calendar>>January 20. 2012 Juch 101
Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Air Force Unit 354
Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army and supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and state and army of the DPRK, inspected KPA Air Force Unit 354 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment before guiding a flight training.

After receiving a salute, Kim Jong Un warmly waved back to the enthusiastically cheering service personnel before having a photo taken with them.

After acquainting himself with the unit's combat duty, he guided the flight training of pilots.

After watching the courageous training which demonstrated the might of the air force, he praised the pilots for their good performance. He was greatly satisfied with a very high level of control of warplanes such as taking off and landing and bold and skilful movement. He was very pleased that all the pilots have been prepared as able pilots of fighters.

He repeatedly praised the pilots for their success in performing training duties before taking a photo taken with them.

He looked round a flight hall, bedroom of pilots, mess hall, soldiers' hall and other places of the unit to take warm care of the training and living of the pilots.

After watching pilots undergo training on the table with deep attention, he expressed satisfaction over the fact that they are using their brains, thinking and putting everything into practice so that they may win any battle by skillfully using Korean-style fighting methods and tactics in keeping with the trend of the changed warfare mode and combat action regulations of the enemies and the trend of the development of arms and equipment.

After being informed that the pilots are flying to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution awake or asleep, singing the song that the sun is over the wings of their planes and Pyongyang is beneath them, he said that Hero Kil Yong Jo left a very good song. He told all pilots to cherish his soul.

While watching sketches done by soldiers, he said that their skills are as good as the professional painters' and the army has many talents and reserve painters.

At the pilots' bedroom visited by General Secretary Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un sat on a bed without any ceremony and kindly asked if they did not feel any inconvenience on their beds.

At the mess hall, he underscored the need to provide good diet to the pilots as their mental and physical burden is heavy, saying that for them there is nothing to spare.

Kim Jong Un who visited the unit, carrying with him a freshwater fish, weighing more than 60 kg, presented by people, showed such loving care for pilots as teaching how to cook it for them to taste it.

He looked round a company under the unit to take deep care of the servicemen's life.

He was pleased with the warm bedroom. At an educational room he listened to the song sung by the company leader and political instructor by using DVD and sent applause to them.

He called at a wash-cum-bath house and learned about where water was coming from and personally took its temperature.

Before leaving the company, he asked the company leader and political instructor to take good care of the soldiers' living like their eldest brothers and sisters and revolutionary comrades-in-arms, adding he would like to leave the soldiers to them.

He expressed expectation and conviction that the service personnel of the unit would further step up their combat preparations and thus devotedly safeguard the blue sky of the socialist country with their lives.

He was accompanied by KPA Generals Kim Myong Guk and Kim Won Hong and KPA Lieut. General Ri Tu Song.

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