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Conscripts Graduate Initial Military Training Course

CHISINAU, November 25, 2011 — 467 conscripts enlisted this autumn graduated Friday, November 25, the Initial Military Training Course. The awarding ceremonies were held in Moldova Light Brigade from Balti and Dacia Brigade from Cahul.

The event brought together the commanders of the two units, National Army conscripts and servicemen, as well as war veterans, military priests and civilians.

According to LTC Octavian Varzari, interim Chief of J7 Joint Training and Doctrine Directorate, National Army Main Staff, the goal of the initial training course deals with the general military training of soldiers for combat missions. The six-week course is held four times a year, Varzari stated.

LTC Varzari pointed out the training consists of two stages. Half of the course is dedicated to tactical training, square bashing, military regulations, physical training and other subjects. Practical assignments, including a survivor course, were held at the training sites.

After the graduation ceremony, the soldiers left for a three-day holiday. Then, they will be assigned within the National Army units.

The initial training is a modern military training program that started being applied in spring 2010. The course aims at replacing old non-efficient curricula with the new ones.

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