Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district

For naval soldiers in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district, Khanh Hoa Province, 'island is home and sea is homeland'. 

They share the same will, solidarity, creativity in production and readiness for combat, determining to protect the country's sacred sovereignty over seas and islands.

Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Rare moments when soldiers on Son Ca Island, Truong Sa (Spratly Archipelago) have time to relax with their pets. (Photo: VNA)
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Soldiers on Son Ca Island, Truong Sa (Spratly Archipelago)  play the guitar during their spare time. (Photo: VNA)
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Soldiers on Nam Yet Island receive letters from the mainland. (Photo: VNA)
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
A soldier on Song Tu Tay Island signals to a ship to land on the island. (Photo: VNA)
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Soldiers on Son Ca Island, Truong Sa (Spratly Archipelago)  read books and newspapers in free time. (Photo: VNA)
 
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Besides studying and training, soldiers spend time planting and taking care of the greenery on the island. (Photo: VNA)
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Soldiers on Truong Sa Island (Truong Sa Archipelago) do exercise daily to keep good health. (Photo: VNA)

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Life on Truong Sa archipelago

Life on Truong Sa archipelago

Life of people on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago has been improved since national liberation in 1975 thanks to efforts from both the army and people on its islands.

A trip to Truong Sa – a destination of attractions and emotions

A trip to Truong Sa – a destination of attractions and emotions

I first learned about the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands when I was at primary school in the 1980s. Every year, when Tết (Lunar New Year) approached, the students wrote letters and collected gifts to send to the soldiers stationed on the islands.

 
 

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