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Military Aviation Marks its 19th Anniversary

„Military aviation has always promoted the image of the National Army and Republic of Moldova all over the world due to their performances within Partnership for Peace Program drills and exercises, humanitarian operations under UN or other international bodies”, Minister of Defense, Vitalie Marinuta, stated during the 19th anniversary ceremony of Marculesti Airbase.

According to the Minister of Defense, the military aviation has gained strategic value in the globalization era. „Thus, Republic of Moldova will have to reorganize its air forces in order to be successful in fulfilling new kind of operations and face regional and global security challenges”, Vitalie Marinuta said.

„Military aviation will always serve the country. The unit’s personnel attend ongoing professional training. We hope that soon, air forces will develop a new image in the 21st century”, the Head of the Air Force Command, Vadim Cemirtan, stated.

The anniversary ceremony included wrestling exercises, as well as jumping from aircrafts at 2000 m altitude. The guests were shown the weapons of the unit and were treated to some soldier’s lunch.

Decebal Airbase was established on May 28, 1992, within the Soviet Union Air Regiment 86, through Republic of Moldova President’s Decree.

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