Day of the Special Brigade Marked
Friday, 29.9.2017 | Culture and traditions
Today, in the Pančevo barracks "Rastko Nemanjić", 29th September, the Day of the Special Brigade was marked.
The ceremony was attended by State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Aleksandar Živković, Army Commander Lieutenant General Milosav Simović, representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, local self-government, Serbian Orthodox Church and numerous citizens.
On that occasion, Commander of the Special Brigade, Brigadier General Zoran Veličković, pointed out that the period between two holidays was marked with a number of significant activities that the unit carried out, including 800 different firings, hundreds of live firing tactical exercises, stationary camping with training in summer conditions , more than 1.000 jumps and hundreds of hours of dives and other contents of specialist training, as well as participation in exercises of international character.
– There are many other indicators that in the development of modern special units we are taking the right path. It is clear that our desires and needs are greater, as well as our ambition to be a distinctive special unit. Nevertheless, this tendency has not distracted us from reality and the satisfaction with the results achieved is in line with our seriousness and professional approach to every task. Our commitments are the ultimate operational capabilities, and the willingness to respond to challenges and threats, which we will only achieve with top training, responsibility and solid military discipline – General Veličković emphasized.
At the memorial room of the Special Brigade, after the military part of the ceremony and the ceremonial defile, a wreath was placed in memory of the fallen members of that unit. Already traditionally, at today's ceremony, visitors had the opportunity to see the arsenal of modern arms and equipment used by this elite unit of our Armed Forces.
The Special Brigade was formed on 29th September 2006 by combining the 72nd Special Brigade, 63rd Paratrooper Brigade and parts of the 82nd Marine Centre and the Cobras Counter-Terrorism Detachment.