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US to expand Šiauliai Air Base

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On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks.

It was presented new ground equipment maintenance hangars, helicopter hangars, air operations center, three fighter aprons, up-to-date fighter arresting gear and lighting installation of one of the aprons, several taxiways and areas and roads for ground vehicles enhances readiness of the airbase. Elements of infrastructure were built on U.S. money almost 24 million euro.

Besides, it was discussed about possibility of increasing the number of hangars where are deployed fighters maintaining Baltic Air Policing mission from two to four. Moreover, according to the Lithuanian Defence Ministry plans, it was planned to expand airbase area by 33 hectares.

“U.S. investments into Lithuania’s defence infrastructure demonstrate that Lithuania remains among the important priorities of the U.S. defence policy. By strengthening capabilities of the Lithuanian Air Force Base, we are ensuring training conditions for U.S. and other NATO allies’ military units and contributing to a swift deployment of allies to the other Baltic States and Lithuania,” Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas highlighted.

According to official Lithuanian representatives Lithuania continues to be considered as the place of the deployment of the key American military contingent in the Baltic region. However earlier it was known about the ground forces (logistics, army) and now we are informed about the possibility of deployment of the U.S. air component.

Moreover, all the necessary conditions for achieving it purpose are being created. Obviously, in the near future it is expected the expansion of the Baltic Air Policing mission and the deployment of the U.S. Air Force on a permanent basis in Šiauliai Air Base.

US to expand Šiauliai Air Base | The Baltic Word

On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks.

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Olivia Kroth
August 14, 2020

The above text was concocted by a western shill.

Olivia Kroth
August 14, 2020

On the 80th anniversary of Lithuania’s accession to the USSR Eighty years ago, on July 21, 1940, the people of Lithuania, elected by universal suffrage, decided to establish Soviet power in the republic and turned to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR with a request that the new Soviet republic be admitted to the USSR. On August 3, 1940, this republic was admitted to the Soviet Union according to the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. On the occasion, the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation published the following comment:… Read more »

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
August 14, 2020

Lithuania…I hope you know what you are letting yourself in for. Talk to folks on Okinawa, Japan, and see what they think of the US Military base there. You might learn something.

Uncle Sam's Recruitment Center
Uncle Sam's Recruitment Center
August 14, 2020

Will it have local comfort girls, like at Bondsteel?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Uncle Sam's Recruitment Center
August 15, 2020

Yes, the dumb cow, aka failed “presidential candidate” of Belarus, is living in Lithuania now. She just applied for the job as “madam” in the US soldiers’ whorehouse. She got used to getting paid in US dollars, posing as “opposition candidate” in Belarus, she won’t want to go without the US dollars any longer.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

you are truly low Olivia!…shocking to see that the site allow these permanent offenses to everybody that dosn´t agrees with you!…

Lou
Lou
August 15, 2020

It would be a very interesting if Russia builds a military base on one of a Cuban’s Islands to protect the US against ISIS attack.
I can hear the screaming now from Washington.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Lou
August 15, 2020

Yes, right, the Russians should build a military base on Cuba to protect the islanders from Isis. That is a really good idea.

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

Next to the Polacks, the Lithuanians are the dumbest people in Europe. It is time to introduce my collection of Lithuania jokes here.   Q: What is the difference between a Lithuanian fan and a baby? A: The baby will stop whining after a while. —- Q: What does an Lithuania fan and a bottle of beer have in common? A: They are both empty from the neck up. —– Q: What is the difference between the Lithuanian soccer team and a tea bag? A: The tea bag usually stays in the Cup! —– Q: What do you call a… Read more »

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