A Moldovan Peacekeeper from KFOR Wins 2nd Place in Dancon March
CHISINAU, April 8, 2019 — A National Army service member from KFOR-10 contingent has won the 2nd place in the competition DANCON March (Danish Contingency), organized by the service members from Denmark.
According to LTC Ion Godoroja, contingent’s Commander, 1st Lt Vasile Olari has reached the finish line in 2 hours and 22 minutes, while the representative of the Austrian army has won the first place. The third position has been obtained by a service member from Poland.
The source specified that the competition brought together soldiers from 28 countries that are participating in KFOR operation and the National Army was represented by 10 officers and NCOs. They marched on a distance of 26 km in Novo Selo, Kosovo, carrying backpacks weighting 10 kg.
According to the rules, the participants pay a fee of 20 Euros. The collected money has been donated to war veterans of the Danish army and to a special needs school from Kosovo.
DANCON March is a tradition of the Danish Army dating back to 1972. So far, the march has been organized in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as other countries where Danish troops are deployed.
The National Army peacekeepers deployed to KFOR mission have been participating in DANCON March since 2014.