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Lithuanian operations forces for peacetime tasks will enter standby in 2010
2009-10-28
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Evaluation exercise of units of the Lithuanian Land Force for duty in peacetime tasks operations forces of the Lithuanian Armed forces in 2010 concluded on October 27.

 

Peacetime tasks operations forces comprising around 700 personnel were formed this year. Every unit of the Lithuanian Land Force will rotate on an annual basis to fulfil functions of the operations forces. The first rotation next year will be taken up by the Grand Duchess Birutė Motorised Infantry Battalion, Juozas Vitkus Engineering Battalion, the Duke Vaidotas Forward Support Battalion, and troops of Territorial Units of the National Defence Volunteer Force.

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Tenth rotation of Provincial Reconstruction Team deployed to Afghanistan
2009-10-26
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October 26, deployment ceremony for the tenth shift of the Lithuanian-led Ghowr Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT-10) before the mission in Afghanistan was held in Alytus. The event was attended by the Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičienė, Chief of Defence Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius, Commander Land Force Brig. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Žukas, leadership of Alytus City, District and Region, guests, and families of soldiers.

 

The solemn ceremony will begin by celebration of a holy mass after which the event will proceed to the Town Hall Square where a solemn parade will take place.

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Lithuanian Naval Force ship „Jotvingis" will attend international exercise „Northern Coasts 2009"
2009-10-15
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October 16-29, „Jotvingis" (N42), command and supply ship of the Lithuanian Naval Force assigned to the Baltic Naval Mine countermeasures Squadron BALTRON will participate in an international naval exercise "Northern Coasts 2009", to be held in the Baltic Sea area of Denmark, Germany, Poland and Sweden.

 

The exercise will be attended by more than 40 warships, air assets, units of special operations and other forces from 12 countries: Belgium, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Estonia, the USA, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, France, Finland, Sweden, and Germany. The goal of the exercise is to improve interoperability of participating NATO and EU members' naval, air and special operations forces in international operations.

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Leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and Lithuanian Armed Forces will visit Lithuanian peacekeepers in Afghanistan
2009-10-15
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October 14, Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius left for a two-day visit in Afghanistan. Leading officials of National Defence System will be accompanied by a delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

During the visit National Defence System authorities will visit Lithuanian troops serving in the south of Afghanistan and Ghowr province, and meet with leadership of the NATO's ISAF Regional Command West.

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Commander-in-chief of the Lithuanian Naval Force took part in the International Seapower Symposium
2009-10-12

October 6-8, Commander-in-chief Capt. (N) Olegas Mariničius participated in the XIXth International Seapower Symposium at the US Naval War College (Newport, Rhode Island).

 

Discussions during the Symposium focused on combating piracy, effects of global warming on navigation, and cooperation in ensuring security at sea. Lithuanian Naval Force' Commander-in-chief of also met senior leaders of other states' navies and addressed points of bilateral cooperation.

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Lithuanian Naval Force - guarantee of security in Lithuania‘s territory in the Baltic Sea
2009-10-05
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The name of the armed itself bears association with military naval operations. But what are daily duties of servicemen in the Naval Force?

 

The Lithuanian Naval Force is an important part of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania that ensures security of our country and its citizens in the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea. Its tasks include surveillance, control and defence of above-water and underwater environment of Lithuania's territorial sea, economic zone, and continental shelf, mine clearance and counter-terrorist operations, defence and control of navigation, search and rescue, and other special tasks as well as cooperation with other governmental institutions in case of emergency.

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Foreign Defence Attachés visited Lithuanian Naval Force
2009-09-30
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September 29, Lithuanian Naval Force (Klaipėda) was visited by the delegation of Foreign Defence Attachés accredited in Lithuania.

 

Defence Attachés visited Headquarters of the Lithuanian Naval Force (LNF) in Klaipėda where they listened to a presentation about organisation and activities of the Lithuanian Naval Force and toured the new division of LNF - Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. Later the guests visited the Naval Flotilla and observed the vessels.

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Troops of Lithuanian Special Operations Forces took part in an international exercise in Croatia
2009-09-29
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Soldiers of the Lithuanian Special Operations Forces took part in the largest international exercise for special operations forces „Jackal Stone 09" hosted by Croatia from September 10 to 29.

 

More than 1 thousand of special operations forces personnel gathered to the exercise from 7 NATO members: Lithuania, Albania, the US, Poland, Croatia, Romania, and Hungary, and three partner states - Macedonia, Sweden, and Ukraine.

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Oktoberfest came to Siauliai
2009-09-28
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In the evening of 26th September soldiers of German Air Force detachment that are currently in charge of NATO Air-policing mission in the Baltic States organised celebration of Oktoberfest feast. The goal of the event was to acquaint counterpart colleagues with one of holidays popular in Germany, its history and traditions.
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Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj. Gen. A. Pocius visited Permanent Representation of Lithuania to NATO
2009-09-18
September 18, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius visited Permanent Representation of the Republic of Lithuania to NATO (Brussels, Belgium).

Lithuanian Chief of Defence met with Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to NATO Linas Linkevičius, Military Representative of Lithuania to the EU and NATO Maj. Gen. Vitalijus Vaišnoras, and servicemen of Lithuanian Armed Forces working in Brussels.

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