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On April 19-20 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas took part in meeting in Tapa, Estonia, where Baltic Chiefs of Defence discussed regional security and defence cooperation.

 

Lt Gen J. V. Žukas of Lithuania, Chief of Defence of Estonia Lieutenant General Riho Terras, and Chief of Defence of Latvia Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube, as Baltic Military Committee, discussed current security situation, Baltic cooperation, and further development of tri-national projects.

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Cooperation between U.S. Army and the Lithuanian Armed Forces discussed in Vilnius

 

"We have discussed with Brigadier General James J. Mingus, Deputy Commanding Officer of the 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, the actions needed to ensure the readiness for further deployment of NATO units along its outward borders, and also for potential political decisions to be made at the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July," Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas said after the meeting in Vilnius on May 5. The need to refine plans of joint military training and the necessity to arrange exercises with regard to Lithuanian and NATO defence plans and rules of engagement of NATO forces.

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Chief of Defence of Spain General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez on visit in Lithuania

On May 4 a Portuguese Air Force detachment took over the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission from Spain at a formal rotation ceremony in Šiauliai Air Base.


Chief of Defence of Spain General Admiral underscored at the changeover ceremony the importance of the mission and called it a strategic effort that ensures control of NATO air borders. "Participation in this mission is a demonstration of Spain's solidarity and commitment to NATO collective defence," Gen Adm Fernando Garcia Sanchez said.

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Baltic Chiefs of Defence discuss regional security in Estonia
On April 19-20 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas was in attendance at a meeting in Tapa, Estonia, where Baltic Chiefs of Defence discussed regional security and defence cooperation.

 

Lt Gen J. V. Žukas of Lithuania, Chief of Defence of Estonia Lieutenant General Riho Terras, and Chief of Defence of Latvia Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube, as Baltic Military Committee, discussed current security situation, Baltic States' cooperation, and further development of tri-national projects: the Baltic Naval Squadron BALTRON, Baltic Air Surveillance and Control Network BALTNET, and the tri-national Baltic Battalion BALTFOR.

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Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook on a port visit in Klaipėda

On April 14 the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Klaipėda for a scheduled port visit.


"This visit in Lithuania will be an excellent opportunity to strengthen relations and enhance maritime interoperability and improve NATO's security in Baltic Sea," Commander Matthew Powel, Executive Officer USS Donald Cook, said.

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Military cooperation between the Lithuanian Land Force and the Pennsylvania National Guard was discussed

Colonel Marc Ferraro, Head of G3 (Operations) of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and his delegation discussed bilateral military cooperation during a visit in Lithuania on April 11-13.

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Personnel of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Battalion began training for standby for NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force in 2017

3rd Mechanised Infantry Company of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion with assigned units will be on standby for the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJFT) in composition of the UK-led Land Force Element as of the beginning of 2017. The Lithuanian infantry company will be assigned to the Danish Army Battalion while a National Support Element will be ensuring its logistical provision.

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