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On April 21, Saturday, the unique, only, and already traditional Runway Run 2018 will take place at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai. The event will be entertaining for all the family members, from the youngest to seniors, professional sportsmen, amateurs, lovers of quality pastime, and it is not important whether you will make the distance running or walking, while the youngest participants will be able to use roller skates, scooters, or make it in a baby stroller. Even pets are welcome to join if taken care of throughout the event.

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Soldiers of Algirdas Battalion left for UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force exercise

On April 18 soldiers of the 3rd Mechanised Infantry Company of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion left for the United Kingdom to train in a two-week exercise of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Joint Warrior 18.1. Lithuanians will train in the exercise in a training area in Salisbury Plain together with soldiers from other JEF-contributing countries: Denmark, Estonia, UK, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

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DV and Media Day of Exercise Hunter took place

On April 17 DV and Media Day of international anti-tank unit field training exercise Hunter took place at the General Silvestras Žukauskas training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys district). The event was attended by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Vice Chief of Defence of Lithuania Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys, commanders of other units and foreign guests.

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Soldiers serving in Lithuania's training mission in Ukraine rotate

Soldiers with the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion, Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf, are replaced in the training mission in Ukraine by soldiers with the National Defence Volunteer Force (NDVF).


On April 6 NDVF Commander Colonel Arturas Jasinskas farewelled the departing rotation at the NDVF Darius and Girėnas Territorial Unit. "You are professionals, therefore I trust that the knowledge and skills you will transfer will allow saving numerous Ukrainian soldiers' lives," he said at the ceremony.

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Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania

On April 4 Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Curtis M. Scaparrotti paid a visit to Lithuania. General came to meet with soldiers deployed with the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), view their service conditions and familiarise with specifics of combat training here.

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Ministry of Defence of Moldova praised, awarded support of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

On March 26-28 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas conducted a formal visit in Moldova and met with Minister of Defence of Moldova Eugen Sturza, Chief of the General Staff of Moldova Brigadier General Igor Cutie, and representatives of the Moldovan Armed Forces. The meetings addressed security challenges, progress of the Moldovan military reform, and prospects of bilateral military cooperation.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas to go for a formal visit to Moldova

On March 26-28 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas will conduct a formal visit in Moldova.


On March 27 the Lithuanian Chief of Defence will be formally welcomed in front of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Moldova in Kishinev, then he will meet with Chief of the General Staff of Moldova Brigadier General Igor Cutie and representatives of the Moldovan Armed Forces. Meeting with Minister of Defence of Moldova Eugen Sturza is also scheduled. The meetings are expected to address security challenges, progress of the Moldovan military reform, and prospects of bilateral military cooperation.

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