General Ngo Xuan Lich, member of the Politburo, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defense Minister, sent a congratulation letter to the unit.

Rear Admiral Pham Van Vung (third from left) presents the noble order to the unit's leadership.

Present at the event were Admiral Nguyen Van Hien, former Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of the Naval Service, Rear Admiral Pham Van Vung, Secretary of the Party Committee and Political Commissar of the Naval Service, and representatives from local units and agencies.

At the event, Rear Admiral Nguyen Phong Canh, Political Commissar of Naval Region 2 recalled the unit’s history and traditions.

The naval region was established on March 19, 2009 under the decision of the Defense Minister. It is tasked to manage over 300, of the country’s waters from Binh Thuan to Bac Lieu province.

Over the past decade, the naval region has actively conducted political education for its troops, and become the key force in protecting national sovereignty over the country’s Southern waters and islands. In addition, the naval region’s affiliated units provided effective support for fishermen and actively conducted search and rescue missions at sea.

For all its achievements, the unit was awarded with the first-class Fatherland Protection Order by the State President on its 10th founding anniversary.

Translated by Trung Thanh