Sino-Kazakh border post soldiers supplies by air I need to drive the snake patrol
Airborne post – Heyuan Thank unit sent to fly supplies 5 27, Figure road patrol 5 27, the danger area on patrol
Defense Network May 30, Yili Electric Almond Chu photo coverage: the shuttle at Grand Canyon helicopter gradually away in the eyes, 15 officers and men are still energetically waving thanks to a group of white goose flapping wings team pushed side rattle … … May 23 to 30 , Xinjiang Military Region Army Aviation Military eighth to 15 officers and men, and the Ili supplies air to the region Horgos Heyuan, Heyuan post began to fulfill the sacred mission of frontiers.
“Shan Jing King silent, thin pedestrian paths. Mo sigh post video single, fragrant flowers Four Seasons”, this poem is a unit of the Ili Military cadres Shi Wenbin to post an extended stay on duty when the write Heyuan of. May 23, the author Yining City Airport by helicopter from flying to Heyuan. Is the third time a voluntary duty to Allah Heyuan horsepower Jaya border with NCO Wei took the initiative to guide us when played.
Heyuan post and the adjacent ancient Kazan in the Republic of Kazakhstan outpost across a river, less than 300 meters away. Heyuan post zone area of ??260 square kilometers, was originally in the Kazakh military condominium. In July 2004, according to the Kazakh “boundary agreement”, Ili Military duty soldiers and 15 were airlifted supplies to the duty point. The use of helicopters by air post is also an helpless. The original, Heyuan area surrounded by mountains, steep terrain, the only one leading to the post of Daxigou land route for dangerous road, by the local herdsmen known as the “dead valley.” Duty officers to rely on helicopters, air travel, before and after June into October before the snow mountain back. Heyuan post for some reason the name “airborne post.”
rumbling engine sound is difficult to dispel the officers and soldiers overlooking the beautiful mountains and rivers of the motherland and enthusiasm, unpredictable mountain climate changes, with more than 5,000 hours of flight experience grade pilot Colonel Cui new under the premise of ensuring safety, as far as possible The best flight angle to meet the desire of the officers and men enjoy the scenery. Suddenly the aircraft through the mountain and white clouds, clear blue sky suddenly soar. For the first time to the private Heyuan Chao said excitedly: “Here the scenery is too beautiful to go to frontier duty Heyuan I’m lucky.”
aircraft for 45 minutes a smooth landing. “Heyuan, here we come!” The plane, led the unit on and deputy political commissar Huang Runting with 14 officers and men roared three times, resounding roar exciting, not far from the Kazakh side post of the officers and men lined up in the river the other side, applaud our arrival. We are here to build neat board room, complete all kinds of material support, not far from the post, simple, single, out of mind could not help rising wave of warmth.
helicopter for 10 minutes after the return to Allah horsepower to pull even border transport materials, listen to the captain, said Choi, 20 vehicles pull the transport goods, transfer of personnel, the air patrol mission, so I decided to wait last vehicles to leave the Heyuan.
helicopter away after leading the deputy political commissar of dry yellow first thing is to wash your face, finishing military capacity. Of many things, so many materials need to tidy up, I looked surprised eyes, deputy political commissar of the mystery that later on you will know why we have to face up. Soon, soldiers lined up is completed, announced the deputy political commissar of the flag-raising ceremony to be held, the officers and men will be fixed on the side of a new flag pole on the warm air breeze, flowers and fragrance, men raised the flag against the bright right hand, ushered in the valley the most sacred military salute.
post people, though small, but the formal management order. Work during the day, night stand post. After three days of the camp hospital straighten out, started along the patrol post. Squad leader Wang Long told reporters, “although akin to finding dangerous mountain peak steep, but can not stop digging a few herbs, antlers and other illegal cross-border workers to pick the pace, the soldiers on duty and heavy task.” Patrol with the team when I found that patrol the lot and more swamp the valley, from time to time soldiers into a quagmire, the body is thorns scratched, the soldiers did not stop the pace, still tirelessly, without complaint to duty.
“Zhu-General, you certainly have to be here more than a few days.” May 26, non-commissioned officers looked the sky clouds Jaya Wei said to me. I am scheduled to be in when the world stops because of the climate because the aircraft can take off, so I also had to remain team.
post men in the spread of a “Yao scoop” story. Whistle the first time led to long Yaofei Gang Heyuan duty, more than a month after the rainy, aircraft to transport supplies can not reach. Living materials run out, men can only rely on dry Nang living. Was also depleted dry Nang, Yao Feigang had to be cut into small pieces into the pot Nang soup, a spoonful of soldiers every meal points to ensure continued food the stomach. To maximize the energy to maintain, Yao Feigang command in addition to the staff on duty must go outside, all the bed rest. There were suggestions of individual soldiers eat in the local hunting wild animals, Yao Feigang then give you a lesson in wildlife conservation courses, and encouraging to boost the morale of officers and men, for psychological counseling. Dry Nang finished, post in the vicinity of the wild have been eaten, while everyone is desperate when a seam ripped the sky, the helicopter will be living supplies to post. Since then, Yao Feigang soldiers will be affectionately known as “Yao spoonful.”
lonely terrible, terrible hunger, but even more frightening is the day to deal with snakes. Heyuan turned out to be a no man’s land, in addition to weeds, there are snakes at any time with your feet. One year, the platoon leader to the Lou Kerr, Heyuan active duty, may be one day late at night, heavy rain continued, a lying snake crawling on his pillow in the morning he woke up, the snakes are still asleep, he was against any eventuality.
to drive away snakes, outposts of the patrol officers do it yourself way to drive the snake with the device, are to carry out each patrol. They also air some of the goose from the mountains outside of captivity in the camp area. It is said that snakes smell of goose manure smell, stay away on its own. Since then, a year into the Heyuan post, with 200 officers and men have little goose to the post, while farming for human consumption, while driving snakes as “biological weapons.”
Heyuan region without groundwater sources, surface water, soldiers can only eat, but more because the mountain vegetation, a variety of decaying plant and animal toxicity, safety on the water have a significant impact. Safe drinking water anxious Chuishiban monitor Gang. Does not shine every day, he will from the inside and outside of the canals carrying water poured into a vat where precipitation. Half an hour later, they taste about the water. A long time, the Gang’s tongue were numb with cold water.
Later Gang thought of a way: the canals while digging a small pond, and connected together with the canals; made with gauze nets, to cold-water fish on the pond. If the water toxic, the fish pond will be the first response, both of these fish detect water quality and safety as the “guardian”, you can also enjoy free time for the soldiers, who were cold-water fish and therefore reputation post “extra water inspectors.” title of honor.
Heyuan climate variability, frequent outbreaks of mountain torrents, the officers and men on duty at any time of life is threatened. Time, non-commissioned officers Ma Jian Peng and his comrades went out on patrol, back when the river rose, unable to cross the river, they had to upstream. Mountain climbing as more dangerous, still can not find across the river before dark place. Night falls, the temperature dropped to minus 20 degrees Celsius, the radio signals are unable to pay. Desperate, the horse to climb the highest mountain Peng Jian, took off his clothes to ignite, the instructions for the post signal officers and men. Wind, he wrote a suicide note in the hat, ready to die in the mountains, with their dogs on duty with “Harry” climb the highest mountain, constantly barking, the rescue officers and soldiers arrived, but fortunately left behind a timely manner came to save his life.
5 30 morning, the sky was clear, sounded a rumbling mountain in a helicopter sound, I can not help but nostalgia this place. “Chairman Mao’s soldiers the best listen to the party, where the need where to go, where to settle down which hard” in this first song inspired by the red, 15 officers and men on duty to promote the “dare to suffer, to suffer, the good suffer,” the guardian spirit of Heyuan, really offer the party, no complaints frontiers, standing on a ladder hanging the helicopter, I respect a military salute to the post.(edit: SN038)