to deliver Lunar New Year wishes to locals and soldiers on duty there.

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Ceremony to bid farewell to the missions to be on an offshore trip to Truong Sa archipelago. Photos: VNA
Truong Sa archipelago,vietnam navy,east sea
Officers and soldiers boarding for Truong Sa archipelago to take on missions there.
Truong Sa archipelago,vietnam navy,east sea
Rear Admiral Ngo Van Thuan, Commissar of the Naval Zone 4 encourages soldiers, officers who are going to take on missions in Truong Sa archipelago.
Truong Sa archipelago,vietnam navy,east sea
Officers and soldiers boarding for Truong Sa archipelago to take on missions there.
 
Truong Sa archipelago,vietnam navy,east sea
Soldiers of the Naval Zone 4 wash hands before boarding as a protective measure against COVID-19.
Truong Sa archipelago,vietnam navy,east sea
Officers and soldiers boarding for Truong Sa archipelago to take on missions there.
Truong Sa archipelago,vietnam navy,east sea
Officers and soldiers bid farewell to the mainlanders. Photos: VNA

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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.

Truong Sa garrisons improve defence capacity, combat readiness

Truong Sa garrisons improve defence capacity, combat readiness

Amidst complicated and unpredictable developments of the world and region, especially in the East Sea, garrisons in Truong Sa archipelago always build a strong political spirit and high willpower.