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Kim Jong Un Inspects Command of KPA Air and Anti-Air Force

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected the command of the Air and Anti-Air Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

He was greeted on the spot by Air Force Col. General Choe Yong Ho, commander of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force, Air Force Lieut. General Son Chol Ju, political commissar of the Air and Anti-Air Force, and other commanding officers.

Kim Jong Un laid a bouquet before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il erected at the command and paid tribute to them in the humblest reverence.

He recalled that the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, founders and builders of the Juche-oriented air force, were erected at the command of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force before any commands of services and corps of the army on the significant day of the air force last year, adding it was a manifestation of the noble loyalty and moral obligation of the service personnel of the Air and Anti-Air Force and all other service personnel and people to add eternal shine to their revolutionary exploits.

He had a talk with the commanding officers of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force.

He said that the airmen and commanding officers should think of combat awake or asleep and handle all matters from the viewpoint of the combat preparations and correctly find out and solve knotty problems at the highest level in the shortest possible time as required by the WPK's idea of military strategy and tactics, Juche-oriented war methods and modern warfare.

Underscoring the need to intensify flight and battle drills, putting main emphasis on improving the quality of training, he said there is no need to have a drill irrelevant to actual battle even though it is conducted for a hundred, a thousand days. It is the party's intention to turn all exercises into those meeting the requirements of the modern warfare in contents, form and method and those staged under the simulated conditions of an actual battle, he noted.

He went round the comprehensive sports and cultural facilities newly built at the command.

He highly appreciated their construction, saying the comprehensive gymnasium was designed well and constructed at a high level. Not only the construction of indoor swimming pool but also indoor volleyball and basketball courts, sauna and barber' shop are impeccable, he added.

Expressing satisfaction over the successful construction of the comprehensive sports and cultural facilities once again, he promised to make sure that a modern cinema is built so that the service personnel of the unit may watch movies and information on the latest military scientific and technological successes.

He went round the indoor shooting gallery newly built at the command.

He praised the command for successfully building the indoor shooting gallery and watched commanding officers' shooting. He instructed it to regularly operate the gallery to prepare all of them as crack shots.

Noting that the work of the Air and Anti-Air Force for this year is well begun, he called on them to make 2015 a year of ushering in a heyday of the Air and Anti-Air Force. He specified tasks and ways for doing so.

He expressed belief and conviction that the service personnel of the unit would firmly guarantee the revolutionary cause of Juche with arms, keeping themselves fully ready for combat.

Then he had a photo session with them.

He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the KPA General Political Bureau; Army General Hyon Yong Chol, minister of the People's Armed Forces; Han Kwang Sang, department director of the C.C., the WPK, Ri Pyong Chol, first vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Kim Yo Jong, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK.



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