Go to starting pageSitemap   Lietuviškai For the disabled Mobile version

  

 

News archive (2012 - 11)

A group of students from the Baltic Defence College visit Lithuania
2012.11.27
img

From November 27 to 29 a group of students and teachers of the Higher Command Studies Course (HCSC) of the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) is paying a visit in Lithuania. The delegation of 20 members is headed by Commandant of the BALTDEFCOL Brigadier General Meelis Kiili.

 

The guests began their visit at the Ministry of National Defence where they were welcomed by Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius.

null
Exposition in Tbilisi organised to mark the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day
2012.11.26
img

On November 21 a photographic exposition covering the history of aviation in Lithuania in the inter-war period prepared by Vytautas the Great War Museum was presented in Tbilisi (Georgia) to mark the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day.

 

The exposition was displayed in a modern art gallery of a famous Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. The opening of the exposition was attended by foreign ambassadors based in Georgia, representatives of defence attaché corps, officials of authority of Georgian Defence Ministry, NATO, the European Union and other state institutions, and representatives of Lithuanian community in Georgia by invitation of Lithuanian Ambassador in Georgia Jonas Paslauskas and Defence Attaché Lt Col Dainius Katilius.

null
Lithuanian Armed Forces Day celebrated
2012.11.24
img

Photo gallery

Video gallery

The Lithuanian Armed Forces Day was marked on November 23. A wide scope of events was arranged in Lithuania’s biggest cities to mark the 94th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian Armed Forces: celebratory formations, expositions of weaponry and materiel, festive concerts took place.

 

“Determination to protect and defend their Motherland unites thousands of different people into a cohesive community. These people are ready to fulfil their duty with all the devotion it takes despite the challenges of life, their burdens or hindrance from an enemy. The oath of allegiance of a warrior attends these people all along their paths of life obliging them to follow a Motherland defender’s way with honour and fortitude. If there was no army, there would be no state. We are proud of your resolve to guard the freedom of your Motherland that has been cherished for centuries,” acting Minister of Defence Rasa Juknevičienė and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius congratulated military and civilian personnel of the National Defence System.

null
Lithuanian peacekeepers brought back to Lithuania after the mission in Afghanistan
2012.11.24
img

On November 23 a U.S. aircraft returning Lithuanian peacekeepers after the mission in Afghanistan landed in Šiauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force.

 

Major part of the returning personnel are members of the 15th shift of the Provincial Reconstruction Team of Ghor (PRT-15) formed mainly by personnel of the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birutė Motorised Infantry Battalion. In mid-November they handed over the mission to the 16th rotation of the Lithuanian-led PRT (PRT-16).

null
New Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom was accredited
2012.11.21
img

On November 21 a new Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom to Lithuania Lieutenant Colonel Simon Fitzgibbon was accredited and the outgoing UK Defence Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Ian Watts was farewelled in a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence. The rotation of attachés ceremony was attended by Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas, UK Ambassador in Lithuania David Hunt, Mrs Pippa Watts, representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

 

Lt Col I. Watts was the UK Defence Attaché in Lithuania from December 8, 2009 and was based in Tallinn, Estonia. National Defence System Medal of Merit will be presented to him upon the farewell and for his personal contribution to defence cooperation between the United Kingdom and Lithuania.

null
President of the Republic of Lithuania and leadership of the Ministry of National Defence attended oath of allegiance ceremony
2012.11.21
img

Video report

Photo gallery

 

On the eve of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day, November 21, graduates of the Basic Military Training and the Basic Military Volunteer Courses took the oath of allegiance in a ceremony at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla, Jonavos District. Commander-in-Chief of the Lithuanian Armed Forces HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičienė, and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Arvydas Pocius congratulated the military personnel in attendance upon taking the oath of allegiance to the Republic of Lithuania. The event was also attended by Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Major General Almantas Leika and other commanders of units in the Rukla Garrison.

 

“The Lithuanian Armed Forces were established in 1918, the date we are going to celebrate shortly. I know that we have volunteers among those gathered here whose forefathers had to walk tens of kilometres in their times to the locations they were called to perform the duty for their homeland in. You are the ones who continue your forefathers’ traditions aflame with determination to protect this country,” R.Juknevičienė said.

null
Lithuania will transfer a part of assets of the Chaghcharan PRT compound to Afghanistan
2012.11.21
img

Ministry of National Defence has prepared a draft resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania foreseeing handover of tangible property of the Lithuanian-led Chaghcharan Provincial Reconstruction Team’s compound currently owned by the Lithuanian Armed Forces on assets trust right to the possession of the Government of Afghanistan on a non-reimbursable basis.

 

As Lithuania plans the closure of its mission in the province of Ghor by the end of 2013, a part of the assets in the PRT compound will be transported back to Lithuania while the rest will be transferred onto the Government of Afghanistan. It is a common practice applied by other NATO states running PRTs in Afghanistan as well.

null
The Day of National Mourning of Germany marked in Vilnius
2012.11.18
img

On November 18 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas attended commemoration of the Day of National Mourning of Germany which was held at the German soldiers cemetery in Vingis Park and in Antakalnis Cemetery.

 

The commemorative ceremony was also attended by Ambassador of Germany Mr Matthias Mülmenstädt, members of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, heads of embassies of foreign countries in Lithuania, representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Honour Guard Company of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion, and a group of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Band.

null
Preparations for Baltic Host 2012 underway
2012.11.16
img

On November 15 and 16 Concept Development Conference for the multinational host nation support (HNS) exercise Baltic Host 2013 is held at the General Adolfas Ramanauskas Warfare Training Centre (Nemenčinė).

 

Baltic Host 2013 is due to take place in all the three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - simultaneously in November 2013. The exercise will aim at enhancing interoperability of military and civilian institutions of the Baltic and other NATO member states as well as readiness of the Baltic States to host allied forces of a designated size. The exercise will also facilitate identification of directions for developing Baltic infrastructure and institutions to the end of strengthening regional security and defence capacity.

null
Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas will sign a treaty on classified information exchange in Vienna between Lithuania and Austria
2012.11.14
img

On November 12 and 13 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas is paying a visit in Vienna, Austria, where he will sign an agreement on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania between Lithuania and Austria regarding the exchange and mutual protection of classified information.

 

The agreement stipulates bilateral commitments of Lithuania and Austria on ensuring protection of classified information which is exchanged or appears as a result of bilateral cooperation, the document also sets the requirements for drawing up classified contracts, visit procedures, dispute resolution order and other points.

null
 

 
Solution: Fresh Media