In Photos: Vietnamese Division 330’s troops sharpen river crossing skills
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|Troops securely packing their weapons and equipment before crossing river. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
The training contents, which are in line with the unit’s real combat conditions, have helped troops improve their capabilities of swimming across a river while carrying weapons and other equipment.
Acknowledging that the training contents are difficult, complex, and dangerous, troops have exerted great efforts to practice and meet their training targets and stay ready to take rescue missions when needed.
These are the photos of Division 330’s troops’ recent practice:
|With throughout preparation, troops start crossing river. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Troops maintaining a safe distance under the guard of four security teams made of members good at swimming and in a good health condition. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|The security teams move in formation to deal with emerging situations in a timely manner. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|The security personnel promptly rescuing a drowning soldier. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Taking the drowning soldier to a safe place. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|A security staff member puts the drowning soldier on a raft while another security member is picking up his belongings. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|The security members taking the troubled soldier ashore for first aid. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Medical personnel receiving the troubled soldier. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|An aerial photo of the river-crossing exercise. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Troops carrying a machine gun across the river. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Swimming across the river while carrying weapons and equipment requires troops to have good fitness and endurance. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Troops carrying the SPG-9 battery across the river. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Infantry troops getting close to the riverbank. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Troops successfully crossing the river. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|Large guns such as Mortar 100, SPG-9 and SMPK 12.7mm are carried on levers. Photo: People's Army Newspaper|
|The 330th Infantry Division is a major division of the Vietnam People's Army, belonging to the 9th Military Region. The division was established on September 21, 1976 to meet the requirements of the southwestern border defense. In the payroll of Military Region 9, the 330th Division functions as a tactical division, fighting in all directions of the battlefield, solving combat tasks according to the operational requirements of the military zone. The infantry division was stationed when it was first established in Tan Ngai commune, Vinh Long town, now in Chi Lang town, Tinh Bien, An Giang.|
|The 9th Military Region of Vietnam People's Army, is directly under the Ministry of Defence of Vietnam, tasked to organize, build, manage and command armed forces defending the Mekong Delta.|
The Vietnam People’s Army, the core of the Vietnam people’s armed forces, is an army from the people and for the people, and ready to sacrifice their own lives for “the independence and freedom of the Homeland, for socialism and for the happiness of the people.” The forerunner of the VPA is the Vietnam Propaganda Unit of the Liberation Army, the first main force established on December 22, 1944 under the directive of late President Ho Chi Minh, cited Ministry of National Defense.
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