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Deployment of American troops is too expensive for Lithuania

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, December 21, 2020

The U.S. has sent rotational forces to Lithuania. 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, has already deployed to the Lithuanian Training Area in Pabradė and prepared for exercises. It replaces the 2nd Brigade, 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Army, which was training in Lithuania from September. The most recent U.S. heavy battalion is planned to carry out training in Lithuania for around 8 months, until the end of August. The U.S.…

New rotation of Lithuanian military instructors leaves for Ukraine

Friday, September 20, 2019

The 11th rotation of Lithuanian military instructors have departed to Ukraine on Thursday. Instructors from the Lithuanian Land Force will supervise and consult the collective training carried out by Ukrainians, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence. In the Yavoriv training area in western Ukraine, Lithuanians are helping alongside allies to reform and strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces and bring them closer to NATO standards.

New rotation of Lithuanian military instructors to leave for Ukraine

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A join team of instructors from the Lithuanian Land Force are leaving for a military training mission in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry said. The group of officers and non-commissioned officers from the Juozas Luksa Training Center, the General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy and the Engineering Battalion were seen off in a ceremony in Kaunas on Friday. The new rotation will replace instructors from the Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion.…

Fourth rotation of Lithuanian troops to leave for UN-led operation in Mali

Friday, October 5, 2018

A fourth rotation of Lithuanian troops are leaving for the UN-led stability operation MINUSMA in Mali on Friday, the Defense Ministry said. The fourth Force Protection Unit rotation includes 32 professional and volunteer soldiers from the 3rd territorial unit of the National Defense Volunteer Force (NDVF). They will replace their colleagues from the NDVG 1st territorial unit and will serve as part of the German contingent in the area of…

New rotation of the Netherlands’ soldiers began their training in Lithuania

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

After several weeks of preparations, soldiers of the new rotation from the Netherlands assigned to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group held their first training event in the territory of Lithuania. According to them, terrain and weather conditions differ from those in the Netherlands or Germany where they are used to be training. Forests are thick, roads are narrow and boggy, and weather is changeable, all of which…

Next rotation of U.S. forces arrives in Latvia for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In continuation of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. troops and Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Latvia to strengthen regional security and to demonstrate the U.S. presence in the region, the Latvian Defense Ministry said. Over 70 U.S. troops from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Aviation Regiment, and five UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will be serving at the Lielvarde aviation base in central Latvia, replacing the soldiers of…