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Commander NATO AIRCOM thanks the Lithuanian Air Force for cooperation
2019-08-14
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On August 12 Commander of the NATO Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) General Jeffrey L. Harrigian contacted Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Col Dainius Guzas, thanked for the useful cooperation and discussed future prospects for it.

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Lithuanian soldiers deploying to Operation ATALANTA off the Somali coast
2019-08-14
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On August 14 deployment ceremony for the 5th Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) of the Lithuanian Armed Forces was held before leaving for the European Union Naval Force - Operation ATALANTA off the Somali coast. The troops will be protecting a World Food Programme vessel taking humanitarian aid to the Somalian people.

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International explosive ordinance disposal exercise EODEX wrapped up
2019-08-10
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On August 3 - 10 international explosive ordinance disposal exercise EODEX was held in Klaipėda. This year the EOD divers' exercise was conducted by the Lithuanian Navy.

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Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin preparing for exercise Vigilant Griffin 2019
2019-08-08
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On August 12 - 22 Exercise Vigilant Griffin 2019 conducted by the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin will take place at General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė. The exercise will involve over 1000 soldiers, most of them from subunits of the MIB Griffin, a Baltic Battalion company, and the Portuguese rotational force contingent.

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The number of 1st year cadets in the Military Academy of Lithuania nearly doubles this year
2019-08-08
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Even though the numbers of school graduates are on the decrease, significantly more young people have been admitted to the General Jonas Žematis Military Academy of Lithuania. This year has seen the highest number of entrants since 2003 - 77 cadets, including 16 young women, have started the studies in the only higher education institution in Lithuania that provides officers for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. That makes almost double the number of young people that chose the path of an officer las year.

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Change of command ceremony in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group Lithuania to take place
2019-07-31
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On August 1 rotations and leadership of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group Lithuania will change over at a ceremony at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius to head the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2019-07-29
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On July 29 change of command took place at the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces: Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius took over the symbolic hammer of the Chief of the Defence Staff from the recently appointed Commander of the Land Force Brigadier General Raimundas Vaikšnoras who was acting Chief of the Defence Staff before the appointment.

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The Baltic Sea bursts into bloom: wreath tributes lowered onto the water from a ship and a helicopter to honour those lost at sea
2019-07-27
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On July 27 one of the most important events of the Sea Festival took place on the Baltic Sea - flower wreaths were lowered onto the water with attendance of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, leadership of the Ministry of National Defence, representatives of the Lithuanian Air Force and the Lithuanian Navy. Two Lithuanian Navy vessels were in the ship parade: Aukštaitis (P14) patrol ship as the flagship and Šakiai search and rescue ship.

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Tens of thousands celebrated the centenary of Lithuania's military aviation at an event in Šiauliai
2019-07-27
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On July 27 The Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai hosted Air Show Falcon Wings 2019 marking the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian military air capability. The event was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces - the audience were greeted by acting Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and recently inaugurated Chief of Defence Major General National Defence Valdemaras Rupšys. The air show with programs from various aircraft, static displays activities and competitions from aviation organisations and universities has attracted tens of thousands of viewers this year.

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Flag of the Lithuanian Armed Forces passed on to Major General Valdemaras Rupšys
2019-07-25
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On July 25 new Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Valdemaras Rupšys was inaugurated at a ceremony in Vilnius. President of the Republic of Lithuania and Commander-in-Chief Gitanas Nausėda passed on the flag of the Lithuanian Armed Forces from the outgoing to the incoming Chief of Defence in front of the all colours of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and Brigades parade in the Cathedral Square.

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