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The 2nd of April had a special significance for the military from the 280 Infantry Battalion in mission in the theater of operation in Afghanistan.

In the campus where they are dislocated at thousands of kilometers far away from home the Romanians hoisted the flag of Romania and the Alliance’s flag after their blessing in a short religious ceremony. Lt. Col. Victor Dascalescu, commander of the Battalion read the message of the ministry of National Defence to the military in the theatres of operations occasioned by the admittance of Romania within NATO.

the US Col. William Garrett III commander of the 1st Mountain Brigade congratulated the Romanians ”For me you are partners to be trusted for a long time and you proved that by your seriousness and courage you are performing day by day the trusted missions”. After the ceremony the Romanians had a festive launch together with their American collogues. The today’s activities gave them a more powerful push for performing of their missions.

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