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    Lithuanian forces test their Stinger missiles in Denmark.

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    http://www.kam.lt/stinger.avi

    hmm..not all shots have been successfull.

    Lithuanian and latvian SF training toogether:












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    It's that Lithuanian SOF got MITCH helmets.

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    Some pics from exercises Strong Shield 2008:


























































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    It's 90 years for the Lithuanian armed forces!

    from This weekend's pics thread.

    Some pics and a video from the weekend parades























































    video:

    http://tv.delfi.lt/video/MJ6dz1n9/

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    Ah, Lietuva, truly great country and great nation. I will always have specific sentiment for Lithuania, its folklore and outstanding folk music (Kūlgrinda, Atalyja anyone? )

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    Great pics guy! just a few questions:

    what flag / what unit are they representing?


    love these two



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormaeglin View Post
    Ah, Lietuva, truly great country and great nation. I will always have specific sentiment for Lithuania, its folklore and outstanding folk music (Kūlgrinda, Atalyja anyone? )
    Well, I'm not a great fan of folk music, but I know the vocalist of Kulgrinda

    what flag / what unit are they representing?
    My gues they are from Šaulių sąjunga (Lithuanian Riflemen's Union). A sort of paramilitary organisation. Those helmets are reminders of the ones, used after WWI.

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    Another video from the concert. Quite simple - slides with videos, but some good music


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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfire View Post
    Well, I'm not a great fan of folk music, but I know the vocalist of Kulgrinda
    Seriously?! I envy You!! say hello for him from fan from Prussia!

    P.S I have sentiment for Lietuva because mother of my grandmother was Lithuanian, I truly cheerish that fact
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    Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan

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    Much respect to what you guys are doing and have sacrificed in Afghanistan and in Iraq. I take it ISAF is the biggest mission your armed forces may have ever been apart of since ww2. It's really impressive how you're a still sorta new member of NATO but punching way above your weight and i'm sure there is a ton of respect for it.

    I'm curious though what units do you have now in Afghanistan and will you be increasing more troops as the US and other allied nations send more. Is your SFs still in Kandahar or just near the PRT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelingHomeless View Post
    Much respect to what you guys are doing and have sacrificed in Afghanistan and in Iraq. I take it ISAF is the biggest mission your armed forces may have ever been apart of since ww2. It's really impressive how you're a still sorta new member of NATO but punching way above your weight and i'm sure there is a ton of respect for it.

    I'm curious though what units do you have now in Afghanistan and will you be increasing more troops as the US and other allied nations send more. Is your SFs still in Kandahar or just near the PRT?
    thanks for your support, late answers.

    We will increase PRT mission in Ghor province +20 troops this spring. Not much, but considering it's all pretty much quiet up there, around 160 troops will do the job with the help of other nations (numbering Ghor with 300 troops). Weekly patrols are conducted by regular troops, mostly formed on a battalion basis or Home Guard units.

    The SF is a different kind of story. There is one squadron +60 troop of Special Operations Forces which, according to the recommendations will be doubled.

    I have no idea how that is possible in the first place, since that would be a very large of our SF committed to the Afghanistan. It's a small community, like other SF, yet, well, it's really small..

    Anyway, good luck to them.

    The exact location is unknown, however it's considered Kandahar AF. However SF does the job in various provinces, including Ghor, they do not sit in the base camp, so there is no constant location. "Hells angels" travel around the south, spreading havoc to the Taliban

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    So, what's the status with a conscription in Lithuanian military,.....i'vve heard statments that you abolish it........
    And nice pics. by the way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy00 View Post
    So, what's the status with a conscription in Lithuanian military,.....i'vve heard statments that you abolish it........
    And nice pics. by the way....
    It is abolished since September 2008, so far enough people get recruited despite flawed advertisement campaign. Proffesional army only, however the new government still keeping in mind two-week training course for all males and optionally for the females. (no plans for *******s or other)

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