This year’s event taking the theme of “Shifting armed forces to the high combat readiness posture, shifting locality to the national defense posture and preparing and conducting defensive operations,” aimed to raise knowledge and awareness of local cadres of the whole people’s defense posture and requirements for conducting defensive operations and building defensive areas. It was also an opportunity to improve participants’ skills in dealing with emergency situations.

Troops participating in the exercise 

Addressing the concluding ceremony, Secretary of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Tinh stressed that the exercise was successful, meeting all requirements while ensuring absolute safety for personnel and equipment.

Lieutenant General Vu Hai San congratulated the province on the success of the exercise and lauded efforts and good coordination among participating forces. He asked the province to continue embracing directives and resolutions of the Party and State, further instruct local forces to build and keep the defensive area, fulfill political missions in 2018 and develop military and defense mission plans for 2019 and beyond. 

On the occasion, Military Region 3 and the provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to individuals and groups with outstanding performances during the exercise. 

Translated by Tran Hoai