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The Military Committee, NATO's highest Military Authority, will meet in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session from 19-21 September 2014, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Meeting will be hosted by the Lithuanian Chief of Defence, Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas. This is the first CHODs meeting since the NATO Summit in Wales and the second time that the CHODs have met in Vilnius - the last time was in September 2004.

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Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada met with Chief of Defence of Lithuania and Canadian military personnel deployed in Šiauliai

On September 19 Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada General Thomas J. Lawson met with the Canadian Air Contingent deployed at the Šiauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force to strengthen the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission. During the visit General T. J. Lawson also met with Chief of Defence of Lithuanian Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

 

During the visit at the Air Base the activity and infrastructure of the facilities, and the continually conducted NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States were presented to the guest. General T. J. Lawson also reviewed the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-18 Hornet fighter jets of the Portuguese and Canadian Air Forces respectively that are contributing the current rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission.

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Lithuanian Land Force troops amidst intense training at Exercise Maple Arch 2014
International Exercise Maple Arch 2014 running in Poland on September 8-19 in Poland entered active phase. The operational plan generated after a week-long planning process is undergoing a suitability test on Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation System (JCATS). The participants of the exercise underway for the second week are testing the operational plans they have made, and respond to events and changing situations generated in advance by EXCON personnel.

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Lithuanian contingent returned from NATO operation in Turkey
On September 11 a homecoming ceremony was held at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion for the Lithuanian military contingent coming back from NATO operation Active Fence in Turkey. Five soldiers of the Deployable Communication and Information Systems Module (DCISM) of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion carried out service in the Republic of Turkey for over four months incorporated into the 3rd NATO Signal Battalion.

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International Exercise Saber Junction 2014 concluded
International Exercise Saber Junction 2014 which was held at the U.S. Army in Europe's Joint Multinational Readiness Centre in Hohenfels, Germany, concluded on September 10. For three weeks units of the Lithuanian Land Force, the staff of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf and the headquarters company of the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion, were training to conduct broad-spectrum military operations alongside NATO allies. The exercise involved roughly 6 thousand soldiers from 16 countries; Lithuania was represented by 250 troops.

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Lithuanian troops take part in international exercise Maple Arch 2014 in Poland

On September 9-19 Lublin, Poland, is hosting an annual international Exercise Maple Arch involving over 250 participants from Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Canada.

 

The exercise aimed at improving interoperability and training of Poland's, Lithuania's and Ukraine's national units is following a peace support scenario this year: the participants are tasked with planning and completing a crisis management operation. The first week will even out the participants' background knowledge, whereas the active phase will follow on the second week to challenge the participants with the implementation of an operational concept.

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The home straight at Exercise Saber Junction 2014
The international Exercise Saber Junction 2014 is approaching conclusion in Germany. The operation of the Lithuanian-led international brigade has reached the critical phase - allied forces are switching from defensive actions to an assault on hostile forces seeking to free the fictional state of Atropia from aggressors for good. This trains roughly 6 thousand soldiers from 16 states gathered at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (Hohenfels, Germany) of the U.S. Army in Europe (USAREUR) completing wide-spectrum military operations.

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