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Stand-by period of Special Operation Squadron Aitvaras in NATO Response Force begin
imgOn January 10 squadron Aitvaras of the Lithuanian Special Operations Unit begins its duty period in NATO Response Force Special Operations Component. The squadron will maintain high readiness level throughout the six-month stand-by period, in case of crisis it will be prepared to join a NATO-led operation and take up the main tasks of NRF special operations - special surveillance and observation, small-scale short term attacks, terrorist seizure and neutralization operations, etc.
Presentation of Jurga's videoclips at the National Defence Ministry
imgOn January 8 singer Jurga Seduikyte made first presentation of two videoclips shot in Afghanistan in October for the National Defence Ministry and military representatives at the National Defence Ministry.
Outgoing session of Seym Liberals Movement Political Group in the National Defence Ministry
imgMembers of Seym Liberal Movement Political Group will visit National Defence Ministry on January 10. During the outgoing session National Defence Minister Juozas Olekas will introduce to the parliamentarians the principle of transition of Lithuanian Armed Forces to professional army and the principle of armed forces formed on the basis of voluntary military service.
Lithuanian PRT members hand over gift of NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe to students in Chaghcharan
Lithuanian-led Ghowr PRT-6 handed over about a ton of blankets for the dormitory of Chaghcharan Sultan Alamadin Ghori High School on January 8.
French Defence representative visit Lithuanian National Defense Ministry
imgDefence representative of French Defence Minister Ambassador Thiery Borja de Mozota will be visiting National Defence Ministry on January 7-8.
Lithuanian soldiers in Afghanistan celebrate Christmas and New Year
imgOn occasion of holidays soldiers serving in Afghanistan were greeted by the President of Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, National Defense Minister Juozas Olekas, interim Land Force Commander Brigadier General Jonas Vytautas Zukas, Regional Commander West Brigadier General Fausto Maccor and Supreme Chaplain of the Armed Forces Col. Juozas Grazulis.
XVII traditional international running race ”On the way of life and death" take place in Vilnius
imgOn 12 of January, Freedom Defenders' Day, the XVII traditional international running race ”On the ay of life and death" will be held in Vilnius to honour people who sacrificed their lives defending freedom of Lithuania.

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