members of the Academy and their family.

With Warm Regards
Bineyam Gebrewold R.T(N) CNMT"

Click on the link below to see Pictures of the day.

Continue reading "Alumni June '08 meeting"

November 4, 2007 09:14 PM by Webmaster

1st Meeting of the new Millennium

HMAHAA held its first bi-monthly meeting of the millennium on September 16, 2007 at 9 Chapel View court , Silver Spring, Maryland.
It was hosted by Col. Gebeyehu Osman, W/O Yemisrach Demessie and the entire extended family.
Alumni members conducted the 1st meeting of the new millennium enjoying the AebayeHoi song sang by Col. Gebeyehu’s Grand children. It was a memorable one.
Last but not least, after the appreciation speech by the host, the chairman, Maj. Hailemariam Abai thanked them and declared this one to be one the best!

Continue reading "1st Meeting of the new Millennium"

September 11, 2007 09:32 PM by Webmaster

July'07 Bi-monthly Alumni meeting


News of the HMAHAA’s July bi-monthly meeting that was hosted by Lt. Yonas Alemayehu and w/o Tsegie which was unique, enjoyable and bountiful are as follows:

1. The chairman introduced the following new members to the Association:
B/G Demisse Goshu - 9th Course;
Col. Melese T/Mariam - 6th Course;
Col. Nigatu Bogale - 21st Course
and Lt. Tassew Sissaye - 14th Course.

2. Copies of the revised By-law were distributed to Members and will be posted soon
3. Discussion of the need for forming an audit committee

4. Maj. H/Mariam Abay (chairman of HMAHAA) and Weizero Tiseme Haile (spouse), celebrated their 40th anniversary. (See photo below).

Photo of the day below.

Continue reading "July'07 Bi-monthly Alumni meeting"

August 7, 2007 11:58 AM by Webmaster

The History book by Alumni Branch in Addis on Sale

The history book of the Academy published by the Alumni branch in Addis Abeba is now available for sale. The price is $30.00.
If you are interested in purchasing the book, please send check or money order to:
Lt. Bezu Woldemichael
8010 Orange Lank Road
Springfield, VA 22153

May 9, 2007 07:45 AM by Webmaster

Alumni April'07 Meeting

Harar Military Academy Alumni Association (HMAHAA) held its bi-monthly meeting on April 22, 2007. It was hosted by GC Stifanos Asheber and sister Hirut Belachew with their children Kidist, Lily and Yoseph at their residence.
Major Hailemariam Abai, the chairman of the Alumni, thanked the family for being such a delightful host, and as usual declared this event to be one of the best so far.
The agenda for the day was reviewing the bylaws of the association. Amendments were made that will be posted soon on the bylaws section of this website.

Picture of the day:

Continue reading "Alumni April'07 Meeting"

March 20, 2007 09:49 AM by Webmaster

16th Alumni in Addis

Click the link below to see the picture

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February 1, 2007 01:15 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA Jan. 2007 Meeting

Harar Military Academy Alumni Association (HMAHAA) held its first meeting of the year at Hilton, Crystal City, on Jan. 14, 2007. It was hosted by Col. Lemma Beyene and W/O Tersit Abebe; with their children; Jarra, Jagama, Freselam,and Kuleni.

Maj. Berhanu W/Tensae (acting chairman), thanked Col. Lemma Beyene and his family for hosting the meeting. He also informed the alumni members about the completion of the long awaited "history book" of the Haile Selassie I Harar Military Academy, published by the alumni members founded in Ethiopia. The shipment date, price and method of distribution shall be posted as soon as the information is available.

Picture of the day

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December 4, 2006 11:03 PM by Webmaster

Final Meeting of 2006

The HSIMA Alumni Association has successfully conducted the last meeting of the year hosted by the wife of the late B/Gen Afework Woldemichael, W/O Almaz Gebreyesus and her children; Indrias and Timnit Afework.

In response to the appreciations from the members, W/O Almaz said the meeting gave the family an opportunity to meet friends and course mates of her husband and other alumni members. She said that it was an uplifting and encouraging experience for her and her children, and she thanked each and every one that came to the meeting that was hosted in memory of her husband B/Gen Afework Woldemichael.

Picture of the Day:

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November 30, 2006 12:24 PM by Webmaster

Thank you Alumni Members!

To all Academy Alumni members and families from Col. Biable:

On behalf of Capt. Abere's family and mine, I would like to take this opportunity to express our heart felt thanks for your support and enthusiastic participation in our children's wedding ceremony.

We all are deeply impressed by your dedication and effort. We were humbled by your kindness and support, and we thank you from our hearts.

We are looking forward to do the same if we are provided with the chance in the future, for all alumni members and family.

We have been honored and privileged to have you by our side in this beautiful moment and again thank you.

May God bless their future and ours.

November 30, 2006 11:56 AM by Webmaster

Nov 12 HMAHAA meeting

The next HMAHAA bimonthly meeting will be held at Woizero Almaz Gebreyesus, spouse of the late Brig. General Afework W. Michael

Meeting place:
Town of Garrett Park
10814 Kenilworth Avenue
Garrett Park, MD 20896-0084

DIRECTION:
From Washington DC
CONNECTICUT AVE NW towards Maryland
LEFT onto KNOWLES AVE.
KNOWLES AVE becomes STRATHMORE AVE / MD-547
LEFT onto Kenilworth Avenue

From Virginia
I-495 N / CAPITAL BELTWAY toward MARYLAND (Crossing into MARYLAND)
take CONNECTICUT AVE Exit (North towards Maryland)
LEFT onto KNOWLES AVE.
KNOWLES AVE becomes STRATHMORE AVE / MD-547
LEFT onto Kenilworth Avenue
Or
I-495 N / CAPITAL BELTWAY toward MARYLAND (Crossing into MARYLAND)
GEORGIA AVE NW exit North towards Wheaton
LEFT on PLYERS MILL RD
LEFT onto CONNECTICUT AVE / MD-185 S
RIGHT onto KNOWLES AVE / MD-547. Continue to follow MD-547
LEFT onto Kenilworth Avenue

** For help please call 301-452-3585

October 28, 2006 09:40 AM by Webmaster

HMAHAA's September 24 meeting

The HSIMA Alumni Association successfully held its bimonthly meeting on September 24, 2006. It was hosted by Birhane W/Michael and w/o Elsa Tewolde. Some of the important issues discussed were:
1. Lt./Dr. Girma Moges the secretary of the HSIMA Alumni Association in Ethiopia who recently came to the US was present at the meeting to brief the members on behalf of the executive committee. The briefing was mainly focused on:
- The process that took place to form the alumni association
- How it is being run now
- Its successes and set backs and its future trends
- How to improve the current relations of the associations back home and here in USA
- Why it took too long to draft the “history book” of the academy
- Contents of the draft and its readiness for publishing
- Financial constraints for printing the book

Finally, questions were raised and discussed frankly concerning the above
and other issues.

2. On the occasion of Ms. Missiratch and Mr. Belay wedding to be held on October
14, 2006, Col. Biable Getaneh (father of the bride) and Capt. Abere Belay (father
Of the groom) cordially invited all the alumni association members to attend to:

Church Ceremony 11:00 AM
Debre Haile Kedus Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahhedo church
2601 Evarts Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20018

Park Ceremony:
Crystal City Park

Dinner Reception:
Yanni Wedding Reception Hall
7203 Little River Turn Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

“MELSE”
Oct.15, 2006 7:00 PM
Yanni Wedding Reception Hall

PS: Adults only

Pictures of the day and direction to the wedding ceremony will be posted shortly.

August 15, 2006 01:47 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA July 9 Meeting

July 9 HMAHAA bimonthly meeting was held at the residence of Dr. /Col. Afre Getachew and Ms. Yalemtsehai H Tesfay’s residence. It was a unique and heart warming event. Graceful environment, wonderful meal and heart felt testimonials to the charity work the family has done for the members and member’s families.

1. Alumni members recognized Dr. Shimelis’s presence with heart felt appreciation for the life saving work he has done for Col. Kassu Taye.

2. Col. Kassu Taye made a moving statement thanking the host family, Dr. Shimelis, and the Alumni for being their for him when he needed us. It was so moving and heart felt that every one felt a lump in their throat.

3. Matters concerning the amendments to the bylaws were also discussed.

4. Good news about the engagements of childrens of the Alumni members was heard. It was told that the engagement ceremony was conducted in accordance with the Ethiopian culture.

Finally the chairman Maj. Hailemariam Abai made his traditional and gracious speech and concluded the meeting by declaring this event to be the BEST SO FAR!

Picture of the Day:

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June 27, 2006 02:38 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA March 2006 Meeting

HMAHAA's March meeting was held at the residence of Ms. Zenebework Gemoraw and Capt. Tadesse Tilahun. In response to the appreciations and thanks from the members who attended the meeting, Ms. Zenebework sent the following note:
"Thank you for the kind wards extended to our family. It was an honor to have you distinguished Ethiopians in our modest house remembering your brother in arms! We are deeply touched by your affection towards my brother… I am proud to be amongst you…."
B/General Bereta is survived by his wife Ms. Abaynesh Mekonnen and children.

Pictures of the day->

Continue reading "HMAHAA March 2006 Meeting"

January 24, 2006 10:47 PM by Webmaster

HMAHAA January 2006 Meeting

HMAHAA's first meeting of the year was held at 1225 Martha Custis Dr, Alexandria VA on January 15, 2006.

Click on the link below to see pictures below.


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January 20, 2006 02:53 PM by Webmaster

The Need for Officer Training Institute

Haile Selassie 1st Harar Military Academy (1957 - 1977)

Continue reading "The Need for Officer Training Institute"

January 7, 2006 09:27 PM by Webmaster

On 8th Course Graduation

His Imperial Majesty's address on passing of the 8th course, November 1967.

Continue reading "On 8th Course Graduation"

December 8, 2003 11:43 PM by Webmaster

Welcome to HararAcademy.org

Welcome to the home of the Haile Selassie I Military Academy Harar Alumni Association Inc. While the site is provided by the Alumni, it does not take responsibility for the accuracy of all its content. The content is obtained from different publications (e.g. Blood & Steel Magazine), and various individuals.

November 10, 2003 12:17 AM by Webmaster