The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has visited this Thursday at the Zaragoza Air Base to the military of the Aerial Deployment Support (EADA) and the 31st pilots who participated in the rescue mission in Afghanistan.
He has been interested in his emotional state in such difficult times and later, and asked them if "they had time to cry", to which one of them has answered: "We are Paracas (Parachutists), Mrs. Ministra".
Robles has described as "necessary" your visit "to thank them for their work, they are heroes because they have saved many lives with the risk of their own." Likewise, he has highlighted his "humanity" and his "generosity, something that" does not improvise ".
HA Minister has vindicated the success of the Spanish evacuation model, which managed to draw from Afghanistan at 2,206 cooperators.
He has been accompanied by the Second Head of Head of Air, Lieutenant General Ignacio Begoechea, the Head of General Air Command, General Juan Angel Trezen and the Chief of Jamova de Zaragoza, General José Luis Ortiz Cabañate.
During the visit of the Minister, those responsible for EADA and ALA 31, Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Forcano and Colonel Juan Domínguez have detailed him the conditions in which they worked between Kabul and Dubai.
The owner of Defense has shown his interest in the psychological pressure to which the military have to face after his return given the hardness of the operation and has heard the difficulties experienced in the Afghan capital.
Robles has assured that "the pride we have of all of you is something that will be unpayable all my life. They have saved many people and have returned the illusion to many people. You represent the best Spain."
In the Ala 31, on the other hand, they have taken advantage of the visit to request an improvement in the financing of the Air Army and have remembered that in the early days of the evacuation mission A400M aircraft served even "as a warehouse and office".
Therefore, they ask for the improvement of diplomatic channels so that this situation "does not repeat". However, those responsible have emphasized the "excellent" execution of the rescue operation in the Asian country and the coordination and integration of the different army controls with the ministry.
Next to the A-400m aircraft that carried out the evacuation, which now rest on the Hangars of the 31, Margarita Robles has thanked them for their great effort that he has done in this operation and has pointed out that "there is a plus of Humanity and generosity that does not improvise and that is very typical of the Spanish army. "
The minister wanted to thank her work for the military who made the evacuation of Afghans in Kabul and has delivered transelas plates to the two units.
In turn, Robles has received a photograph of Kabul and a cube (scarf of the Aragonese suit) souvenir.
In the Afghan evacuation operation, the Air Army deployed 130 military and 20 policemen, among the airports of Kabul and Dubai, and had the participation of three A-400m aircraft, of which two parties from the base of Zaragoza.Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 12:28