Kinmen Defense division clarified the incident “People pleaded compassion for soldiers showering at a school but condemned by a School Drill Officer”(20160920)
For the incident “People pleaded compassion for soldiers showering at a school but condemned by a School Drill Officer”, Kinmen Defense division has the explanation as follows:
After the typhoon Meranti, most communities and military bases in Kinmen were cut off power and water supply. County Mayor Chen showed his sympathy for all hard-working soldiers and opened 5 locations of public-serving units with shower rooms, including Kinmen vocational high school.
All soldiers followed the arrangement of Kinmen County Hall to take a shower; however, due to the poor communication second batch of soldiers were denied by the on-duty School Drill Officer with improper language. Principal Liu felt very sorry to us and reflected himself because all soldiers and the School Drill Officer are both in this military big family. We understand the duty of the School Drill Officer to keep the campus safe, which was an unintentional mistake for this time, and Kinmen Defense division would keep improving the livelihood quality for all soldiers.
Kinmen Defense division re-addressed it is special for Kinmen having deep bound between military and civilian that the local resource is always for everyone. We are really grateful for the active support from all civilian in these days. At this moment our goal is to restore the civilian’s daily life and we appeal to everyone for encouragement.
Air Force HQ elucidated the training project “Defending air province. Air Force to practice life-fire tomorrow”.(20160918)
For the report “Defending air province. Air Force to practice life-fire tomorrow”, HQ today (Sep.18) elucidated that all training projects and exercises are in consistent with yearly courses and practiced in national air province following the legal announcement to ensure the safety of other aircrafts.
The HQ also said the Air Force is determined to train for the best that both east and west side air province of Taiwan are justified to be the regular space for routine exercise. It is not for specific reason and the reported content on the media is entirely not true and please do not spread the rumors.
Air Force HQ published the explanation for incident “Story of meal cans of rescuing soldiers slighted”.(02160917)
For the incident reported on 17th “Story of meal cans of rescuing soldiers slighted”, Air Force HQ indicated that it was really unfortunate for delay supply which caused low morality and HQ gave its apology and reflected itself for the last time.
Air Force HQ emphasized the order has been passed down to ensure the integrity of supply and shelter of all soldiers. And those who were forced to cancel their holidays due to the rescuing tasks would be mentally cared for finishing the task as soon as possible and restoring the civilian’s daily life.
MND published news information of all preparation for typhoon Malakas(20160916)
MND addressed today (Sep. 16) that due to the coming typhoon Malakas it has deployed 26,458 men with primary equipment including 12 aircrafts, 121 vessels, 280 armor vehicles, 1,955 wheel-rolling vehicles and 1,272 engineering machines. To execute rescuing tasks in mountain area, Army Airborne has arranged 22 groups consisting of 128 men standing by. 10 groups of them, totally 56 men, were detached to 4 locations called Da-tong, Nan-ao in Yilan, Wu-lai in New Taipei, Fu-hsing in Taoyuan, in case of necessary support.
MND said five locations of totally 301 civilians have been evacuated by the ground forces from Nan-ao and Da-tong in Yilan, Shiu-lin, Wan-rong, Feng-bin in Hualien. The ground forces also helped pile up 2,100 sand bags at 2 locations named Li-ze-jian beach and Nan-ao in Yilan. Air Force has also detached one flight of C-130 aircraft to carry out the transport mission for 70 passengers from Nan-gan in Ma-zu. 51 locations including Hsin-cheng in Hualien, Da-tong in Yilan and Wu-feng in Hsin-chu in Second and Third Combat Area would have the support of 888 men on Sep 17th.
MND further indicated the recovery work for the last typhoon is still ongoing. There are 4,425 men deployed and 6 categories of 202 vehicles set to facilitate Ping-tong, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Taitung, Pong-hu and Kinmen for restoring and sanitizing the environment. Kinmen Defense division, Second and Fourth Combat Area would receive men power of 3,999.
MND emphasized the military would keep up-to-date with the weather information in the face of typhoon Malakas in order to respond as fast as possible to minimize the damage.
Air Force HQ addressed to media for the report “The radar station was partially damaged by typhoon Meranti” (20160915)
For the report that the radar station was partially damaged by typhoon Meranti, HQ said due to the powerful wind the cap of the radar and the wall were impaired. The professional repairing unit has been detached to the station for emergent maintenance.
HQ emphasized the equipment is under repair and the guarding is not affected so no worries for nations.
Air Force HQ responded to the reported incident “Staff Sergeant Yang involved in sexual harassment, breach of freedom and secrete”.(20160914)
The Air Force HQ today (Sep. 14) explains the incident that Staff Sergeant Yang in Hsinchu Base was accused of sexual harassment and breach of freedom and secrete by his ex-girlfriend. The case is under the investigation of Kaosiung Regional Court. Air Force said every unit has been requested to promote the education of sexual equality and military disciplines in order to prevent from happening again.
MND published new information to explain potential impact by “Typhoon Meranti” on Taiwan and the military is well-prepared for its coming(September 19, 2016).
MND today (Sep. 13) has said that due to the potential impact by “Typhoon Meranti” the General Chief of Staff, General Yen, has held a real-time emergent meeting at 0800 in MND to deploy the resources in the face of the typhoon. And the response centre was set up at 0830. Army vice Commander, General Chen, would station in Battle Area 4 (Southern Taiwan); Army vice Chief-of-Staff, General Huang, would station at Taitung command division and vice commander of Battle Area 3, General Fu, would be in charge of Lan-Yang command division. They are all prepared to response in time and provide support for the nations.
MND indicated that around 33,000 men are standing by with 3912 vehicles and 129 vessels. In addition, 14 Marine AAV7s has been deployed at Taoyuan, Su-ao, Chia Yi, Tainan, Fang Shan, Heng Chun. Another 4 Clouded-Leopard Armour vehicles are prepared at Tung Shih and Pu Tzu in Chia Yi. Air Force has offered S-70C, EC-225 totally 15 aircrafts in position. For those vulnerable areas subject to landslide and flood, e.g. Hsin Cheng and Hsiu Lin in Hualian, An Ping and Chi Ku in Tainan, Chia Hsien and Namaxia in Kaohsiung, Lin Pien and Chia Tung in Pingtung, Hsin Yi and Jen Ai in Nantou, totally 102 areas would be supported by 2313 men to facilitate the local government.
MND further instructed Army Airborne to assemble 24 Recon teams with totally 143 men heading to Da Tung in Yilan, Namaxia in Kaohsiung and Hsin Yi in Nantou totally 19 areas in danger in order to provide extraction, gather essential intelligence of disaster and take rescuing mission.
For enhancing the capacity of emergent medical attention, all military hospital arranged 21 medical teams, 126 medical staff to support the civilians and military personnel with medical care. Besides, those counties during the call-off day can have fully access to military hospitals. To take care of the demand of relocating the civilians, totally 92 sites can be available for maximum refugees around 41,000 people.
MND put emphasis on its preparation and deployment and maintains alert for the track of typhoon to flexibly manage the resources to secure the nation.
Army Sixth Regiment explained the incident “Officer Visiting in 542 Brigade”
Army Sixth Regiment today (Sep. 12) has revealed the detail of “Officer Visiting in 542 Brigade”. Those gossiped content such as “refurnishing the dining area for Officer Visiting”, “trimming grass a month before the visiting”, “NT$100,000 deficit in meal fee”, and “irregular shift of the troop” are groundless accusations.
Army Sixth Regiment said the environmental management is the routine job of each subunit and the plan to refurnish the dining area was proposed in 2015 and approved with the budget in this year 2016 and carried out according to the schedule, which was not involved in the visiting. Also all accounts of meal fee have been inspected that there is no deficit in any one of them. The staff working for the daily meal have been cracking on creating new dishes, which is a long-term task not for specific time or person.
Army Sixth Regiment emphasised that all members in 542 Brigade take regular holiday. When it comes to normal shift and standby status, the officers are keen to elucidate the situation and re-arrange the shift accordingly. There is no complaint received for now and the access to reasonable interpretation is always welcome to everyone. Please feel free to show some support to the military.
Air Force HQ announced statement for the incident “Breach of contract of mooncakes”(20160910)
For the incident “Breach of contract of mooncakes” reported, Air Force HQ says it was a warm-hearted idea of Song Shan command division as the coming-up Moon Festival. It asked PCAMR for 1900 mooncakes on August 29th, but due to the concern of over-ordering it had reduced the amount to 900. However, there was error in the communication which unwittingly caused misunderstanding. It is not a breach of contract and MND is very sorry for all inconvenience.
Air Force HQ says PCAMR and itself are both fully dedicated to the charity groups of the society. The error this time has been explained to the staff Mr. Lee by the commander of Song Shang command division and commander himself will pay a visit to PCAMR to give his regards.
The HQ emphasized its apology for the misunderstanding because of the error in the communication. The Air Force will keep its warm heart to show full support to charity groups and purchase their products all the time.
Air Force HQ published explanation for the incident “Delayed rescuing for crashed AT-3 and investigation showed serious defect in Air Force”(20160912)
For the incident “Delayed rescuing for crashed AT-3 and investigation showed serious defect in Air Force”, Air Force HQ today (Sep.12) has said it is really grateful for the government’s investigation in renewal of SOS transmitter and the requirement of rescuing. Air Force will continue its endeavour in perfection.
Air Force HQ also emphasised that it has renewed the GPS transmitter as SABRE 6-406G for IDF, AT-3, S-70, and EC-225 in 2015. It is scheduled the GPS transmitter renewal for F-16, F-5, C-130, E-2, T-34 and Mirrage-2000 will be completed at the end of the year. In the future Air Force will not terminate the purchase of the finest SOS equipment to secure the life of pilots and will not disappoint the nations.