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Today, a graduation ceremony took place for about 2,000 young officers and students who completed their studies at the Military Training and Scientific Center of the Air Force (VUNC VVS) “Air Force Academy named after Professor N.Ye. Zhukovsky and Yu.A. Gagarin “in Voronezh.

The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Federation Council Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Defense and Security, Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces for military-political work, Major General Alexander Maksimtsev, Head of the Air Force Academy, Colonel-General Gennady Zibrov and the commander of the combined arms army of the Western Military District, Lieutenant General Andrey Ivanaev, as well as representatives of the Voronezh region and the city of Voronezh.

More than 140 students, over 1540 young lieutenants, 41 adjuncts, as well as officers representing the armed forces of 23 foreign states received diplomas and badges on graduation from the university.

As a result of the work of the State Examination Commissions, 12 students and 37 young lieutenants received a diploma with honors and a medal of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation “For excellent graduation from the military educational institution of higher professional education of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.” This year, 203 graduates have received honors diplomas, including 33 students and 170 lieutenants. Also, 12 officers of foreign countries received gold medals, 27 graduates from near and far abroad completed their studies with honors diplomas.

Graduates of the academy have completed a course of training in the entire spectrum of specialties and specializations related to ground support of combat aviation – engineering and aerodrome and engineering and aviation support, technical operation of aircraft and engines, information security of automated systems, electronic warfare and other specialties. During their studies at the academy, young specialists studied existing and modern models of aircraft and aircraft weapons that enter service with the Air Force.

At one time, created as the Institute of Engineers of the Red Air Fleet of the Red Army named after N.E. Zhukovsky, it was the first higher military educational institution of the aviation profile in Russia and the world. The Academy has made a huge contribution to strengthening the defense capability of our country and the development of military aviation, paving the way for many generations of its graduates who have shown the highest skill and courage in air battles of the Great Patriotic War, in local wars and armed conflicts, who have become outstanding military leaders, cosmonaut pilots, officers, deserved honor and respect.

Today the Academy is a modern educational and scientific center, equipped with the latest achievements of science and technology, research and educational material base, the latest models of weapons and military equipment, and training complexes. This is a team of many thousands strong in all respects, continuing the best traditions in the training of officers and capable of solving problems of any complexity.

During the ceremonial events timed to the graduation, the first words of gratitude were addressed to the veterans. Their experience does not go down in history. The head of the academy, Colonel-General Gennady Zibrov, also focused on this. Everything that is the legacy of predecessors, they were reminded of, is embodied in the best and most advanced, and is used to raise the training of military personnel for the Aerospace Forces to a higher level.

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