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News archives (2005 - 12)

Lithuanian Armed Forces in 2006: figures and trends
2006.01.01
In 2006 the total ceiling number of servicemen and cadets serving in the National Defence System will stand at 18,250. The strength of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in 2006 will be the same as in 2005 and will stand at 7,800 professional soldiers, whereof the number of Generals and Admiral - up to 8, Colonels and Naval Captains – up to 32, Lieutenant Colonels and Commander - up to 115, and Majors and Lieutenant Commanders – up to 310. The number of conscripts in 2006 will be cut from 3,500 up to 3,210 persons and the number of cadets' will fall from 350 to 240 persons, while the number of volunteer servicemen and other soldiers of the active reserve will be reduced from 8,000 to 7,000 persons.
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Lithuanian Special Force servicemen to continue mission in NATO Response Force
2005.12.30
As of middle of January 2006, a Lithuanian Special Force squadron will continue serving within the NATO Response Force (NRF). The Lithuanian Special Force servicemen have served with NRF in the second half of this year as well. The Lithuanian Special Force squadron will be assigned to NRF component formed mainly from troops of NATO old member-states. This unit will be ready to execute tasks set for special forces ranging from special reconnaissance to direct actions etc.
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Lithuanian contingent LITCON-7 leaving for international peacekeeping mission in Iraq
2005.12.30
imgOn Tuesday, 3 January a leaving ceremony for the Lithuanian contingent LITCON – 7 for the international peacekeeping mission in Iraq is due to take place at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion. The LITCON – 7, comprised of some 50 professional service personnel serving with the Grand Duke Algirdas Battalion, headed by First Lieutenant Darius Žūkas, will replace their counterparts LITCON-6 serving within the Danish contingent in Basrah region, Iraq in February later this year. The Lithuanian contingent servers in the British area of responsibility
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Polish military personnel to replace US counterparts in the Baltic air-policing mission
2005.12.28
imgOn Friday, 30 December an official ceremony is due to take place at the Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force in Siauliai during which a Polish contingent will take over the NATO air-policing mission over the Baltic States from a US Air Force contingent. The air-policing mission will be performed by some 70 Polish military personnel with four MiG-29 fighters. The majority of the Polish detachment is formed from the 1st Tactical Air Squadron and the 23rd Air Base deployed near Warsaw.
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Afghanistan residents to receive assistance from Lithuanian medical personnel
2005.12.20
imgLithuanian medical personnel serving with the second rotation of the Ghor Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT-2) have provided consultations to their colleagues at the Chaghcharan hospital and performed a few complicated surgeries to local residents. At the Chaghcharan hospital, the local medical personnel with consultation and assistance rendered by members of the PRT-2 Medical Division Commander, Major Dalius Ramančionis, Corporal Inga Telyčėnaitė and Sergeant Irmantas Maldonis had performed a complicated 5kg-weight tumour elimination surgery to a local female resident.
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Change of command at the Air Defence Battalion
2005.12.14
On Thursday, 15 December a change of command ceremony will take place at the Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Force. The incoming Commander Major Ričardas Jarusevičius will replace the outgoing Commander Lieutenant Colonel Remigijus Daujotis who has led the battalion since it has been founded. Lt Col Daujotis will continue his service as Deputy Commander of Flight Safety Department of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
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Upcoming events for 12-17 December in the National Defence System
2005.12.09
The following events have been scheduled to take place in the National Defence System for 12-17 December: On 12 December an official meeting ceremony of the first rotation of the Lithuania-led Afghanistan's Ghor Provincial Reconstruction Team to take place in the square of the Ministry of National Defence. On 16 December an official change of command ceremony is due to take place at the Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Force. Major Ričardas Jurusevičius will replace the outgoing commander Lieutenant Colonel Remigijus Daujotis.
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Lithuanian water purification unit has been operating in Pakistan for a month already
2005.12.09
imgAs of 10 December it has already been a month since a water purification unit of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been deployed for the NATO Pakistan earthquake relief operation. A group of 10 water purification unit specialists have been deployed to the northeastern region of Pakistan to assist with the relief efforts. During this operation, the Lithuanian water purification unit is attached to the Engineering Company of the Spanish Battalion working in Pakistan.
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The last group of Lithuanian servicemen of the first PRT in Afghanistan is due to return home
2005.12.08
Upon completing the mission in the Ghor Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT-1) in Afghanistan, the aircraft airlifting the last group of military personnel of the mission is due to land on Friday, 9 December at the military Siauliai airport of the Lithuanian Air Force Base. The first 110-strong Lithuanian PRT-1, led by Colonel Gintautas Zenkevicius, took command of the Afghanistan's Ghor provincial reconstruction team in June earlier this year. A second PRT, headed by Colonel Gintaras Ažubalis, took over the mission from the first PRT on 29 November.
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NATO and Lithuanian military commanders satisfied with exercise results
2005.12.08
The Second Phase of the Lithuanian Land Force Affirmation Exercise, which was held on 6-8 December at the Rukla-based Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion and the Gaižiūnai Training Area, ended on Thursday, 8 December. A delegation of NATO officers from NATO Component Command Land Headquarters in Heidelberg, which observed and made an assessment of the course of the exercise, was headed by Brigadier General Andre Defawe. The final evaluation in relation to the assessment of readiness of the NATO declared battalion size combat group to execute NATO-led operations would be presented early next year. Therefore, at the end of the exercise, NATO officers presented their opinion on the areas Lithuanian military personnel should focus on in the future.
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