Posts published in Day: November 16, 2019

Lithuania’s youngest-ever national team player wants to inspire girls to play basketball

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Justė Jocytė is turning 14 this month, but she is already being crowned the supertalent of Lithuanian basketball. The youngest player to be invited to the national team, Jocytė hopes her example will inspire young girls to play basketball. Jocytė is already training with the national team in Kėdainiai and played her first game on Thursday. “I was anxious before coming [to the training camp] and had many questions: what’s…

Happy weekend: 50 reservists taking part in infantry training

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Approximately 50 reservists are taking part in a reservist training exercise this weekend, Baltic News Service reports. The exericise comes under the command of the 22nd Infantry Battalion of the Estonian Defence Forces’ (EDF) 2nd Infantry Brigade, and started on Friday. The four-day refresher exerciseis focuses on the battalion’s command, press officer of the 2nd Infantry Brigade told BNS. The training is to last until Monday and will take place…

Bye, F-35: How America Can Make Its 6th Generation Stealth Fighters Unstoppable

By Michael Peck on Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fight like the F-22 and electronically jam like the EA-18G Growler. The scenario goes like this: In 2030, Russia invades the Baltic States. As the U.S. sends forces to Europe, China seizes the opportunity to seize disputed islands in the South China Sea. American airpower flies to the rescue, only to discover that sophisticated Russian and Chinese fighters and anti-aircraft defenses have rendered the skies too deadly for older American…

NATO ships clear more than 50 mines from Baltic Sea

Saturday, November 16, 2019

November 14 saw the conclusion of the Joint Hod ops (Historical Ordnance Disposal Operation) exercise organized by NATO’s 1st Standing Anti-Mine Squad and the Baltic Minesweeper Squadron (BALTRON) which began November 4. The main task of the training was to find and neutralize explosive items left over from World War I and World War II of the Latvian coast near Irbe in order to improve maritime safety in the Baltic Sea, as well…

France’s yellow vest movement marks 1 year of protests

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Police are deployed around key sites in Paris as France’s yellow vest protesters prepare to mark the first anniversary of their sometimes-violent movement for economic justice. Protesters hope to breathe new life into the yellow vest movement with actions Saturday around the capital and at traffic circles around the country. Dozens of police in riot gear guarded the Arc de Triomphe overlooking the Champs-Elysees avenue, a scene of weekly rioting…