Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
Contact: 021-319.60.22


“Soimii Carpatilor” Again in Afghanistan

Minister of Defense, Sorin Frunzaverde and the Chief of the General Staff, Admiral Gheorghe Marin will participate Monday, December 11, 06 at 11 a.m. in Bistrita in the ceremony occurring for the military of the 812th Infantry Battalion “Soimii Carpatilor” (Carpatian Hawks) departure for mission in the ISAF III, in Afghanistan.

“Soimii Carpatilor” will receive the missions of the 2nd Infantry Battalion “Calugareni” from Bucharest participating in ISAF operations since July 2006. The military from Bistrita will fulfill the missions of support of the Afghani armed forces and police, search and patrol and humanitarian assistance. They will also support the implementation of the Plan of Peace initiated by the Afghani Government and the achieve of different projects of development initiated by the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team.

The 812th Battalion participated in international exercises and missions in Angola (UNAVEM III, in 1996-97; MONUA in 1998-99) and Kosovo (BELUROKOS 8, 9 and 10 in 2001-02).
Since December 2002 till July 2003 the Battalion participated in ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan and between July 2004 and February 2005 in ANTICA BBILONIA in Iraq.

Details: Captain Marius Mihai. Phone: 0745581400

MoD Press Office


© 2019 Ministry of National Defence - Website designed and administered by Information and Public Relations Directorate

Actualizare: 20.02.2019