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On August 14 deployment ceremony for the 5th Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) of the Lithuanian Armed Forces was held before leaving for the European Union Naval Force - Operation ATALANTA off the Somali coast. The troops will be protecting a World Food Programme vessel taking humanitarian aid to the Somalian people.

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Commander NATO AIRCOM thanks the Lithuanian Air Force for cooperation

On August 12 Commander of the NATO Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) General Jeffrey L. Harrigian contacted Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Col Dainius Guzas, thanked for the useful cooperation and discussed future prospects for it.

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International explosive ordinance disposal exercise EODEX wrapped up

On August 3 - 10 international explosive ordinance disposal exercise EODEX was held in Klaipėda. This year the EOD divers' exercise was conducted by the Lithuanian Navy.

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The number of 1st year cadets in the Military Academy of Lithuania nearly doubles this year

Even though the numbers of school graduates are on the decrease, significantly more young people have been admitted to the General Jonas Žematis Military Academy of Lithuania. This year has seen the highest number of entrants since 2003 - 77 cadets, including 16 young women, have started the studies in the only higher education institution in Lithuania that provides officers for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. That makes almost double the number of young people that chose the path of an officer las year.

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Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin preparing for exercise Vigilant Griffin 2019

On August 12 - 22 Exercise Vigilant Griffin 2019 conducted by the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin will take place at General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė. The exercise will involve over 1000 soldiers, most of them from subunits of the MIB Griffin, a Baltic Battalion company, and the Portuguese rotational force contingent.

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Change of command ceremony in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group Lithuania to take place

On August 1 rotations and leadership of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group Lithuania will change over at a ceremony at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius to head the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

On July 29 change of command took place at the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces: Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius took over the symbolic hammer of the Chief of the Defence Staff from the recently appointed Commander of the Land Force Brigadier General Raimundas Vaikšnoras who was acting Chief of the Defence Staff before the appointment.

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Military Press

 

 

In this issue of the "Lithuanian Military Digest" we invite our readers to get acquainted with the Lithuanian Armed Forces during the interwar period and its development. Under the rubric "NATO‘s Presence - another acquaintance with one of the soldiers who served in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Lithuania, this time Czech Sergeant Markéta Kubanikova. More

  
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