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    Barrack for special operations unit completed in Riga

    RIGA, Dec 7 (LETA) - A new barrack meant for the Special Tasks Unit of the National Armed Forces (NAF) was today opened in a ceremony in Daugavgriva, Riga, LETA was told at the press office of the Defense Ministry.

    Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers) said at the ceremony that this had been a long-awaited event because although sizable resources are being invested in the special operations unit’s development, the unit still lacked its own premises. The barrack was badly needed because many soldiers serving with the Special Tasks Unit are not from Riga, Bergmanis said.

    The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins, said that the new barrack is a major step towards improving the troops’ living and training conditions and an example of the dynamic development of NAF infrastructure. “We have always taken pride in the high professionalism of the unit’s servicemen, and they deserve an environment befitting the character of their service,” Kalnins said, praising the multifunctionality of the new building.

    Construction of the barrack in Daugavgriva was started on November 21, 2016 with a ceremony attended by the Michigan National Guard Adjutant General, Major General Gregory Vadnais, representatives from the Special Tasks Unit and construction company UPB, among others.

    • Published: 07.12.2017 17:10
    • LETA
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