calendar>>November 27. 2009 Juche 98
Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Navy Unit
Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected the Command of KPA Navy Combined Unit 587.

After receiving a salute, he went round the monument to President Kim Il Sung's on-site guidance and the room devoted to the history of the combined unit.

Noting that the combined unit has a long tradition of struggle as it has demonstrated the might of the KPA by fully displaying popular heroism in the defence of the country and socialist construction over the last more than six decades, he highly appreciated its feats.

He watched combat and technical equipment and training of seamen to learn in detail about the implementation of the training program for this year and the preparations for training next year.

He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the unit has successfully trained all the commanding officers and soldiers to be a-match-for-a hundred fighters possessed of high combat technique and capability by intensifying the combat and political training true to the WPK's policy of training. He highly appreciated the successes made by the unit in the training this year.

The seamen of the KPA have grown to be indomitable fighters who enshrine as their unshakable faith the spirit of devotedly defending the leader, the spirit of readily becoming human bullets and bombs and the spirit of blasting oneself, he said, adding: Our socialist country is impregnable as these invincible ranks have reliably defended its seas.

Saying that the navy is of important significance in the DPRK as it is seabound on three sides, he set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for further bolstering up the naval armed force.

Then he went round entertainment and educational facilities including a library and an education room to acquaint himself with the ideological education of seamen.

He looked round a bedroom, a mess hall and a non-staple food store and other supply service facilities to take deep care of seamen's living.

Walking in the compound of the barracks, he learned about the management of the unit. He praised the unit for having kept the exterior and interior of its barracks neat and tidy and created a wonderful environment around them.

He had a photo session with the servicepersons of the unit.

He was accompanied by Vice Marshal of the KPA Kim Yong Chun, vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK and minister of the People's Armed forces, KPA General Kim Jong Gak, member of the NDC of the DPRK and first vice-department director of the KPA General Political Bureau, KPA General Ri Yong Ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, and KPA Generals Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su.

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