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Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of KPA Air Force Unit

Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected the Command of Air Force Unit 435 of the KPA.

Conducted by the commander of the unit, he went round a room dedicated to the history of the unit.

Seeing historic relics and other mementoes associated with the giant footprints of President Kim Il Sung, he recollected with deep emotion the leadership feats of the President.

The unit which has traversed the road of victory and glory under the meticulous guidance and care of the President has made a great contribution to the development of the Air Force, he said, stressing the need to steadily carry forward this brilliant tradition of struggle.

Praising the unit for having arranged the room in such a way as to vividly show the history of its development, he underscored the need to conduct a wide-ranging educational work through it.
After acquainting himself with the unit’s performance of duty, he was greatly satisfied to watch commanding staff officers in training at an operation room. He highly appreciated their feats and set forth the tasks to be tackled to increase the combat capability of the unit in every way.

Going round a servicepersons’ hall, a video recording and wire broadcasting room and other entertainment and educational facilities, he learned in detail about how the political and ideological education of servicepersons is conducted.
Satisfied to learn that the unit has effectively conducted the ideological education of the servicepersons in diverse forms and methods, he called for paying primary attention to the ideological work to train all of them as self-blasting heroes of Ri Su Bok and Kil Yong Jo types.

Walking the compound of the command, he acquainted himself with the work to create woodland and greenery.

He highly praised the servicepersons of the unit for having planted a lot of trees in the compound and around the barracks with ardent patriotism and tended them with care.
Then he went round supply service facilities and highly praised the unit for having provided good living conditions to the servicepersons.

The units of the People’s Army in the Songun era have directed big efforts to their management, while increasing their combat capability, and, accordingly, the appearance of all of them has changed beyond recognition, he said, noting that this sea change is the precious fruition of a high degree of revolutionary spirit, militancy, organization and discipline which characterize the People’s Army.

He had a photo session with the servicepersons of the unit.

He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee.

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