Huzhou, 9 September -- Visiting the No. 21 Squadron of a Detachment of the Second Mobile Corps of the People's Armed Police: Continuing to Write a New Chapter in Strengthening the Armed Forces

Written by Li Chun Wang Haoliang

"What kind of troops are first-class elite troops?" In the face of the reporter's question, Jin Pengyu's answer was very simple: "As long as you take it out, you can win the battle." ”

Jin Pengyu is from the 5th Squadron of a detachment of the 2nd Mobile Corps of the Armed Police. Over the past five years, this unit has undergone transformation and accelerated development, and is moving towards the goal of "building first-class". The reporter recently walked into the No. 5 Squadron to explore how they continue to write a new chapter in strengthening the army in the new era.

Transformation and construction: out of the "fast lane"

The 1937th Squadron was founded in 120, formerly affiliated to the Independent First Brigade of the 140th Division of the Eighth Route Army, and participated in more than <> battles during the revolutionary war years without losing a single battle. In the honor room of today's squadron, the two battle flags of "<> victories" and "Chang Sheng Lian" still silently tell the glorious past of this heroic unit.

In 2018, the squadron faced transformation, with completely different mission tasks, operational concepts, and training models. Faced with a new subject, in the first test, only a quarter of the officers and soldiers met the reserve standard.

"We were basically not good at other skills except for physical fitness." Zhang Jianxing, the captain of the team, told reporters that in the year of transformation, the fifth squadron sent 12 backbone cadres to other places to participate in the training organized by the armed police force. These 12 backbone cadres returned to the unit, took root like seeds returning to fertile soil, taught training methods to the members, and opened the breakthrough of the fifth squadron "from zero to one".

"It's more about changes in thinking and concepts and updates in weapons and equipment." Miao Bin, deputy political instructor of the brigade, said that through this method of first cultivating backbones and then driving members by backbones, the fifth squadron "took down" these brand-new training courses. Taking the climbing course as an example, in the evaluation at the end of that year, the fifth squadron was the only one in the whole detachment who passed the test.

In less than a year, the No. 8 Squadron took the lead in completing the training of various high-difficulty subjects, and the specifications of the <> high-risk training courses explored by the trial training were promoted, creating a "fast lane" for the transformation and construction of the detachment.

Accelerated development: both power and intelligence

After realizing "from scratch", the fifth squadron entered the development stage of "from something to excellent". On the one hand, in order to improve their capabilities as soon as possible, the officers and men of the Fifth Squadron chose to "suffer a little more."

"Training overtime every night, be sure to complete the day's training tasks before going back." Liu Bing, deputy squad leader, said that when they first started training in the quick counter-shooting course, the soldiers "pulled the trigger at least 300 times a morning" and "it was impossible to break the skin without breaking the skin and starting blisters."

On the other hand, the pursuit of constant victory cannot be based on blood alone. Liu Bing also said that in addition to "suffering a little more," the officers and men of the Fifth Squadron will also "study some more things."

For example, Wang Wenchao, then captain of the sixth squad, used a lighter to "replicate" the feeling of pulling the trigger when shooting with live ammunition, and explored the finger exerciser-assisted training method; The officers and men of the squadron pooled their wisdom and wisdom to assemble the electronic buzzer and light sensor onto the target paper, and developed an automatic target reporter to realize real-time feedback of the results of empty gun shooting practice.

At the comprehensive training center, the reporter saw that the officers and men of the squadron were using remote control devices and VR equipment to remotely control a small unmanned vehicle. This is also the equipment developed by the "makers" of the fifth squadron, which helps to improve the capabilities of search and explosive disposal.

Scientific and technological military training and independent innovation have become breakthroughs for officers and soldiers to explore ways to improve their capabilities. The fifth squadron played a set of scientific training "combination fists", pressed the "accelerator button" for combat effectiveness generation, and the overall evaluation results of training subjects were the first to achieve excellence within the scope of the detachment.

First-class goal: practical training

In the eyes of the officers and men of the squadron, "excellent" training results that meet the requirements of the outline can only be regarded as the starting point. The squadron set up a "five-company standard" on the training ground: fast counter-fire is not counted as a target rate, the standard on the grab rope is increased by 2 meters, and the special firing time is shortened by 0.3 seconds ... After some training, all officers and men of the squadron passed the rating assessment, were proficient in a variety of firearms, and had a multi-specialty.

In previous competitions, the officers and men of the No. 8 Squadron successively won the first place in the sniper group, the first place in the heavy firearms group, and the first place in the communications major. In August this year, the squadron also carried out joint training with a certain army group unit, showing the results of transformation and development in the past five years with strength.

In recent years, the No. 34 Squadron has successfully completed a series of major tasks such as stability maintenance, security, military parades, exercises and training, and emergency rescue. For 2 consecutive years, the unit has been rated as an advanced squadron, and has been awarded 8 first-class merits, 41 second-class merits, and 26 third-class merits, and was awarded the first batch of "Four Irons" advanced units of the Armed Police Force and the <>th "China Youth May Fourth Medal Collective".

"It's been five years since we transitioned, and we've changed dramatically." As a member of the "native" No. 5 Squadron, Zhang Jianxing felt that the atmosphere of actual combat training of the squadron has become stronger and stronger, and the military training courses and training methods have taken actual combat as the starting point and foothold. "It is necessary to train on the ground and move in this direction, and I believe that the distance from 'first-class' should not be very far." (End)