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On February 6 a handover-takeover ceremony of command and personnel of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (eFP BG) took place at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla (Jonava region). Lieutenant Colonel Axel Niemann (German Armed Forces) assumed the command of the 7th rotation of the NATO eFP BG. Over 8 thousand troops from 9 NATO allies have already rotated through the multinational unit that sees its third year in Lithuania.

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Lithuanian and German armies are working towards a more efficient cooperation

On February 13 Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brig Gen Raimundas Vaikšnoras and his counterpart, Inspector of the German Army Lt Gen Jörg Vollmer signed a document on strategic vision in order to strengthen bilateral military cooperation. It was his last signature in the capacity, in a ceremony several hours later Lt Gen Alfons Mais was inaugurated as next Inspector of the German Army.

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Meeting at the Defence Staff ahead of Exercise Defender Europe 20

On February 12-13 a meeting of representatives of countries, units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, public authorities and enterprises that will take part in the U.S.-led multinational Exercise Defender Europe 20 was held at the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

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Baltic strategic Defence Staff Chiefs met in Estonia

On February 12 Chiefs of Defence Staffs of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia discussed trilateral defence cooperation projects BALTNET and BALTRON, national and international military exercise held in the countries territories this year, and further development of trilateral cooperation at a work meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Lithuanian soldiers decorated after service in Iraq at the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

On February 11 soldiers from different units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces were decorated after deploying home from international operations in the Republic of Iraq. Chief of the Defence Staff Maj Gen Gintautas Zenkevičius bestowed National Defence System Medals for Deployment to International Missions on 12 professional military service soldiers.

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Vice Chief of Defence of Germany paid a visit to the Defence Staff

On February 5 Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr Vice Admiral Joachim Georg Ruhle paid a visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Defence Staff. The guest was welcomed by Chief of the Defence Staff Maj Gen Gintautas Zenkevičius.

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Lithuanian Navy personnel are training at a MARCOM exercise

On January 27 through February 7 five officers of the Lithuanian Navy are taking part in a tactical computer-assisted NATO mine countermeasures Exercise Dynamic Move 2020 organised by the NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) in Ostend, Belgium.

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The interview with Lt Col Rouven Habel, the Commander of the 6th rotation of NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group, is presented in the February's issue of "Lithuanian Military Digest" all together with the news about Ukraine's pats for joining NATO and internal and external challenges which the Alliance faces at the present time. More

     

  
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