Armenian military schools

"1915 - Never again" is how the Armenian military school VOMA presents itself, remembering the Armenian genocide by Turkey that took place between 1915 and 1918, and with this phrase they want to show that it will never happen again. The signing of the surrender in the Karabakh war on 9 November 2020 caused the loss of part of the territory and led to the creation of new military organisations. The number of civilians attending military training organisations such as ATAN (Acronym for "Participants in the Liberation of National Territories"), POGA (Acronym for "Statehood as a Supreme Value") or VOMA (Acronym for "The Art of Survival") has increased considerably. Since 2014, VOMA has trained approximately 400,000 people, 400 of whom fought in the last Nagorno-Karabakh war, according to Vaghinak, one of the VOMA leaders. According to Gnel, the founder of the organisation, ATAN, which was created after the war on 27 November 2020, has trained around 400 people to date.  POGA, the most recent organisation, is led by 30-year-old Ono. These organisations are trying to make up for the shortcomings of the Armenian army and their goal is to train civilians for combat in a country where peace never comes.