MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Saratov region, at the Engels airfield, solemn events were held in honor of the 78th anniversary of the founding of the Guards Heavy Bomber Donbass Red Banner Aviation Division.
The event was attended by the command and personnel of the long-range aviation formation, representatives of the city administration, veterans and public organizations.
During the solemn meeting, the most distinguished officers, warrant officers, sergeants and soldiers were awarded medals and certificates, as well as the assignment of regular military ranks.
“For 78 years, the aviation division has undergone a glorious evolution from the combat use of TB-3 aircraft during the Great Patriotic War to modern Tu-160 and Tu-95ms missile carriers. The current generation of warriors-aviators sacredly honors the lessons of their predecessors, adequately fulfills the tasks of ensuring the security of their homeland, ”said Major General Oleg Pchela, commander of the long-range aviation unit of the Guards, in his address.
Also, the personnel were congratulated by the commanders of the Engels formation of previous years, retired major general Vladimir Mokhov and retired major general Vladimir Popov.
At the end of the events, a festive concert was organized for the personnel and veterans of the unit.
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