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On July 24 a formal change of command ceremony of the Chiefs of Defence of Lithuania was held at the Cathedral Square of Vilnius. The outgoing Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Arvydas Pocius who led the Lithuanian Armed Forces in 2009-2014 was formally replaced by Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

 

Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania and the Commander-in-Chief of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, underlined at the ceremony that there were fundamental works awaiting the new Chief of Defence, namely, enhancement of national and collective defence capabilities, protection of airspace, manning of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, reserve training, and strengthening of volunteer forces.

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New Chief of Defence will be inaugurated in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius
On July 24 a formal change of command ceremony of the Chiefs of Defence of Lithuania will be held at the Cathedral Square of Vilnius. The outgoing Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Arvydas Pocius will be formally replaced by Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

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Preparations for oncoming multinational training Saber Junction 2014

July 14, five-day preparation is conducted by representatives of U.S. Army in Europe's (USAREUR) Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), Germany, for staff personnel of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf in Rukla. The training is also attended by soldiers of USAREUR's 173rd Airborne Brigade.

 

"The staff of the MIB Iron Wolf will be completing wide spectrum operational planning and execution during Exercise Saber Junction in Germany, and also - command a brigade-sized unit comprising six battalions for the first time in its history. This joint brigade will include units and military from more than 10 countries, therefore challenges arising from differences in experience and operational procedures are lying ahead. The ongoing preparation period is a vital measure for overcoming the challenges to be met during the training," Commander MIB Iron Wolf Colonel Raimundas Vaikšnoras said.

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Lithuanian dragoons and U.S. paratroopers trained combat actions in urban area
Dust in the training range, another day wearing out with the heat of July, a bulletproof jacket weighing down your shoulders with its 20 kg, your helmet suddenly heavier and rivers of sweat running down your face and body ... That is what the second week of joint training in Klaipėda is like for soldiers of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion and the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment.

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The last military equipment and participants of Saber Strike 2014 are on their way home
On June 29 the last military personnel and military equipment left the territory of Lithuania after the conclusion of the multinational Exercise Saber Strike 2014 which was running on June 10-18 in Lithuania, Gaižiūnų Training Range, and headed successfully for their permanent bases.

 

The major part of the participants of Exercise Saber Strike 2014, approximately 700 troops, returned to Denmark by six commercial flights from Karmėlava Airport on June 19 and 20. Another 60 Danish soldiers left for Denmark from Palanga Airport on June 24 when roughly 500 Denmark's military vehicles were driven or transported by lowloaders from Rukla to Klaipėda Seaport.

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Two air crews with the Lithuanian Air Force's Spartan C-27J trained in Bulgaria
On June 16 through 26 EATT 2014 (European Air Transport Training) for aircraft crews was organised for a third time by the European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) in Bulgaria. Among over 450 participants, 19 air crews, and 10 airlift aircraft representing 12 countries (Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway and he Netherlands) the event was attended by two air crews of the Spartan C-27J aircraft of the Lithuanian Air Force led by captains Juras Vaitonis and Arūnas Jurgaitis.

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Commander of the National Guard of Georgia is conducting a visit in Lithuania
On June 23-30 Commander of the National Guard of Georgia Brigadier General Levan Gamkrelidze and Chief of Staff-Deputy Commander Colonel Telman Meskhidze are conducting a visit in Lithuania. On June they were joined by Lieutenant Colonel Shalva Chubinidze, the Head of the Mobilisation and Reserve (J1) Section of the Defence Staff of Georgia. This is a return visit by the Georgian delegation to the one carried out by a delegation of the Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force (NDVF) to meet with the leadership of the National Guard of Georgia in Tbilisi.

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