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The Guards Red Banner Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, stationed in the Voronezh, Kursk, Bryansk, Moscow, Smolensk and Belgorod regions, celebrated 78 years from the date of formation.
In Voronezh, where the headquarters of the combined arms army of the Western Military District is stationed, members of veteran organizations and the All-Russian Children and Youth Military Patriotic Society “Yunarmiya” were invited to the solemn meeting. The celebrations were held with the participation of the commander of the Red Banner Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, Lieutenant General Andrei Ivanaev and his direct deputies.
During the event, awards were given with certificates, letters of thanks and valuable gifts. Three servicemen were nominated for the medal “For Military Valor” II degree, three – “For excellence in exercises”, and one officer was awarded the medal for 20 years of exemplary service in calendar terms “For excellence in military service” I degree.
“The warriors of the 20th Guards Army sacredly honor the feats of veterans, with military labor they multiply military and combat traditions, and reliably stand in the defense of our Motherland – the Russian Federation. And already today, in the distant post-war period, the military personnel of the association have made and continue to make a significant contribution to the fight against international terrorism, showing examples of courage, bravery and heroism, ”Lieutenant General Andrei Ivanaev, commander of the Western Military District, made a speech.
The Red Banner Guards Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District was based on the threshold of the battles on the Kursk Bulge on June 26, 1943 as the 4th Panzer Army. During the years of the Great Patriotic War, under the command of General of the Army Dmitry Danilovich Lyushenko, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Czechoslovakia, servicemen of the 4th Panzer Army defeated the Bryansk and Oryol groups of the enemy, liberated Kamenets-Podolsky, Lvov, stormed Berlin and were the first to enter Prague. From 1957 to the present day, the army bears the name of the 20th Guards Red Banner Combined Arms Army. For the current year, the combined arms army of the Western Military District is considered one of the largest formations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, equipped with modern and promising weapons by 85%.
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