Vietnamese youths to join army this month

Last update: 15:15 | 05/03/2018

Tens of thousands of young people nationwide say goodbye to their families and friends to join the military service in ceremonies held across the country from March 3 to 7.

A see-off ceremony for the newly-recruited soldiers held in Hanoi on March 5
{keywords} Newly-recruited soldiers
{keywords} Military service in Vietnam is compulsory for Vietnamese males between 18 and 25 (extended to 27 for those who applied for a delay to obtain higher education degrees) years of age
{keywords}Overview of a see-off ceremony in Hanoi
{keywords}Newly-recruited soldiers in the central city of Da Nang receive flowers
{keywords}New navy soldiers will go to their units
{keywords}Young soldiers say goodbye to their relatives and friends
{keywords}Newly-recruited soldiers in a see-off ceremony in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue
{keywords}Soldiers say goodbye to their relatives and friends
{keywords}A young soldier in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang poses together with his family
{keywords}Families of young soldiers see them off in Hau Giang province
{keywords}Young people in Hung Yen province prepare to go to their military units


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