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Upcoming events for 16-21 August in the National Defence System of Lithuania
XXIII World Militaries' Wrestling Championship to take place in Vilnius
On August 16-19 Vilnius will host nearly 300 participants of the 23 World Militaries Wrestling Championship from 21 countries amongst them Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Iran, Italy, US, Canada, Korea, Qatar, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Finland Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Uzbek, Turkey and Germany. The Lithuanian team comprises sportsmen who are well known both in Lithuania and the world. They are Pte Mindaugas Mizgaitis (NDVF 2 unit), the winner of the International Tournament in Poland, Pte Svajūnas Adomaitis (Grand Hetmon of Lithuania Jonusas Radvila Training Regiment), the 3 place winner of the junior championship of Europe, Cpl Mindaugas Ežerskas (Vytautas the Great Jaeger Battalion in Kaunas), the winner of the International Wrestling Tournaments in Tallin and Minsk and the winner of the International Wrestling Tournaments in Finland and Estonia.
Lithuanian air force participates in "BALTIC BIKINI 2005"
On August 1-5, Lithuanian Air Force representatives are participating in the international air crew sea survival exercise "Baltic Bikini 2005" taking place nearby Liepaya, Latvia. Air Force personnel, including pilots, navigators, board technicians and rescue personnel, from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have arrived at the exercise.


This is the second time the "Baltic Bikini" is being held in the Baltic States. Last year the Host Nation was Lithuania and in 2006 Estonia will take over the Host Nation's role. 


During the exercise aircraft crews are trained to use properly life-saving equipment, to receive a rescue helicopter, to communicate with rescue teams by means of gestures and signals and be able to use the uplifting devices. Lithuania is sending its Air Force personnel of 21 persons to the "Baltic Bikini 2005".


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