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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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Ukrainian military graduated from International Military Instructor Course at the Lithuanian Armed Forces School

On July 17 certificates of graduation from the International Military Instructor Course were presented to 20 Ukrainian soldiers at the Division General Stasys Raštikis Lithuanian Armed Forces School. The 5-week course answering to Ukraine's need was arranged for Ukrainian NCOs in Lithuania through NATO brokering.


The course delivered by Lithuanian instructors with previous training in NATO countries was focusing on the skills and knowledge Ukrainian military personnel needed for planning and organising military exercises.

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Soldiers formally welcomed home after the mission in Afghanistan

July 16, a formal homecoming ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces for troops who had returned from the international operation, Resolute Support Mission, in Afghanistan. Fourteen soldiers were awarded National Defence System Medals for Deployment to International Missions.

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Representatives of the Baltic States and U.S. Land Forces signed a memorandum of cooperation

During a meeting in Vilnius rpresentatives of the Baltic states and U.S. Land forces signed a memorandum of cooperation laying out intensified cooperation among the respective land forces through combined training and other regional security measures. The document also provides for exchange of information to facilitate interoperability and deployability of allied forces.

 

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Soldiers of the Air Defence Battalion returned from their first international exercise in the Czech Republic

Over 30 soldiers with the Lithuanian Air Defence Battalion returned home from their first international aground based air defence exercise Tobruq Legacy 2015. Lithuanian troops trained joint operations, live-fire shooting and other air defence procedures, as well as fired their first live night shot during the two-week training with nearly 500 soldiers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and U.S.

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Helocasting: Lithuanian and U.S. troops trained "maritime insertion" on Lake Daugai

On July 6 Lithuanians relaxing on the shore of Lake Daugai had an opportunity to view a relatively rarely demonstrated combat training episode - a helocast exercise. Surprised by the sound of helicopters vacationists hurried out of the water and rushed to shoot the unexpected scene of troops jumping out of helicopters into the lake with any smart phone at hand.

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Light attack aircraft of the Czech Republic enable Lithuanian fighter operators' training

Soldiers of the Lithuanian Air Force are taking part in Exercise Baltic Eye, a joint fighter aircraft operator training of the Lithuanian and the Czech Air Forces in Lithuania. Lithuanian troops are honing their aircraft-operating skills with assistance from four L-159 light attack aircraft crews of the Czech Republic. The exercise involves roughly 50 Lithuanian and Czech soldiers.

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