China's 1st female commandos conduct parachuting drill

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-5-14 17:38:39

A 15-member squad of female commandos successfully completed a parachuting drill in north China on Tuesday, according to the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

The drill was the first to be conducted by the PLA Field Army, following drills conducted by the "Aug. 1 Aerobatic Team" and the Parachute Corps of the PLA Air Force.

A special female commando company was established on March 30 by a brigade with the 38th Group Army under the PLA's Beijing Military Area Command.

The commandos are physically qualified and highly skilled, according to Yang Hongkai, head of the company.

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