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Video report (by SFC E.Žygaitis)

Multinational Exercise Iron Sword 2014 was officially declared closed at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Lithuania, November 13. Participants of DV Day observed a dynamic display - a combined military offensive operation, and a static display of combat equipment and weaponry.

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Czech soldiers join forces with Lithuanians to protect infantry units from air attacks for the first time at Exercise Iron Sword 2014

The multinational NATO Exercise Iron Sword 2014 trains not only infantry and reconnaissance but air defence units too. Captain Deivydas Gaščiūnas leading a combined Lithuanian-Czech air defence battery at Exercise Iron Sword 2014 said his unit was providing air defence for maneuver units training at the exercise, thus infantry personnel were able to concentrate on their tasks without the need to worry about the fictional air attacks by hostile forces.

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A U.S. delegation visited Exercise Iron Sword 2014

On November 10 United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army in Europe Major General Walter E. Piatt and a delegation visited Exercise Iron Sword 2014 at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area.

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Distinguished Visitors and Media Day at Exercise Iron Sword 2014

On November 13 DV and Media Day of the multinational Exercise Iron Sword 2014 will take place at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area. The event will be attended by Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas, Lithuania MPs, ambassadors and military representatives of the countries participating at Exercise Iron Sword 2014, and other guests.

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Joint Force Command Brunssum Forward Integration Team visits Lithuania

On 7th October 2014, Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum) deployed a NATO Forward Integration Team (NFIT) of 9 subject matter experts, to Lithuania, to provide support to and monitor activities undertaken during the Lithuanian-led multi-national exercise, IRON SWORD 2014. Whilst here, members of the team will provide mentoring support and training advice to the Exercise Control (EXCON) staff and the primary training audience, conduct information gathering, exchange best practices and attend a number of events.

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Multinational Exercise Iron Sword 2014 declared open in Pabradė and in Rukla

On November 3 Exercise Iron Sword 2014 was declared open at two official opening ceremonies at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Range in Pabradė and at the drill grounds of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion at Rukla. The total of 2.5 thousand exercise participants from 9 NATO countries, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the U.S., the UK, Canada, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Germany, lined up in both venues.

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One of the largest multinational exercises this year Iron Sword 2014 will take place in Lithuania

On November 2 through 14 large-scale multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 will be held in Lithuania for the first time. The exercise will take place in two largest Lithuania's training ranges and involve over 2.5 thousand military personnel from 9 NATO member states: the Czech Republic, Estonia, U.S.A., UK, Canada, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Germany.

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