PANO – As an elite combat force, Commando Battalion under the Staff of Military Zone 9 carries out missions of training, combat readiness, anti-terrorism and protection of key structures in Mekong River Delta.
The unit is also active in building a strong local political base, joining hands in building new rural areas, and preventing and controlling natural disasters and their consequences, as well as contributing to local socio-economic development.
PANO would like to introduce some photos of the training of those commandoes.
Translated by Mai Huong
PANO - These days, units of Military Zone 9 have organized various culture and sports activities for Khmer troops and local organs to celebrate the Chol Chnam Thmay Festival, the traditional New Year Festival of the Khmer ethnic minority group in Southern Vietnam. Major General Ngo Van Ba, Deputy Political Director of Military Zone 9 said that the festival was special for Khmer people, so the zone organized activities to raise both material and spiritual lives for Khmer troops, while consolidating solidarity among troops. On the occasion, Military Zone 9 sent delegations to visit pagodas in provinces and cities in…... [read more]
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Can Tho (VNA) – President Truong Tan Sang presented the Military Exploit Order, first class, to the armed forces of Military Zone 9 during a ceremony celebrating the zone’s 70 th traditional day (December 10) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 3. In his speech, the President underlined the strategic position of Military Zone 9 which covers 12 localities in the Mekong Delta. Given the complicated developments in the region and the world, he asked the Military Zone 9’s Party Committee and High Command to build politically-strong and modern armed forces with high combat capacity. They…... [read more]
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Vinh Long bombard Military Zone 9 (21-10-2006) HA NOI — Vinh Long surprised onlookers - and themselves - at the National All-star Volleyball Championship on Thursday, forcing the title favourite Military Zone 9 into a play-off round after a 2-3 loss. Before the last round of the tournament's second stage Zone 9 sat at the top of men's group A. But after winning the first set 25-16 Zone 9's momentum dropped off, and Vinh Long came from behind to take three sets 25-22, 25-19, 25-18. The loss caused Military Zone to fall from the top down to the bottom of…... [read more]
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