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Recruit Day in Falesti

CHISINAU, June 4, 2013 — The team of recruits from Falesti won the “Recruit Day” military-sports competition, held in Scumpia village, Falesti. The team of “Vasile Alecsandri” High School won the second place, followed by pupils of “Gheorghe Asachi” High School from Ungheni.

The event was organized by military territorial centers of Balti and Ungheni, the Military Administrative Section of Falesti, in partnering with the local public administration and the mayoralty of Scumpia. The competition brought together over 200 future soldiers of the Armed Forces from the above regions.

Participants competed at 100 and 1000 m distance running, grenade throw, weight lifting, push-ups and rope pulling.

Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta congratulated winners on their performance and awarded them diplomas and gifts. “In the army, physical training is an indispensable element. Therefore, we intend to enlist young men in good physical condition. I congratulate you all for achievements and I am looking forward to seeing you in the National Army”, Defense Minister said.

At the event, National Army servicemembers showed some wrestling techniques and weapon handling exercises. The guests also watched the performance of military orchestra of “Moldova” Brigade from Balti. At the end, everyone had the soldier’s lunch.

Similar competitions are held yearly in Falesti district. This year, the event brought together, for the first time, young men from two neighboring districts.

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