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News archive (2005 - 08)

Upcoming events for 29 August-4 September in the National Defence System of Lithuania
2005.08.26
The following events are scheduled for 29 August - 4 September in the National Defence System of Lithuania: On 30 August the following two publications the study on "Withdrawal of the Russian Army 1990-1993" and the document collection "Withdrawal of the Russian Army in Documents" to be presented at the Ministry of National Defence.
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International Security Assistance Force visited service members of the Lithuanian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in Chaghcharan
2005.08.23

On Monday 22 August Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Lieutenant General Force Lieutenant General Mauro Del Vecchio visited the Lithuania-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in the Afghan province of Ghor.

 

During the visit, the Lieutenant General was briefed on the PRT's activity and plans and talked with troops serving in the mission. General Vecchio thanked the troops for their resolution and sacrifice and prised for the work done.

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Service members of BALTSQN-11 completed mission in Kosovo
2005.08.23
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On Thursday, 24 August the last group of service members of the BALTSQN-11 (Baltic Squadron) is due to return home after completing their mission in Serbia and Montenegro province of Kosovo.

BALTSQN-11 was the first unit of the Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force deployed to an international mission. While on the mission, Lithuanian service members performed within the composition of the Danish Battalion; the troops were deployed to the Danish military base in the city of Mitrovica.

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NATO Allied Air Component Command Headquarters to visit Lithuania
2005.08.23

Between 23-24 August Lieutenant General Horts Martin, Deputy Commander NATO Allied Air Component Command Headquarters in Ramstein, will be visiting Lithuania. The primary aim of the visit is to familiarise with the Lithuanian Air Force and the force integration into NATO military structures.

During the visit, Lieutenant General Martin is scheduled to meet with Undersecretary of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, Mr Renatas Norkus, Commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Major General Valdas Tutkus, Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force, Colonel Jonas Marcinkus.

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Rotation of the US Defence and Army Attache to Lithuania
2005.08.23
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Lithuanian Air Force members to attend international exercise Cooperative Key 2005
2005.08.23
As of 24 August the Lithuanian Air Force's transport aircraft An-26 and helicopter Mi-8 MTV will be attending an international exercise Cooperative Key 2005 in Bulgaria. At the exercise, Lithuanian service members will execute tasks of medical evacuation, search and rescue as well as airlifting of military and non-military personnel.
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Upcoming events for 22-28 August in the National Defence System of Lithuania
2005.08.19
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Lithuanian and Danish Ministers of Defence to meet in Vilnius
2005.08.19
On Friday, 19 August a short informal meeting between the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Gediminas Kirkilas and the Danish Minister of Defence Soren Gade will take place in Vilnius.
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Wives of Lithuanian officers to join Lithuanian service member's mission in Afghanistan
2005.08.17
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Wives of Lithuanian officers – members of the Association of the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birute – have decided to contribute to the Lithuanian service members' mission in Afghanistan and organized charity to aid schoolchildren of Afghanistan's Ghor Province – to send some 250 schoolbags, textbooks, pens, pencils and other materials children need in school.

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Winners of freestyle wrestling at the 23rd World Military Wrestling Championship
2005.08.17

On Wednesday, 17 August finals of freestyle wrestling completed at the 23rd World Military Wrestling Championship in Vilnius.

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