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On March 1 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas discussed security situation in the region, further plans for the implementation of NATO deterrence measures in Lithuania, deployment of NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and military training, and U.S. interaction with the NATO eFP battalion at a meeting with Commander of the U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General Frederick Benjamin “Ben” Hodges.

 
 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on February 20-26, 2017
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On February 20-26 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were not scrambled to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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 Minister of Defence and Chief of Defence of the Czech Republic will visit Czech soldiers training in Lithuania
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On March 1 Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický and Chief of Defence of the Czech Republic General Josef Becvaro are coming on a working visit to Lithuania. The purpose of their visit is to meet with Czech soldiers training here with Lithuanian colleagues. At the trip to Lithuania the guests are planned to hold a brief meeting with Lithuania’s Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas at the airport.

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 Commander U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General F. Hodges to visit Lithuania
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On March 1 Commander of the U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General Frederick Benjamin “Ben” Hodges will visit Lithuania. In Vilnius General meet with Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

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 With heavy German equipment already in Lithuania the NATO battalion is ready for training
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Video report: Private Recruit Lukas Tamošiūnas https://youtu.be/QMk-xFkP2hI

 

On February 24 main military equipment of the mechanised infantry battalion of the Bundeswehr was brought to Lithuania for the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion by railway. The batch includes 20 Marder IFVs, one Dachs engineer tank, one Bergepanzer armoured repair and recovery, 5 Leopard tanks, and one Biber armoured bridge-layer.

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 Tactical equipment of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion in Lithuania arrives from Germany
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On February 24 military equipment of the mechanised infantry battalion of the Bundeswehr will be brought to Lithuania from Grafenwöhr (Germany) by railway. Roughly 60 items, including Leopard tanks, Marder IFVs, Dachs engineer tanks, and other vehicles, will equip one of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) maneuver companies.

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 Lithuanian soldier awarded the Star of Afghanistan Medal by decree of the President of Poland
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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, 2016d

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