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Grand Duchess Birutė Motorised Infantry Battalion (BMIB)
Grand Duchess Birute Motorised Infantry Battalion deployed in Alytus (southern part of
Lithuanian Republic) is a unit of the Land Force.
Grand Duchess Birute Motorised Infantry Battalion deployed in Alytus is a unit of the Land Force.
Soldiers in the Battalion undergo combat training according to the catalogue of tasks for the central goal (In Lith. EUUS). It is a set of collective tasks a military unit has to fulfil to successfully attain the central combat objective. It is the core of combat training planned, arranged and analysed by the division or subdivision commander.
The following minimal demands of combat training were set for observation of all the Battalion's subdivisions in order to optimise organisation of combat training in the Battalion:
It is a set of individual tasks (In Lith. IUS) for soldiers in private, sergeant, and NCO ranks compiled according to the tasks the soldiers are expected to fulfil in the battle field. IUS tasks serve as basis of individual training. Individual training is accomplished on a continuous basis and is simultaneously integrated into collective training.
Readiness levels for EUUS and peacetime tasks of the Battalion to be reached are set with regard to limitations of combat training.
Pride of the Battalion are the barracks sheltering strong soldierly spirit of our ancestors for more than a hundred years.
The unit is equipped with wheeled materiel of various lifting capacity (trucks, armoured all-terrain vehicles), light infantry weaponry (pistols, automatic rifles, light machine-guns, antitank grenade launchers) and 60 mm and 120 mm mortars.
Members of the Grand Duchess Birutė Battalion bestowed with the honour to continue traditions of the pre-war 2nd Uhlan Regiment perform duty in international operations in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, headquarters of NATO commands, and develop intensive cooperation with society.
Military Band of the Battalion is known in Lithuania and abroad. The Band with its elevating repertoire continues honourable traditions of the 2nd Uhlan Regiment's Band and inter-war armed forces and community, it often performs for civilian audience, in military units and in reception ceremonies of high guests of Lithuania. The Band is a customary music provider in solemnly stately rites and celebrations of the armed forces.
Ceremonies of conferring sergeant and officer ranks were created in the Battalion, sergeants and officers gather in clubs. Officers are commissioned by an "Uhlan" dressed in a reconstructed 1812 Uhlans' uniform.
Members of the Battalion test their strength in an obstacle course "Wolf's path", the course was installed in 2002.