A part of NATO-led international Exercise Neptune Strike 2022.2 is conducted today at Brig Gen Kazys Veverskis Training Area of Division General Stasys Raštikis Lithuanian Armed Forces School (at Kazlų Rūda). The Lithuanian and U.S. Special Operations Forces and military personnel of the Lithuanian Air Force Air Defence Battalion trained delivering joint fire support, requested and controlled at the same time, with the F-18 flying in from aboard the George H.W. Bush Carrier deployed in the Mediterranean.
The operations are planned and conducted by 19 Allies and Partners: Albania, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The exercise which kicked off on October 14 trains the ability to dispatch fighter aircraft from the current location in support of maritime, land or air capabilities of any NATO Ally. Joint support operations showcase NATO commitments to the security and stability of every NATO Ally.
Neptune Strike 2022.2 is the fourth phase this year in the series launched in 2021.
Photo credits: Sgt Spc Tomas Kavaliauskas