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Jinan Military Region Air Force
Jinan Military Area Air Force Command

The Jinan Military Region Air Force was originally established in June 1967 after replacing the 6th Air Corps which had moved to Tangshan. The Jinan MRAF's mission was to provide unified command for PLAAF units in the Shandong Province.

The Jinan Military Region Air Force is a battle regiment of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force stationed in Jinan Military Region. It belongs to the establishment of the Air Force and is under the dual leadership of the Air Force and the Jinan Military Region. Lead and command the air forces stationed in Shandong and Henan provinces. It is mainly responsible for air defense operations in the area, air offensive operations, and coordinated land and naval operations.

On June 1, 1967, the Central Military Commission approved the expansion of the 6th Army Headquarters of the Air Force into the Jinan Military Region Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. On September 15, officially exercised the power of the military area air force. The agency has a headquarters, political department, logistics department, and engineering department. In February 1970, the Engineering Department was withdrawn. In February 1976, the Aeronautical Engineering Department was added, and in September 1993, it was renamed the Equipment Technology Department. In December 1998, it was reorganized as the Equipment Department.

After the establishment of the Jinan Military Region Air Force, the troops stationed in Shandong Province and Xuhai Region under the jurisdiction of the 6th Army of the Air Force were placed under the Jinan Military Region Air Force Organization. In February 1975, an aviation school in the Jinan Military Region Air Force's jurisdiction was reorganized directly under the Air Force into the Jinan Military Region Air Force Organization. In October 1978, the affiliated aviation school and the troops stationed in Xuhai area were placed under the establishment of the Nanjing Military Region Air Force. In the second half of 1985, after the Wuhan Military Region Air Force was abolished, the Henan Province Air Force troops and academies were placed under the Jinan Military Region Air Force Organization; some units were adjusted, cancelled, and merged. By the end of the 20th century, the Jinan Military Region Air Force had developed into a combined army consisting of aviation, ground-to-air missile troops, radar troops, signal troops, and other specialized troops.

The Jinan Military Region Air Force insists on the absolute leadership of the Chinese Communist Party over the army, upholds the nature and purpose of the peoples army, vigorously strengthens ideological and political work and grassroots construction, and maintains a high degree of stability and centralization of the army. With the development of the national defense industry, weapons and equipment continue to improve, and more advanced aircraft and surface-to-air missiles have been successively equipped with troops. Adhere to the standard of combat effectiveness, close to actual combat, strict training, and strict requirements, so that the combat effectiveness of the troops will be raised to a new level.

The Jinan Military Region Air Force has long been responsible for air defense operations within its jurisdiction and has made important contributions to safeguarding the national airspace security. On December 30, 1971, Yang Guoxiang, commander of the 5th Division of the Air Force, flew an airplane to perform an airdrop atomic bomb test mission. Due to a failure of the bombing system, under the correct command of the ground commander, he bravely and calmly drove the airborne bomb to a safe landing. After troubleshooting, the airdrop test of the atomic bomb was successful on January 7, 1972. In addition, the Air Force of the Jinan Military Region carried out the flood control of the Yellow River bombing, the Tangshan earthquake relief, the rescue of the Shengli Oilfield besieged by the Yellow River water, the fire extinguishing of the Huangdao Oil Depot in Qingdao, artificial rain enhancement, aerial seeding afforestation, and the construction of the Shengli Oilfield Airport and Xuzhou Guanyin Airport. Contribute to saving people's lives and property and supporting national economic construction.

In defending and building the motherland and strengthening army building in the Jinan Military Region Air Force, a number of advanced units and heroes and models have emerged. The honorary titles awarded by the Central Military Commission are: "Flight Safety Red Flag Independent Brigade". The honorary titles awarded by the Air Force are: "Model Company for Reading and Educating People", "Model Camp for Supporting Government and Loving People", "Model Attack Aircraft Flying Group", "Model Radar Station for Respect and Love for Soldiers", "Model Maintenance Group for High Quality and Safety", and "Faithful to their duties and brave. Dedicated outstanding cadres" Zhou Shilin, "model flying captain" Sun Wenqing, etc.

Successive commanders: Wu Zongxian, Wang Zixiang, Lin Jigui, Wu Guangyu, Han Ruijie, Guo Yuxiang, He Weirong, Liu Zhongxing; successive political commissars: Li Bo, Guan Shengzhi, Wang Pingshui (second political commissar), Zhang Yonggeng, Zhang Zhenxian, Yang Hanwen, Zhang Hanping, Feng Yongsheng, Wang Jilian, Rui Qingkai.



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