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News archive (2008 - 07)

International exercise of Young Riflemen of Lithuania and cadets from the United Kingdom in Rukla
2008.07.25
imgInternational exercise ”Zalgiris 2008" for Lithuanian Young Riflemen, Lithuanian cadets and cadets from the UK will begin in the Grand Hetman of Lithuania Jonusas Radvila Regiment on July 28. During the five-day exercise Lithuanian Young Riflemen and cadets and the US cadets will be learning basic actions of military tactics in separate groups: they will organise and pass ambush, guard compound, patrol, conduct surveillance tasks, etc. Later on they will put lessons learnt into practise in Rukla Training Ground. Initial groups will be rearranged into Lithuanian-British international units for joint task fulfilment. Participants of the exercise will be instructed by Lithuanian and British officers.
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Iron Wolf Band of Land Force participate in International Military Music Event in Finland
2008.07.25
imgBand of Lithuanian Land Force Iron Wolf conducted by Capt. Viktor Scetilnikov will take part in International Military Music Event Hamina Tattoo 2008 in Hamina (Finland) on July 27 – August 3. Band Iron Wolf of Lithuanian Land Force will give from two to four performances a day: defile programme, open-air concerts, parades, joint performances with other bands.
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Public park established in Ghowr
2008.07.25
imgInitial works of developing a public park in Chaghcharan, capital of Ghowr, were started on July 24. More than two hectares of land will be covered by small water ponds, recreation and playgrounds. Local residents and members of administration were extensively surveyed on establishment of park meant for their entertainment.
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Lithuanian soldiers aid Ghowr residents who suffered from fire
2008.07.24
imgTroops of Lithuanian-led PRT-7 for Ghowr provided assistance for four families of Ghowr residents, July 24. They turned for help as their houses were devastated by fire a couple of days ago. Local people said, fire destroyed ten houses accommodating members of four families. One person was killed and six more inhabitants of Murghab valley were injured during the fire.
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Lithuanian Team of Military Medical Personnel said goodbye to Chaghcharan Hospital personnel, donated medical aid means
2008.07.22
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Chief of Defence of Georgia visiting Lithuania
2008.07.22
imgChief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Georgia Brig. Gen. Zaza Gogava came for a three-day visit to Lithuania on July 23. The guest met with the Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt. Gen. Valdas Tutkus, and representatives of units of the armed forces.
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Change of Commander of the Lithuanian King Mindaugas Mechanised Infantry Battalion
2008.07.18
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Charitable Activity and Presents by German Troops to the Children's Home of Šiauliai Region
2008.07.17
imgOn July 17, German troops being deployed on the Baltic air policing mission and accompanied by their colleagues from the Aviation Base of the Lithuanian Air Force visited inmates at the Siauliai region home for children with impaired development.
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75th anniversary of S. Darius and S. Girenas' flight across the Atlantic Ocean
2008.07.15
imgMinister of National DefenceJ uozas Olekas as member of delegation led by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus will participate in events held in Pszczelnic, Myslibuz and Szczecin (Poland) to mark 75th anniversary of S.Darius and S.Girenas' flight across the Atlantic, June 13. Lithuanian delegation will include Air Force of Lithuanian Armed Forces Band and soldiers of Guard of Honour. Commemoration will also be attended by the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski.
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Soldiers of Logistic Support Unit Deployed to Afghanistan
2008.07.15
imgDeployment ceremony of soldiers of Logistic Support Unit (LSU) to Afghanistan was held in Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytenis General Support Battalion (Marijampole) on July 16. Before the ceremony, the soldiers attended St. Mass service at St. Michael the Archangel's Church. The event was attended by Deputy Chief of Staff, Ministry of National Defence for Logistics Lieutenant Colonel Valdas Dambrauskas, commanders of battalions, relatives of the soldiers to be deployed abroad and other guests.
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100 reserve troops underwent skills refresher training at the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion.  Photo credit: SFC Romas Albaitis.
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