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News archive (2008 - 06)

Defence attaches accredited to Lithuania meet in Vilnius
2008.06.09
Tour of defence attaches accredited to Lithuania will take place at the National Defence Ministry, June 10. At the visit defence attaches will get acquainted with transformation process of Lithuanian Armed Forces and information on the Lithuanian Armed Forces Joint Staff and its functions.
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National Day of Italy celebrated at Aviation Base
2008.06.09
imgOn June 9, festive event took place at Lithuanian Armed Forces Aviation Base on occasion of 62nd anniversary of the Republic of Italy and 60th anniversary of the Italian Constitution and Declaration of Human Rights. Aviation Base was selected to host the event as the division has a contract with Italian company producing aircrafts ”Alenia Aeronautica".
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International Knights Jousting Tourney take place in Trakai this weekend
2008.06.06
imgOn June 7-8 International Knights Tourney of Armed Forces Commander of Lithuania will be held in Trakai Peninsula Castle. ”Knights" from Lithuania, the US, Italy, Latvia, Poland, France and other countries will compete for the honourable award. Festival in Medieval style and Knights Jousting Tourney in Trakai Peninsula Castle is organised by Trakai History Museum and Brethren of Trakai Castle ”Messengers of the Middle Ages". This year the 10th anniversary event will be patroned by Lithuanian Armed Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Valdas Tutkus. It is planned that international tourneys of Lithuanian Armed Forces Commander will take place in Trakai annually.
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Lithuanians choose to stay the course
2008.06.06
imgFORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq – With only a week remaining in their six-month tour in Iraq, soldiers from Lithuanian Contingent 10, Iron Wolf Brigade, faced a difficult choice. Two options remained following the news that the Lithuanian government had voted to extend the unit's tour for two more months: the soldiers could volunteer for the extension or continue their redeployment.
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Iron Wolf Day celebrated in Afghanistan
2008.06.06
imgTroops of Lithuanian-led Ghowr PRT-7 deployed to Afghanistan celebrated Iron Wolf Day on June 5. The event at the PRT compound was started by solemn line formation of Lithuanian, Croatian, Ukrainian and Georgian troops, as well as American and Lithuanian police representatives.
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New Sweden's Defence Attaché accredited to Lithuania
2008.06.06
imgNew Defence Attaché of Sweden Lt. Col. Kristian Bouveng will be accredited to Lithuania at the National Defence Ministry on June 9. Lt. Col. Tapani Mattus leaving the post will be awarded national defence system level Medal of Merit for personal input in strengthening cooperation between Swedish and Lithuanian Armed Forces.
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Lithuanian Naval Force boat ”Jotvingis" take part in international exercise BALTOPS
2008.06.06
imgAnnual two-week international exercise BALTOPS will begin on June 9 in the Baltic Sea. Lithuania will be represented by command and supply vessel ”Jotvingis" (N42) with crew of 40 led by Capt. Lt. Tomas Skurdenis. Currently ”Jotvingis" sails as member of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian squadron BALTRON.
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Leadership of Poland's Defence Ministry and Armed Forces visit Lithuania
2008.06.06
imgOn June 9 delegation led by Poland's Defence Minister will come to Lithuania for a one day visit. Polish Minister will be accompanied by Polish Chief of Defence Franciszek GągorCommander of Poland's Air Force Andrzej Blasik, and other officials representing Defence Ministry of Poland. In Vilnius delegation will be meeting with the Prime Minister of Lithuania Gediminas Kirkilas, National Defence Minister Juozas Olekas, and members of National Security and Defence Committee of Seimas.
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Leadership of Lithuanian Special Operations Forces attend NATO Special Operations Forces conference in France
2008.06.05
imgOn June 5 leadership of Lithuanian Special Operations Forces (SOF) left for France to attend three-day conference of NATO Special Operations Forces. The conference is top level meeting of members of the Alliance attended by NATO military leadership and commanders of the main NATO Special Operations Forces.
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Perspectives of military cooperation of Lithuania and France discussed in Vilnius
2008.06.05
imgOn June 5 meeting with French Parliamentary Secretary of State for Defence and Veterans Jean-Marie Bockel National Defence Minister Juozas Olekas acknowledged increased attention of France for the Baltic region. ”France is among the most active contributors to the Baltic airspace defence", said Minister.
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