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Experts focused on the security and ddefence of the Baltic region at Baltic Military Conference 2019 in Vilnius
2019.03.22
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On March 20–21 the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania hosted international Baltic Military Conference 2019 for the first organised in Lithuania. At the event high ranking officers, defence policy shapers, diplomats, and academics were focusing in the security and defence of the Baltic region and discussed peculiarities of preparation for defence and application of the Western military experience in the Baltic states.

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The Lithuanian Air Force invites to mark Lithuania’s 15th NATO membership anniversary by taking partin in Runway Run 2019 in the military airport
2019.03.21
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As Lithuania celebrates the 15th anniversary of its NATO membership, the Lithuanian Air Force is holding the already traditional and unique running event of a military runway at the Lithuanian Air Force Base - Runway Run 2019.

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Lithuanian and U.S. air capabilities exercised together in Kazlų Rūda Training Area
2019.03.20
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On March 20 the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the 2nd Bomb Wing of the U.S. Air Force trained together in an exercise at the Lithuanian Armed Forces Brigadier General Kazys Veverskis Training Area in Kazlų Rūda where aviation firing range is suitable for aircraft to deliver fire at ground-based targets. It was also the first time digital battle control systems were used.

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Retired Major General A. Andriškevičius awarded by Chief of Defence and Minister of Defence of Ukraine
2019.03.20
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On March 19 Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak presented to Major General (Retired) Jonas Andriškevičius a badge of honour for merits to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and development of military cooperation, and Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine Army General Viktor Muzhenko presented the medal. The former Chief of Defence of Lithuania represented Lithuania in the Defence Reform Advisory Board in Ukraine.

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Decoration of the Chief of Defence of Lithuania presented to a U.S. Armed Forces servicemember
2019.03.20
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Retired Colonel William A. Forkner, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa, was presented with the Chief of Defence of Lithuania Medal for Distinguished Service for long-lasting cooperation, trust and support. The medal was bestowed on the U.S. representative by Commander of the Training and Doctrine Command Brig Gen Gintaras Zenkevičius on March 20 during a joint training event of Lithuanian and U.S forces at the Brigadier General K.Veverskis Training Area in Kazlų Rūda.

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Finland is joining the Lithuanian-led project for developing EU cyber response teams
2019.03.20
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On March 20 Finland formally joined the Lithuanian-initiated project for developing the European Union Cyber Rapid Response Teams (CRRTs). The corresponding Declaration of Intent was signed by Minister of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö while on a formal visit in Vilnius.

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The Lithuanian Armed Forces announcing procurement of a new ship in April
2019.03.19
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The Lithuanian Armed Forces is looking into buying a new oil pollution response and maritime rescue ship for assignments in the Baltic Sea.    

The Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence has completed public market consultations concerning the procurement – market participants have been familiarised with procurement documents, technical specification of the ship needed, qualification requirements for ship builders, and discussed other relevant information. The invitation to tender is planned to be announced in April.  

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First time international expert-level security and defence conference is held in Lithuania
2019.03.19
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On March 20–21 the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania will hold international Baltic Military Conference 2019 for the first organised in Lithuania. The main themes of the event will be training for defence and application of the Western military experience in the Baltics. The conference will be opened by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Minister of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö, high ranking officers, defence policy shapers, diplomats, academics, and other experts from the Baltic region, NATO allies, U.S., and partner countries will be guests at the event and deliver addresses.

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Finland is joining the Lithuanian-led project for developing EU cyber response teams
2019.03.19
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On March 20 Finland is planned to formally join the Lithuania-initiated project for developing the European Union Cyber Rapid Response Teams (CRRTs). The corresponding Declaration of Intent will be signed by Minister of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö while on a formal visit in Vilnius.

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5th rotation of Lithuanian military personnel to be deployed to the UN operation in Mali, MINUSMA
2019.03.18
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On March 19 the 5th Lithuanian Armed Forces Force Protection Unit (FPU-5) will be farewelled before deploying to the United Nations stabilisation operation in Mali, MINUSMA, at a ceremony in Vytautas the Great War Museum garden in Kaunas.

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