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On August 6 soldiers with the Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion and D Company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade trained delivering live fire from the BGM-71 TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided) anti-tank missile units at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Range (Pabradė). Participants honed their firing skills and accuracy by trying to hit armoured targets at the distance of nearly 2 kilometres. The live fire exercise is a part of Exercise Uhlan Rage that involves Lithuanian and U.S. troops and will be running for two weeks.

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U.S. soldiers finished joint training with the uhlans and will continue to train with the hussars

Having finished two-month training with the Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion in Alytus sodiers of the rotating U.S. forces in Lithuania will continue to hone joint procedures with King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion in Panevėžys.

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Cooperative Lithuanian-U.S. exercise involved Black Hawk helicopters of U.S. allies

On August 12 soldiers of the Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion and Company D of the 173rd Airborne Brigade taking part in Exercise Uhlan Rage trained conductive offensive and defensive operations with air support from UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area.

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Ships of Lithuanian and Latvian navies will train in a joint exercise

On August 10 MCM vessel of the Lithuanian Navy LNS Sūduvis (M52) departs for Liepaja (Latvia) to take part in a bilateral Lithuanian-Latvian exercise Baltron Squadex II-15 of the Baltic Naval Squadron (BALTRON) alongside 4 Latvia's warships from August 10 to 21. The naval unit will be training in Latvia's naval training centre in Liepaja, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone of Latvia.

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Lithuanian soldiers already on guard of a UN World Food Programme vessel

On August 5 an Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) formed by the Lithuanian Navy began their four-month duty of guarding a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) vessel. The Lithuanian unit took over from a Serbian AVPD of the EU NAVFOR - Operation ATALANTA, counter-piracy and armed robbery at sea efforts led by the European Union off the Somali coast.

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Cooperative Lithuanian-U.S. exercise began in Pabradė

On August 3 nearly two-week long joint combat training exercise Uhlan Rage of the Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion and the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the U.S. Army begins. The cooperative training event involves over 100 uhlans and roughly 80 U.S. troops.

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Lithuanian soldiers train in a cooperative NATO and Ukraine's exercise on the soil of Ukraine
A Lithuanian unit joined international Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 in the Yavoriv training area (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine), an exercise held annually by the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR).


Over the period of nearly two weeks until July 31 Lithuanian soldiers will be practicing stability and peace support operations shoulder to shoulder with other exercise participants in composition of a multinational unit.

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