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Infantry Unit from Chisinau Marks 22nd Anniversary (Video)

Chisinau, October 18, 2014 — “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade from Chisinau marked today the 22nd anniversary ceremony.

Defense Minister Valeriu Troenco awarded a group of soldiers with National Army medals and diplomas, as a sign of appreciation of their activity and achievements in military service.

“The infantry soldiers of Stefan cel Mare Brigade demonstrated high professionalism, throughout years, within national and international exercises, shooting drills and military vehicles renovation missions, enhancing the combat readiness of the National Army staff”, Defense Minister said.

Valeriu Troenco also appreciated the participation of the unit servicemembers at the rescue missions during weather disasters, ammunition and pesticides disposal missions throughout the country. “By helping people in all these situations, our soldiers demonstrated that the army is a reliable and trustworthy structure”, Minister Troenco added.

The Commander of the unit, Col. Mihail Olaru, stated that “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade has professional servicemembers, trained within outstanding international military schools, as well as courses carried out by the National Army, that have accomplished all their missions upon the 22nd anniversary day. “The achievements of the unit are also due to the conscripts’ efforts, that have come from all over the country and have been trained on the army’s training grounds and in classrooms”, Col. Olaru said.

The ceremony included a marching of troops, followed by the military vehicles, weapon handling and wrestling exercises, presented by the servicemembers of the Guard of Honor and “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade, as well as an exhibition of weapons and military technical equipment and vehicles.

The event was attended by Chief of Main Staff, National Army Commander, Brigadier General Igor Gorgan, defense attachés, former unit commanders, chaplains, pupils, students from Chisinau and conscripts’ and servicemembers’ parents.

“Stefan cel Mare” Brigade was established on October 16, 1992.

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