Young officers, soldiers, civilian workers, reserves, and the general population participated in the training, to allow for evaluation of technical skills and weaponry.
Notable among the activities which took place on the 29th were exercises completed by students and professors at the Jose Antonio Echeverria Polytechnical Instiute and the University of Computer Sciences, who are members of the reserves affiliated with the Rescate de Sanguily tank unit.
Observing the maneuvers was Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frías, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), as participants demonstrated how they are maintaining skills acquired during their active military service.
Yasbran Zayas Pozo, a mechanical engineering student, commented on the importance of the reserves saying, "Our principal mission as reservists is to be prepared in times of peace, to be able to face any eventuality. We have noted that this day of work has been well organized, we had the opportunity to rotate through all the practice areas, prepared with all appropriate security measures, and all the logistics were in place."
Also attending this event was Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Alvaro Lopez Miera, among other FAR leaders. / By Lauren Cespedes Hernandez - Granma.