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"Brigadier General Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas is one of the most celebrated military commanders of Lithuania, he fought for the freedom and independence of the country until his execution even while Lithuania was overcome by total occupation. General Vanagas is a role model for the new generation of Lithuania's officers and soldiers that inspires to defend the homeland selflessly," Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on October 6 in the unveiling of a tombstone monument for Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters, Signatory of Declaration of 16 February 1949 of the Council of the Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters, and the highest-ranking official of Lithuania in the period of resistance against the Soviet occupation, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas (Hawk) in the Heads of State Pantheon at Antakalnis Cemetery.

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Chief of Defence visited the NATO Air Policing Mission in Šiauliai

On October 6 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys visited the Italian Air Force detachment currently serving as the 54th rotation of the NATO Air Policing Mission since its introduction in the Baltic states.

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We are stronger and safer where we stand together, Chairman of the Military Committee says

On September 25 Chairman of the Military Committee (MC) Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach (United Kingdom - Air Force) conducted an official visit to Lithuania.

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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee to visit Lithuania

On September 25 Chairman of the Military Committee (MC) Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach (United Kingdom - Air Force) is conducting an official visit to Lithuania.

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Chief of Defence met with U.S. Army V Corps Commanding General

September 23, Chief of Defence Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys met with Commander of the U.S. Army V Corps Lt Gen  John S. Kolasheski in Vilnius. Generals discussed the mission awaiting the deploying U.S. Army V Corps Headquarters (Forward) and opportunities for a wider cooperation.

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Chief of Defence took part in a NATO Military Committee distance meeting

On September 18 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys took part in a NATO Military Committee (MC) session held via video teleconference. It was the second time in history that NATO Chiefs of Defence relied on IT solutions to convene and address key Alliance issues via a classified connection, as a result of the COVID_19 pandemic and decision of the MC leadership.

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8th rotation of the Force Protection Unit deployed to the mission in Mali

September 21, 32 volunteer soldiers of the 5th Territorial Unit, Vytis Military District, National Defence Volunteer Force, attended a deployment ceremony at the Castle of Biržai courtyard before leaving for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Gao province, eastern part of the country, to serve as the 8th rotation of the Force Protection Unit. They will be responsible for force security in the military base territory and serve with German soldiers.

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Military Press

 

 

 

The October edition of "Lithuanian Military Digest" includes usual "News" block with the messages about the unveiling of the monument to Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, trilateral Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade and the Artic as a new strategic hot spot. There is also the interview with LTC Peer Papenbrook and the article about the rotational U.S. battalion in Lithuania. More

 

 

 

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