Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, outgoing commander of the US Army Europe, arrived in the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area on Saturday to view international exercise Iron Wolf II.
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The drills are attended by about 130 US troops who came form Poland.

During the visit, the US general also discussed operations of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania and the international exercises planned for next year, the Defense Ministry said.

"The German leadership over the international battalion is exactly what we need," Hodges said in the press release.

Hodges met with the Lithuanian Land Forces Commander Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys, the German army's Land Forces Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Carsten Jacobsen and Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf Colonel Mindaugas Steponavičius.

According to the press release, all officers emphasized the successful integration of the international battle group in the Iron Wolf brigade and efficient combat readiness.

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