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Lithuanian soldier awarded the Star of Afghanistan Medal by decree of the President of Poland

2017.02.20
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On February 21 Lithuanian Armed Forces Major Mangirdas Vaznys was awarded the Star of Afghanistan Medal by decree of the President of Poland HE Andrzej Duda. The officer who is currently serving with the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces received the medal for merits in the Resolute Support Mission, Afghanistan, 2016.

 

It was the second multinational deployment for Maj M.Vaznys (the first one was the NATO Training Mission in Iraq in 2009).

 

The Star of Afghanistan has been presented since 2007 to military personnel and civilians for exceptional performance in multinational operations.

 

NATO has been conducting the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan since 2015. It is a non-combat mission aimed at training, advising and providing assistance to the Afghan National Security Forces, ministries and other authorities in order to provide stability in the country.

 

Currently there are over 20 Lithuanian soldiers serving at operational headquarters of the Resolute Support Mission in Kabul and Herat.

 

Photos: by A.Pliadis(MoD) andd from personal archive (Maj M. Vaznys in Kabul).

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