National Army Peacekeepers Mark 18th Anniversary
CHISINAU, May 12, 2017 — The staff of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion marked today the 18th anniversary, within a ceremony held at Military Compound 142.
Deputy Defense Minister Gheorghe Galbura congratulated the Battalion’s military and civil staff and appreciated the flawless way in which they represent our country — within civilian missions, such as the one in April, when they supported the citizens affected by the blizzard, as well as within operations and exercises abroad. “Behind these achievements, there are years and years of training, a difficult training both at home and abroad, where the peacekeepers showed their skills while testing their interoperability with service members of other countries”, stated Gheorghe Galbura.
According to Commander of the Battalion, Maj. Ianac Deli, over the past 18 years, the unit’s officers and NCOs participated in UN missions in Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Sudan, and South Sudan as military observers, in the post-conflict rehabilitation operation in Iraq, as well as national and international exercises in Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia, Romania, Sweden, USA, and Ukraine.
On this occasion, as well as for service performances, a group of unit’s officers and NCOs received National Army medals and diplomas.
The event also included the presentation of tactical exercises of the infantry subunits during peacekeeping missions, wrestling exercises, as well as an exhibition of the Battalion’s military vehicles and weapons.
The 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion was established on May 11, 1999.
Also today, the National Army Military Command marked its 25th anniversary.