Medical officers leave Vietnam for South Sudan mission

The "blue beret" soldiers of Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 on March 24 said goodbye to their families and teammates before flying to South Sudan for a United Nations’ peacekeeping mission.

The send-off ceremony saw moving images of officers and soldiers bidding farewell to their families as they set out for the international mission. Photos taken at this moment will be with them during their time in the African country.

It was also an unforgettable memory for the families of the soldiers. They are worried, but also proud that a family member is performing a sacred task entrusted by the world.

The field hospital is a source of pride not only for the families and the soldiers themselves but also for the nation. They also carry a noble international mission - taking care of the health of the people of the South Sudan mission.

The soldiers promised to complete their tasks, ensure the absolute safety for all hospital staff, and at the same time build an image of Uncle Ho’s soldiers in the eyes of international friends.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Soldiers of Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 left Vietnam to South Sudan for a peacekeeping mission on March 24.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

A day earlier, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Defense, presented the State President's Decision and the National Flag to the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

The soldiers were trained in foreign language skills, medical examination and treatment, handling of bombs and mines, survival skills, and skills to respond to unexpected situations before they were sent to South Sudan.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Because Vietnamese medical soldiers will be in South Sudan when Covid-19 is still present, they were vaccinated and trained about Covid-19 prevention and control measures.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

The soldiers waved before boarding the Australian Department of Defense’s C17 military transport to South Sudan.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Lieutenant Colonel Trinh My Hoa, Director of the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 kisses his wife goodbye.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Female soldiers wave to their teammates.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Le Na, the youngest female soldier, with a bright smile on her face.

 
Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Major General Nguyen Truong Son, Director of 175 Military Hospital hugs soldiers.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

The girls with "blue berets" poses for pictures before leaving Vietnam.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

Meanwhile, male soldiers take a selfie photo with the national flag.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

The soldiers take pictures with their commanders at Tan Son Nhat airport.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

A soldier looks back before his departure.

Khoảnh khắc chiến sĩ 'mũ nồi xanh' lên đường đến Nam Sudan

This is the third time that Vietnam has sent its peacekeepers to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping force. The remaining 63 officers and soldiers will fly to South Sudan on April 21.

The level-2 field hospital No. 3 was established in March 2020 with 70 officers and soldiers, including 64 official and six reserve members, who were all vaccinated against COVID-19.


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