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Soldiers from Cahul Win the Minister’s Cup at Military Skills Competition

CHISINAU, May 24, 2019 — The service members of “Dacia” Brigade have won the Defense Minister’s Cup at the military skills competition, an event organized by the National Army within May 22-24, 2019. The service members of Special Forces Battalion “Fulger” have won the second place, while the students of Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” have obtained the third place.

At the awarding ceremony organized in “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade, Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza handed the Cup to the winners and mentioned that for a professional service member the physical training is mandatory.

“Besides excellent professional skills, a soldier must have an excellent physical training and this kind of competitions are proving that the defense institution pays special attention to this aspect. I am glad that we have service members who are well-trained and I am certain that they will represent us with honor at national and international sports competitions,” said Eugen Sturza.

According to chief of Physical training service of Doctrine and Joint Training Directorate, Col. Vasile Olednic, this year’s competition brought together 13 teams from all the National Army units that competed in: triathlon, polyathlon, hand-grenade throwing, TT pistol shooting, rifle shooting, and mixed relay race.

The Defense Minister’s Cup is held yearly and aims to improve the skills and sports performance of National Army service members.

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