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German contingent took over Baltic Air-policing mission
2008.06.30
imgOn June 30 NATO Baltic Air-policing mission was transferred from Polish Air Force soldiers to German contingent. The ceremony took place at the Lithuanian Air Force Aviation Base in Siauliai. This is the second time German forces deploy soldiers for the Baltic Air-policing mission. They patrolled Baltic airspace from June to September in 2005 for the first time.
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Accreditation of new Defence Attaché of the Netherlands and document signing on Lithuanian-Dutch defence cooperation
2008.06.30
imgOn June 30 Cdr. Johannes de Brouwer, new Dutch Defence Attaché, will be accredited for Lithuania at the Ministry of National Defence. The departing Defence Attaché Cdr. Bruno Gerrits will be awarded the Medal of Merit of the national defence system for personal contribution to strengthening cooperation of Lithuanian andDutch armed forces. Cdr. Bruno Gerrits started as Defence Attaché for Lithuania in 2003.
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International exercise of Special Forces in Klaipeda
2008.06.30
Three-week international exercise of Special Operations Forces of Lithuanian Armed Forces and soldiers of the US and Latvian special operations forces was closed on June 30 in Klaipeda.
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Press conference on all-over mine clearance of territory of Lithuania
2008.06.28
On Monday, June 30, press conference introducing all-over clearance of Lithuanian territory from pollution with conventional explosives remaining from war due in July will be held at the Ministry of National Defence.
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Head of Policy Planning Staff of German Federal Ministry of Defence visit Lithuania
2008.06.27
imgHead of Policy Planning Staff of Federal Ministry of Defence of Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Ulrich Stefan Schlie will visit Ministry of National Defence on June 27. Dr. Ulrich Stefan Schlie will meet with State Secretary of the Ministry of National Defence Jurate Raguckiene and Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defence for defence policy and international relations Renatas Norkus.
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Chief of Defence Lt. Gen. Valdas Tutkus will attend change of command ceremony of Chairman of NATO Military Committee
2008.06.27
Lithuanian Chief of Defence Lt. Gen. Valdas Tutkus will attend ceremony of change of NATO Military Committee's Chairman, June 27-28, Brussels. The post will be assumed by Chief of Defence Staff of Italy Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola who was elected in November 2007. He will replace Gen. Raymond Henault, Chief of Defence Staff of Canadian Armed Forces.
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Change of command of Motorised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf
2008.06.26
On June 27 solemn change of command ceremony will be held in the square of the Motorised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf. Col. Darius Uzkuraitis who has led the brigade since 2005 will be replaced by Col. Vilmantas Tamosaitis, former chief of staff of brigade. Col. D. Uzkuraitis will hand over his duties and leave to study at the NATO Defence College in Rome.
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Afghan National Police trained for cooperative action with military forces in Chaghcharan
2008.06.25
imgTeam of US police advisors deployed with Lithuanian-led PRT-7 taught Afghan policemen fulfilling tasks in cooperation with military forces in Ghowr, June 22-25, Chaghcharan. Members of local police learnt fulfilling duties necessary in long-term patrolling, preparing weapons and vehicles before patrolling, practiced driving. Some of policemen had never driven cars before.
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Medal of Merit for departing Defence Attaché of Slovakia
2008.06.25
Farewell ceremony for Defence Attaché of Slovakia Col. Ivan Macko will take place at the Ministry of National Defence on June 27.
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Troops of Iron Wolf Brigade completed first test of Stinger Weapon System in Denmark
2008.06.20
imgTroops of Air Defence Battery of the Motorised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf took part in combat firing exercise in Denmark on June 11-20. For the first time they trained firing at airborne targets from air defence missile system Stinger.
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