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History

Lithuania's NATO and the EU membership, integration into the Euro-Atlantic military structures and the transformation of the Lithuanian Armed Forces related to the abandonment of compulsory military service necessitated a military training reform in the Lithuanian Armed Forces. A project of the Land Force Training Center of joining different training institutions
- the Military Engineering School, the Reconnaissance School and the APC M113 Training Section of the Training Regiment
- into one unit was initiated in 2009. On the 14th of December of 2010 the LF TC was established and started functioning as a unit of the LF HQ.

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Moments from LF TC establishe ceremony
Pictures by M. Neimontas


Since the 1st of July of 2011 the LF TC has been a separate unit of the the Lithuanian Land Force. It was named after a distinguished guerilla leader in Lithuania's Freedom Fight, Juozas Lukša-Daumantas.

  

Moments from LF JLTC separate ceremony
Picture by A. Pliadis



 

JUOZAS LUKŠA

 

Juozas Lukša (1921-1951), partisan codename - Daumantas, was a legendary partisan and fighter for Lithuania's freedom. An autobiographical illustration of the little-known armed resistance against the Soviet Union from 1944 to 1956.

Juozas Lukša was one of the most influential leaders of the resistance fight in that period.

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Photos from the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
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