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Military Infantrymen from Cahul Celebrate Unit’s Day

CHISINAU, February 20, 2019 — The service members of “Dacia” Brigade celebrated today the 27th anniversary within a ceremony organized in Cahul. The ceremony was attended by Ministry of Defense and National Army General Staff Commanding Corps, local public administration, veterans, pupils, as well as the Brigade’s military and civilian staff.

On this occasion, Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza offered to a group of military and civilian employees National Army diplomas and medals for performance in their activity and appreciated the service of the entire unit in the context of the defense sector’s reformation.

“Dear service members, all the processes that are currently taking place in the National Army — from modernization to professionalization — would be impossible without your support, understanding, and involvement,” said the Minister of Defense.

Eugen Sturza referred to the activities that have been implemented for the first time in the unit and impacted the training of conscripts and service members. “This year, you had the opportunity to train within a special course applied according to the Western model, with the support of our foreign partners. As a result, many of you chose to join the National Army as professionals. It is an achievement for us and I would like, in this regard, to thank the international and local experts who presented you the sector’s best practices,” mentioned Minister Sturza.

The Minister of Defense added that the National Army’s transformation remain a priority for the defense institution’s leadership.

“This objective can be reached only through joint effort — from general to private. We have the obligation to respect this profession, the profession of military, in every thing we do — from developing policies to carrying out daily orders — to show responsibility, competence, and dedication. Only together we will make it!” concluded Eugen Sturza.

The festivity in Cahul included weapon handling and wrestling exercises, as well as an exhibition of weapons, vehicles, and equipment.

“Dacia” Brigade from Cahul was established on February 24, 1992, by Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova.

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