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Medals bestowed on the outgoing U.S. rotation in Lithuania
2017-04-21
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April 20, soldiers of the U.S. rotational company in Lithuania were decorated with the Lithuanian Armed Forces Medals for NATO troops during a formation at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla (Jonava distr.).

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Baltic Chiefs of Defence discussed NATO enhanced Forward Presence
2017-04-20
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On April 18-19 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas attended a meeting of the Chiefs of Defence of the Baltic states at the Latvian Air Force Base in Lielvarde. The Baltic CHODs addressed topical security and defence cooperation aspects in the Baltic region.

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2000 conscriptions sent to reserve troops to participate in Lithuanian Armed Forces national exercises ‘Lightening Strike 2017’
2017-03-31
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On 31th March, Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Conscription and Recruitment service sent 2000 letters to reserve soldiers inviting them to arrive to regional military conscription and recruitment section. This call-up is a partial mobilization exercise, which will complete largest national Lithuanian Armed Forces exercises ‘Lightening Strike 2017'.

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Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr comes on a formal visit to Lithuania
2017-03-22
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On March 23-24 Chief of Staff of the Federal Republic of Germany General Volker Wieker is conducting a formal visit in Lithuania.


General will pay a visit to the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla to meet with German and other allies' forces deployed as the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup and to observe a joint training operation of the NATO eFP troops and Lithuanian infantry.

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Baltic states’, Nordic, Polish Air Force Commanders and Commander AIRCOM met in Lithuania
2017-03-22
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On March 22 Commander AIRCOM and Commanders of the Air Forces of the Nordic, Baltic countries and Poland discussed security situation in the region, military cooperation, and the Air Policing Mission, and shared air force status updates at a meeting in Lithuania.

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Military equipment for the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion in Lithuania arrived from the Netherlands
2017-03-21
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On March 21 military equipment of the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces arrived in Lithuania via Klaipėda Seaport to be used by the German-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battlegroup in Lithuania (based in Rukla).  

The brought equipment includes roughly 40 military vehicles, including CV 90 infantry fighting vehicles, Fennek reconnaissance vehicles, Boxer multirole vehicles, armoured recovery vehicles, etc.

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Brigadier General Almantas Leika awarded the Legion of Merit
2017-03-16
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Brigadier General Almantas Leika who was in the lead of the Lithuanian Land Force from 2011 to 2016 and is now posted to the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum has been awarded one of the highest military awards in the United States, the Legion of Merit, for the weighty contribution to the development of partnership between the Lithuanian Land Force and the U.S. Army, and for personal efforts to strengthen the cooperation of Lithuania, U.S. and NATO.

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Lithuanian and U.S soldiers carried out a training event at the Urban Warfare Training Facility
2017-03-09
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This week rotational U.S. forces and soldiers with the Lithuanian Armed Forces Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion are wrapping up intense training at the Urban Warfare Training Facility in Pabradė Training Area.


During the training soldiers used U.S. Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and live ammunition to train reacting to contact, acting in an ambush, and breaking of contact in the conditions of engagement in a populated area.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania met with Ambassador and Defence Attaché of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania
2017-03-06
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On March 6 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas met with Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania HE Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi and Defence Attaché of Ukraine Colonel Oleksandr Koberskyi at the Chief of Defence's Office to discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine and Eastern Europe and prospects for military cooperation.

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Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic observed a joint Czech-Lithuanian training event
2017-03-02
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Video report: https://youtu.be/bXRm_HLBzyI

On March 1 Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický and Chief of Defence General Josef Becvar of the Czech Republic conducted a working visit to Lithuania to observe Czech soldiers training side by side with Lithuanians.

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