Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:34:21 +0000 http://probqdp.com en hourly 1 Geniştii militari – 25 de ani de misiuni de deminare http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4595 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4595 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4595 CHIŞINĂU, 20 octombrie 2017 — Batalionul de Geniu „Codru” din Negreşti a marcat astăzi aniversarea a 25-a de la fondare, în cadrul unei ceremonii desfăşurate pe platoul unităţii. La eveniment au participat reprezentanţii conducerii Ministerului Apărării şi Armatei Naţionale, foşti comandanţi ai batalionului, veterani, elevi şi părinţi.

Cu prilejul aniversării, viceministrul Apărării Gheorghe Galbura a înmânat unui grup de genişti distincţii ale Armatei Naţionale şi diplome de merit, în semn de apreciere a activităţii desfăşurate şi a serviciului militar executat onest şi ireproşabil.

„Geniştii moldoveni au demonstrat, pe parcursul celor 25 de ani, că sunt buni profesionişti, dedicaţi serviciului militar. Geniştii sunt militarii care îndeplinesc misiuni de război pe timp de pace şi dovadă a celor afirmate sunt zeci de mii de obiecte explozive neutralizate de militarii Batalionului de Geniu în ţară, dar şi în misiunile internaţionale în Irak şi Kosovo, prestaţia lor fiind apreciată de experţi şi comandanţi de rang înalt”, a spus Gheorghe Galbura.

La rândul său, comandantul interimar al Batalionului, locotenent-colonelul Gheorghe Racu, a menţionat că zilnic geniştii unităţii sunt implicaţi în misiuni de deminare pe teritoriul Republicii Moldova, unde sunt depistate muniţii neexplodate rămase în sol din cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial. Astfel, sursa a specificat că de la începutul anului curent, echipele de genişti au efectuat peste 100 de ieşiri, lichidând 527 de obiecte explozive în diferite localităţi ale ţării.

Activitatea a continuat cu un program de exerciţii demonstrative cu elemente de luptă corp la corp, iar oaspeţii prezenţi la eveniment au avut posibilitatea să se familiarizeze cu echipamentul şi tehnica specială din dotarea unităţii.

Batalionul de Geniu „Codru” a fost format la 16 octombrie 1992.

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Pacificator moldovean din KFOR – locul II la Dancon March http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4593 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4593 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4593 CHIŞINĂU, 20 octombrie 2017 — Militarii Armatei Naţionale din misiunea KFOR au participat recent la acţiunea DANCON March (Danish Contingency), organizată de militarii din Danemarca.

Potrivit comandantului contingentului, locotenent-colonelul Andrei Ţăranu, ofiţerii şi subofiţerii moldoveni, alături de colegii lor din 33 de contingente participante la operaţiunea KFOR, au parcurs distanţa de 25 de km, în localitatea Novo Selo, Kosovo, purtând în spate rucsacuri de campanie cu greutatea de 10 kg şi, respectiv, 24 kg.

Sursa a menţionat că unul din pacificatori — sergentul major Daniel Ciornea — a reuşit să se claseze pe locul II în competiţie. Militarul a mers 27 de km în 2 ore 53 de minute, ducând în spate rucsacul de 10 kg. Un alt militar moldovean — sergentul major Cristian Miron — a parcurs distanţa respectivă în 3 ore 28 minute, obţinând locul 8 în clasament.

Potrivit regulamentului, participanţii achită o taxă simbolică de 20 de euro. Banii colectaţi sunt donaţi unor instituţii locale.

DANCON March este o tradiţie a armatei daneze care datează din 1972. Până în prezent, marşul a avut loc în Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afganistan, precum şi în alte ţări în care armata daneză a detaşat trupe.

Pacificatorii Armatei Naţionale, detaşaţi în misiunea KFOR, participă la DANCON March începând cu anul 2014.

Sursa foto: KFOR Dancon March https://www.facebook.com/KFORDanconMarch/?fref=ts

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Special Forces in Action at JCET-2017 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4591 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4591 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4591 CHISINAU, October 18, 2017 — The service members from the National Army Special Forces, Special Operations Forces of the Romanian Army and Special Forces of the US Army are participating in the exercise “JCET-2017” (Joint Combined Exchange Training) within October 1 — November 4, 2017. The training is conducted at the National Army Military training base from Bulboaca.

According to Commander of Special Forces Battalion, LTC Ion Ojog, the exercise aims to develop the capabilities for carrying out special missions, the joint training and to exchange experience between the Moldovan, Romanian, and American Special Forces’ service members.

The source mentioned that, within the exercise, the officers and NCOs of the three armies are conducting specific shooting drills during day and night time, tactical missions with combat shooting drills on special forces group level.

The service members are also carrying out static line parachute jumps using MC-6/T-11 parachute systems.

The exercise “Joint Combined Exchange Training” is part of the National Army training plan for 2017.

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Campanie de donare voluntară a sângelui în Armata Naţională http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4588 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4588 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4588 CHIŞINĂU, 17 octombrie 2017 — Ministerul Apărării, în colaborare cu Centrul Național de Transfuzie a Sângelui (CNTS), a organizat astăzi o campanie de donare voluntară a sângelui în rândul militarilor din toate garnizoanele Armatei Naţionale.

Potrivit şefului serviciului medico-militar, locotenent-colonelul Ivan Petcov, în cadrul acţiunii respective, peste 350 de militari prin contract şi în termen din garnizoanele Chișinău, Bălți, Cahul şi Ungheni, dar şi studenţi ai Academiei Militare a Forţelor Armate „Alexandru cel Bun” (AMFA), au donat sânge.

Sursa a specificat că ofiţerii, subofiţerii şi ostaşii din Brigăzile de infanterie motorizată „Moldova”, „Ştefan cel Mare” şi „Dacia”, dar şi cei din Divizionul de Artilerie de la Ungheni au donat benevol sânge la centrele de colectare din unităţile respective. De asemenea, circa 100 de studenţi militari şi militari prin contract ai AMFA au donat sânge la punctul de colectare de la sediul instituţiei, iar efectivul de militari din Tabăra Militară 142, Ministerul Apărării şi Marele Stat Major, precum şi Regimentul Rachete Antiaeriene — la Centrul Național de Transfuzie a Sângelui.

De menţionat că militarii Armatei Naţionale participă activ la toate campaniile de donare a sângelui desfăşurate de CNTS.

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US Congress Delegation at Ministry of Defense http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4586 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4586 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4586 CHISINAU, October 17, 2017 — State Secretary of Ministry of Defense, Aurel Fondos, met today with a delegation of the US Congress, led by the representative of the US House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Steve Russell. The meeting was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA in our country, James Pettit.

The main issues discussed were the bilateral military relations between the Republic of Moldova and the United States of America and the opportunities for their development.

Aurel Fondos informed the American delegation about the political situation and the regional security, as well as about the implementation stage of the Defence Capacity Building Initiative — DCBI in the Republic of Moldova.

The State Secretary thanked the US Government for the assistance offered in the training, logistics, and technical sectors through various programs such as IMET, GPOI, and other important projects for the benefit of the population of the Republic of Moldova.

Aurel Fondos also mentioned the contribution of North Carolina National Guard to the professional training of Moldovan service members, thus allowing the participation of the National Army in international exercises and peacekeeping missions abroad.

Steve Russell appreciated the interest of National Army leadership in implementing the projects and programs aimed at improving the bilateral defense partnership.

The American official expressed his conviction that the dialogue between the two armies will continue by intensifying the training opportunities for National Army service members in high education institutions in the USA and the Moldovan-American experience exchange within various joint activities.

The Moldovan-American defense cooperation is based on the Memorandum “Regarding the cooperation in the military area between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova and the US Department of Defense”, signed on December 4, 1995.

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Center of Communications and Informatics – 25 Years of Performance http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4584 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4584 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4584 CHISINAU, October 17, 2017 — The National Army Center of Communications and Informatics (CCI) celebrated today the 25th anniversary within a ceremony held at the Ministry of Defense HQ. The event was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and General Staff, veterans and service members.

Deputy Defense Minister Gheorghe Galbura congratulated the Center’s staff and specified that, during these 25 years, the unit’s specialists had an important contribution to modernizing the information technologies system of the National Army, ensuring the communication between service members and the upper echelon during national and international exercises.

Commander of CCI, LTC Igor Bucataru, stated that it is a priority for the unit’s specialists to know the latest developments of the IT sector. The source specified that the service members from the CCI ensure the communication between the defense institution and the contingents deployed in missions abroad, such as KFOR, as well as participate as military observers in UN operations.

On the occasion of CCI’s anniversary, a group of service members received medals and honor diplomas.

The Center of Communications and Informatics was established on October 16, 1992.

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“Stefan cel Mare” Brigade Decorated with Order “Credinta Patriei” http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4579 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4579 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4579 CHISINAU, October 14, 2017 — “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade was decorated today with the state order “Credinta Patriei” (Loyalty to Motherland), 1st class. The order was awarded by President of the Republic of Moldova, Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, Igor Dodon, during a ceremony dedicated to the unit’s 25th anniversary.

The award was offered for excellent fulfillment of service duty, prodigious activity and meritorious achievements of the unit’s staff in carrying out the constitutional missions and for ensuring the subunits’ high level of training.

President Igor Dodon thanked the service members for their excellent service and mentioned the important contribution of the Brigade’s staff in maintaining stability in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova. “Within this mission of State importance, the Brigade’s service members are a factor of reliance”, said the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces.

Deputy Defense Minister Gheorghe Galbura stated that, during these 25 years, “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade had important achievements during their missions, national and international exercises. “The unit’s success is due to the professional service members who are ready to fulfill any mission entrusted by our State. You are an example for your colleagues from other National Army units”, underlined Gheorghe Galbura.

During the event, a group of service members received the Honor Diploma of the President of the Republic of Moldova and National Army medals for impeccable fulfillment of service duty. The activity also included wrestling exercises and the Orchestra’s show. The guests had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the unit’s weapons, equipment, vehicles, as well as the service members’ living conditions.

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

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Military Students Participate in “Cambrian Patrol” Exercise in United Kingdom for the First Time http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4572 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4572 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4572 CHISINAU, October 10, 2017 — National Army soldiers will participate, for the first time, in the military patrolling competition “Cambrian Patrol 2017” held in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, within October 10-21, 2017.

According to Commander-rector of the Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun”, Col. Sergiu Plop, at the exercise, the National Army will be represented by a team consisting of nine students from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years and a service member from the educational institution.

The source specified that the students trained for the competition at National Army military training centers and were trained and tested by service members from Northern Ireland. The training started in November last year and, during this period, the students carried out missions of orientation, patrol, research, river crossing, as well as first aid and casualty evacuation.

The rules of “Cambrian Patrol” exercise state that the participants must cover a distance of over 50 km on foot, carrying backpacks of about 40 kg, in less than 48 hours.

“Cambrian Patrol” was organized for the first time in 1960 in the region of Cambrian Mountains, on the west coast of Wales. The exercise is considered one of the most challenging and prestigious military events and aims to test the discipline and both mental and physical robustness.

This year, “Cambrian Patrol” will bring together teams of service members from 25 countries, among which Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine.

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Military Academy “Alexandru cel Bun” Celebrates 25th Anniversary (video) http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4570 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4570 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4570

CHISINAU, October 6, 2017 — The Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” (MAAF) celebrated today its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, the institution organized a ceremony and the Open Doors Day that were attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and General Staff, unit commanders of the defense institution, military attaches, professors, students, and the Academy students’ relatives.

Deputy Defense Minister Gheorghe Galbura congratulated the Academy’s staff and students and specified that, during the 25 years of activity, the institution has become known on national and international levels by being present at international exercises, experience exchanges with colleagues from military educational institutions of other states, as well as through the achievements of the young men who studied in academies from Romania, Hellenic Republic, Turkey.

“Today, the National Army has service members who are well-trained, competent, and always ready to serve in any conditions, theater of operations, together with our partners from the armies of other countries. This would be impossible without the great effort and professionalism of the institution’s leadership, its professors and military staff involved in the training of the future officers”, mentioned Deputy Minister Galbura.

Gheorghe Galbura awarded National Army medals to a group of service members for excellent fulfillment of service duty and performances in their activities.

Commander-rector of MAAF, Col. Sergiu Plop, mentioned that currently the Military Academy trains young men and women on three specialties — infantry, artillery, and communications. The institution also offers MA and PhD studies.

Col. Plop appreciated the support offered by the National Army leadership, former commanders and veterans of the MAAF, as well as the military attaches who contributed to the development and promotion of the institution.

During the event, the military students presented wrestling exercises, tactical exercises using military vehicles, weapons, communications equipment, and carried out shooting drills.

At the same time, the guests attending the ceremony at the Academy had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the institution’s infrastructure, endowment, and activity.

The program also included an exhibition of military vehicles, weapons, and ammunition, engineer and chemical protection equipments, communications equipment, as well as serving some soldier’s porridge.

Within 1995-2017, the Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” educated about 1,800 officers at different specialties such as: infantry, artillery, communications, border guard, and carabineer.

The length of studies at the MAAF is three years. Accommodation, food and military equipment are free for students.

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Demining Missions of National Army Engineers in September http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4568 http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4568 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova http://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=4568 CHISINAU, October 2, 2017 — In September, the National Army engineers disposed of 26 explosive objects in villages from Anenii Noi, Causeni, Dubasari, Nisporeni, Orhei, Telenesti, and Stefan Voda districts.

According to Maj. Igor Levitchi, deputy Chief of Engineer Service, during this period, the service members were called in 18 times to carry our engineer missions destroying artillery projectiles, air bombs, and bomb-launcher bombs. All the explosive objects dated back to World War II.

The source mentioned that, recently, the engineers of “Codru” Engineer Battalion were called in to two villages from Causeni district — Cirnateni and Puhaceni — where they identified an artillery projectile of 122 mm caliber and an air bomb. The ammunition was destroyed under maximum security conditions.

This year, the National Army engineers destroyed 323 explosive objects during 133 demining missions throughout the country.

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